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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
It's from the equall-awful Barbarians series isn't it?

Again the everlasting leather wrist guards (and helmets? Celtic swords go through armour as if through paper)... the 'must be from a movie' officer attire... metal-rimmed scuta... the endless rain dripping from the trees in the endless forest... green-faced (and what IS he wearing?) Celts bbq-ing Romans on trees (difficult when it's ALWAYS raining) who deserve to be captured because they fail to properly use their pila. or cannot fight in a single line And of course Boudicca is a red-haired model, who suddenly dies in the charge instead of taking her own life.

I know Lindsay as a well-read author, I'm not so convinced of Vanessa as an 'expert opinion'. What a Hindu US representative from Hawaii adds to the subject I'm not sure of.. did she publish something I can't find? Similar thoughts of other experts who get to say something.

That invasion map! Romans being compared to a reddish faultline etched deeply into a pristine gree Island... Roman Britain looks like it has been hit by a zombie invasion!
They decently raped the girls out of sight, very civilised no? Nice touch btw that our 'warrior queen' kisses her daughters before she begins the slaughter of all human life in Camelodunum. But that was revenge of course, and therefore it's heroic. Aaand of course the little girls are killed by Roman cavalry while running off. No line of Celtic ox-drawn carts in sight anywhere.

I have my doubts btw about the description of these affairs btw. Not that I doubt it could happen, surely not. But it read to me more like an explanation in hindsight, because if literally true, it looks like the Romans wanted to provoke an uprising by all means possible. Since they clearly were not anticipating one, the 'ravaging of the Iceni court' was either a very very stupid mistake or it was invented to explain what happened.
Robert Vermaat
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THE CAUSE OF WAR MUST BE JUST
(Maurikios-Strategikon, book VIII.2: Maxim 12)
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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 Robert Vermaat - 03-13-2017, 02:52 PM

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