Author: Brian Litofsky
Here's the solution to the battles puzzle...
1. Note that the battles come in pairs, and that there
are two pairs to each "row"
2. For each battle, take the year that it occurred...
Battle of Wakefield 1460 Battle of Mortimer's Cross 1461
Battle of Kirina 1235 Battle of Arsuf 1191
Battle of Blood River 1838 Battle of Nancy 1477
Siege de Toulon 1793 Battle of Stirling 1297
Battle of Granicus River -334 Battle of Minatogawa 1336
Battle of Delion -424 Battle of Hastings 1066
Battle of Hungna 1950 Battle of Leipzig 1813
Battle of Cesme 1770 Battle of Gravelines 1588
Battle of Kasserine Pass 1943 Naval Battle of La Rochelle 1372
Battle of Manila Bay 1898 Conquest of Lisboa 1147
Battle of Talikota 1565 Battle of Manzikert 1071
Battle of Aljubarrota 1385 Battle of Guadelete 711
3. Subtract the years from each pair, getting the following numbers...
4. Note that these angles can map to the 8 cardinal points in a circle,
which can be mapped as semaphore positions. (The left column is the left
hand, the right column is the right hand.) This is translated into the
1. The most important piece of data about each battle is the year it occurred.
2. The layout of the battles on the page is important, try subtracting the date pairs.
3. (Practically giving it away) Use semaphore.