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"Battles and Wargames of the Day"

This is a new series of threads.

The concept is to mark remembrance of important battles that took place or started on the day that is mentioned in the title of thread.

Any related wargames that you would like to mention or recommend would be appreciated.
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The Battle of Brissarthe was fought on 2 July 866[1]), between the Franks and a joint Breton-Viking army near Brissarthe, Neustria. It was marked by the death of Robert the Strong, the Neustrian margrave, and Ranulf I, the duke of Aquitaine.

In 866, Salomon, Duke of Brittany, allied with Hastein (Hasting), a Danish chieftain, for an expedition into Anjou, Maine, and Touraine. In the course of the campaign, Le Mans was sacked. Robert, commander of the afflicted regions, assembled a large army to expel them. He was joined by Ranulf of the region of Poitou and Gauzfrid and Hervé of Maine.

The Frankish army succeeded in intercepting the Danes before they reached their boats on the Loire River. The Danes attempted to take refuge in a church, but the Franks besieged them. During the night, the Danes attempted to escape. During the ensuing battle, Robert was killed, Ranulf mortally wounded by an arrow, and Hervé injured. With the loss of their leaders, the Franks had to retreat.

In 867, Charles the Bald entered negotiations with Salomon and recognised him as King of Brittany. He conceded the Cotentin and possibly the Avranchin to the Breton. Hastein continued to ravage the Loire Valley for many more years. He and his forces attacked Bourges in 867, Orléans in 868, and Angers in 872. Charles appealed for assistance to Salomon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Brissarthe


King Salomon of Brittany

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salomon,_King_of_Brittany

As far as I can tell, there is no specific board wargame about this battle.
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Battle of Marston Moor, 1644
War: First English Civil War
Outcome: Decisive Parliamentarian/Covenanter victory

A combined forces of the English Parliamentarians under Lord Fairfax and the Earl of Manchester and the Scottish Covenanters under the Earl of Leven defeated the Royalists commanded by Prince Rupert of the Rhine and the Marquess of Newcastle. Unsuccessfully fought to try to relieve the siege of Royalist York, and the largest battle of the Civil War.

After their defeat the Royalists effectively abandoned Northern England, losing much of the manpower from the northern counties of England (which were strongly Royalist in sympathy) and also losing access to the European continent through the ports on the North Sea coast. Although they partially retrieved their fortunes with victories later in the year in Southern England, the loss of the north was to prove a fatal handicap the next year, when they tried unsuccessfully to link up with the Scottish Royalists under the Marquess of Montrose.
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There are a few wargames covering the battle including a S&T game using the 30 Years War Quad series rules, but none of them seem really inspiring or capture the true flavour of the Wars.

Prince Rupert's famous white hunting poodle, Boye, was a casualty of the Battle.

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Might I make the respectful suggestion that you compile these interesting posts into a single thread instead of individual posts every day. It's great what you're doing and I like a bit of history but I think these are spamming the rest of the forum somewhat in the past few weeks.
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Danger Here wrote:
Might I make the respectful suggestion that you compile these interesting posts into a single thread instead of individual posts every day. It's great what you're doing and I like a bit of history but I think these are spamming the rest of the forum somewhat in the past few weeks.

Wifwendell has already taken care of that, and he's done it for the entire year. The most useful course would be to follow that list, and add anything you have that isn't already there.

July 2nd: Item for Geeklist "This Day - EVERY DAY - in History (a 366-Item Geeklist, Eventually)"
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Danger Here wrote:
Might I make the respectful suggestion that you compile these interesting posts into a single thread instead of individual posts every day. It's great what you're doing and I like a bit of history but I think these are spamming the rest of the forum somewhat in the past few weeks.


From now on, everything will be regrouped one month at a time.

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...on top of which the other thread cited including everything, not just battles and campaign but everything even tangentially "historical" including a lot of what I would call almost current affairs.

I would be happy with a weekly list, but monthly would surely not outstay it's welcome.
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Battle of Nieuwpoort, July 2nd, 1600.

Many Dutch know this battle from history classes, not because it was very important, but because 1600 is easy to remember.

I believe GMT carries a title about this period, in which this battle is a scenario.

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