Building An Aztec Gateway

Jeffe Koppe describes his efforts in building an Aztec Gateway.

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For The Glory of Rome: A History of Warriors and Warfare Book Review

For The Glory of Rome: A History of Warriors and Warfare Book Review

For The Glory of Rome: A History of Warriors and Warfare
by Ross Cowan
Publisher's Website: Pen and Sword
On Amazon: For The Glory of Rome: A History of Warriors and Warfare

Grade: A
Teacher's Comments: A "social history" of the men who fought for the Roman Empire.

For The Glory of Rome: A History of Warriors and Warfare is an unusual military title in that it is more social history than an account of military campaigns. In For The Glory, Ross Cowan focuses on the motivations, emotions, beliefs, and superstitions of soldiers in the Roman Army (and of some of their notable enemies). While some attention necessarily is paid to renowned leaders such as Caesar and Antony (and, as an opponent, Phyrrhus), the vast majority of the book focuses on the experiences of less significant (though still individually identified in the historical record) figures. Among these are Marcus Sergius Silus, who fought with a prosthetic iron hand; Lucius Siccius Dentatus, who in his 40 year career suffered 45 wounds -- all to his front; and the Centurions Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, who were featured in the HBO series Rome.

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DBA Chinese Gallery and Dragon Tail Banner

Bill MacGillivray has a nice gallery of his Shang Chinese DBA army, and a Dragon Tail banner for you to save and print on your inkjet.The banner is in 15mm, but I'm going to resize it and use it for my Boxer Rebellion armies in 28mm.

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Evidence of Large Scale Bronze Age Battle In Northern Europe

Bronze Age

Archaeologists have encountered evidence of a large scale bronze age battle in Northern Europe. Accounts of  epic battles (if not necessarily evidence) are common around the Mediterranean and throughout the Middle East, but there has been little noting such battles north of the Alps. Now there is evidence ...

There's some great thought for wargaming the bronze age in the article

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Ancient Roman Villa Paper Model

Papermau offers a nice paper model of an ancient Roman Villa. It looks to be about 1/72 scale with with modern graphics software and printers, you can obviously scale it to any size you desire.