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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
Quote:If the rebels proceeded up Watling Street on the way back to their homelands, he could go up the Icknield Way and intercept them at Dunstable (I thought you'd like that!).

I had thought of that, yes! And in fact either Dunstable (or Tilsworth, perhaps) or Tring would allow movements along the Iknield in either direction to block the rebel advance north or west, or to track them north-east along the far side of the Chilterns.

However, there is the problem that the rebels, after trashing St Albans (and assuming, of course, that this happened after the destruction of London) may have gone off eastwards towards their home territory, rather than follow either road through the hills. We have to consider that the Trinovantes may not have considered the Iknield Way as a route home! I did spend a while yesterday trying to spot sites east and north-east of St Albans - possibly the rebels joined the valley of the Lea and followed it north, which might present the option of a battle around Luton somewhere? - but didn't come up with much.



Quote:Suetonius compelled the rebels to attack his front through the defile, which suited his inferior numbers.

And this is my problem with the Tring site - in order to compel an attack through the defile, there must not have been any other avenue of approach available. Whereas, at Tring, there are a few... We might, I suppose, consider that the Britons' local intelligence was not that good, or that their bravado attitude prevented them from anything but a frontal attack!
Nathan Ross
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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 Nathan Ross - 03-10-2015, 07:56 PM

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