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Discussions from Ancient Warfare Magazine. Why did early civilisations fight? Who were their Generals? What was life like for the earliest soldiers? Ancient Warfare Magazine will try and answer these questions. Warfare minus two thousand years.

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Discussions from Ancient Warfare Magazine. Why did early civilisations fight? Who were their Generals? What was life like for the earliest soldiers? Ancient Warfare Magazine will try and answer these questions. Warfare minus two thousand years.

    AWA: Were late Roman armies as bad as they say?

    AWA: Were late Roman armies as bad as they say?

    Robert asks, 'Was the Roman Army of the later Roman Empire really that bad as everyone believes? Were they really a shadow of the republican and early empire legions? Although they were defeated at Adrianople, other than that battle, they seemed to have done rather well against foreign enemies but were just stretched too thin and always involved in civil strife.'

    • 16 min
    AWA: Did the Romans uses phalanx tactics?

    AWA: Did the Romans uses phalanx tactics?

    J.Soth listening via youtube asks, 'didn't the Roman's employ phalanx tactics premaniple era?'

    If you have any questions email Jasper at editor@ancient-warfare.com

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    • 9 min
    Rise of the Legion

    Rise of the Legion

    'Before emerging as the greatest power in the Mediterranean world, Rome spent many centuries in relative obscurity, developing and refining new military tactics and structures that would set it up for unprecedented success.'

    The ancient warfare team discuss the latest issue of the magazine Ancient Warfare XIV.2, Rise of the Legion: The Development of the Roman Army.

    • 56 min
    AWA: How did the Romans adapt to cavalry enemies?

    AWA: How did the Romans adapt to cavalry enemies?

    Jasper answers the question from patron Carlos, 'how did the Romans adapt to the mainly cavalry armies of the Parthians and later Sassanids?'

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    • 11 min
    AWA: How were mercenaries recruited?

    AWA: How were mercenaries recruited?

    Murray answers the question from patron Cosma 'What was the process of hiring mercenaries in ancient armies?'

    If you have any questions email Jasper at editor@ancient-warfare.com

    • 11 min
    AWA: Were Pila designed to bend?

    AWA: Were Pila designed to bend?

    Treb Courie asks, was the iron shank of the pilum designed to be soft and bend easily?

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    • 9 min

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