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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
So I sheltered from howling storms in a local community centre tonight and imagine my surprise when just by chance I had happened upon a lecture entitled "The Boudican campaign of AD 60/61: some new ideas". Turns out it was William Foot (Defence of Britain Pill Box man in chief ) who has written a new book on the Boudiccan campaign and has an entirely new site for us to mess with...... Quick book plug, he writes under the pen name John Aubin and you can add this to your Christmas list.....  www.amazon.co.uk/Face-Boudica-Rebellion-Against-Rome/dp/0993342574/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

So quick synopsis (to wind Nathan/Andrew up mainly)

Cavalry Dash... tick.... Gold Star
Main Legion forces held on Watling Street around the head of the Nene... tick.... Gold Star
Utter contempt for the Paradistas... tick.. Gold Star
Iceni working as relatively small raiding bands... tick... Gold Star

So all going fine until he brings up Grahame Appleby and Arbury Banks... and he is led astray by Grahame as so many of us before.....

He swerves off down the Icknield Way, dismisses Arbury Banks, but thanks anyway Grahame!! .

Makes the point about the Wash creating a narrow chalk ridge route out to the south of Iceni land... tick.. Gold Star

Paulinus has swerved 'cos he's going to hit Bou and Co in their homelands, so he is looking for a fight and taking it to them... hence they were able to bring their fams wiv 'em innit.

Romans smart, not only choose their ground but prepare the positions... tick Gold Star... but way out of the hood in Cambs by now.

His choice of battlefield is the the north facing valley at Heydon..... no flank defences east, west or south and no reason for the Icii's to walk into the ravine of doom, lots of potential camps and earthworks in the vicinity but nowt identified on the ridge. Chalk ridge would send Steve Kaye over the edge in terms of water supply, however OS does show a honking great moat jobbie on top of the ridge so maybe there is a possible source..

   

So new site, I played nice, I have to since the restraining order. But what do you guys think?

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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 - 11-28-2018, 09:46 PM

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