It was to be a 2,000 point event organised by Scrivs, with the usual campaign elements and hordes of chocolate coins that we've come to know and love. Full details of the rules stuff are here.
I dug out my Almoravids, which haven't seen the light of day for over a year, and hadn't been used in a WAB game since Adam were a lad. As they were set up for 1500 points I added a unit of Christian Knights and dusted off the Kamel Korps, for chuckles.
Unfortunately all my standard bearer models remain behind the bits of kitchen occupying my dining room, so I was to be flagless (though all my opponents were kind enough to imagine them).
First up I was to play Richard who, amusingly, would be using the self-same army I had lost with just two days before. This was only the third game of WAB Richard had ever played. A newbie, using an army I'd already proved to be poor - I bet you can't guess how this will turn out, eh readers?
We were to be playing along the length of the board with a church the prize between us.