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KeepYourPowderDry02 Jan 2024 11:40 p.m. PST

Today's post link looks at my first tentative steps at creating a baggage train for my Irish Catholic Confederate army, a revamp of my gentleman's coach, and a peek at two new books on the subject of transportation in C17th Britain.


gavandjosh0203 Jan 2024 3:05 a.m. PST

nice work

Grelber03 Jan 2024 9:16 a.m. PST

I have purchased several books on logistics of the American Civil War and found it interesting that people are writing books on English Civil War logistics, too. Perhaps historians and the reading public are coming to terms with the importance of logistics and how it affects the actions and capabilities of the armies in the field.


KeepYourPowderDry03 Jan 2024 11:36 p.m. PST


I agree, the study of logistics is vital to understand how armies succeed or fail. I've currently fallen down the rabbit hole of the supply of the Army Newly Modelled, the logistics of supplying a large army in pe-industrial times is fascinating

takeda33304 Jan 2024 3:32 a.m. PST

Great conversion work. Always nice to have baggage on the table.

14Bore04 Jan 2024 11:50 a.m. PST

Fantastic job, add as many as you can

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2024 4:31 p.m. PST

One of the best books I ever read was Donald W. Engels'
"Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army." It contains great insights into campaigning in a pre-industrial era. Kudos for painting the baggage and artillery train. I have got a bag full of wagons and carts which my TYW and WTK armies await. There could be a pewter rebellion if the three Bs, (beer, bread and beef) do not soon arrive.

KeepYourPowderDry06 Jan 2024 2:33 p.m. PST

Thanks S'nasty.

Perhaps we can both hide behind the following quote and claim some higher intellect? 😉

"Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals study logistics" – Gen. Robert H. Barrow, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps 1979.

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