sieges

  1. Putin forbids retreat from Izyum, Balakleya and Kupyansk in September 2022

    The success of the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region in September 2022 also played a role in the fact that Russian troops are withdrawing from the cities of Izyum, Balakleya and Kupyansk to avoid encirclement and complete defeat. But how would the counter-offensive develop if...
  2. Impressive sieges

    I thought we could make a separate thread for sieges - specifically sieges that are impressive for some reason. First I would start off with the 1532 siege of Kőszeg. Kőszeg was a small border fort in Hungary, and was defended by Nikola Jurišić and 7-800 coatians against an Ottoman army of...
  3. GauchoBadger

    WI: Viking conquest of Paris?

    What if the Vikings had managed to conquer Paris sometime around the 9th century? How much more territory would they be able to overrun, besides Ile-de-France? What would happen to the title of the King of West Francia? Would it go extinct? What would happen to his vassals, would they splinter...
  4. GauchoBadger

    WI: Vienna falls to the ottomans in 1529

    After the famous Battle of Mohács in 1526, which caused almost all of Hungary to be absorbed by the Ottoman Empire (except for a portion in the west, which was given to Habsburg Austria by treaty), the ottomans under Suleiman decided to follow up on their success and try to capture Vienna in...
  5. GauchoBadger

    WI: Sassanids capture Constantinople in 626 A.D

    The Sassanid-instigated Siege Of Constantinople pitted the Eastern Roman Empire against a coalition between the Sassanid Persian Empire in the eastern side of the Bosphorus and the Avar Khaganate in the western side. In the end, the byzantines managed to hold out. But what if the perso-avar...
  6. NapoleonCorinII

    Quick question

    Hey guys, this is a bit out of place but has to do with an alternate history book I am writing. I was wondering how you could seriously screw up a siege as a defender, the story happens in 1803 and I was just wondering if you could help out. Sorry This is random but need help with this and don't...
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