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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
David Scott wrote:

1. Why are the British surprised by P's tactics? Surely both sides had experienced scouts/ intelligence? The longer P 'delayed', the more likely B would have detailed info. about P's intentions.

I think that once SP had stopped and was obviously not going anywhere (for whatever reason) the Brythons had to fight them otherwise they would have left themselves exposed on their return to their homeland.

Apart from this it was an opportunity to rid Britannia of the Roman Governor another Legion and a number of Roman citizens.

2. Interestingly, the further North-West P. travels, the more defendable Roman forts are at his disposal. Bicester, ?Towcester,CS, Mancetter,etc, whereas the Celts had many around the Chilterns, etc.

I am not sure that SP was looking to defend. In fact it is unlikely that he could have defended for long (Dio says he was short of food). Interestingly the Brythons could not hang around too long either, because they had to get back to plant their crops and already had been away for some time.

So it was in both sides interest to have a battle ASAP - which they did.

3. On a lighter note, when this mystery is solved, as one day it will be, are you Armchair Generals going to retire? Or look for Mons Graupius, Badon Hill, Camlann? Maybe Boudicas burial place? Or, maybe there is an agenda to keep it going?

I already have ideas about Badon Hill - but I thought that everyone knew that Boudicca was buried under a station in London :grin:

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 - 09-05-2013, 08:48 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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