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Mansfield: Crisis in the Pine Barrens: In early 1864, Union Gen. Nathaniel Banks led a small army up Louisiana’s Red River. His objective, in conjunction with an overland…

Wilson’s Creek: Opening Round in the West: In the months after Fort Sumter fell, Missouri was riven by a civil war within a civil war. Missouri rebels, organized as…

First Saratoga: Burgoyne’s Gambit: In the late summer of 1777, the British master plan to sever New England from the rest of the rebellious American colonies had…

Germantown: Washington Strikes: A British campaign in the late summer of 1777 had defeated George Washington’s American army to capture Philadelphia…

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MiG Alley: Air War Over Korea 1951: A two-player game covering the air battles over North Korea in 1951. One player controls the UN forces and must carry out a series…

Suez ’56: Anglo-French Intervention: A game that places you in command of British, French, and Israeli forces in Operation Musketeer, the invasion of Egypt…

Gaza 1917: Gateway to Jerusalem: A game that places you in command of United States and South Vietnamese (ARVN) forces in the campaign to relieve the USMC…


3 days ago

Today in Military History
4 February 1899

The Battle of Manila begins between American and Filipino forces during the Philippines-American War. American forces occupied Manila in August 1898, following the capture of the city from the Spanish garrison. Surrounding the city were 15,000 Filipino troops of the Philippine Revolutionary Army. The Americans and Filipinos had fought alongside each other months earlier when the US began their invasion of the Philippines. On the evening of 4 February, two American soldiers were posted on sentry duty, and encountered four armed Filipino troops. After requesting the men to halt, shots were exchanged between the two sides. With the opening of hostilities, the Filipino troops around Manila began to attack American defenses. After two days of fighting, the Americans were able to drive off the Filipinos.
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Today in Military History
2 February 1141

The army of Robert of Gloucester defeat Stephen of Blois in the Battle of Lincoln. Following the death of King Henry I’s only legitimate son, William Adelin in the sinking of the White Ship, a succession crisis erupted over who would take the throne. Stephen of Blois (grandson of William the Conqueror) made his stake on the throne, but was contested by Matilda (empress of the Holy Roman Empire, and daughter of Henry I). Robert of Gloucester (illegitimate son of Henry I and half-brother of Matilda) led Matilda’s army against Stephen. The two sides clashed at Lincoln Castle, resulting in Robert’s victory and the capture of Stephen.
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Today in Military History
28 January 1846

British forces defeat a Sikh army in the Battle of Aliwal. The Sikh kingdom of Punjab was expanded and consolidated by Sikh forces in the early years of the 19th century. During this same period, Britain was launching its conquest of the border regions of the Punjab. Initially friendly towards each other, the two sides went to war following the death of Ranjit Singh, the Maharaja of the Sikh Empire. With Singh’s death, the Sikh Empire fell into disarray. The Sikh army invaded British territory on the border of the Punjab, igniting the First Anglo-Sikh War. On 28 January 1846, the Sikh army occupied a ridge between the villages of Aliwal and Bhundri. The Sikh’s fielded an army of 20,000 soldiers, and 70 artillery pieces. The British had a significantly smaller force, with 12,000 soldiers and 32 artillery guns. Despite the numerical advantage and control of the high ground, the British crushed the Sikh army. The Sikhs lost 2,000 men in the battle and abandoned 67 guns in their retreat from the battlefield.
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Today in Military History
26 January 1808

The Rum Rebellion begins in Australia. On 26 January, the governor of New South Wales, William Bligh was overthrown by Maj. George Johnston and the New South Wales Corps. Bligh had previously commanded the HMS Bounty, and his poor leadership and mistreatment of the crew led to a mutiny. Despite his failure on the Bounty, Bligh remained in Royal Navy service, eventually earning the position of governor of New South Wales. With the overthrow of the New South Wales government, the colony remained under military control until 1810. Maj. Gen. Lachlan Macquarie was appointed governor of the colony in 1810 and remained governor until 1821, and had a leading role in reforming social, economic, and architectural development in Australia, earning him the title “Father of Australia.”
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