Muslim World: The True Faith Timeline

Prologue: Chapter 9
Muslim World

The Muslim Comeback: The Glorious Navas of Firajana

June 21, 740 - Barshiluna
Charles Martel finishes his rest and celebrations after the long siege of Barcelona. He knows that the Moorish army is coming, so he decides to march with the rest of his army left over from the siege to position himself more advantageously in the region behind the Alcanadre River, which has mountains in front of him, making it possible to ambush the Moorish army.

Based on his ability in the siege of Barcelona, Martel sends Beyaux to Toulouse, where he is expected to meet with the reinforcements and command them until they reach the 15.000 left over from the siege.

June 30, 740 - Navas of Firajana
As he approached the desired spot, there was a great deal of engagement against the Frankish rearguard, catching Charles and his army by surprise, it was the swift moorish cavalry settling in the frank rearguard by surprise, they used the mountains to cover their movement, being able to attack the unaware franks.

This generates a sudden drop in frank morale and organization, with entire lines of soldiers not knowing how to defend themselves from the moorish cavalry, but Charles reacts, and orders his heavy cavalry to face the moors at the rear, covering the retreat of the infantry, what works, with the battle of the frank cavalry against the moorish cavalry giving time for the frankish infantry to retreat behind the Cinca River.

Soon, Charles knows he needs to know where the rest of the Moorish army is, and quickly, he knows that returning to Barcelona is suicide, in his situation, with his back to 200-meter hills and with the moorish cavalry having its uncertain position. He commands that on his flanks, squares of spearmen be made to fight a possible charge of moorish cavalry, he addresses his soldiers: "I do not guarantee you the victory, it will be difficult to reach her anyway. But I ask that you fight with honor, that by the end of the end, remember that we are here for the oppressed by the enemy, if we are defeated, it is because God wanted this, and we will have to accept, alive or dead, the will of God."

The sounds of the moorish marching army ring as frank cavalry units rediscover their army, reporting to Charles that a giant army is against them, Charles soon picks up his organized army and puts him in defensive formation, he knows the odds are against he, unlike on his victory in Toulouse.

Uqba ibn al-Hajjaj, the muslim general and governor of Al-Andalus, has an army of thunderous 48.000 soldiers. But the Franks stand firm, they will not run away from the fight.

Uqba orders his cavalry to attack the flanks, archers drop their arrows on the front line, while the muslim infantry attacks with all force the center of the frankish formation, using their numerical superiority to create a wall of men advancing against the franks.

Martel commands the infantry to give a spacing, he can not afford to be surrounded by enemy numbers, so the infantry cover more areas to keep the Muslims from encircling Martel's forces. Cavalry attacks are repelled by frankish square formations supported by the heavy cavalry, Charles seizes the opportunity to release the heavy cavalry to make minor attacks on the muslim flanks, which works, with the moors suffering considerable casualties in these attacks, in addition to give a moral to the troops of Martel. The confrontation, as incredible as it may seem, is in a stalemate.

Charles, seeing the cavalry in an opportunity to achieve a miraculous concrete victory, orders a full attack of the same one towards the moorish infantry, but the recovered moorish cavalry was waiting for this, and manages to ambush the frank cavalry, forcing those that are left in the running. Uqba then orders his archers to focus their shots on the square formations of the frank flanks, and at the same time, a full advance of infantry in the center. The focus of the archers on the flanks leaves with certain shots, the squares vulnerable, and in a golden opportunity, the moorish cavalry advances in the flanks, entering the vulnerable formations, and next to the total attack of the infantry, collapsing the frankish army, surrounding them and annihilating the rest of the frankish army, catching Charles and his officers as prisoners.

After the battle, Uqba shouted to his men: "A small victory for us, a great victory for Allah!". After a few days of rest, with information about the reinforcements in Toulouse being received through the Charles' officers, he marches in the catalonian cities, recapturing all of them in mass massacres of the local population, in revenge for his betrayal of the Caliph.
 

HShafs

Gone Fishin'
Best way to have an Islamic Europe is to avoid the Great Berber Revolt, so expansion in that direction doesn't face manpower issues. Invasions of Gaul won't be at their limit.

At the same time have the Arabs seize Constantinople somehow. From here the Balkans are open to repeated invasions, Russia will then naturally lean towards Islam.
 
Best way to have an Islamic Europe is to avoid the Great Berber Revolt, so expansion in that direction doesn't face manpower issues.

At the same time have the Arabs seize Constantinople somehow. From here the Balkans are open to repeated invasions, Russia will then naturally lean towards Islam.
Yep, here the Berber Revolt not happened, and i think that a campaign against the byzantines is the most expected thing of this timeline so far (and an hour i'll have to do because, well, the timeline name already says why)
 
I just give threadmark in all chapters of the timeline, in the threadmarks will have the numbering of the episodes, next episode will be curiously the number 10 ;)
 
Best way to have an Islamic Europe is to avoid the Great Berber Revolt, so expansion in that direction doesn't face manpower issues. Invasions of Gaul won't be at their limit.
At the same time have the Arabs seize Constantinople somehow. From here the Balkans are open to repeated invasions, Russia will then naturally lean towards Islam.
I say souther France
Since everything beyond that is hard
Do to supply logistics and people like the surviving Frank's or the Saxons especially the later

I also now that in this timeline the 718 siege of Constantinople happend weakening the caliphate

The balkans would also be a hard Nut to crack do to the Bulgarians
 
Prologue: Chapter 10
Muslim World

The Great Fall: The Symbolic Fall of Karkasun and the Great Betrayal

August 11, 740 - Jayruna
Uqba has just subjugated all of Catalonia back to his possession, Charles Martel, was killed after he refused to convert to Islam.

Uqba then moves to Toulouse, where the frank reinforcement was being raised under the command of Bayeux, he resupply his army in the city of Girona.

Uqba orders small units to serve as batters on the flanks and in front, so he can know the enemy's arrival before Bayeux, should Bayeux be coming towards them.

August 17, 740 - Karkasun
Uqba receives word from his scouts about the arrival of a frank force counting (deduction from them) with 20-30 thousand soldiers arriving in Carcassonne, Bayeux is coming, and Uqba knows that Bayeux does not know that he is there, much less that Martel is dead.

Soon, Uqba orders his troops to move north of the city and cross the Aude River, thus surrounding the city with troops within, thus surrounding the city and the troops, without them being properly prepared.

The plan works, and the city begins to be attacked by siege engines, which easily damage the weak fortifications of the city.

Bayeux also does not have many stocked supplies, he knows that he should not last a month if he cannot expel the muslims.

August 26, 740 - Karkasun
Bayeux expects an attack from Uqba, a week ago, and no assault, he fears that Uqba's plan is really to starve he and his troops to death.

A day later, Uqba orders an assault on the already very damaged walls of the city, which begins very well, with the walls of the northeast and south falling rapidly, the undersupplied frank troops are rapidly falling to the muslim forces, with the other walls also being captured by the Muslims, the frankish forces continue to fall, and at the end of the afternoon, Bayeux surrenders. From that surrender, Uqba would reconquer all territories previously insured by the muslims on Francia, and make advances to control the Loire region, raids in Provence also start to happen, these raids would be the law for next month, with reinforcements of the caliph also helping in them.

October 2, 740 - Paris
It's all a mess, Charles Martel has not yet returned and muslims have been attacking the entire countryside ever since, but 8 tired men arrive in Paris, one of them declares to everyone, "Charles is dead, the leader is gone!". Pepin and Carloman, sons of Charles, go to the men asking the veracity of their information, and they tell that they were frank soldiers in the battle, and managed to flee from the muslims.

The two instantly declared themselves as the mayors of the palace, of Neustria and Austrasia, and make public the death of Martel. Also neglecting their half-brother Grifo, who they had combined to exclude him for being considered illegitimate, the same Grifo was on an alleged "trip" in search of his father, both Pepin and Carloman after knowing that Charles died, they think that the same destiny is the one of Grifo.

September 27, 740 - Montpellier
Uqba is meeting with no one but Grifo, he, suspecting some agreement between his half-brothers against him, and seeing the situation in favor of the muslims, he offers Uqba his conversion to Islam and submission to the caliph, in return, he would govern the frankish territories. Uqba says he accepts, and sends the request to the Caliph as well, that he was traveling to contact Uqba, the same also accept, and Grifo would begin his campaign by Provence and Burgundy with the help of Uqba, declaring himself Mayor of the Palace of Burgundy and Provence at the end of October.

November 4, 740 - Paris
Pepin brings together an army of 32.000 men, practically the limit of the frankish army actually, he argues with Carloman before going on his campaign, his goal is to end with his traitorous brother and start the restoration of the franks to their former glory. Every move is decisive now.
 
Very good TL, Talus!! Keep it up!! And also, it was very wise of you to finally put threadmarks, the posts started to be very difficult to follow
 
Prologue: Chapter 11
Muslim World

Nous Ne Nous Rendrons Jamais! The Siege of Paris and Pepin's Campaign in Burgundy

November 8, 740 - Basel
Pepin arrives in Basel, and demands the surrender of the city in his campaign. To his surprise, the city refuses surrender, so Pepin is forced to retreat to Toul and let the winter pass. The Muslims meanwhile are in a siege in Orléans.

February 13, 741 - Dijon
Grifo, now renamed, Aleanqa Al-Franku (Literally, Grifo the Frank), after passing the winter establishing its power in Burgundy and Provence, raises an army of 17 thousand men to attack nothing less than Paris, with the worst of winter already having passed, and knowing of Pepin's failed attempt to surrender Basel, he leaves some detachments of the Caliph's reinforcements to "defend" their territories, his plan is to keep Pepin busy and without communication with Paris while it is attacked.

And so he marches with his army along the Seine River towards Paris.

February 17, 741 - Basel
Pepin arrives again with his army to the city, this time he soon prepares siege engines and catapults to shoot, he expected little resistance of the city, but finds a more fortified city and an intensely disciplined garrison, during the next 2 weeks, would occur 3 assaults on the walls by the franks, and in all of them they would be repulsed.

February 24, 741 - Paris
Grifo arrives in Paris, and begins a siege to the city, preventing Carloman from notifying Pepin of the surprise attack on Paris, both hoping that his half-brother would stay on the defensive, and not attack directly.

However, in spite of the surprise, Paris was well fortified and ready for the attack, and the first assault of Grifo's troops is easily repelled by the frankish garrison, causing several casualties among its troops. This would be the end of several next assaults, Paris is firm.

February 28, 741 - Basel
Pepin's troops are able to enter after a successful infiltration of the city gates, collapsing the defenses and capturing the city, now Pepin moves to Besançon.

March 3, 741 - Besançon
Pepin arrives in Besançon, and is forced to make another siege, this should be longer due to the larger defenses for being the last stronghold protecting Dijon.

March 22, 741 - Paris
Still unsuccessful, the casualties are considerable, there are only 14,000 men left and the morale is low, while the franks have a gigantic morale for having firmly held several flushed Grifo attacks, looking at the numbers, Grifo decides to sit and wait while keeping the siege of the city, waiting for the arab reinforcements.

April 2, 741 - Orléans
After nearly six months of siege, the city of Orléans falls, with a successful assault of muslim troops, now Uqba can strengthen the siege of Paris.

April 17, 741 - Besançon
Pepin remains in the siege after 4 attempted assaults, being repelled in all of them, he then starts to aim to put the city in hunger, with the aim of making her surrender, however, his predictions indicate that Orleáns will hold until June, so he would have a month to capture the city, making this option impossible for your plans.

He then orders his troops to prepare for the next assault.

April 28, 741 - Paris
The muslim reinforcements arrive and the Grifo troops are left to rest, the arabs also bring more siege engines which soon causes more damage to the walls of Paris. After seeing the reinforcements, Carloman desperately tries to warn Pepin by sending a hidden messenger through the Seine River, taking advantage of the transition between the arabs and Grifo's men. If this message will reach your brother, only time will tell.

The decisive message was sent, its arrival can change the whole war, Paris will be the point that will define the Islamic expansion, being for the good of God or the good of Allah, see you in the next chapter.
 
Muslim World

Nous Ne Nous Rendrons Jamais! The Siege of Paris and Pepin's Campaign in Burgundy

November 8, 740 - Basel
Pepin arrives in Basel, and demands the surrender of the city in his campaign. To his surprise, the city refuses surrender, so Pepin is forced to retreat to Toul and let the winter pass. The Muslims meanwhile are in a siege in Orléans.

February 13, 741 - Dijon
Grifo, now renamed, Aleanqa Al-Franku (Literally, Grifo the Frank), after passing the winter establishing its power in Burgundy and Provence, raises an army of 17 thousand men to attack nothing less than Paris, with the worst of winter already having passed, and knowing of Pepin's failed attempt to surrender Basel, he leaves some detachments of the Caliph's reinforcements to "defend" their territories, his plan is to keep Pepin busy and without communication with Paris while it is attacked.

And so he marches with his army along the Seine River towards Paris.

February 17, 741 - Basel
Pepin arrives again with his army to the city, this time he soon prepares siege engines and catapults to shoot, he expected little resistance of the city, but finds a more fortified city and an intensely disciplined garrison, during the next 2 weeks, would occur 3 assaults on the walls by the franks, and in all of them they would be repulsed.

February 24, 741 - Paris
Grifo arrives in Paris, and begins a siege to the city, preventing Carloman from notifying Pepin of the surprise attack on Paris, both hoping that his half-brother would stay on the defensive, and not attack directly.

However, in spite of the surprise, Paris was well fortified and ready for the attack, and the first assault of Grifo's troops is easily repelled by the frankish garrison, causing several casualties among its troops. This would be the end of several next assaults, Paris is firm.

February 28, 741 - Basel
Pepin's troops are able to enter after a successful infiltration of the city gates, collapsing the defenses and capturing the city, now Pepin moves to Besançon.

March 3, 741 - Besançon
Pepin arrives in Besançon, and is forced to make another siege, this should be longer due to the larger defenses for being the last stronghold protecting Dijon.

March 22, 741 - Paris
Still unsuccessful, the casualties are considerable, there are only 14,000 men left and the morale is low, while the franks have a gigantic morale for having firmly held several flushed Grifo attacks, looking at the numbers, Grifo decides to sit and wait while keeping the siege of the city, waiting for the arab reinforcements.

April 2, 741 - Orléans
After nearly six months of siege, the city of Orléans falls, with a successful assault of muslim troops, now Uqba can strengthen the siege of Paris.

April 17, 741 - Besançon
Pepin remains in the siege after 4 attempted assaults, being repelled in all of them, he then starts to aim to put the city in hunger, with the aim of making her surrender, however, his predictions indicate that Orleáns will hold until June, so he would have a month to capture the city, making this option impossible for your plans.

He then orders his troops to prepare for the next assault.

April 28, 741 - Paris
The muslim reinforcements arrive and the Grifo troops are left to rest, the arabs also bring more siege engines which soon causes more damage to the walls of Paris. After seeing the reinforcements, Carloman desperately tries to warn Pepin by sending a hidden messenger through the Seine River, taking advantage of the transition between the arabs and Grifo's men. If this message will reach your brother, only time will tell.

The decisive message was sent, its arrival can change the whole war, Paris will be the point that will define the Islamic expansion, being for the good of God or the good of Allah, see you in the next chapter.
This chapter was more transitional, which would be the next chapter i'll split into 2, one focusing on Pepin and another on Grifo and the Arabs, and after those 2, the decisive battle :biggrin:
 
Got a question more successful jihads make the umayyads more legitimate so how will they be overthrown, more people should support them.
 
Got a question more successful jihads make the umayyads more legitimate so how will they be overthrown, more people should support them.
I don't think so, although the costly failures of the 730-740s have greatly influenced everyone's view of "Look, they are weak," the problem between arabs and non-arabs is likely to lead to a revolution
 
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