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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
(01-10-2016, 08:58 PM)John1 Wrote: then heading off together on foot and horseback with 100 or so waggons carrying extra ammo they pitch up at Church Stowe.

Aha, yes. Trouble is with all this, it seems like you're choosing the battle site site first, because it looks good, then selectively bending the evidence around it to create a strategic situation that will lead both sides there...

Still no reason why Paulinus would retreat from and evacuate London, unless the main rebel army were heading towards him.


(01-10-2016, 08:58 PM)John1 Wrote: Better than letting someone elses sketchy latin history dictate to me......

Who, Tacitus? If we're not letting him (and Dio) dictate our evidence to us, what else do we have? Without them we wouldn't even know this rebellion had ever happened... [Image: shocked.png]


(01-10-2016, 08:58 PM)John1 Wrote: What was their destination if he blocked them (or at least loitered in the vicinity of them) at Tring?

That's always been one of my problems with Tring. But a site on the Iknield Way (I still prefer Dunstable) would enable Paulinus to block a northward advance through the Chilterns from London and St Albans (both sites mentioned in T's narrative of the campaign, therefore of significance). A battle at Tring would need the Britons either to have decided to confront Paulinus directly, or to be moving off themselves towards another target further along Akeman Street. Neither option is beyond plausibility.

'Loitering in the vicinity', as you put it, is a central part of the Fabian delaying strategy, which I still believe Paulinus adopted, and to which Tacitus alludes in his account.


(01-10-2016, 08:58 PM)John1 Wrote: ....is it a big cow?

Enormous. Size of a hut. Now I suppose you're going to ask me how big the hut is... sigh.
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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 Nathan Ross - 01-10-2016, 11:42 PM

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