The Army of Antigonid Macedonia

Dominicus Ultimus delivers a fantastic in-depth look at the Antigonid Army- one of the Successors to the empire of Alexander the Great. The Antigonids were the Successors in Macedonia proper, the homeland of the fabled Macedonian Phalanx.

The Gladius vs. the Sarissa

Terikel Grayhair gives us a richly detailed history of the evolution of Roman and Macedonian weapon systems, and
how they would eventually clash with the rulership of the Mediterranean at stake.

The Marian Reforms

Terikel Grayhair brings us an article that describes the advent of the Marian Reforms, an event that radically
altered not only the composition of the Roman army, but had far-reaching effects throughout all of Roman society, and indirectly led to the
fall of the Republic and creation of the Empire.

Marius Reforms and Minnie Balls

Lorentius Vadis compares two seemingly unrelated events to illustrate the effects two men had on warfare during their time.

The History of Cavalry, Infantry and Ranged Units

Night_Raider tell us about the tactical implications of cavalry, infantry, and archers, and their history.

History of the Phalanx Hoplite

MaximusDecimus gives us insight in the evolution of the Phalanx Hoplite.

Chariot Racing

Night_Raider tells us about the history of chariot racing.

Real Heroes

D Furius Venator gives us examples of non-mythical, real heroes on the battlefield.

Historical Cities

Ichbinian gives us a wonderful rundown on some of the cities in Rome Total War.

Rome and Constantinople

Count Mummolus examines the co-operation between Rome and Constantinople after the two capitals parted ways, and takes us to the fall of Rome.

Conquered, We Conquer

Once again Lord Terikel Grayhair has shaken his loose marbles, this time to examine just how tiny Rome, conquered by a Gallic tribe, could rise to rule over all Gallic peoples in less than four hundred years.

Roman Military Genius from Tarquin to Trajan to Today

Terikel Grayhair analyzes the genius of Roman Military Organization through the Ages, all the way to today.

The Myth of Woad

Edorix investigates the myths behind the term ‘Woad Warrior’ and exposes the truth of the matter.

A Brief History of Roman Britain

Edorix recounts five hundred years of Romans in Britain, from Julius Caesar’s first expeditions to the end of the Roman province.

Truth or Fantasy?

Terikel Grayhair answers this question concerning some of Rome:Total War’s more exotic (or downright silly) units.

Alaric and the Fall of Rome

Punic Hoplite looks at the role of Alaric and some of the events leading up to his sack of Rome.


Edorix takes a close look at one of the more enigmatic figures in Celtic and Neo-Pagan mythology with particular reference to the various later legends which can be ascribed to him.

Warships of Mare Nostrum

Terikel follows the history of the more well-known ships of the Mediterranean Sea from pre-history to Augustus Caesar. Learn more about the biremes, triremes, and quinqueremes of Rome: Total War, and how they are expressed in gameplay..

Know your Heroes

Terikel explains Roman military awards and decorations. Know what the soldiers and centurions won, how they did it, and why they were heroes.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek Music

Alex_the_Bold gives us a brief introduction to ancient Greek musical instruments and a bit of lore surrounding them. There are even a few snippets of authentic tunes to hear.

The Tragic Cycle in Athenian Drama

Awesome Eagle explains the ancient Greek Tragedy and its inescapable cycle of hubris, aite, and nemesis. Curious as to these terms and how the cycle developed, and what impact it had on classical plays? Pop by and learn, young scholar!

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