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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
"Trolling"   ouch, a very serious accusation I'm glad you know me better.

At no point do I suggest the "guys doing the damage" are pedestrian, I am assuming there are rebellious young Brits on horseback and chariots able to move without the impediment of a horde. Such groups could easily sack a deserted London or St Albans and provide a harrying effect on Paulinus' group. In assuming they can go fast so at 30-40 miles a day I am working inside the thresholds you (Vindex) set in 2010;

"I've seen a reference somwhere (Hyland?) for cavalry doing up to 80km in a forced march (quite feasible) but I don't have my book to hand. I'll look it up later, but it's in her book Equus (off the top of my head)." Vindex Feb 2010. http://www.romanarmytalk.com/rat/thread-21026.html

If they had hardened and motivated pedestrians I think this would probably be a better measure, ok, only 25 miles a day, but then again I wasn't basing my initial statement on pedestrians;
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise_Cambrian_Patrol

or 54 miles in 24 hours
http://www.soldierscharity.org/events/the-cateran-yomp/

Throughout the debate, well before the thread, the topic has been constrained by "marching mathematics" Webster, Marix-Evans and Appleby have all relied heavily on this method. Sorry if questioning this approach, (mode, speed or route) undermines the threads credibility, fingers crossed I don't get a ban for heresy. For what it's worth I think a protracted discussion about timelines that concludes with a statement that a rebellion on which the lives and fates of entire tribes depended is constrained to a movement rate of a mere 8 miles a day needs to be challenged, it is too relaxed and entirely lacks the urgency which would accompany any rebellion, but I guess that's what happens when fighting wars 2000 years late from the comfort of an armchair.

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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 - 01-10-2016, 10:00 AM

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