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Articles by William Mclaughlin:

In the countless theoretical lists of best generals of all time, Alexander the Great is often at or very near the top, in fact, such…

Scipio Africanus was only of the most talented generals in the ancient world. He was barely an adult when Hannibal invaded Italy. He fought in…

It is widely known that the Spartans produced some of the most brutally efficient warriors of all time, but how did they gain that reputation?…

How exactly were the Romans able to rise from a small trading settlement near a ford in the Tiber to establishing an empire that stretched…

The battle of Cannae was an almost perfect tactical victory for Hannibal Barca. Facing a Roman army almost twice the size on a level field,…

Ancient and Medieval generals were often smart enough to avoid battle against a much larger force but throughout history there are many cases where much…

Rome hated a lot of people over the thousands of years it held power, so this list is far from comprehensive, feel free to add…

What was it actually like to fight with the heavy infantry on an ancient battlefield? The average person has their views shaped by Hollywood, but…

Rain and snow tend to make people stay inside with a nice cup of tea, hot chocolate, or maybe something stronger. As you would expect,…

Roman wars against “barbarians” can often be very difficult to cover. In victory, they can be deemed inconsequential or unworthy of special mention by ancient…

The Roman Empire didn’t end with the 476 depositions of the Western Emperor Romulus or the Fall of Rome. It continued with solid momentum in…

Prior to gunpowder and efficient pike squares, cavalry had a key impact on the battlefield. Cavalry was utilized differently based on their training, equipment, and…