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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
Here are a couple of rough diagrams to explain what I meant about the eastern candidates. These are just sketches, the distance bands aren't measured but they seem to be about 30km. The Base is Steves figure 12 for reference to the paper in hand, (Steve I hope it's ok with you let me know if using this base is a problem and I will pull the diagrams, it is very useful to keep a relevant reference in there).

Steve weights the sites (Page 19 & table 2) in a reasonable manner. However if I were to re-run the weighting, and beware I am very biased, I might bring the geographies illustrated below into play.

Both plans show Iceni and Trinovante territory in green, I assume this to be the jumping off point for the Iceni forces. I show the Wash and some of the Thames Estuary as blue assuming it to be an unlikely route for a substantial Iceni force. This gives us a front from which the Iceni campaign may have moved forward approximately on a line between Great Chesterford to the Dartford Crossing.

The Yellow represents a short campaign distance, the orange a medium campaign distance, beyond the orange is a long.......long campaign distance. I would contend that the weighting should reflect this distance travelled even more overtly than is the case in Steve rather brilliant paper.

An advance from the Iceni centre has a very different result from an advance from the northern edge of the front around Great Chesterford, hence the 2 versions of the diagram;

[attachment=11906]Icenibreakoutcentre.jpg[/attachment]

[attachment=11907]Icenibreakoutnorthcopy.jpg[/attachment]

Obviously I favour the northern jumping off point, as the Iceni may have been trying to interdict a Roman Force approaching from the North (and I like to justify CS where possible). But it is very interesting to note how few candidate sites there are on the eastern edge of the Fig 12 cluster in Steves paper.


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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
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