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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
Both these definitely add substance to this quest, but, what is the Quest?It seems to rest on Paulinus being "cautious".Having heard of the defeat of the IX ,and at best being uncertain of the whereabouts of the II ,careful would be best.He had to find out what was going on without loosing his troops,this is his dilemma. We know everything else but lose sight of strategy.How could Paulinus stop the chariots ,the biggest threat to his infantry from getting involved?.Answer to this question.How do you stop chariots? What did Gaius Suetonius Paulinus  Know?Now is cautious and careful safe?.!!!  The next topic to flick through is  Movements of Verulamium region potters AD 60-120.This does get a little involved if you double check recorded finds but interesting nonetheless.To summarise, the movement travels both north and  west.West makes a lot of sense "runaway!"However i can see no reason to travel north at the time unless the army protect them.Overlaying the" pathway of destruction" theory would then seem a reasonable next step.The next piece i have made up so health warning. Paulinus was presented with a military and political problem.To summarise .I believe he left most of his army in the midlands,swiftly travelled to London.He saved politically important and wealthy residents and collected more from St Albans , then returned to his army.I doubt he expected to fight far south of the river Nene ,preventing the revolt from spreading.This secured the province and his own political future.I even question if he expected Postumus to support him,this was personal rivalry and everything to play for.If Postumus saves the day that would not have looked so good. And the rest is history
Ian
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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 Owein Walker - 05-09-2020, 10:09 PM

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