Bloke, Chap and Pascal take on the @Varusteleka #remotemilitarymarch #remotemilitarymarch2021 in Switzerland, and use it as an excuse to talk about the context to the Battle of Murten (Schlacht bei Murten / Murtenschlacht / Bataille de Morat) 1476, an important battle in the Burgundian Wars, following a possible route of a Swiss peasant conscripted to fight with his pike or halberd in a Gewalthaufen formation. Fancy dress compulsory.
Explore the route here: https://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en&land=wanderland&route=all&photos=yes&bgLayer=pk&logo=yes&season=summer&resolution=2.5&E=2575674&N=1196841&trackId=1802947933
Mike’s Varusteleka windproof smock: https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/sarma-windproof-smock/34637
Spoiler: the Burgundians lost.
00:00 Intro – Bloke
03:15 Link to map
03:34 Set off
04:29 Soon after
04:50 Pascal’s kit
05:27 Chappie discusses Burgundy
10:38 Mittelland – Bloke
11:03 Burgundian Wars – Chappie
14:35 Battle of Grandson – Pascal
17:50 Burgundian loot
20:58 Marching on…. 1
21:14 Old Bridge at Gümmenen – Build up to the battle
23:35 Buttoned up!
24:56 Buttoned up 2!
27:48 Kit discussion – Pascal
30:00 Kit discussion – Chappie
33:38 Kit discussion – Bloke
37:40 Swiss marshalling area at Ulmiz
38:21 Numbers of the various forces
41:24 Onwards and Upwards
43:09 Marching on…. 2
44:19 Swiss and Burgundian lines 1
45:32 Swiss and Burgundian lines 2
47:00 Lunch stop!
47:38 At the chapel
50:38 First glimpse
51:19 Overlooking Murten – before the battle
54:55 Sore feet!
55:05 End point in sight
55:29 War memorial/oblelisk – Chappie
57:53 Summing up
59:02 End credits
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