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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.

If you want to watch the team record live and comment as we go, why not become a patron?

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.

To watch the show live, as it's recorded, why not become a patron?

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.

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