Kingdom of Acre 1204 to 1291

With the loss of most of the Latin Kingdom’s lands after Hattin and the Third Crusade campaign, the bulk of the native Christian troops and infantry (particulaly the Turcopoles) disappears. This is - to a degree - compensated for by aid from the Cypriot Kingdom, but the fact was that the defense of the Kingdom’s remaining territory was largely in the hands of the ferociously competitive and self-serving Holy Orders, supplemented by visiting military “pilgrims” who agreed to serve for a season or two.

Era: Age of Chivalry   Army: Later Kingdom of Acre 1204 to 1291 CR: H: 4 L: 3   BP: 2 Init: 5
Number Type   Description Key FV PROT Weapon Cost
2 KN(d) Holy Order Knights/Elite Lay Barons K 6[2]0 +2 Lances 14
1 HC(d) Crusader Knights* K 5[1]0 +1 Lances 11
1 FT Sergeants K 6[1]1 +2 Spears 9
2 FT Garrisons K 4[1]1 +1 X-Bows 6
3 KN(d) Holy Order knights/Elite Lay Barons K 6[2]0 +2 Lances 14
1 HC(d) Outremere Knights K 5[1]0 +2 Lances 12
4 HC(d) Crusader Knights* K 5[1]0 +1 Lances 11
2 FT Sergeants# K 6[1]1 +2 Spears 9
3 FT Sergeants# K 5[1]1 +2 Spears - X-Bows 9
2 FT Garrisons# K 4[1]1 +1 X-Bows 6
2 SI Maronites   2[1]1 +2 Bows 2
2 SI Hill Dwellers   3[1]2 +2 Javelins 2
o   Cypriot Allies**          
2 HC(d) Cypriot Barons K 5[1]0 +2 Lances 12
2 FT Cypriot Infantry K 5[1]1 +1 Spears 6
1 LI Cypriot Light Infantry   4[1]2 +1 Javelins 7
2 SI Cypriot Skirmishers   3[1]2 +2 Javelins 2


Core: 1GR

Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2GR, 1SH, 1RG, 1W


Core: 95 Bonus: 210

*”Crusader” Knights can be interpreted as either typical western “pilgrims” or the more poorly equipped local knights.

# A total of only three FT units may be selected from these three lines. Manpower (particularly trained infantry) was always in desperately short supply during this period.

** The Kingdoms of Acre and Cyprus, although legally separate dominions, were often ruled by a common monarch during this period. However, the Cypriot Barons (and sometimes the Kings themselves) were often reluctant to render significant help to their mainland compatriots, seeing it as a waste of blood and treasure in aid of a basically hopeless cause.

If any Cypriots are purchased, all must be purchased. If no Cypriots are purchased, then Cypriot light units are not included in the purchase requirement to obtain an extra light division.

Ordo Link: There is a dedicated thread for this list located at Later Kingdom of Acre thread, but the bulk of the discussion on this and other Crusader lists will be found on the Crusader Musings thread.

Last Edited: 06 May 2006

List Author: Chingachgook