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BBC - The Important Battle You Never Heard Of

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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2014, 04:30:44 pm »

I am just happy that Quiberon Bay got a mention. People tend to look at The Plains of Abraham as the biggie for French colonial efforts in the New World. I am not so sure you even have a P of A without a Quiberon Bay. At least not the impact of it.

Heck, you may not even have a British Empire without Quiberon Bay. Alfred Thayer Mahan, the great American naval military strategist called it "the Trafalgar of the Seven Years' War," with good reason.

Isn't it interesting?

I do not think I even knew about its importance until I played Wilderness War (now there is a nod in favour of the hobby - as a tool towards learning). I believe playing it stops French reinforcements from arriving in New France. It may be a precursor to other card play too (not sure about that).

Then I picked up Crucible of War by Fred Anderson. "Oh" I said...... Yep, it was pretty important.

Love that book.
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2014, 05:06:15 pm »

'Tis a thick bugger though! LOL!!

An eye opener too. I had never placed the Seven Years / French-Indian War in such a context before.
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