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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
"So Paulinus, ........... chooses a point at random" - Renatus
Well that's a pretty blatant misrepresentation of the point. It wasn't random, as I stated it was the most southerly point of advance that wasn't exposed to out flanking from the East. It was almost certainly already known and possibly had some level of pre-preparation, as in whacking great Iron Age ditches. It would not be random strategically, and it would not be random tactically in topographic terms, no other candidate has a better all round defensive terrain. Furthermore it was on the accepted route from Angelsey to London so we can be pretty sure Paulinus was on or adjacent to the site in 61AD, a fact common to Dunstable but not necessarily to Tring.

"the rebels choose to go to exactly the same spot and fall into his trap" - Renatus
I think you'll find you are closer to characterising Tring with this statement.

"Forget this 'bimbling about' nonsense" - Renatus
Thanks, but I'll respectfully decline your instruction. If he was so well informed and in control, what were the II still doing at home? It may be worth dialling down the certainty level to cover the reality of horseborne scouts. I do not say this out of contempt for Roman communications but rather with an expectation of a 24-48 hours lag time in any intelligence, and a degree of uncertainty about messaging. Taking and holding a strong, known position against a mobile and huge enemy until facts are known and forces combined does not seem an unreasonable theory. In fact it seems cautious, well-reasoned and may bring about delay, BINGO !!! Heart Heart Heart 
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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 John1 - 11-30-2015, 11:33 AM

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