Although the bow and javelin are more famous ancient weapons, the sling was just as important to the skirmishers of old. More »
With the Second Punic War against Carthage going badly for the Romans, the Senate turned to an inexperienced 24-year-old commander, Publius Cornelius Scipio, to lead a new campaign in Spain. More »
At Asculum, mercenary general Pyrrhus of Epirus faced a rejuvenated Roman army eager to drive him out of Italy. He had one more trick up his sleeve. More »
Ancient Greek engineers developed war machines such as the catapult, which evolved from the crossbow and were the forerunners of modern artillery. More »
The Great Emperor Constantine’s victory at Milvian Bridge in AD 312 forever changed the path of Western civilization as we know it. More »
A sea victory against the Carthaginians at the Battle of Cape Ecnomus during the First Punic War sent the Romans on their way toward empire. More »
Viriathus of Spain Defeated Roman Armies of Occupation for 10 Long Years, but was Betrayed by His Own in the End. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.