Friday, 10 May 2013

Soldiers of the Queen (SOTQ): Issue 152

The latest copy of SOTQ (Soldiers of the Queen, the quarterly journal of the Victorian Military Society) was delivered whilst I was away, and I have only just managed to look through it this morning.


The articles included in this issue are:
  • Art and Artillery: Major-General John Booth Richardson (1838 - 1923) by Richard Voss
  • Tel el-Kebir, 13 September 1882: Once Battle, Two Perspectives by Harold E Raugh, Jr.
  • The Battle for Houtnek by Dr Andre Chissel
  • Book Reviews
  • About the VMS
As always this looks like being a very interesting issue, and I look forward to reading it more thoroughly over the next few days.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,

    Tel El-Kebir is a great read and very inspirational - which, as you well know, is usually fatal for me....;-)

    All the best,

    DC

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  2. David Crook,

    It is a battle that I have based several scenarios on ... and all of the subsequent wargames were very enjoyable ... and had very close-run outcomes.

    Perhaps we might manage to recreate it as a face-to-face wargame one day?

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Hi Bob,

    To my way of thinking the best wargames are those that have the closest run outcomes and so scenarios based on this battle have 'let's do it and when?' written all over it!

    More than happy to take you up on the suggestion!

    All the best,

    DC

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  4. David,

    The scenario and terrain for this battle is so simple that it could be set up in a matter of minutes ... and the outcome could easily have gone either way had the Egyptians spotted the approaching British much earlier. It could then have been much more like the Union attack on Fort Munroe, as featured in the film 'GLORY'!

    I look forward to giving it a try-out with you someday soon.

    All the best,

    Bob

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