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RKE Steve07 Mar 2017 2:13 p.m. PST

We have a FULL Lineup of War College events at this year's Little Wars convention:
9:00 am Invasion of Tarawa
10:00 am History of the Airborne
11:00 am Legionnaires of the Late Republic
12:00 pm Hoplight Warfare Confirming
1:00 pm Six Decisive Battles of the 18th Century
3:00 pm Dog Green Beach
4:00 pm Napoleonic's 101
5:00 pm Russo-Polish War Confirming
10:00 am Military Academies during the Civil War.

specforc12 Inactive Member14 Mar 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

History of the Airborne and the Dog Green Beach (D-Day) should be interesting! Also, the Legionaires and Napoleonics I'd like to attend!

specforc12 Inactive Member16 Mar 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

Does anyone know which "Six Decisive Battles of the 18th Century" will be talked about?

RKE Steve20 Mar 2017 7:01 a.m. PST

Six Decisive Battles:
Talk about your Clash of Empires! During the time of Louis XIV (1643-1715), France was the most powerful nation in Europe, and possessed vast overseas colonies as well. During this time period, after the expulsion of the last Stuart king James II, England and France engaged in a second "Hundred Years' War," becoming rivals for European power. France and Great Britain locked horns from 1689 until 1783 in a titanic struggle for control of the sea and the land, in Europe, the Americas, and India. By 1783, France and its empire were a shadow of its former glory: indeed, the country was weak and ripe for revolution. How did the small and insignificant kingdom of England defeat this formidable and resourceful enemy to become the empire of Great Britain? Come and hear about five decisive naval and land battles (two of which did not even involve the main combatants) that changed the world's political, economic, and cultural landscape forever: The Battle of Kesselsdorf (15 December 1745), the Second Battle of Cape Finisterre (25 October 1747), the Battle of Plassey (23 June 1757), the Battle of Leuthen (5 December 1757), the Battle of the Plains of Abraham (13 September 1759), and the Battle of Quiberon Bay (20 November 1759), all of which were fought during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48) and the Seven Years' War (1756-1763). Maps and discussion of strategies will abound!

The Colonel KC Inactive Member03 Apr 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

There is still time to get in and be posted on site. If you want a slot please email me. Kevin

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