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Featured battle : Hameln

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 22 November 1806

The strong well stocked fortified town fell as much to the to the psychological pressure as to the military force of the Dutch division of the Grande Armee. Although their commander, the 75 year old General Schöler, had surrendered about 9,000 of the Prussian troops made good their escape.

Featured image :

The Trincomalee, port side

The Trincomalee, port side

A view down the port side of the Trincomalee from the stern. The guns, run-out can be seen, along with the hammock-netting, standing rigging, running rigging and yards for the courses only (topsail yards etc. not yet swayed up) and the fighting tops.

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses

Bishop, M C
Providing exactly what the title suggests, this is primarily a gazetteer of all currently known Roman Legion bases, each with well referenced details such as location, situation, size, orientation etc. as well as the units that were based there together with line drawings and photographs. The handbook also contains appendices of Legionary timelines and a clear list of fortresses listed in the Notitia Dignitatum. The introductory section is short, but focussed carefully on the architecturally important details that pertain to Legion bases, and while well written, does assume a reasonable working knowledge of Roman military history. The bibliography is truly huge, and all in all this handbook should be considered an essential reference for a Roman military scholar.
Pen & Sword, Barnsley., Jan 2013

Reviewed : 2013-02-12 00:00:00