Theme Introduction: The 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Salamanca
Introducing a collection of articles in remembrance of the decisive allied victory against Napoleon's Empire near Salamanca, Spain on July 22, 1812.
Two hundred years ago two armies clashed among the hills of Arapiles, just south of Salamanca. One army was a multi-national force, the other was an armed representative of one of the largest European empires the world has ever seen—the French Empire. The importance of the engagement would determine the fate of that empire; because a crushing blow on the Spanish Peninsula would ultimately undermine any achievements of the then in-progress invasion of Russia.
Over the next couple of days we will be sharing this conflict with you, stress why it was important and give you a look at some of the materials out there covering the battle. So, come and celebrate with us in remembrance of this turning point in history—the Battle of Salamanca.
Article written by: Curtis Szmania, Editor-in-Chief
About Curtis Szmania
Curtis Szmania is a tireless wargamer, a passionate reader of military history, a writer of all of the above, and enjoys repairing and overclocking computers. While wargaming, he always has a soft spot in his heart for the underdogs and likes to fight his opponents using Machiavellian principles. He is intrigued by historical examples of a fighting force that attains victory against overwhelming odds and, as such, is often looking for ways to overcome the impossible. As the Editor-in-Chief of The Wargamer, Curtis is dedicated whole-heartedly to its success in combat and will stop at nothing to attain victory—even if it means conquering the world.
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