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Military History

Hellenic Military Tradition

Ace_Cataphract tell us about the Hellenic city states in general, and about the evolution of the Hellenic styles of warfare throughout the ages.

Armies of Ancient Africa

Kahotep discusses the military equipment and organization of pre-colonial African armies, with emphasis on three of the most famous and well-documented ones (Egyptian, Mandinka, and Zulu).

A Brief History of Early Roman Britain

Edorix looks at some of the early Roman campaigns in Britain.

Roman Military Genius - From Tarquin to Trajan to Today

Terikel Grayhair analyzes the genius of Roman Military Organization through the Ages, all the way to today.

Conquered, We Conquer

Once again Terikel Grayhair has shaken his loose marbles, this time to examine just how tiny Rome, conquered by a Gallic tribe, could rise to rule over all Gallic peoples in less than four hundred years.

Real Heroes

D Furius Venator gives us examples of non-mythical, real heroes on the battlefield.

Warships of Mare Nostrum

Terikel follows the history of the more well-known ships of the Mediterranean Sea from pre-history to Augustus Caesar. Learn more about the biremes, triremes, and quinqueremes of Total War: Rome II, and how they are expressed in gameplay.

Know Your Heroes

Terikel explains Roman military awards and decorations. Know what the soldiers and centurions won, how they did it, and why they were heroes.

History of the Phalanx Hoplite

MaximusDecimus gives us insight in the evolution of the Phalanx Hoplite.

The History of Cavalry, Infantry and Ranged Units

Night_Raider tell us about the tactical implications of cavalry, infantry, and archers, and their history.

Marius Reforms and Minie Balls

Lorentius Vadis compares two seemingly unrelated events to illustrate the effects two men had on warfare during their time.

The Gladius vs. The Sarissa

Terikel Grayhair gives us a richly detailed history of the evolution of Roman and Macedonian weapon systems, and how they would eventually clash with the rulership of the Mediterranean at stake.

The Army of Antigonid Macedonia

Dominicus Ultimus delivers a fantastic in-depth look at the Antigonid Army- one of the Successors to the empire of Alexander the Great. The Antigonids were the Successors in Macedonia proper, the homeland of the fabled Macedonian Phalanx.

Britain Invaded

Ichbinian tells us of Caesar's time in Britannia.

The Alexandrian Wars

Malmack outlines some of Alexander the Great's greatest battles.

The Greco-Persian Wars

Night_Raider tells us about the wars between the Greek city states and Persia

The Mercenary War

Punic Hoplite takes a look at what happened to the Carthaginians at the end of the First Punic War when they failed to pay their mercenaries.

The Second Punic War

Lord_Morningstar provides us with another thorough article; this time on the Second Punic War.

The Third Punic War

MaximusDecimus gives us an overview of the cause for the Third Punic War, and its execution.

The Marian Reforms

Terikel Grayhair brings us an article that describes the advent of the Marian Reforms, an event that radically altered not only the composition of the Roman army, but had far-reaching effects throughout all of Roman society, and indirectly led to the fall of the Republic and creation of the Empire.

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