Speed draw of the thureophoroi, medium close-combat infantry of the Hellenistic world.
A vaguely rhyming A to Z of warriors from all over the world, from the Bronze Age to today.
The evolution of Roman and Byzantine infantry, from the dawn of Rome to the fall of Constantinople and beyond.
The arming process of the 1st century-Roman centurion, of 100-men-commanding, stick-on-back-breaking, faith-in-the-Messiah-having fame.
Speed draw of the evolution of Greek warriors from the Bronze Age to Byzantium, in all their bronze clad glory.
An (almost) animated timeline of ancient Persia during the Achaemenid period.
Speed draw of Iranian warriors, from the earliest nomads to the age of gunpowder.
Speed draw of Carthaginian heavy infantry, of Punic Wars fame.
Speed draw of a pair of Dacian warriors, from ancient Romania.
Which army was better – the early imperial Roman army, or the late Roman army?
Picture two boxers: one is a younger guy, his face is a mess of scars, his shoulders and gait confident, thick neck and wild eyes; you get the sense that no number of knockout punches would floor him. The other is an older guy, his face is also scarred, he’s a little warier and more calculating than the first guy, with a killer right hook, but you get the sense that outlasting him just might win you the fight. Continue reading “Was the Late Roman Army Inferior?”