Tuesday 12 September 2017
I had the fantastic good fortune to find myself in Budapest with a few days free. One of my wargaming focuses for the past year or so has been the Hungarian War of Independence 1848-1849 - one of the largest and yet most neglected conflicts of the nineteenth century. Many of the major battlefields from this war are within day-trip distance of Budapest. With the help of my generous native guide, I was able to visit five: Pakozd, Kapolna, Tapio-Bicske, Isaszeg and Komarom. (Or you might count that as seven, since there were three battles at Komarom.) I took a bunch of photos which are in the relevant Flickr albums, with good descriptive captions. Here are some more extensive comments on each of the battlefields.