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Last Hussar
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« on: 01 December 2018, 08:22:08 PM »

The battles aren't always that obscure, as the author admits - think there has been some 'mission creep'

http://obscurebattles.blogspot.com/

Write up, fantastic maps - which he is very careful to scale (he is former USN military intelligence and made maps for missions)

Best bit is the OOBs - strengths from Corps down to Battalion level.  The Napoleonic ones are colour coded for jacket/turnbacks!

Down sides:
not 'lots and lots'
OOBs are PDF so no copy/paste the names (which when you are doing Austro-Hungary you REALLY need!)
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« Reply #1 on: 01 December 2018, 08:30:45 PM »

Bookmarked, thanks
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« Reply #2 on: 01 December 2018, 09:11:24 PM »

Certainly an excellent resource.
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« Reply #3 on: 01 December 2018, 10:18:33 PM »

Just read Friedland - It's a fantastic resource.
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« Reply #4 on: 02 December 2018, 12:05:04 PM »

Indeed, I have found the SYW entries really useful.
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« Reply #5 on: 04 December 2018, 03:36:35 PM »

Thanks LH, a great find. Have only partial looked at Lexington & Concord but very much appreciate his analysis and approach.
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« Reply #6 on: 04 December 2018, 11:18:25 PM »

Interesting that Leuthen is an obscure battle. Along with Gaugamela, Cannae, Hattin, Pavia, Nagashino, Waterloo, and Alamein, I presume.
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« Reply #7 on: 05 December 2018, 01:22:40 PM »

Interesting that Leuthen is an obscure battle. Along with Gaugamela, Cannae, Hattin, Pavia, Nagashino, Waterloo, and Alamein, I presume.

My school history course covered all of the latter except Nagashino. There was no mention of the Seven Years War, let alone Leuthen. So, an obscure and unimportant conflict, clearly Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: 05 December 2018, 01:53:14 PM »

My school history course mentioned none of them. But we covered Blood River about four times, always stressing white heroism....
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« Reply #9 on: 06 December 2018, 06:35:28 AM »

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But the "obscure" part will have more to do with my own take on these events, characters, and  interpretations than with the relative obscurity of the battle itself.
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