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Ireland And Iraq: When COIN Works And When It Cant

The Irish Civil War is a conflict that is widely ignored in military circles, outside of the Irish Army, which has always seemed strange to me. The Irish Civil War is that rarest of things: an example of a successful … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Hastings

It is a common trend to start English history from this point. Let’s find out why. Name: The Battle of Hastings The War: The Norman Conquest of England When: 14 October 1066 Where: Senlac Hill, south-east of the town of … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Lepanto

My first naval entry and its a big’un. Name: The Battle of Lepanto The War: Part of the interminable Ottoman-Habsburg Wars and the Ottoman-Venetian Wars When: 7 October 1571 Where: The Gulf of Patras in the Ionian Sea, off Greece. Lepanto … Continue reading

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Battles, Battles, Battles: Addendum

I had 24 down previously and I’m adding two more to that and replacing another: Breitenfeld (1631) – The key battle of the Thirty Years War, and the Christian Wars of Religion in general. Ensured the religious freedom of German Protestant States … Continue reading

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Battles, Battles, Battles

There is a lot of them isn’t there? I’m trying to do what Creasy did and narrow down what I think are the most decisive battles in history. As you can imagine, a lot of problems with that process. Am … Continue reading

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It Is Not War #4: Helm’s Deep, Part Two

Part One, for those who aren’t caught up. And we’re back with Aragorn seeing red. This assault can’t work. The defenders don’t have the numbers to push the Uruks back at this stage. The escape route that leads to the … Continue reading

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It Is Not War #3: Helm’s Deep, Part One

We’re in the big time now. Before I start, I’d like to say that I’m quite pleased with the reaction to my first two posts, and thanks to all commentators and well-wishers. Right then. Troy was based off source material … Continue reading

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It Is Not War #2: Sharpe’s Eagle

Disclaimer: I have a feeling I’ll be putting a lot of these up before “It Is Not War” posts. Anyway, the vast majority of what I’m planning on covering in this series are big budget type stuff, the kind of … Continue reading

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