Destructive & Formidable by David Blackmore [Book Review]

Destructive and Formidable by David Blackmore is a quantitative look at British infantry doctrine using period sources from the British Civil Wars of the seventeenth century up to just before the Napoleonic wars. If anything you can see the constancy, which drove the success in battle of British forces, even when outnumbered. Development of British…

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Re-enactors' Market

A trip to the re-enactors market and a meeting of Fox’s officers.

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Detling Military Odyssey

From a Fairfax point of view this was a small do, there being four pike, twelve musket, two sergeants, one drummer and one officer. It was an ECWS major though and there were probably a couple of hundred on the field, certainly one of the opposing pike divisions I saw over 30 pike in it….

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Colchester Army Day

Today was mostly spent in Colchester at the Army Day organised by none other than the British Army (with a little help from our friend Howard Giles in Eventplan). Apart from a late start here (because Alexander was a bit restless during the night and didn’t properly get to sleep until after 01:00 and then…

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