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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
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Just a few images with questions;

1 this is the "spoon" (1) and spear shaft (3) found in the 1950's on the Church Stowe site at Castle Yard. ref Northamptonshire Archaeology 1986-1987, 21 p31 D. Knight. It looks to me that the spoon could be the dangerous end of the same spear shaft, does it look like any known pilum/spear type?

[attachment=1633]northantsarchaeo.jpg[/attachment]


2 could the reference to the "forest to the rear" be a strategic description of a Forest to the west of the site, as in the forest that is shown over the Thames headwaters on the Tabula Peutingeriana, does anyone know where I can get a better resolution copy? Does anyone know the name of that forest?

[attachment=1634]800px-Part_of_Tabula_Peutingeriana_showing_Britannia.jpg[/attachment]


3 if the forts claimed in the Church Stowe paper were tooled up with Scorpio's with a 400m range, the fields of fire would look like this I think, are there any examples of multiple forts laid out in this manner. I guess this puts the location of the baggage train in clear focus, i.e. the bit that isn't red around Stowe Wood. So a Roman attack over the saddle south of Weedon Hill and the cavalry racing along the ridges to the south and north looks like a good plan of attack.

[attachment=1635]400mfieldoffire.jpg[/attachment]


All speculation of course, ADDICT


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Re: Calling all armchair generals! - by Ensifer - 03-11-2010, 03:13 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by John1 - 09-05-2011, 07:38 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-18-2012, 06:26 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 12:02 AM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 02:50 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 05:40 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 11:26 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 05:11 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 09:42 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 10:10 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 03:11 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 03:25 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 08:36 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-27-2012, 01:50 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 08-05-2012, 02:24 PM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-08-2014, 01:50 AM
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