Themes for Volume XIV

Yesterday I forwarded the publication plan to our distributor. It consists of a fairly punishing schedule with a new issue every 7.5 weeks. Obviously, this is a challenge I've set the team to catch up with the delays we've suffered over the last few years. To help out, we've also appointed an assistant editor. Poor sod... 😉

However, that means that planning and nailing things down is yet more important. And at the moment, my editorial plan doesn't go past issue XIV.1. Veteran readers of Ancient Warfare will know what comes next: what would you like to read about? Please let us know in the comments below. No guarantees we'll pick up on your suggestions, but here's your chance!

23 thoughts on “Themes for Volume XIV”

  • Dustin Larsen

    I would love an issue on one of the kingdoms of Central and East Asia in Greco-Roman times:
    - Greco-Bactrian Kingdom
    - Greco-Indian Kingdom
    - Kushan Empire
    - Han Dynasty China

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  • Steffen

    What I would like to see:

    -Germanic Succession States in the former Western Roman Empire
    -Post-Roman Britain in the 5th Century
    -The Huns
    -Empire Divided - Palmyra and the Gallic Empire in the late 3rd Century
    -Germanicus' Campaign in Germania
    -The Medes and pre-Archaemenid Persia

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  • Bill Gatlin

    I have been a subscriber for only a couple of years, and this is a superb magazine. I enjoy the artwork very much too.
    Personally, I’d like to see more articles on Greek warfare, especially of the Grecian-Persian Wars, Thermopylae especially, and the Punic Wars.
    Thank you, for allowing me to tender my intake, and keep up the exceptional work!

    Sincerely,
    Bill Gatlin

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  • Frank

    Recent subscriber, so you may have done these...
    -Article on naphtha, caltrops, or other once-common-now-defunct tools of the ancient world
    -Effectiveness of the Great Wall (American politics aside, but it might draw interest)
    -Deliberate destruction/poisoning of food or water stores in sieges, ancient methods of bio warfare
    -Arab conquests, maybe pick a battle, highlight early Mideast expansion during the time of Muhammad
    -Early Egyptian organization, kingdoms, methods of warfare
    ~Frank

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  • David

    I'd love to see some topics discussed such as
    Tribal warfare. War outside the empire.
    General warfare. What makes an effective general stand out.

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  • William Lunceford
    William Lunceford November 7, 2019 at 12:11 am

    I would like to some articles about the empire of Lydia, Babylon, the Medes and Persians.
    Thank you for these publications. I really enjoy them.

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  • Brian Van De Walker
    Brian Van De Walker November 7, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Noo, not Asia, I would have to buy the issue then.

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  • Brian Van De Walker
    Brian Van De Walker November 7, 2019 at 12:44 am

    How about the Han Dynasty invasion of Go era Korea, or Chinese expansion at the time of Rome, at one time didn't the two Empires only have a bit of Parthia in the way of each other?

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  • David Smith

    How about an issues themed around the difficulties of campaigning in the ancient world?

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  • TK

    Greetings,

    thanks for another great and strog volume of AW magazine. I´m really grateful for the current issue, which was one of my suggestions for this volume :) I´m looking forward to reading nex ones, especially the issue about Hellenistic Asia Minor. I´m also really looking forward to start of Volume XIV - Claudius at War.

    Now to the topic, here are my suggestions for other issues:

    Hellenistic Era: Maccabean Revolt 167–160 BC (including Battle of Battle of Beth Zechariah)
    Republican Rome: Campaigns of Lucullus (including Battle of Tigranocerta)
    Non-Greco/Roman: Rise of Neo-Babylonian Empire
    Classical Greece: Greco-Punic Wars in Sicily

    Thanks in advance for all issues of AW volume XIV.

    TK

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  • Michael Andersson
    Michael Andersson November 7, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    First off, thank you for a brilliant magazine!

    I'd like to see more about
    - the development of the legion - especially interested in the late roman legion
    - cavalry in the roman army
    - parthian and sassanid armies and tactics
    - and of course new perspectives on the Notitia are always fascinating!

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  • Dustin Larsen

    I'd love an issue on one of the kingdoms of central or east Asia during Greco-Roman times:
    - Greco-Bactrian kingdom
    - Greco-Indian kingdom
    - Kushan empire
    - Han dynasty China

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  • Pavel Vaverka

    That's perfect content, I agree!

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  • Murray Fish

    New subscriber here.

    I'd like to see more articles on C3rd AD Rome though that looks to be catered for in the next issue.

    Great magazine!

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  • Adrian Knighton

    I would like to see:-
    Differences between the early Roman army and late Roman army.
    Sub Roman Britain and Gaul.
    Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall.
    Frontier on the Rhine.
    Batavian revolt.
    Goths, Germans, Huns etc.
    Warfare in Homer's time.
    Greece and Rome at war.
    Keep up the good work.

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  • Pavel Vaverka

    Dear Jasper,

    sorry if this theme already occurred. But what about theme Urartu? Neo-Assyrian Empire is relatively known, but Urartu has recent fabulous research about army, metallurgy, cities. I saw names of scientists, articles, books, in Armenian, Russian, Turkish language etc., not just the English. I also saw new article about Urartu swords in Japanese! Even in our terrible Czech enviroment is something new https://epochaplus.cz/dal-pysny-kral-sarduri-ii-svetu-zachodky/ Please consider this theme! I can send You those names, perhaps will be some guy from on site research willing to write something...

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  • Alberto

    Here some proporsals for vol. XIV:

    * Roman issues

    - Roman Socci
    - Parthian´s Campaigns for Trajan to Severus Alexander
    - Roman Civil Wars: Late Republic/Early Empire (Social War, Marius vs Sulla, Sertorian War,Caesar vs Pompeii,Liberators Civil War, Antonius vs Octavius) or Late Empire (3rd Century Crisis, Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy/Wars against Usurpers)
    - Stilicho/Aetius Campaigns
    - Roman Cavalry: peoples (Numidians, Italiots, Spanish, Gauls, Germanic, Armenians,...), types (cataphracts, hippotoxai,...)
    - Early Roman Warrior
    - Hannibalic War (Trebia, Trasimene, Cannae)

    * Greek Issues
    - Alexander the Great Campaigns
    - Macedonian Siege Warfare
    - Macedonian Army
    - Greek Conquest of the Mediterranean
    - Persian Wars
    - Greek Dark Age

    * Non graeco-roman issue
    - Etruscan warfare
    - Samnites
    - Trojan War
    - Batavian Revolt
    - Iberian and Celtiberian Warrior and Warfare in and agaisnt Carthage and Rome Armies

    *Diachronical
    - Traitors, deserters and defectors (2)
    - Cavalry in Ancient World
    - Ancient Warfare (troops, tactics, weapons, armour,...)

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  • Alberto

    A few proporsals:
    Roman Civil Wars (Republic/Early/Late Empire), Hannibalic War, Treason (2), Socii, Etrurians and Samnites, Stilicho´s Campaigns, Iberians with and against Rome and Carthage, Persian Wars, Cavalry, Alexander the Great, Diadochi and Epigoni at War,Weapons, Armour (2)

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  • Alberto

    A few proporsals:
    Roman Civil Wars (Republic/Early/Late Empire), Hannibalic War, Treason (2), Socii, Etrurians and Samnites, Stilicho´s Campaigns, Iberians with and against Rome and Carthage, Persian Wars, Cavalry, Alexander the Great, Diadochi and Epigoni at War,Weapons, Armour (2).
    Greetings.

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  • Chris Gilmore

    So many things come to mind when thinking about possible articles and especially artwork.
    I would like to see items relating to:
    The Achaemenid Persians and their armies
    Greek Hoplite Shield Design
    Marian Roman Armies
    Early Imperial Roman Shield Design
    Thracian Armies
    Scythian Armies
    Celtic Hill Forts
    Middle Kingdom Egyptian Armies
    Armies of Kings Saul and David
    Assyrian Armies
    Babylonian Armies
    There are so many more items, too many to be listed completely, but these and the accompanying artwork would be amazing.
    Keep up the good work
    Sincerely, Chris Gilmore, El Paso, Texas

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  • Sergey

    I would like to see an issue dedicated to the revolts during 2nd century BC including Maccabean Revolt, the Fourth Macedonian War, revolt of Aristonicus (Eumenes III), the First Servile War and the Second Servile War.
    Greetings.

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  • Sergey

    I would like to see:
    1. Greek issue.
    The issue dedicated to the struggle of the Jews for the independence against Seleucid empire from the Maccabean Revolt until the Siege of Jerusalem at the time of John Hyrcanus (134 BC)
    2. Mixtured issue.
    The issue dedicated to the anti-Roman revolts during 2nd century BC including the Fourth Macedonian War, revolt of Aristonicus (Eumenes III), the First Servile War and the Second Servile War.
    Greetings.

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  • Maurizio d'Agostino
    Maurizio d'Agostino December 5, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    First of all ,thanks for the wonderful magazines! To be honest, every theme is interesting, because the approach adopted is usually original and capable to stimulate the interests. That said, I'd like to see something about the Indian Mauriyan empire and the Micenean art of war.
    Greetings.

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