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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: What was the aftermath of battle like?

    AWA: What was the aftermath of battle like?

    Jasper tells us about the aftermath of a battle, what was it like for wounded or vanquished soldiers? What happened to the dead?

    • 12 min
    AWA: How did the Celts fight the Greek Phalanx?

    AWA: How did the Celts fight the Greek Phalanx?

    Murray ponders this query from Michael watching on youtube, 'maybe a side note to this is to draw parallels with the Celtic invasions of Greece and how they fought the phalanx? Or what Hannibal learnt from his Spanish war, and how he applied that against the legions.'

    • 10 min
    Barbarians

    Barbarians

    'Torn between the mighty empire that raised him and his own tribal people, a Roman officer's conflicted allegiances lead to an epic historical clash'

    The Ancient Warfare magazine team are joined by Joanne Ball from Liverpool University to discuss the new Netflix hit series Barbarians. The action takes place in Magna Germania in 9 AD, with events culminating in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    AWA: Cavalry shock tactics without spurs?

    AWA: Cavalry shock tactics without spurs?

    J.Soth listening via youtube asks, 'How were cataphracts, Thessalian cavalry and companion cavalry etc able to use shock tactics without spurs and other knightly equipment?'

    • 12 min
    AWA: What do we know about the Persian Immortals?

    AWA: What do we know about the Persian Immortals?

    Murray gets to grips with Austin's question when he asks 'Achaemenid Persian Immortals, what do we know about them, how did they fight, how where they used etc'.

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

    • 9 min
    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

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