Battles by Year

To make it a little easier to find a particular battle, here are links to them arranged in chronological order.

334 BCE  The Granicus

1704 Blenheim (updated Oct 2017)

1706 Ramillies (updated Mar 2021)

1741 Mollwitz (updated Sep 2017)

1742 Chotusitz (updated Oct 2021)

1745 Fontenoy

1745 Soor (updated Apr 2020)

1756 Lobositz (updated Apr 2021)

1757 Kolin (OOB updated July 2019)

1757 Leuthen

1758 Zorndorf (OOB updated July 2019)

1775 Lexington-Concord

1796 Arcola

1800 Marengo (updated Dec 2020)

1800 Hohenlinden 

1805 Wertingen

1805  Gunzburg

1805 Haslach-Jungingen (updated Mar 2019)

1805 Elchingen

1805 Durnstein

1807 Friedland

1809 Aspern-Essling 

1812 Shevardino 

1812 Borodino

1818 Gqokli Hill

1862 Cedar Mountain (updated in Sep 2017)

1863 Gettysburg, Pickett's Charge

1863 Chickamauga, Snodgrass Hill

1879 Isandlwana

1898 Omdurman (updated in Oct 2017)


  1. Incredible work done here. Thank you.

  2. Absolutely outstanding research, presentation and analysis along with thought provoking assessments that refute generally accepted historical conclusions.
    Many thanks for a most enjoyable read (1796 Arcola).

    1. Well, you're welcome Rod. And many thanks right back for the glowing review and for being a reader.

    2. Agree with Rod Schwager, just incredible work, a magnificent resource.

      One tiny quibble: Aspern-Essling may have been the Emperor's first defeat, but General Bonaparte had been bested twice in Italy in 1796. One was Caldiero, the other I forget the name.

      - Vincent Tsao

    3. Thank you, Vincent. I appreciate your compliments and readership. It makes it that much more enjoyable for me to do these with such a savvy and supportive following.

      Actually, to your point that Bonaparte had been bested in Italy in 1796, I would qualify that by saying that in those two battles (Caldiero and Bassano) he was not in direct command at the time; those were fought by Massena and Augereau while Bonaparte was back in Verona. So (if you don't count Arcola, which I maintain he did technically lose) Aspern-Essling was the first one he officially lost (by his own admission) when he was in personal command.

      Thank you again for your kind message and support. I'll keep going.

  3. Thank you very much for the enjoyable reading!
    So many interesting (and sometimes unconventional) point of views.
    Please go on!
    Best regards from Germany

  4. Hello Jeff,
    I see you updated some of your blogs, and nicely you wrote it behind the name of the battle... maybe it is also possible for you to give us an advice what this updates actually are?
    I read already this battlereports and it would be interesting to see what came new without reading the whole blog again.
    Thanks a lot

    1. It is possible. But I'm not going to. You'll just have to re-read the whole thing again. Think of the edits as 2nd editions.

      Also, I can't, for the life of me, remember what the changes were. I periodically go in and notice typos and make corrections. But for these noted, there would have been more substantial corrections or additions, sometimes based on new information.

      I do remember the article on Omdurman. I received from a loyal reader, whose ancestor fought as an officer in one of the Sudanese regiments, a trove of information he had in his personal archives.

  5. Outstanding presentation and attention to detail along with thoughtful reflection and analysis.
    This should be published!

  6. Jose Noguerol VizcaínoSeptember 9, 2019 at 4:24 AM

    Excelente trabajo. Admirable. Impresionante.
    Muchas, muchas gracias.

    1. You are too kind, Jose. I appreciate the thanks and offer it right back to you.

  7. Just found your website from a link on The Lead Adventurer's Forum. Excellently presented battle reports, with good maps and good OOB. They would make a good series of books....

  8. Incredible stuff! I love your work! If you happen to take requests or recommendations, I'd really love to see articles on Hohenfriedberg, Kesselsdorf, Dettingen and Lauffeld (especially Hohenfriedberg). Thanks, and keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks, Colt. I do appreciate praise. Those other battles are good suggestions. I've actually got them on my list.

  9. Hi just going over this battle as I plan to make it my Christmas holiday game. So much information, thank you for all your research and effort.
    If you are still looking for ideas for battles. What about Seneffe 1674 fought between the Prince de Conde and William of Orange. Not your usual pike and shot battle.

    1. Thank you so much for reading, Iain. I so appreciate people getting as much out of my posts as I put into them.

      And thanks for your suggestion about another Obscure Battle. Seneffe would probably certainly fit that criterion. I'll look it up.

      But my selection of which battles to focus on (and there are literally tens of thousands in history) have more to do with what piques my interest at the moment. Right now, for instance, I'm about to finish Falkirk Muir 1746, because I've been following my cousin's recent hiking trip across Scotland on Facebook. She had visited a number of battlefields on her trek and shared pictures (we are both ex-intel officers and history nerds) so I started reading about the '45. And Falkirk seemed interesting, and a little more obscure (if you're not a Scot) than Culloden.

      Coming in the next few days.