Medieval Warfare Blog

  • Special Medieval Warfare

    At the start of next week, our very first Medieval Warfare Special will arrive at our office. For those of you who have missed our... Read more
  • Aftermath and abandonment – Casting off the Maid

    After the dramatic and unanticipated victory at Orléans on May 8, 1429, we would have expected Charles VII to at least acknowledge Joan of Arc’s... Read more
  • MW IV-2 now available

    It has been very busy over here at Medieval Warfare. Aside from our regular issues, we also have our very first Special to work on... Read more
  • Another world: the Aztecs

    ”(…) they were armed with large bows and arrows, lances and shields and swords shaped like our two-handed swords, and many slings and stones and... Read more
  • Medieval Games, Part III: combat in turn-based strategy games

    In my previous blog, I introduced you to the game Civilization, adding some basic info on the available units as well. In this third part... Read more
  • When legend becomes fact, print the legend!

    One of the most celebrated combat sequences in cinema is the ‘Battle on the Ice’ from Sergei Eisenstein’s Alexander Nevsky (1938), which depicts the Novgorodian prince’s victory... Read more
  • Medieval games, part II: turn-based strategy

    About 2 weeks ago, I started my series on games with a medieval military theme by looking at a supposedly realistic Role-Playing Game called Kingdom... Read more
  • The flawed defences of King’s Landing

    The new feature Game of Thrones Season 4: Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing ends with a view on the city and citadel of King’s Landing, with the all... Read more
  • Medieval games. Part I

    A few days ago, I realized that many of the topics I have been working with these past months triggered my memory of quite a... Read more
  • A legend grows

    The Middle Ages was a time of myths and legends. Many of the famous tales of the era have completely fictional origins. For example, the... Read more

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