Ancient Warfare Blog

  • Ancient Warfare at the museum - 3

    Ancient Warfare X.4 contained an image of a Roman Coolus-type helmet found on one of the Dutch Wadden Islands, Texel. That is, to say the... Read more
  • Ancient Warfare podcast on Patreon

    I’ve not posted for a while due to having been extremely busy with moving to a new house. At the same time, I’ve also been... Read more
  • Effective writing (in Ancient Warfare)

    At present, I’m editing Ancient Warfare issue X.5, which will deal with the Persians from the Achaemenids to the Sassanids, with a particular emphasis on... Read more
  • A horseman from Rhodes

    I was in Rhodes three years ago and took an awful lot of photos in the city’s archaeological museum. Today, I want to briefly focus... Read more
  • Far Cry Primal redux

    Earlier this year, I played through Ubisoft’s Far Cry Primal, an open-world, first-person shooter game set in the Stone Age. I did a game diary... Read more
  • Titan Quest

    While similar games had existed before, developer Blizzard’s Diablo (1996) set the template for what we now refer to as ‘action role-playing games’ or ARPGs... Read more
  • The ultimate homicide case of ancient Rome?

    Editorial note: regular contributor Lindsay Powell’s book on Germanicus has recently been re-released in paperback form. Like we’ve done before, we’re giving Lindsay some space... Read more
  • Wars at the edge of empires

    Last week, I put the finishing touches to the latest issue of Ancient Warfare. As long-time readers are probably aware, every volume of the magazine... Read more
  • How to be a Hollywood Roman

    A warning from The Powers That Be: our editor just may have watched too many ‘ancient-themed’ movies and TV-shows recently. Rant mode on. So, you... Read more
  • The look of the ancient world on screen

    Ridley Scott’s Gladiator (2000) was a watershed moment in recent movie history. As Alastair Blanshard and Kim Shahabudin put in their Classics on Screen: Ancient... Read more

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