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== Military Record ==
 
== Military Record ==
Despite only having a short tenure, de Sable's reign was filled with campaigning, and successful campaigning at that. The collective might of [[Richard the Lion Heart]]'s strategy, [[Philip II Augustus]]'s seasoned troops and the elite Templar knights scored many victories. During the [[Third Crusade]], they laid siege to the city of Acre, which soon fell. Throughout August 1191, they also recaptured many fortresses and cities along the Palestinian coast, which had been lost previously.
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Despite only having a short tenure, de Sable's reign was filled with campaigning, and successful campaigning at that. The collective might of [[Richard the Lion Heart]]'s strategy, [[Philip II Augustus]]'s seasoned troops and the elite Templar knights scored many victories. During the [[3rd Crusade]], they laid siege to the city of Acre, which soon fell. Throughout August 1191, they also recaptured many fortresses and cities along the Palestinian coast, which had been lost previously.
   
 
The new coalition's finest hour was the [[Battle of Arsuf]], September 7th 1191. [[Saladin]]'s Muslim forces appeared to have become far stronger than the Christians, and a decisive victory was desperately needed. Pooling all of the crusader's strength, the [[Knights Hospitaller]] joined the ranks, plus many knights from de Sable's native Anjou, Maine, and Brittany. They met Saladin's troops on the dry plains and soon broke his ranks. Those who stayed to fight were killed, and the remaining Islamic troops were forced to retreat.
 
The new coalition's finest hour was the [[Battle of Arsuf]], September 7th 1191. [[Saladin]]'s Muslim forces appeared to have become far stronger than the Christians, and a decisive victory was desperately needed. Pooling all of the crusader's strength, the [[Knights Hospitaller]] joined the ranks, plus many knights from de Sable's native Anjou, Maine, and Brittany. They met Saladin's troops on the dry plains and soon broke his ranks. Those who stayed to fight were killed, and the remaining Islamic troops were forced to retreat.

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