Although the bow and javelin are more famous ancient weapons, the sling was just as important to the skirmishers of old. 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 »
Carthage’s Master Military Commander gave the Romans no end of trouble until Scipio maneuvered him to Africa in the Second Punic War. More »
Hannibal could probably have taken Rome itself immediately after the Battle of Cannae, so why didn’t he? More »
In late 1944, Japan began the massive production of ‘fire balloons’ capable of attacking American soil from their homeland. How did they make this work? And why did they stop?
Early in World War II, the infantry ‘Matilda’ tank added weight to the Commonwealth units in North Africa.
This unlikely alliance saved the besieged foreign legations at Peking in 1900 during the brutal Boxer Rebellion.