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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
i - it can never be truly impenetrable, so I would assume this was as close to impenetrable as it could be. the point was to have no meaningful route through and Beech/Oak woods are the opposite of this.

ii - ranging all over the map searching for the perfect location. that's more like it an entirely unreasonable and offensive statement on the thread, good to have you back. It was a known position, it was already recce'd next to the road and it's garrison alerted as it had been prepared in part as a central depot in the preceding years. No ranging required, no map required just "see you at the depot near Weedon, just south of the Watford Gap". You are assuming a tabular rasa of a campaign ground, the Romans had 17 years since the CS depot was set up and garrisoned when;

"the Roman 'line of advance' in the Claudian period appears to have stopped at the Nene for a few years (perhaps 1-2?) and then moved ever north and westward." _ a bloke at the pub.

iii - "Silva" would do it for me. Ever been trapped in that stuff..... it's a shocker.

iv - "all of us are to some extent creatively interpreting" - that's the strength of this method, CS gets a strong plus but the same issue applied to Tring gives that site a minus. Find some points that Tring outguns CS on, I haven't found any yet but then again I'm not looking.

v - Railway saddle, that's on clay. I assume the forest speculation is based on pollen but it would be hard to define the character and density of the wood in a particular year from that data.

vi - dense coppice is easy to move through.

vii - your facing the XIV with Pila and Scorpios, is hawthorn such a challenge from your armchair?

viii _ I think if you are occupying high ground on chalk your should apply a loose version of the Kaye test, is there a credible source of water? there is at CS with the ironstone spring line.

thanks for sharing your thoughts though, sharing's good; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcblRaWJPDM
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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 - 08-11-2019, 09:16 PM

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