Military Heritage

August 2006

Volume 8, No. 1

COVER: A Native American warrior and a Scottish soldier, part of British forces in America during the French and Indian War, are depicted in Warriors. See story beginning on page 36. Painting by Robert Griffing

August 2006

Military Heritage

Slaughter in the Park: The Battle of Pavia

By William E. Welsh

From the moment he was crowned King of France in 1514, Francis I shared the same obsession with the rich Italian territories of Milan and Naples that his predecessors, Charles VIII and Louis XII, had shown during their time on the throne. Read more

Dwarfed by Lookout Mountain, the Union Army of the Cumberland hunkers down in besieged Chattanooga in this idealized painting. Actual conditions were much worse.

August 2006

Military Heritage

Miracle at Chattanooga’s Battle of Missionary Ridge

By Mike Phifer

Peering through a pair of field glasses, Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest perched in an oak tree on Missionary Ridge, overlooking the Tennessee town of Chattanooga, and observed a Union army in complete disarray. Read more

August 2006

Military Heritage, Editorial

Civil War Generals: William Rosecrans

By Roy Morris

Even more than most people, Union general William Rosecrans was often his own worst enemy. Hot-tempered, emotional, and frequently given to speaking—or shouting—before he thought, the Ohio-born commander of the Army of the Cumberland made enemies easily, even if he usually forgot in an instant what had made him angry in the first place. Read more

Marines use a flamethrower at the top of the Soloman Islands, a misery of jungles, snakes, and Japanese snipers.

August 2006

Military Heritage, Weapons

Military Weapons: The Origin of the Combat Flamethrower

By Brandt Heatherington

Perhaps the most primal and profound fear of men and animals alike is the fear of fire. With that in mind, fire has been a mainstay of combat for thousands of years, from burning arrows to scalding cauldrons of oil. Read more

August 2006

Military Heritage, Games

Ten Hammers, Battlefield 2, and Tank Command 2

By Eric T. Baker

At first glance, it would be easy to confuse Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (FSW:TH) by Pandemic Studios and from THQ for the PC, PS2, and Xbox 360 with one of the modern combat shooting games currently on the market, such as something from the Ghost Recon series. Read more