Monthly Archives: January 2015

Reading for the Weekend – Warlords of Republican Rome

Warlords of Republican Rome – Cesar versus Pompey by Nic Fields (ISBN# 978 1 84415 830 0, eISBN# 9781783460922). Certain periods of Roman history is very much researched, and by no doubt era of Pompey and Cesar is one of … Continue reading

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Somewhere in Syria – Part II

During a last Basic Impetus fight between Seleucids and Romans, it proved to be solid defeat for Roman legions. However, as usual, brave republican Romans are not to be put down by single defeat, and they will try again as … Continue reading

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Reading for the Weekend – The Punic Wars

Jumping again from the Napoleonic era down to famous conflicts in more ancient setting. This time it is The Punic Wars – Rome, Carthage and the Struggle for the Mediterranean by Nigel Bagnall (ISBN# N/A). 2nd Punic War is probably most … Continue reading

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Revival of olden things – Chariot shock

Another unique aspect of Seleucids is the use of Scythed Chariots. Not that chariot warfare ever was very successful as history has proven, but they do have certain twisted appeal in [Basic] Impetus. Not because they are terribly powerful – they … Continue reading

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Greek and Italian Hoplites

First strip of hoplites have reached ready state. As much as I would have liked to see them ready and on tabletop last year – all four stands of them, I just could not get myself around the shield designs. … Continue reading

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Commander – The Life and Exploits of Britain’s Greatest Frigate Captain

Perhaps not a surprise after all the other naval biographies that it is finally turn of Edward Pellew. I have been recommended Commander by Stephen Taylor (ISBN# N/A) for good account of his career. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Edward Pellew did … Continue reading

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