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Warlord Games Shows Off The Duke of Marlborough for Black Powder

A new commander is taking to the field in Black Powder. The Duke of Marlborough has headed into battle. How will this British commander make an impact on the game? Well, Warlord Games is here to look into just that with a new article. Have yourselves a look.

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With the release of a fantastic new command model, we’re taking a look at the Duke of Marlborough, one of Britain’s greatest generals!

John Churchill surely has a claim to be one of, if not the, greatest British general of all time. he was a page at the Stuart court and gained an ensign’s commission in the 1st Foot Guards in 1667. he served overseas with the French army against the Dutch (rather ironically) and rose to a position of prominence through his bravery and skill.

He was second-in-command of the Government forces during the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 and thus helped James II secure his throne. however, Marlborough saw which way the wind was blowing in 1689 when he abandoned James and offered his services to the new king, William of Orange during the Glorious Revolution.

Although he served William well, Marlborough could not help but keep in contact with the Stuart
court-in-exile and was briefly imprisoned in the tower for his perceived treachery. Marlborough’s wife, Sarah, was friend and confidant to Queen Anne, and when she came to the throne he was once more restored to a position of power.

When the War of the Spanish Succession began, Anne put Marlborough forward as commander-in-chief of the allied armies in Flanders. For the next ten years, Marlborough was to inflict defeat after defeat on the French at Blenheim (1704), Ramillies (1706), Oudenarde (1708), and Malplaquet (1709), and at numerous sieges and smaller actions such as the Schellenberg in 1704.

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