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JPChris56 Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2023 3:38 a.m. PST


The TRIUMPH! / GRAND TRIUMPH! rules were used for these 3 scenarios/refights of The Battle of Watling Street.

An invitation is extended to those with the interest and time.

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 11:47 a.m. PST

You mention the difficulty of barbarians vs. the blades in a frontal assault… While it certainly makes sense to go for the flank if you are already set up on the flank, I wonder how many barbarian commanders could convince their hordes to ponder finesse and flank marches as opposed to charging straight at the enemy.

JPChris56 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2023 4:59 a.m. PST

79thPA –

Thanks for taking the time to read and thanks for offering a comment or two.
True enough, it would probably be difficult to convince a warband or even a larger group of face-the-enemy-head-on types to adopt more sophisticated tactics. The terrain was a factor, at least as reported in the source material consulted. If we go with a simple wargame approach, then perhaps the barbarian player-general will want to try getting his warriors on that flank or those flanks. Regarding the history of this uprising, I understand that the Britons were able to plan ahead and execute at least one large ambush. Having a Roman force located in one position seems to offer another chance at an ambush or at least something less costly than a full-on frontal assault. Anyway . . .
Thanks again for taking the time.


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