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Discussions from Ancient Warfare Magazine. Why did early civilisations fight? Who were their Generals? What was life like for the earliest soldiers? Ancient Warfare Magazine will try and answer these questions. Warfare minus two thousand years.
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Aug 7, 2020

In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics.

In this episode Murray answers a question from patron Disco Shootout, if the Roman Legion was superior to the phalanx and tribal warfare like the Gauls, how could Hannibal use such inferior methods and defeat the Romans for years?

If you have any questions email Jasper at editor@ancient-warfare.com

Jul 31, 2020

In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics.

In this episode Jasper ponders on if the Romans intentionally downplayed their naval capabilities before the first Punic war? Thank you to patron of the podcast Dag Atle for suggesting this question.

If you have any questions email Jasper at editor@ancient-warfare.com

Jul 24, 2020

In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics.

In this episode Murray answers Boris's question beyond female warriors from the steppe nomad cultures, where are the others?

If you have any questions email Jasper at editor@ancient-warfare.com

 

Jul 17, 2020

The ancient warfare magazine team are back this time discussing traitors, discipline and punishment in the ancient world.

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Jul 9, 2020

In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics.

In this episode Jasper explains why Roman republican cavalry so poor? It's thanks to patron Jo-jo Sun for sending us that.

If you have any questions email Jasper at editor@ancient-warfare.com

Jul 3, 2020

In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics.

In this episode Jasper tells explains why the Roman army drew lots in AD69.

If you have any questions email Jasper at editor@ancient-warfare.com

 

Jun 26, 2020

In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics.

In this episode Murray tells us how the ancient Athenian army was organised.

If you have any questions email Jasper at editor@ancient-warfare.com

Jun 19, 2020

In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics.

In this episode Murray asks did ancient navies use slave rowers?

If you have any questions email Jasper at editor@ancient-warfare.com

Jun 12, 2020

Though not known for his martial prowess, Claudius, like many Roman emperors before and after, needed a military victory to cement his position. Britain was the ideal target.

The team discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII.6.

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Jun 5, 2020

In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics.

In this episode Murray tells us about how Generals learned their craft.

If you have any questions email Jasper at editor@ancient-warfare.com

 

May 4, 2020

For this landmark 100th episode the Ancient Warfare Magazine team decided to open up the conversation to listeners and asked them to send in their questions.

Thanks to everyone to sent in questions, and sorry if we never got to yours.

Apr 7, 2020

These are strange times, with many of us trapped at home Jasper suggested the Ancient Warfare Magazine team share their recommendations for books, movies, articles and podcasts to pass the time.

If you don't already subscribe to the magazine use the offer code awpodcast to get a 33% discount off any Ancient Warfare digital subscription at ancient-warfare.com (offer ends 31 May,2020).


The teams recommendations

Myke
Field of Glory Rulebook: Ancient and Medieval Wargaming Rules
Great Battles of History - GMT Games
Arms and Armour of the Greeks by Anthony M. Snodgrass
Persian Interventions: The Achaemenid Empire, Athens, and Sparta, 450-386 BCE by John O. Hyland
Classical Greek Tactics by Roel Konijnendijk
Greek Military Service in the Ancient Near East, 401330 BCE by Jeffrey Rop

Murray
'Ancient warfare Movie Watching Bingo'
'Ancient warfare workouts'

Marc
Michael Woods' In Search of the Trojan War & In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great
The Art of War in the Western World by Archer Jones
The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire by Edward Luttwak.

Mark
HBO’s Rome series
Robert Harris’ Cicero trilogy
Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome

Lindsay
Cassius Dio, Roman History - Loeb Classics
Asterix
I, Claudius (the TV Series)

Jasper
Ancient Warfare Magazine
Army of the Roman Emperors: Archaeology and History by Thomas Fischer

 

 

Mar 19, 2020

"As long as there has been warfare, there have been warriors willing to offer their services to the highest bidder. In this issue, we look at ancient mercenaries across the Mediterranean."

It's a lively discussion with a full ancient warfare magazine team.

Feb 13, 2020

Alexander the Great invaded what is today Afghanistan in 330 BC as part of war against Persia. Comprising the easternmost satrapies of Persia, Afghanistan provided some challenging battles in his conquest of the remaining lands of Persia.

In this episode of the Ancient Warfare Magazine Podcast the team discuss Alexander the Great in Afghanistan.

It's thank you to patron of the podcast Jared Grantham for suggestion the topic.

Jan 16, 2020

Until the arrival of the chariot, warfare had been an exclusively infantry-based affair. Its invention introduced a new dynamic to the battlefield that shaped warfare for two millennia.

The team discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII-4.

Dec 19, 2019

With Jasper away, Murray is MC for this episode of the Ancient Warfare Magazine Podcast. He is joined by Marc Marc DeSantis, Mark McCaffery and Lindsay Powell.

Taking listener questions they discuss the role of contests and rituals in ancient battles.

 

Nov 8, 2019

The team are back to discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII.3 The Rise of Septimius Severus.

'Septimius Severus, also known as Severus, was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna in the Roman province of Africa. As a young man he advanced through the customary succession of offices under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Severus seized power after the death of Emperor Pertinax in 193 during the Year of the Five Emperors.'

 

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Oct 10, 2019

This time the team are discussing a topic suggested by one of our patrons, they talk over the the pro's and con's of experimental archeology and re-enactment in respect to ancient warfare. 

 

Sep 19, 2019

'Natural and man-made geography exerts its influence on warfare, determining the passage of whole armies and fleets, sometimes allowing a single soldier to hold up an entire host.'

The team discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII.2 'Hunting for good ground: The role of geography in warfare'.

You can pick up you copy of the magazine here.

 

Sep 11, 2019

We're back with another Ancient Warfare podcast. In this episode we're going to be discussing tropes; what we know, what we thing we know and where it all goes wrong!

Don't forget if you're not already a subscriber to the magazine you can find her here.

 

Jul 22, 2019

Tarentum in southern Italy may have been a Spartan colony, but when it was under pressure from first its Italic neighbours and then Rome itself, it preferred to call in some help from abroad.

In this episode the Ancient Warfare team discuss the latest episode of the magazine which covers Hellenistic mercenary armies in Southern Italy.

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Jun 24, 2019

We thought we'd missed discussing a few episodes of the magazine so we decided to look at I.4 the Roman Conquest of Spain. As it turns out, we've apparently looked at this before and we'd forgotten (you can listen here).

After a long hiatus Jasper has returned as MC and joining him are Murray Dahm, Marc DeSantis, Mark McCaffery and Lindsay Powell.

May 31, 2019

We are once more between issues of the magazine, so in this episode the team have decided to discuss military celebrity in the ancient world, how important was celebrity and perhaps was there any pitfalls to celebrity status?

Joining Angus are Jasper Oorthuys, Murray Dahm, Lindsay Powell, Myke Cole, Mark McCaffery and Marc DeSantis.

Don't forget you can subscribe to the magazine at ancient-warfare.com

Apr 19, 2019

Tempted by lowered defences, riches on the Roman side of the Rhine, or just pushed forward by peoples further east, Germanic tribes started to raid and then come across western Europe's great river in large numbers from the third century onward.

Joining Angus to discuss the issue XII.6 An Empire Under Pressure are regulars Jasper Oorthuys, Lindsay Powell, Murray Dahm, Myke Cole and Marc DeSantis, plus all those patrons who watched and contributed live as we recorded.

Are you a patron yet? Fancy access to the exclusive live feed when we record? Why not sign up here.

Mar 14, 2019

We're discussing the 2004 film from Director Oliver Stone, Alexander. While it was expensive film to make it wasn't a box office smash. What do the team think?

Angus is joined by Jasper Oorthuys, Mark McCaffery, Murray Dahm, Myke Cole and Marc DeSantis.

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