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Old January 25th, 2007, 02:32 PM   #1

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Boadicea or Caratacus


Your'e a Roman general in occupied Britain and you want to make a name for yourself. You have a choice of two opponents.
Caratacas, who has inferior numbers, but has been using guerrilla tactics for many years now and is regarded as competent adversary.
Boadicea, who has superior numbers, but isn' thought of as a serious military leader
Bearing in mind you're looking for glory, who would you choose and why.
Also bearing in mind, it's a fun question.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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How many troops will I have at my command?
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Old January 26th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #3

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Youre guaranteed to win. So choose what ever you want The most important choice is who you want to fight? Which victory will get you the greatest glory
Caratacus was a household name in Rome, he was regarded as a competant
military leader. Boadicea on the other hand was just a woman?. If you choose
Caratacus, you will have to find him and that wont be easy,if you choose Boadicea all you need to do is provoke her enough and she'll find you.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #4

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Youre guaranteed to win. So choose what ever you want The most important choice is who you want to fight? Which victory will get you the greatest glory
Caratacus was a household name in Rome, he was regarded as a competant
military leader. Boadicea on the other hand was just a woman?. If you choose
Caratacus, you will have to find him and that wont be easy,if you choose Boadicea all you need to do is provoke her enough and she'll find you.
Now you're underrating Boudicca!
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Re: Boadicea or Caratacus


The Romans most disliked the terrifying war spirit of the Celts, especially the fact that women fought alongside the men, indistinquishable in nonour and strength
The Roman Diodorus Siculus wrote of Celtic women, saying, Among the Gauls the Women are nearly as tall as the men whom they rival in courage. The historian Plutarch stated this while while describing a battle in 102 B.C. between Romans and Celts. The fight had been no less fierce with the women themselves. The women charged with swords and axes and fell upon their opponents uttering a hideous outcry. Because Boudicca, a woman,a Roman subject and a Britannic royal , led the rebellion, Rome felt even more disgraced and outraged.


Theres a lot of respect here.
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Re: Boadicea or Caratacus


Caratacos was a superior general - and a man - so I think one would be more able to achieve celebrity status in ancient Rome for defeating him than for defeating Boudicca.
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Insurgencies bring Generals down, pitched battles prop them up, I would want to schwack Boudicca.
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WOW ! I think this was one of the first threads I ever posted. Way back in the days when we used to get about ten members logging in daily and lucky to get as many as three posting.
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WOW ! I think this was one of the first threads I ever posted. Way back in the days when we used to get about ten members logging in daily and lucky to get as many as three posting.
Wow! Historum's Stone Age

Your reference to Diodorus Siculus made me think of remarks one Celtic women made my another Roman historian - Ammianus Marcellinus, if memory serves. He warned his readers not to provoke quarrels with Celtic men, because, if the argument gets heated enough he might call for his wife, who could kick with "blows like a catapult"
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(Emphasis is of course mine).
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Caratacos was a superior general - and a man - so I think one would be more able to achieve celebrity status in ancient Rome for defeating him than for defeating Boudicca.
Nuff' said; must entirely agree.
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