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Marching camp construction
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A most interesting topic and definitely probably one of the main reasons the Romans were so successful in wars.


I think that partially each army commander had it organized slightly different although based on the same structured learnings. I think that one of the prime authors when it comes to this is Caesar. I have no time to exhaustively treat this but there are a lot of examples of marching and camps in Caesar and it seems he was often directly involved in choosing the place for a camp by whatever reasons, pray remember that he mainly KNOWS where his enemy is so definitely has a good reconnoiter system. Remember the attack of the Nervii, he changed the march order of his troops he even might have considered the place where he might be ambushed in. Everyone realized that the army was vulnerable when in march and Varrus is a good example he had plenty of information but only from the wrong guy Smile.

I think that the surveyors and their engineers were early wakers. Don't also forget that normally in order to build a camp you need some wood and that the army had to forage as well. Everything makes all much more complicated.
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Marching camp construction - by Stug50 - 01-09-2019, 11:27 AM
RE: Marching camp construction - by MonsGraupius - 01-09-2019, 04:25 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by agrimensor - 01-10-2019, 08:21 AM
RE: Marching camp construction - by MonsGraupius - 01-10-2019, 01:36 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Stug50 - 01-10-2019, 04:00 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by MonsGraupius - 01-10-2019, 09:00 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by MonsGraupius - 01-10-2019, 10:24 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Stug50 - 01-11-2019, 10:32 AM
RE: Marching camp construction - by MonsGraupius - 01-11-2019, 11:07 AM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Stug50 - 01-11-2019, 10:50 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by MonsGraupius - 01-11-2019, 11:22 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Stug50 - 01-12-2019, 01:01 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by MonsGraupius - 01-13-2019, 12:01 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Stug50 - 01-13-2019, 01:25 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by MonsGraupius - 01-13-2019, 06:00 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Stug50 - 01-13-2019, 07:01 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Nathan Ross - 01-13-2019, 07:45 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Stug50 - 01-13-2019, 08:37 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Steve Kaye - 01-15-2019, 01:49 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Stug50 - 01-15-2019, 09:39 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Mark Hygate - 01-15-2019, 08:02 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Mark Hygate - 01-16-2019, 10:55 AM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Damian Roe - 03-08-2019, 04:25 PM
RE: Marching camp construction - by Gunthamund Hasding - 03-10-2019, 03:11 PM

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