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by giantlemon
Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: when was the roman army in its prime?
Replies: 14
Views: 4383

Re: when was the roman army in its prime?

Hmmm, very difficult to say, however one thing that invariably shows through is the ability to overcome vastly superior numbers of opponants with a tried and tested form of set pattern warfare, and making a numerically superior opponant fight on terms dictated by the Romans themselves, as happened ...
by giantlemon
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: What was the most successful battle for Emperor Augstus
Replies: 0
Views: 3685

What was the most successful battle for Emperor Augstus

So I have been doing a little research and clearly for Augustus the Teutonberg disaster was his worst where Varus lost his legions, but since Augustus introduced the Pax Romana (Roman Peace?) which lasted a couple hundred years I am wondering what was the most succesfull battle for him. I realise Au...
by giantlemon
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: when was the roman army in its prime?
Replies: 14
Views: 4383

Re: when was the roman army in its prime?

True they were fighting far less capable enemies but the Roman's perfected that type of warfare. If the empire had risen up with more powerful enemies from the beginning they would have been better prepared for them. Since Gaul was one of the closest enemies surely it was wisest for them to adjust t...
by giantlemon
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: when was the roman army in its prime?
Replies: 14
Views: 4383

Re: when was the roman army in its prime?

was that before or after the gaius reforms? :D
by giantlemon
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: when was the roman army in its prime?
Replies: 14
Views: 4383

Re: when was the roman army in its prime?

I was aiming for when it was the most effective at fighting (so battles rather than individuals or politics). i am thinking everyone always remembers the romans as the most effective military machine of it's time, but when exactly was this time?
by giantlemon
Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: when was the roman army in its prime?
Replies: 14
Views: 4383

when was the roman army in its prime?

i have heard of various reforms such as Scipio's, Marius and the army of Augustus 'classic army' but i was wondering what time period is generally deemed when the roman army was at it's best.
by giantlemon
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Historical Accuracy of Uhtred of Bebbanburg
Replies: 12
Views: 8965

Re: Historical Accuracy of Uhtred of Bebbanburg

Sounds like another one to add to the ever-growing pile of books I need to read.
by giantlemon
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Historical Accuracy of Uhtred of Bebbanburg
Replies: 12
Views: 8965

Re: Historical Accuracy of Uhtred of Bebbanburg

I have bought the Redcoat but i haven't got round to reading it yet. When is the gallows thief set?
by giantlemon
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Historical Accuracy of Uhtred of Bebbanburg
Replies: 12
Views: 8965

Historical Accuracy of Uhtred of Bebbanburg

I know that the fictional character is based on a real character, (Uhtred of Banburgh?) and although I know that Cromwell does keep high standards of authenticity I was wondering if he is accurate on his portrayel of clothing, for example when Uhtred is a 'war lord' in full mail armour with arm ring...
by giantlemon
Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Instrument of Torture II
Replies: 7
Views: 3409

very nice, you should try to make some stocks. that would be a laugh seeing people in them
by giantlemon
Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Devils Whore
Replies: 20
Views: 3414

sadly i missed it however i would like to brag how i'm related to oliver cromwell. That's it i'm done now.. :)