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.