Monday, August 08, 2011

Roman Models

Two old layouts which I made, with the top representing the siege works around the Gallic town of Alesia, built by Julius Caesar in 52 B.C.
Caesar had all but conquered Gaul ( France & Belgium) when a Gallic leader called Vercingetorix lead a rebellion which drew in a large number of the previously conquered Gallic tribes.
The culmination of this uprising was the siege of Alesia, where due to its position high up on a rocky plateau, Caesar decided to surround it with fortifications, rather than risk storming it. A huge Gallic relief force was then sent to try to break the siege and so he built similar fortifications facing outward.

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