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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
Quote:Winter crops like wheat, barley, emmer and spelt were sown in October - neglecting to do this would risk famine.
Forget what I said about the time of year; I was not anticipating these events taking place as late as October. That said, crops planted in October would not be available for harvesting until the following spring, so, even if Boudica's forces were to have made it home in time for autumn planting, it would have been imperative for them to have seized enough to see them through the winter. Apart from the stores that they might have found in London, their best option would have been to raid the territory of the Atrebates, not only seizing food but dealing a blow to an ally of the Romans. From Paulinus' point of view, he would not wish to be seen to abandon a friendly tribe to the mercy of the rebels. Cogidubnus may have been a loyal ally but his loyalties might change if he felt himself let down, if he were not actually overthrown by Boudica and her tribesmen.

Quote:But I think Steve's point above about the necessity of defeating Paulinus applies here ...
That is indeed a point but I somehow do not see Boudica chasing Paulinus up Watling Street in order to bring him to battle - much better to draw him to her by attacking one of his allies.


Quote:There's also the note that C had been 'loyal ever since this point', which surely means that he didn't support Boudica, but this actually makes it even odder that such a known and named individual should escape mention if his capital city was destroyed by the rebels...
I agree; I have never seen Boudica penetrating that far west. Of course, Nick Fuentes saw the final battle taking place in the vicinity of Virginia Water.
Michael King Macdona

And do as adversaries do in law, -
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
(The Taming of the Shrew: Act 1, Scene 2)
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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 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 Renatus - 04-25-2012, 08:06 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
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-11-2014, 02:03 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-20-2014, 02:37 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-25-2014, 08:29 AM

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