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Posted by: .George Washington Hello, what is your opinion on Ancient CAM books from Osprey on this battles? 1. Megiddo 1457 BC 2. Qarqar 853 BC 3. Guagamela 333 BC 4. Raphia 217 BC 5. Illipa 206 BC 6. Zama 202 BC 7. Cynoscephalae 197 BC 8. Magnesia 190 BC 9. The Maccabees revolt 169-160 BC 10. Arausio 105 BC 11. Carrhae 53 BC 12. Red Cliffs 208 AD 13. Chalons 451 AD
Posted on: 21/01/2014 14:56:00

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Posted by: .George Washington
Total Posts: 164
Joined Date: Friday, 21 June 2013
Pardon, but I would like to add in: Bar Kokhba revolt 132-136 AD and Kitos war 115-117 AD.
Posted on: 21/01/2014 15:03:00
Posted by: achim
Total Posts: 40
Joined Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2013
as much as I would like to see more Titles regarding the Ancient World, one has to say always the same: We are sadly lacking source material for many a Battle! . .. I think we already had a debate on Megiddo! In this case we do not even know exactly WHOM Pharao Thutmosis III fought! Nor where, nor do we know forcé disposition or what happened during the Battle! . .. Qarqar? There is ONE single inscription of King Shalmaneser III, stating he defeated eleven enemy Kings and he boasts savagely how he destroyed and slaughtered! That is all we know! .. .. Gaugamela, Raphia, Illipia, Zama, Cynoscephalae, Magnesia and the Maccabee's, as well as Carrhae could be done reasonably well!! I am a Little bit astonished not to see Ipsus in 301 BC in your list?? Here we do know whereit is, who fought whom AND we have a coherent Battle Narrative!! . .. While Arausio was surely one of Romes biggest defeats..., again, we do not know how this Battle was fought! We know the two Roman Commanders refused to collaborate and thus were defeated piecemeal...., but that's aboutit!! .. .. We do not even know precisely WHERE the Battle of the Red Cliffs was fought! Nor do we have Troops dispositions or Strength (or shall we take thr "many Millions" at face value?), or how this Battle was fought!! Same goes, sadly enough for Chalons, the Catalaunian Fields!! It is not really known exacly where this Battle took place, we do know what Tribes/Peoples were present on both sides, but no realNumbers are available and we do have several, conpeting and conflicting Battle Narratives!! .. ... Ancient History, specially Camaigns or Battles, are oftentimes only know in very general terms! And Campaign Books really should not degenerate, into blind guesswork, as Boudicea's Revolt for instance...!! I think, this issue, would have been covered better in an Essential History, not a Campaign...
Posted on: 21/01/2014 15:46:00
Posted by: achim
Total Posts: 40
Joined Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2013
as much as I would like to see more Titles regarding the Ancient World, one has to say always the same: We are sadly lacking source material for many a Battle! . .. I think we already had a debate on Megiddo! In this case we do not even know exactly WHOM Pharao Thutmosis III fought! Nor where, nor do we know forcé disposition or what happened during the Battle! . .. Qarqar? There is ONE single inscription of King Shalmaneser III, stating he defeated eleven enemy Kings and he boasts savagely how he destroyed and slaughtered! That is all we know! .. .. Gaugamela, Raphia, Illipia, Zama, Cynoscephalae, Magnesia and the Maccabee's, as well as Carrhae could be done reasonably well!! I am a Little bit astonished not to see Ipsus in 301 BC in your list?? Here we do know whereit is, who fought whom AND we have a coherent Battle Narrative!! . .. While Arausio was surely one of Romes biggest defeats..., again, we do not know how this Battle was fought! We know the two Roman Commanders refused to collaborate and thus were defeated piecemeal...., but that's aboutit!! .. .. We do not even know precisely WHERE the Battle of the Red Cliffs was fought! Nor do we have Troops dispositions or Strength (or shall we take thr "many Millions" at face value?), or how this Battle was fought!! Same goes, sadly enough for Chalons, the Catalaunian Fields!! It is not really known exacly where this Battle took place, we do know what Tribes/Peoples were present on both sides, but no realNumbers are available and we do have several, conpeting and conflicting Battle Narratives!! .. ... Ancient History, specially Camaigns or Battles, are oftentimes only know in very general terms! And Campaign Books really should not degenerate, into blind guesswork, as Boudicea's Revolt for instance...!! I think, this issue, would have been covered better in an Essential History, not a Campaign... again....with paragraphs..., i hope at least....
Posted on: 21/01/2014 15:48:00
Posted by: tarawa90
Total Posts: 81
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Hey, I like the Boudicca's Revolt book, I found it a fascinating archaeological study. Isn't Red Cliffs in China? Now that is an area we need more exposure in! Most people probably aren't well versed in Chinese or Asian history at all, but it's exotic so the topics can do well. I for one would like to see more Ancient China CAMs.
Posted on: 21/01/2014 16:04:00
Posted by: .George Washington
Total Posts: 164
Joined Date: Friday, 21 June 2013
Yes, Ispus 301 BC would be good.
Posted on: 21/01/2014 16:05:00
Posted by: Paintybeard
Total Posts: 349
Joined Date: Monday, 4 February 2013
What I think would be good is no more daft lists.
Posted on: 21/01/2014 18:11:00
Posted by: AdamC
Total Posts: 268
Joined Date: Thursday, 22 January 2009
You are still pushing Meggido after what was said to you last time (not that long ago either!!!); http://www.ospreypublishing.com/forum/thread.aspx?SectionID=28&ThreadID=3874 Do you just disregard everything that’s said to you or are you just trying to childishly provoke a response???
Posted on: 23/01/2014 09:50:00
Posted by: LittleFrenchGirlHatesMike
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Joined Date: Saturday, 19 October 2019
george don't listen to them they are just jerks who want to put you down I like your lists
Posted on: 25/03/2014 13:39:00

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