Published: May 01, 2013 at 3:39 pm
Invisible Armies, by author-historian Max Boot, is an authoritative and superbly written examination of the evolution of guerrilla warfare and its close cousin, terrorism.
Published: February 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm
The sarissa formed the spines of the bristling Macedonian phalanx.
Published: September 07, 2012 at 2:04 pm
The billhook enabled a foot soldier to unseat a passing knight, slash at him or punch a hole through his armor.
Published: August 07, 2012 at 3:16 pm
Around 390 BC, Gauls invaded Italy for the first time and sacked a Rome weakened by previous wars. In his new book The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World's Greatest Empire (Random House), Anthony Everitt—author of biographies of …
Published: July 05, 2012 at 4:31 pm
Ludwig Dyck's book The Roman Barbarian Wars provides an in-depth look at Rome's early wars with tribal factions, an era that gave rise to the empire.
Published: May 03, 2012 at 12:46 pm
Crusader Kings II, by Paradox Interactive, puts you in control of a medieval Christian dynasty between 1066 and 1453, challenging you to defend your borders, fill your coffers and consolidate power.
Published: March 01, 2012 at 8:28 pm
In Lost Legion Rediscovered author Donald O'Reilly considers the facts behind the legend of Rome's mythic Theban Legend.
Published: February 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm
MHQ lexicographer Christine Ammer highlights terms coined during the Middle Ages
Published: January 06, 2012 at 10:08 pm
Charles Stanish, UCLA archaeologist and professor of anthropology, discusses war and formation of the earliest states.
Published: November 08, 2011 at 6:18 pm
Simon James looks at Roman history from the perspective of the common soldiers, provincial residents and conquered peoples.
Published: November 04, 2011 at 5:39 pm
A samurai's daisho comprised the long katana fighting sword and the shorter wakizashi for close combat or, if need be, ritual suicide.
Published: September 09, 2011 at 11:41 am
Robin Waterfield chronicles the wars between Alexander's successors for control of his empire.
Published: August 03, 2011 at 10:40 am
How the Spanish superhero broke out of Valencia, crushed a Muslim army, and inspired Christian crusaders.
Published: July 08, 2011 at 6:14 pm
Developed in conjunction with the History Channel, Great Battles Medieval covers the Hundred Years' War from the English and French perspectives.
Published: July 08, 2011 at 3:41 pm
The English (or Welsh) longbow introduced long-range artillery to the battlefield, forever changing the nature of warfare.
Published: March 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm
Persia’s mighty army proved no match for the fired-up Athenian veterans in their epic close-quarters 490 BC battle