Ancient Warfare Magazine

Ancient Warfare Magazine

AWA134 - Were the Theban Sacred Band trained to target officers?

Were the Theban Sacred Band trained to target officers? Murray gives us the answer.

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AW133 - Coups, successes and failures

In this episode the Ancient Warfare team are between issues of the magazine, so Mark suggested they discuss coups in...

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AWA132 - How did the Praetorian Guard become so powerful?

Jasper explains how the Praetorian Guard became such a powerful force.

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AWA: Did Hannibal strip the dead?

Hugo watching on youtube writes, “it's said that Hannibal took armour and weapons from the dead Romans so he...

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AWA: Roman Wedges

What do you want to know about Roman Wedges? Murray has the answers. Don't forget by signing up as a patron, you...

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AWA: How did armies store their money?

How did armies store their money? Jasper has the answers... Don't forget by signing up as a patron, you can choose...

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AW128 - Fortifications and Siege Warfare

A sturdy set of walls is a powerful deterrent: that's why ancient empires devoted so much time to understanding how...

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AWA: Last Stands

Jasper tells us about last stands in the ancient world. Don't forget by signing up as a patron, you can choose to...

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AWA: What was the aftermath of battle like?

Jasper tells us about the aftermath of a battle, what was it like for wounded or vanquished soldiers? What happened...

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AWA: How did the Celts fight the Greek Phalanx?

Murray ponders this query from Michael watching on youtube, 'maybe a side note to this is to draw parallels with the...

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AWA124 - Barbarians

'Torn between the mighty empire that raised him and his own tribal people, a Roman officer's conflicted allegiances...

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AWA: Cavalry shock tactics without stirrups?

J.Soth listening via youtube asks, 'How were cataphracts, Thessalian cavalry and companion cavalry etc able to use...

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AWA: What do we know about the Persian Immortals?

Murray gets to grips with Austin's question when he asks 'Achaemenid Persian Immortals, what do we know about them,...

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AWA: Were late Roman armies as bad as they say?

Robert asks, 'Was the Roman Army of the later Roman Empire really that bad as everyone believes? Were they really a...

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AWA: Did the Romans uses phalanx tactics?

J.Soth listening via youtube asks, 'didn't the Roman's employ phalanx tactics premaniple era?' If you have any...

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AW119 - Rise of the Legion

'Before emerging as the greatest power in the Mediterranean world, Rome spent many centuries in relative obscurity,...

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AWA: How did the Romans adapt to cavalry enemies?

Jasper answers the question from patron Carlos, 'how did the Romans adapt to the mainly cavalry armies of the...

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AWA: How were mercenaries recruited?

Murray answers the question from patron Cosma 'What was the process of hiring mercenaries in ancient armies?' If...

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AWA: Were Pila designed to bend?

Treb Courie asks, was the iron shank of the pilum designed to be soft and bend easily? If you have any questions...

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AW115 - Rams and Ramming

Rams and ramming, is the topic of this Ancient Warfare magazine podcast. The chaps focus on the Actian Victory...

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