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Just Plain Chris12 Dec 2013 7:37 p.m. PST

I see that Australian wargamers staged a HC version of this one-sided battle in July of this year . . . Splendid table and troops!

I've been kicking around an idea to do an Impetvs interpretation.

I've read the relevant passages of Dio and Tacitus. If the casualty reports are to be believed (suspect they were quite exaggerated), what a kill ration for the Romans!

Have searched other parts of the WWW for information, but find little else.

Understand there's one argument for a Roman fort on the plain . . . Hmmm.

Would appreciate it if others might mention stones that I've not yet looked under.

Thanks,

Chris

sumerandakkad02 Feb 2014 11:10 a.m. PST

I believe the casualty ratio is because it included the family members of the warriors which were drawn up behind on wagons to watch the defeat of the Romans.. It would seem logical for a Roman marching camp though I haven't seen any accounts mentioning one. The accounts clearly state the Legion drawn up on the hill.

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