By Christopher Prest
In light of the lockdown, I decided to look around my neighborhood for inspiration, and see if I could find an area that I could represent on my tabletop.
As part of the narrative, I wanted to find a suitable place for each army to camp.
I am running a Biblical-era battle, where each army is fielding an army of around 2,000 mounted (chariots and cavalry), and close to 20,000 infantry.
From what I can see, these armies would need a considerable amount of space for their camps, and also a large source of fresh water, etc.
There is a river about 2.5km away from the area that I will be modeling for the battle, and I think this river would be a great place for one of the armies to camp.
From what I know, the average person can walk 5km/hour and thus the army should be able to to take about 30 minutes to get from the area near the river to the battlefield.
Would this be considered an acceptable distance for an army to march to get to the battlefield?
Thank you in advance for any replies.