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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
"I fail to see how the paradista issue has any relevance to any particular site."
Let me see if I can help.
Church Stowe offers the potential for Iceni forces to approach from both the South and the East which might account for the swelling numbers. This multiple approach approach makes sense in terms of the Brits fielding a viable army, a couple of weeks in a single unit would have made them slow, unwieldy and probably very hungry unless they carried a lot of stores as foraging for a couple of hundred thousand would be very slow and ineffective. This attitude to NOT having a single unit compromises Marix Evans and Appleby's methodologies and therefore site rationales and, in my view, makes the all round defence topography of CS more important.

On the flip side NOT having a single unit approaching en mass makes some sites very tenuous. As much as I love the Tring site, it only works if the Brits arrive en masse from a single direction.Multiple units coming from a wider geography would ruin the choreography of the battle. Tring is open to the east and the north as well as the south so the only possible way Tring could be credible was if the Brits were in a single big unit coming from a single direction and were determined to stick to a single compromised line of approach. So with Tringalings now eschewing the Paradistas we have to knock Trings likelihood down a few notches.

Hence the paradista issue is relevant to a number of sites and campaign/battle choreography.

As for your concerns about your own identity, it's entirely up to you, I am of the view that if you are a Tringaling then you have to be a Paradista as they Brits could only come from One Direction  www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_v9MY_FMcw
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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 - 12-05-2018, 04:36 PM

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