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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
This forum is the only one I know of that discusses the Boudican revolt, therefore I must correct some misleading statements.

Nathan Ross writes of my essay, "Of his top sites, I'd say both Dorking and Tring/Berkhamsted are pretty good. However, both appear to have a river running at right angles through the Roman front line (or perhaps on one flank, at Dorking)."

To be clear, I re-construct the river flows, velocities, widths etc. for the Summer of the Ist C. AD and use these computations in the essay to produce various factors.

Unlike Ross, I did not mistake the Grand Union Canal for a river.


Furthermore, and contrary to Ross' implication, I penalise those potential battle-sites that have rivers flowing through the front-line. See page 16 of the essay on Academia.edu:

"Effect of a river flowing through the front-line – having sufficient water nearby was undoubtedly beneficial to the Romans, but having that water flow through the front-line was not, for obvious reasons. This attribute therefore penalises such battle-sites (482 of the 862) by assigning a value of one to rivers that flowed at either end or beyond a front-line, linearly through to zero when the river flowed at the centre. Additionally, a weighting based on the width of the intruding river was also applied – the greater the width, the greater the penalty."


Steve Kaye
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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 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
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 03-01-2015, 11:09 AM

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