Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Naseby Recce

It's nice when work and play come together. Whilst the initial work on our virtual field-trip system (Fieldscapes - more later) was focussed on geography/geology field-trips that kind Mr Gove had the history syllabus re-written so that it now places more emphasis on battles - particular ECW and the overseas ones we won (Waterloo, Blenhiem etc), so it's time to see what Fieldscapes can do for the virtual battlefield tour.

So I got to spend a very nice day today walking around Naseby, Glenn Faord's book in hand, taking lots of photos. The landscape model is already in and looks pretty good, and also shows most of the various points that Glenn makes, particularly about whether it was Rupert or Fairfax that made the first lateral move based on what Rupert could see as he left Clipston.

As well as panoramas I also took some 360 degree photospheres which I'll post up to Google Maps in due course.

Here are a few choice photos:

The main battlefield, look N from the Parliamentary lines, by Cromwell's memorial

Looking S from the Royalist R flank, roughly along back of Sulby hedges

Click for full panorama from the ROC Viewpoint of the retreat

Bloodyman's Ford, Market Harborough, where many were slain and the King nearly captured

I'll post a link and video of the app once we have a first cut.

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