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‘Unless history can teach us how to look at the future, the history of war is but a bloody romance.’   J.F.C. Fuller

I will place on this site occasional short texts on various military history subjects. Any view and analysis is always open to challenge, and feedback can only help to develop an improved joint appreciation of a subject.

The subject can be taken from the time of Agga and Scorpion up until the present from any place in the world.

War is many things, but much revolves around the Lancaster model aspect. As Voltaire held, 'God is on the side of the large batalions.' Victory is perhaps 80% Trevor Dupuy and 20% John Keegan. My interest is very much how strategy is used to achieve victory against long odds or a complete victory earned cheaply.