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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
Robert Vermaat wrote:

The British did not come at the Romans in orderly, controlled infantry formations. That better?

That is perfect..... Smile


Robert Vermaat wrote:

The Roman army can be accepted as being professional soldiers, but we know next to nothing about who accompanied Boudica's army. Elderly, boys, lots of non-combatants or men simply eager for plunder may have been part of it, or even a large part. The tribes had, after all, been 'decommissioned' for some time, so the battle-readiness may have been quite a bit lower than 17 years earlier.


You are definitely correct about the Roman army and probably right about the Brythonic army. You would expect it to be made up of Warrior Bands, young men who just wanted to fight, the baggage train and of course there may have been a lack of battle readiness even for the Warriors however we have to acknowledge that they had already beaten the Ninth Legion - or was this an ambush?

As this was definitely an ongoing war with the Brythons still "under arms" months after the defeat of Boudica, the battle must have must have broken the fighting forces (the Warrior Bands) but not the fighting spirit.

A surprising outcome really.....it would also seem to imply that successful occupation relied on the co-operation of the local population which was only achieved after SP left and the new Governors took office.

Renatus wrote:


As I suggested before, others were probably sitting on the fence, waiting to join the side that seemed to be winning. There was probably insufficient time between the fall of London and the final confrontation, possibly only a matter of days, for many (or any) others to join in.


I expect that after London this is exactly what happened... that the tribes did join Boudica's banner to confront the Romans.

There was a time that I would not have thought that the Brythons would have stood a chance against the Roman might, even if they defeated SP however the more I look at the scenario the more I have come to think that the Romans really were stretched and this is why this battle was so important.

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 - 10-05-2012, 01:48 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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