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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Dec 2021 11:57 p.m. PST

In the annals of military history, do you have a favorite hill?

Wargamer Blue02 Dec 2021 1:00 a.m. PST

Hill 60 Gallipoli

vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 1:04 a.m. PST

Cemetery Hill, where one country was saved while another was lost, then following a short yet pointed speech a whole Nation was born again!

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 2:05 a.m. PST

Senlac Hill, Battle of Hastings
Pratzen Heights – Austerlitz
Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill) – AWI
Mount Defiance – AWI
King's Mountain – AWI
Bloody Hill – ACW, Wilson's Creek
Nicodemus Hill – ACW, Antietam
Culp's Hill – ACW, Gettysburg
Little Round Top – ACW, Gettysburg – Favorite
Cemetery Hill – ACW. Gettysburg
San Juan Hill – Spanish American War
Kettle Hill – Spanish American War
Pieters Hill, 2nd Boer War
Talana Hill, 2nd Boer War
Diamond Hill, 2nd Boer War
Hill 60 – WWI, Western Front
Hill 60 – WWI, Gallipoli
Hill 609 – WWII, Tunisia
Hill 102.0 (Mamayev Kurgan) – WWII, Stalingrad
Hill 593 – WWII, Monte Casino
Hill 262 – WWII, Normandy
Hill 112 – WWII, Southwest of Caen
Hill 400 – WWII, Hürtgen Forest
Hill 252.2 – WWII, Prokhorovka
Hill 239.0 – WWII, Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket
Hill 69.9 (Tower Hill) – WWII, Narwa Isthmus
Sugar Loaf Hill – WWII, Okinawa
Pork Chop Hill – Korean War
Hamburger Hill – Vietnam War
The Hill Fights – Vietnam, Khe Sanh

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 3:15 a.m. PST

Spion Kop

Timbo W02 Dec 2021 3:16 a.m. PST

Lansdown Hill – ECW
Roundway Down – ECW

olicana02 Dec 2021 4:13 a.m. PST

Greater and Lesser Apariles (Salamanca). Great views over one of the most unspoilt battlefields in Europe.

BTW: Although it is a place that saw much vicious fighting, and should be remembered as such, Hill 112 isn't much of a hill. It's not much more than higher ground in an otherwise a billiard table flat landscape (you can certainly cycle up it without breaking a sweat). Strategically important, as a long distance vantage point and because of the dead ground it provided to the occupier, I wouldn't call it inspiring as a hill – as a geographical feature, I was mightily unimpressed with it when I saw it back in the 90s.

advocate02 Dec 2021 4:28 a.m. PST

While named 'The battle of Glen Shiel' it was fought on the extremely steep side of the Glen. Does that count?

BillyNM02 Dec 2021 5:01 a.m. PST

The Santon
Hill 60

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 5:02 a.m. PST

General Sir Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill. Always partial to Daddy Hill--kind, generous and competent. That's a rare combination.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 5:02 a.m. PST

General Sir Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill. Always partial to Daddy Hill--kind, generous and competent. That's a rare combination.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 5:08 a.m. PST

Malvern Hill – ACW

cavcrazy02 Dec 2021 5:30 a.m. PST

Last stand hill, Little Bighorn.

huron725 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 6:14 a.m. PST

Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill) – AWI

Oddball02 Dec 2021 6:45 a.m. PST

Blueberry – Thank you, Fats.

After that, Daniel Harvey.

Coming in third, beans.

Are we talking about a different type of "hill"?

boggler02 Dec 2021 6:46 a.m. PST


Oddball02 Dec 2021 6:52 a.m. PST

Hill 112, wow, is that in the middle of nowhere.

You gotta WANT to drive to that spot, but really cool. Got a bunch of shrapnel found there by just kick'n the dirt.

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 7:12 a.m. PST

Galgenhügel or Windmühlenhügel. This covers a whole lot of battlefields.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 7:45 a.m. PST

Yes! how could I have forgotten Daniel Harvey?

And Ambrose Powell should at least be on the list.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 8:15 a.m. PST

Winstead Hill— Battle of Franklin, ACW.

‘Cause it's in my town, and I go walking there with my wife from time to time.

Mount Badon/Badon Hill— site of King Arthur's legendary victory over the Saxon invaders of Britain. Is it a real place? Did it actually happen? I lean towards yes. Was an actual Arthur actually involved? Who knows? But I want him to be.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 8:16 a.m. PST

Benny Hill

Green Tiger02 Dec 2021 9:22 a.m. PST

Gloucester Hill.

Berzerker7302 Dec 2021 9:26 a.m. PST


Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 9:34 a.m. PST

Robert Piepenbrink for the win!

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 10:07 a.m. PST

I am with Oddball though I suppose if we are speaking geologically, I would choose King's Mountain.

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 10:10 a.m. PST


troopwo Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 10:15 a.m. PST


Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 10:28 a.m. PST

Lansdown Hill – ECW
Roundway Down – ECW

I actually visited Lansdown Hill the last time we visited

For another favorite, "The Anthill" from Paths of Glory.

Grelber02 Dec 2021 10:59 a.m. PST

Perhaps not geographically a hill, but I vote for Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863. Standards front and center, all the way, 23,000 men in four divisions advancing on a five mile front up a slope too steep for units to maneuver.


Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 11:14 a.m. PST

Hey, how can so many of the cognoscenti forget the terrain feature (even if misidentified in the press and popular history) that launched the United States on the world stage?

Does "Teddy Roosevelt" and "SAN JUAN HILL" do anything for ya?


Buck21502 Dec 2021 12:16 p.m. PST

Avalon Hill.

Perris070702 Dec 2021 12:40 p.m. PST

Senlac Hill, Little Round Top, and of course, Benny Hill.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 2:22 p.m. PST

Crownhill, site of the old RNEC, now sadly closed down

advocate02 Dec 2021 2:33 p.m. PST

Hill 170 in the Arakan.

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 5:15 p.m. PST

+1 Buck215

enfant perdus02 Dec 2021 8:14 p.m. PST

I'm partial to Knockdoe. It means "Hill of the Axes", which is both poetic and badass. It also introduced firearms to Irish warfare, something that would echo loud and long over the coming centuries.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2021 12:12 a.m. PST

My favourite hill? One tree hill at the Greenwich Royal Observatory. Looking down at the National Maritime Museum. As a kid you run screaming down that slope. Now it's been made 'safe' with barriers and fences. No more running down it, blasted nanny state.

Dagwood03 Dec 2021 4:06 a.m. PST

It must be Isandlhwana for me.

Cerdic03 Dec 2021 6:20 a.m. PST

Graham Hill – both a person and a place. Two for the price of one!

tigrifsgt03 Dec 2021 9:51 a.m. PST

Henry House Hill – 1st Manassas ACW

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Dec 2021 10:48 a.m. PST

Puebla, Mexico

oldnorthstate03 Dec 2021 6:34 p.m. PST

Chatterton Hill and Barren Hill, AWI.

Capt John Miller04 Dec 2021 7:02 a.m. PST

Hill 621!

Cmde Perry04 Dec 2021 1:28 p.m. PST

James J. Hill (the Empire Builder)
(My interest in miniatures includes trains)

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2021 9:47 p.m. PST

203 Meter Hill (Siege of Port Arthur)

Butte des Mort (Obscure battle between the Fox Tribe and French)

Anton Ryzbak07 Dec 2021 6:43 p.m. PST

Faith Hill, she has a lovely voice!

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