The Island, originally covered in Hazel and Bog Oak, was settled by Celts and then Vikings before succumbing to a full-blown Viking invasion. Its commanding position in the Irish Sea and defensive terrain.
Andreas Star Fort in the North of the Island - the first obstacle to be overcome by the Parliamentarian forces.
The English Civil War - the Isle of Man both supplied troops to the Royalist side and was subsequently invaded by Parliamentarian Forces.
Warfare in the Island, other than mostly local disputes & minor raids from Ireland and no doubt the Picts & Caledonians, materialised with significant Viking invasions that took over and created a brief, but significant empire. What followed was several centuries of political & military intrigue before long-term peace & prosperity was finally achieved. There was of course smuggling... the Island being in a prime geographical location to assist with this endeavour.
We will be providing detailed scenarios on a range of skirmishes and small battles from this period, both real and hypothetical.
Despite the official line there is so much conjecture and so much certainty based on that conjecture. We aim to explore the options, the possibilities and the reality.