We ran a short, three night campaign based on an idea from the Poul Anderson novel The High Crusade, although I switched the setting from the 14th century England of the novel to 12th century Holy Land. We used Howard Whitehouse's new Outlaws of Sherwood rules. Here's a bit of a narrative using some pictures from the games:
The year is 1175, The village of Hurran on the border border between Syria and the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem with a small Muslim garrison under the Kurdish warrior, Jahir ibn Batul. He has recently captured the brigand Kasim the Beautiful who has raided a caravan of Frankish pilgrims. A Frankish noblewomen, one of Kasim's prisoners, Lady Melisande, has fallen into ibn Batul's hands. Ibn Batul is waiting for further instructions from Damascus.
However, ibn Batul is not aware that the pilgrim caravan that Kasim had attacked is still nearby looking for vengeance. The pilgrims are led by English yeoman, Wat the Brewer.
The strange invaders use a beam of magical light to shrink the villages and levitate them onto the disc. Then they make the mistake of trying to seize the Frankish women, Lady Melisande included.
To be continued....