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

As for the uprising itself, I agree that the campaign of Paulinus was very much of influence on the uprising. But was it planned that way? I mean, all that agonizing stuff about Boudicca being flogged and acting in revenge of her daughters blah blah - are you saying there's a chance this would never have taken place if the army had been at peace instead of on campaign? That the uprising might have been planned anyway?

It certainly is an interesting point. 

As has been said the army had been engaged in  "Summer Campaigns" for many years and had recently made large inroads, for the first time occupying the territories of the Silures, the Demetae and the Ordovices. Much of this would have had to have been garrisoned heavily (possibly by the Second Legion)

The Ninth possibly were garrisoning the borders of the Brigantes and the Iceni.

The Twentieth were possibly guarding the Eastern Borders of the Silures and the Ordovices.

The Fourteenth were possibly in camps along Watling Street.

If Paulinus had not removed the Fourteenth to Wroxeter and then on to Mona it would have been more difficult for an uprising to have taken place because possibly more troops would have been able to have been sent to Colchester to defend it properly and the military rather than the Administration would have been warned much earlier.

The risk to the Brythons would have been greater and the support for the uprising by the Trinovantes may have been nullified.

The Brythons must have been surprised when only 200 soldiers were sent to defend Colchester and no defences were raised. Colchester was then an easy target and the risk to the attackers was minimal and reprisal would have been delayed.

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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
RE: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand. - by Theoderic - 11-13-2015, 12:05 AM

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