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List of Vauban's Siege Operations

Posted September 9th, 2013 at 02:56 AM by Mangekyou

1652
Saint Meinhould (as a Frondist)

1653
Saint Meinhould (as a Royalist)
Saint Ghislain
Landrecies
Conde-Sur-Escaut

1654
Stenay
Clermont en Argonne

1655
Landrecies
Conde-Sur-Escaut
Saint Ghislain

1656
Valenciennes

1657
Montmedy
Mardyk

1658
Gravelines
Ypres
Oudenarde

1667
Tournai...
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Chronilgical list of the Duke of Marlborough's siege operations

Posted September 9th, 2013 at 02:36 AM by Mangekyou

Here is a list of John Churchill's siege operations in chronological order. Accounts can be conflicting due to different interpretations, so should be treated with care.

1702
29 August - 25 September: Venlo
25 September - 2 October: Stevensweert
29 September - 9 October: Ruremonde
13-29 October: Liege


1703
25 April - 15 May: Bonn
15-26 August: Huy
9-27 September: Limburg


1704
8-16...
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Glossary of Siege Terms

Posted September 9th, 2013 at 02:11 AM by Mangekyou

Abattis
Sharpened branches and stakes that are laid in the path of an opponent in order to impede their progress.

Approach
Trenches that are dug towards a fortress in order to cover the besieging force.

Attack
A trench directed toward a specific part of the fortress.

Avant-Fosse
An entrenched position advanced beyond the main defences.

Banquette
An infantry fire step, made of earth and timber.
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Vauban's Timetable of Siege Warfare

Posted September 9th, 2013 at 12:55 AM by Mangekyou

When the great French marshal and engineer; Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban, was designing his complex fortresses, he set up in the form of a model timetable, a practical guide for besieging a firmly held, six bastion modern fortress.

It goes as follows:

To invest the fortress, collect stores and construct the lines of circumvallation and contravallation - 9 days
To open the trenches and to reach the covered way - 9 days
To capture the covered way - 4 days...
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Battle of Lissa (1811)

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 02:02 PM by Mangekyou

During the second world war, A British officer, named Fitzroy Maclean [1], was tasked with aiding the Yugoslav resistance movement of Marshal Tito. During his movements through Bosnia and Dalmatia, he found himself on the island of Vis (Lissa)[2] .

Whilst on the island; waiting for orders, he stumbled upon an overgrown British wargrave [3]. This wargrave, was in commemoration to the battle of Lissa, which took place during the adriatic campaign of the Napoleonic wars.

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