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French And Spanish Admirals – Trafalgar Campaign

Naval Wargame 17 Min Read

Spanish Admiral Federico Gravina at Trafalgar. French and Spanish admirals who held key appointments during the Trafalgar campaign. Barham’s ‘opposite number’ was the much younger Denis DecrĂšs. Born of a noble family in 1761, he joined the French Navy at the relatively late age of 18. As a junior officer he gained distinction at the battle of The Saints. Five…

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Mongol Wargame 7 Min Read

Hungary in the Mongol Invasion Period

The Battle of Mohi (Muhi), 11 April 1241, was the main battle between the Mongol Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary during the Mongol invasion of Europe. It took place at Muhi, southwest of the SajĂł River. After the invasion, Hungary lay in ruins. Nearly half of the inhabited places…

Battle British Wargame 19 Min Read

Battle of Carbisdale, 26th April, 1650

James Graham 1st Marquess of Montrose. (1612-1650) Whilst in Denmark, July 1649, Montrose wrote an appeal in the King’s name to the people of Scotland calling on all those loyal to the Crown to rise up against those who had ‘sold their sovereign into death’. The effect of this appeal…

Austria Battle France Wargame 3 Min Read

Battle of Enzheim (Ensheim or Entzheim), (October 4, 1674)

Turenne marching with his troops. The Battle of Enzheim was fought on 4 October 1674 near Entzheim in present-day Alsace between the French Royal Army under the command of the Vicomte de Turenne on one side and Imperial Army of the Holy Roman Empire on the other side during the…

Book Book Review Wargame 8 Min Read

Book: “Fighting for the French Foreign Legion”

Like the 7th Cavalry, the Waffen SS or the Special Air Service the French Foreign Legion is one of those iconic (be that through fame or infamy) military units that most students of military history know something about. This book by Alex Lochrie (its subtitle – “memoirs of a Scottish…

Ancient Warfare Wargame 6 Min Read

Hyksos

Hyksos and Egyptians An ancient population that conquered and dominated Egypt between the eighteenth and sixteenth centuries BCE. Power slipped from the pharaohs of Egypt in the late Middle Kingdom, during the Thirteenth Dynasty (1786-1633 bce), when they were conquered in a relatively easy victory by the Hikau-Khoswet people. The…

Battle China Japan Wargame 5 Min Read

STORM OVER TAIERZHUANG: The Samurai Stalingrad 1938

Japanese troops. Chinese Troops. On January 26, 1938, the Japanese launched their offensive towards Xuzhou and by the evening of March 24, 1938, the Japanese 10th division (with around 25,000 men and around 100 tanks and armored cars) had reached the Taierzhuang area. The Japanese had conquered huge swathes of…

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Battle of Fraustadt

Carl Gustaf Rehnskiöld (6 August 1651 – 29 January 1722) Marshal Johann Matthias von der…

STORM OVER TAIERZHUANG: The Samurai Stalingrad 1938

Japanese troops. Chinese Troops. On January 26, 1938, the Japanese launched their offensive towards Xuzhou…

The loss of Prince of Wales and Repulse

HMS Repulse by Jaap Pluimgraaff Prince of Wales under Attack The Japanese strategists had a…

Potsdam Giants by Name!

The Potsdam Giants was the Prussian infantry regiment No 6, composed of taller-than-average soldiers. The…