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Punic Cuirass
Imageby Alexander van Loon

Punic Cuirass

A Punic gilded bronze cuirass from Ksour Essaf, 3rd-2nd century BCE. (Bardo National Museum, Tunisia)
Siege Warfare in Medieval Europe
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Siege Warfare in Medieval Europe

Siege tactics were a crucial part of medieval warfare, especially from the 11th century CE when castles became more widespread in Europe and sieges outnumbered pitched battles. Castles and fortified cities offered protection to both the local...
Cavalry in Ancient Chinese Warfare
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Cavalry in Ancient Chinese Warfare

The use of cavalry in Chinese warfare was a significant development which was largely responsible for the abandonment of chariots, that vehicle being much slower and more cumbersome to manoeuvre in battle conditions. The greater speed and...
Map of Hannibals Route into Italy
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Map of Hannibals Route into Italy

Hannibal's route into Italy in the Second Punic war.
Chariots in Ancient Chinese Warfare
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Chariots in Ancient Chinese Warfare

The chariot was used in Chinese warfare from around 1250 BCE but enjoyed its heyday between the 8th and 5th century BCE when various states were constantly battling for control of China. Employed as a status symbol, a shock weapon, to pursue...
Chariots in Ancient Indian Warfare
Articleby Dr Avantika Lal

Chariots in Ancient Indian Warfare

The chariot was the elite arm of ancient Indian armies in the Vedic (1500 BCE – 1000 BCE) and Epic periods (described by the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, 1000-600 BCE) because of the advantages it conferred and the selection of plain...
Roman Naval Warfare
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Roman Naval Warfare

A scene depicting Roman naval ships in battle.
Carthaginian Silver Coin
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Carthaginian Silver Coin

A Carthaginian silver coin, 5th-4th century BCE. Nike above a horse and a palm tree. Minted in Carthage. (The British Museum, London)
Battle of Cannae - Initial Deployment
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Battle of Cannae - Initial Deployment

Map of the Battle of Cannae showing the initial deployment and the Roman attack.
Ancient Persian Warfare
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Persian Warfare

The ancient Persian military evolved from the earlier armed forces of the Medes which, in turn, developed from the warrior class of the indigenous people of the Iranian Plateau, the Aryan migrants (including the Persians) who later settled...