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Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2012 on 173- The Broken Bow at The History of Rome
I think the reason Chalons is confusing to follow is because it actually was a confusing battle. I imagine that having such large forces under so many commanders from different peoples really made the ancient modes of communication inadequate. I am sure they didn't have a computerized bird-eye view simulation thingy in a room where they can sip soda and direct each detachment in real time the way those BBC "experts" do. Also, looking at the plan I get the feeling that Theodoric's plan was all about glory possibly including death in battle from the start. He's getting old, he has a son and he is ready. I feel like from the beginning he is gunning straight for the enemy camp.
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Mar 26, 2012