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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
Hi Nathan

Thank you

Surprisingly enough Silchester is only 95 miles from Colchester via London AND 95 miles from Bury St Edmonds via St Albans - although to Cunetio it was another 20 miles.

To get to Dunstable via London from Colchester is 85 miles or so.

If the Brythons were on Watling Street they were chasing the Romans...... as they would have been had they gone to Silchester or Church Stowe.

You ask why?

Things had obviously got really bad for the Brythons to rebel to such an extent. Possibly the attack on Anglesey was the final straw which was an assault on the old laws and religion - an emotive subject at the best of times, see today's news.

They were prepared to take on the might of Rome but the might of Rome was in disarray and they saw an opportunity to destroy the Governor, the Procurator had already been driven out with many rich Romans and others had been defeated, the Roman capital had been destroyed and the Ninth Legion (or part thereof) had been destroyed. There were few soldiers in the East and South and not enough to worry the Brythons even those holed up in their forts including Cerialis.

The small Roman army was in retreat and if they could be destroyed perhaps the Romans could be driven out. It was a huge gamble in the first place but the stakes were huge as well.

Their only mistake was to underestimate the genius of SP who managed to turn a position of retreat and supposed siege into a full blown battle scenario at a site where numbers actually werea hindrance rather than an advantage.

Kind Regards - Deryk
Deryk
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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 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 Deryk - 09-24-2012, 02:23 AM
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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