News Archives - May 2009

Two new toons for the gallery

by | 5/27/2009 13:52 PM

Time for a reminder about the Toons gallery, which you can find here. Strategos has been kind enough to send in two new ones which I include below.


Second thoughts

Feel free to send in any submissions to any of the TWH staff team. The information thread on the forums is here.

New history article: Pyrrhus of Epirus

by | 5/23/2009 14:57 PM

Count Mummolus remains one of our most active historical content contributors and has now written an article examining the life of Pyrrhus of Epirus. Apart from being commemorated in the term Pyrrhic victory, this man achieved far more than the saying implies and was, as Count Mummolus shows us, in his time hailed as most like Alexander the Great 'in arms and in action' and probably viewed by Hannibal Barca as one of the greatest generals of all time. To find out more about this intriguing king, you can read the article here. You can discuss king Pyrrhus on our forum here.

New Article: The Genius of Roman Military Organization

by | 5/18/2009 5:30 AM

The Old One once again studies the ways of our foes from the past. On this occasion the ancient Germanic turns his rheumy eyes to the Romans, and describes the evolution of the legions into the powerhouses that conquered a continent. But he goes further, and examines that same evolution occuring in modern armies- and how those evolutions parallel each other, though two millennia apart.

Thou may peruse his scribblings here.

Comments and criticisms may be enscribed on this parchment.

The Sepia Jousts- Joust II

by | 5/13/2009 5:45 AM

The First Sepia Joust has ended.

Congratulations to both participants for their excellent pieces and their gallantly allowing the Public to decide between the two which shall receive the laurels of victory and the coveted title of Champion of the Joust. The Voting and results can be found here.

The Second Sepia Joust has been announced. It will consist of the diary, journal, or memoirs of a famous or infamous person of history. Details can be found here.

Submissions will begin in the end of August, so you have plenty of time to prepare a worthy entrant.

New Article: The Art of the Assault

by | 5/11/2009 5:07 AM

The ancient warlord Terikel Grayhair has once again sifted through his venerable memory to recount for young warlords tips and tactics to conquer their foes.

This time, the Old One discusses various ways of negating those awful walls and palisades that silly people build to keep out worthy warriors. You may read his ramblings in this scroll .

Comments, criticism, and praise may be posted in this thread.

New sub-forum for Spartacus: Total War

by | 5/4/2009 1:37 AM

It's my pleasure to announce the opening of a new sub-forum at Rome: Total War Heaven. Spartacus: Total War is a mod for RTW by neo_deus and is a very promising mod. It aims to recreate the rebellion of Spartacus, and other historical events from that time period, using the RTW engine.

To learn more and get a preview of some of the factions in the mod visit the Spartacus: Total War topics here.