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« on: 18 February 2017, 09:29:33 PM »

The new website will have some extra features that should make things a lot easier, including a show pickup option, a list of the FAQ's, links to useful sites, etc.  One extra feature will be an info box at the top of each period/range where we can put some general information about that conflict.  I thought it might be fun to throw this open to the Forum and see if anyone fancies filling some of these boxes for us?

As an example of what we're looking for in a conflict info box, we could take the Seven Years War and have something like:

"The Seven Years War took place from 1756 to 1763 and involved most of the nations of Europe, with the Kingdom of Britain and their allies on one side, and the Kingdom of France and their allies on the other.  This could be seen as the first real 'world war' and the Anglo-Prussian coalition victory completely changed the face of future European politics."

For an individual range, this would be a bit more fine-tuned to the actual nation, in this case the SYW Prussians:

"Prussia was one of the main participants in the Seven Years War, allied with Britain, Portugal and several other German states.  Prussian had seized the region of Silesia from Austria a decade earlier, causing the European powers to split into two camps.  In 1757, King Frederick II of Prussia invaded Saxony and Bohemia, initiating a conflict between these two coalitions that would last until 1763."

Or something similar to that!  It doesn't need to be anything too long, 4 or 5 sentences is probably enough for most of them.  We'll then add some other info such as sculptor, pack quantities, any planned additions, etc.

The full list of categories and sub-categories we're needing to fill is:

Ancients
Classical (600-220BC)
- Greek
- Achaemenid Persian
- Indian


Punic Wars (220-146BC)
- Republican Roman
- Carthaginian
- Spanish

Early Imperial
- Imperial Roman
- Gallic
- Dacian

Late Imperial
- Late Roman
- Sassanid Persian

Dark Ages
Anglo Saxon
Arab
Norman
Norse

Picts

Medieval
Mid-European
Late European
Mongols

Renaissance
Early 16th C. English/Scots
Landsknechts
Elizabethan 1560-1610
16th C. Polish
16th C. Ottoman Turks
16th C. Samurai
30 Years War
English Civil War
League of Augsburg


18th Century
Marlburian
Great Northern War
- Russian
- Swedish

1745 Jacobite Scots
Seven Years War
- Austrian
- British
- French
- Hanoverian
- Prussian
- Russian
French Indian War
American War of Independence
- American
- British
- French
- German

Napoleonic
1792-1800 Revolutionary
- French
- Austrian

1809
- French
- Austrian
- Bavarian

1812 Moscow
- Austrian
- French
- Polish
- Russian
- Wurttemburg

1812-15
- British
- Prussian
- Nassau

19th Century

Americas
- American Civil War
- Fenian Raids

- Plains Wars
- 1879-1884 War of the Pacific
- Franco-Mexican War

Europe
- 1st Schleswig Holstein War
-- Danish
-- Prussian/German

- Crimean War
--- British
--- French
--- Russian
- 1849-66 Italian Wars of Independence
- 1860's Austrian
- 1860's Bavarian
- 1864 Danish
- 1870's French
- 1860's Hanoverian
- 1860's/70's Prussian
- 1866 Saxon
- 1870's Wurttemburg
- 1877 Russo-Turkish War

Colonial

2nd Afghan War
1879 Zulu War
1882-85 Sudan-Egypt
1890's North-West Frontier
1899-1902 Boer War
1905 Russo-Japanese War

World War One
Anzac
Austro-Hungarian
British
Belgian
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Serbian
US
Middle East
East Africa
- British
- German

Inter-War
1910-20's Foreign Legion
1917-22 Russian Civil War

Spanish Civil War
Nationalist
- Andaluz Militia
- Carlist Requetes
- Falangist Militia
- Italian CTV
- Moroccan Falange
- Moroccan Mehal-la-Jalifiana
- Moroccan Regulars

Republican
- Columna Durruti
- International Brigade

World War Two
American
British
Canadian
Finnish
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
US Marines
Polish
Romanian
Soviet

Post-War
Indo-China
Vietnam
- American
- NVA/VC
- Australian

Modern
Falklands War
- British
- Argentinian


That's quite a list, so let's see what folks can come up with!  No joke entries either please, we can put those in another thread if someone wants to start one?
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« Reply #1 on: 19 February 2017, 08:02:57 AM »

No Russian entry for WW2? Or has it already been written?

Edit: Senior moment - just noticed there's a Soviet entry ....  Embarrassed
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« Reply #2 on: 19 February 2017, 08:23:45 AM »

1910-1920 French Foreign Legion.

The French Foreign Legion may have been romanticised and popularised by CP Snow with "Beau Geste", it did in fact, fight a number of bitter campaigns in Morocco against Berber tribesmen from the latter part of the 19th Century to the 1920s.

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« Reply #3 on: 19 February 2017, 08:27:48 AM »

Though I can't help in any way..I think this is a great idea !  Thumbs up

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #4 on: 19 February 2017, 09:47:24 AM »

Indo China

After WWII the French reclaimed their colony of Indo-China from Japanese occupation. The Communist Viet Minh had been fighting the Japanese from 1941, and carried on a campaign for independence against the French. The wars culminated in the epic battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and created the independent countries of Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia.

The French Indo-China was a precursor to American intervention in Viet Nam. 
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« Reply #5 on: 19 February 2017, 11:58:54 AM »

Basically a good idea, but of little value in some areas where figures either don't exist or ranges are incomplete. For example, French Revolutionary period 1792-1799.

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« Reply #6 on: 19 February 2017, 12:25:53 PM »

1882-85 Sudan-Egypt

A religious revolution lead by the Mahdi expels the Egyptians occupation forces from Sudan except for those forces under Gordon who are bottled up in Khartoum.  A delayed British expedition arrives a few days too late to save the city.  British forces are withdrawn and a decision is made that Sudan isnít worth getting involved with (until the later Kitchener invasion).
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« Reply #7 on: 19 February 2017, 01:26:26 PM »

Classical (600-220BC) - For the history of the Western World this is a period dominated by the struggle between the Greek City States and the Persian Empire. For millennia the major powers in the region had been the great empires of Mesopotamiia but this period saw a shift of power to the Mediterranean.

Greek - City-states like Sparta, Athens, Thebes and Corinth fought each other and the Persians throughout the period until the Macedonians under Phillip and his son, Alexander the Great, unified the bulk of the Greek states and went on to conquer the Persian Empire. Alexander created an empire of his own that stretched from the Black Sea to Egypt and from Turkey to Western India. On his death, the empire fragmented into a number of Successor States ruled by Alexander's generals.

Greek armies consist largely of armoured hoplite spearmen, with a small number of light infantry and cavalry. Macedonian armies are initially built around pikemen and heavy cavalry but as the empire grows so does the range of troops used.

Achaemenid Persian
- The sprawling Achaemenid Empire also covered an area from the Black Sea to Egypt and from Turkey to Western India. In regular conflict with the Greeks, usually over Greek support for the ethnically Greek city-states of Western Turkey, but also happy to incorporate Greek mercenaries in their armies.

Achaemenid armies were massive and relied primarily on archers and good cavalry but incorporating a huge range of different troops.

Indian - Indian states tend to enter Western History when Alexander the Great meets the army of Porus, and defeats it, but Indian states had been at war with each other long before that.

Indian armies tend to be a mix of archers, two-handed swordsmen, chariots and elephants.
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« Reply #8 on: 19 February 2017, 02:13:54 PM »

Classical
Later Imperial Roman
After many years on the Imperial Anacry, the Roman Empire by the 3rd Century CE/AD had reformed the army into a leaner fighting machine, based around mobile field armies, a defense in depth and border troops made of older, settled, garrisons.
More emphasis is placed on the cavalry, with the adaptation of horse archers, more flexible cavalry and super-heavy Catafracts, ideas borrowed from Persian.
The foot still had its legions and auxilia, but more emphasis was placed on archers and mercenaries to bolster the lines.
Will you be able to maintain Rome's grip on the world, or will you see your empire crumble?

Dark Ages
Picts
Scant evidence exists for Picts, they are mentioned briefly in Roman sources and from remaining sculptural evidence. Their key strength is their spearmen, their screens of archers and skirmishers and ther ubiquitous light cavalry to harass the enemies flanks.
Masters of hunting and stalking, will they bring these skills to your battlefield?
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« Reply #9 on: 19 February 2017, 03:40:23 PM »

Dark Age

Anglo-Saxons
The Anglo-Saxons ruled England from the 5th Century until the Norman Conquest of 1066. Anglo-Saxon England was classically divided into a seven competing kingdoms of Mercia, Northumbria, Wessex, East Anglia, Essex, Kent and Sussex.

The Anglo-Saxons fought the Normans, the Norse and each other. Their armies fought as a shield wall with spears, shields and the mighty great axe.

Norse
The Norse, also known as the Vikings, were skilled sailors and explorers as well as fierce raiders. They landed in North America and travelled the great rivers of Eastern Europe. They settled in Britain and were gifted land in France that is now known as Normandy.

Normans
The Duchy of Normandy came into being in 911 when Rollo the Viking was became the first Duke. The Norsemen adopted the use of cavalry and in 1066 invaded England and Duke William the Bastard became King William the Conqueror. The Normans also founded kingdoms in in Sicily and Southern Italy.

  
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« Reply #10 on: 19 February 2017, 05:04:40 PM »

Could I request the "Dark Ages" line be renamed the Early Medieval line, since that's what we medieval historians prefer to use?
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« Reply #11 on: 19 February 2017, 08:45:40 PM »

Mongols
From being a collection of constantly warring tribes on the north-western border of China, in little more than a century the Mongols conquered most of the Asian landmass, holding sway from Korea, through China, right across Russia, Georgia, Iraq, Iran, Syria and even at one stage campaigned in Hungary and Poland in preparation for an invasion! Using a combination of lightly protected mounted archers supported by more heavily armoured lance armed cavalry, they swept away all opposing armies through iron discipline and tactical flexibility, an extremely rare combination in the Medieval period.
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« Reply #12 on: 19 February 2017, 10:36:54 PM »

Dark Age

Anglo-Saxons
The Anglo-Saxons ruled England from the 5th Century

I think 7th century would be more accurate

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« Reply #13 on: 19 February 2017, 11:05:41 PM »

English Civil War
From 1639-1651 the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland were embroiled in a series of wars, resulting in the death of a king and the formation of a commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell.

League of Augsburg
In the late 17th century Louis XIV's French army was the dominant force in western Europe. The League of Augsburg was formed in 1686 by Austria, Spain, and Sweden along with several minor German states, including Bavaria and the Palatinate to thwart the ambitions of Louis. This alliance was expanded into the Grand Alliance in 1689 when the Dutch, newly conquered England, Savoy and Brandenburg joined. These wars are also known as the Nine Years War 1688-1697. In North America these wars were known as King William's War.

Sassanid Persian
Succeeding the Parthian Empire the Sassanian dynasty ruled Persia from 224 until its conquest by the Arabs in 651. Many wars were fought with Rome/Byzantium for control of the Middle East, peaking in 621 with the conquest of Egypt.

Cheers
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« Reply #14 on: 20 February 2017, 07:56:07 AM »

So glad you did the LoA.

I may have had to defy the Dark Lord's mighty injunction and put in a slightly sillier response. 
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