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Featured battle : Pordenone
Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Date : 15 April 1809
The Austrian attack came as a surprise because the French did not expect movement in such appalling weather. Sahuc's isolated division was outnumbered and consequently badly mauled by the determined Austrian attack.
Featured review :
Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses
Bishop, M C
Providing exactly what the title suggests, this is primarily a gazetteer of all currently known Roman Legion bases, each with well referenced details such as location, situation, size, orientation etc. as well as the units that were based there together with line drawings and photographs. The handbook also contains appendices of Legionary timelines and a clear list of fortresses listed in the Notitia Dignitatum. The introductory section is short, but focussed carefully on the architecturally important details that pertain to Legion bases, and while well written, does assume a reasonable working knowledge of Roman military history. The bibliography is truly huge, and all in all this handbook should be considered an essential reference for a Roman military scholar.
Pen & Sword, Barnsley., Jan 2013
Reviewed : 2013-02-12 00:00:00