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This portal is dedicated to the knowledge of ancient warfare in ancient times, focuring on the early antiquity up to the fall of the Western Roman Empire, roughly 3500 years of warfare. With the help of the best web sources, ancient authors, archeological evidences, recreations, illustrations, maps, animations, and screenshots from the highly praized Total War video game serie, choosed by history channel (Sega(r) - Creative assembly(r)).

catw 1.2 Samniti Bello (May 2017)


This new catw adventure features the ancient world in 300 BC, from Scotland to India, with a particular situation for the still fragile Roman republic, facing the onslaught of a coalition led by Samnite warlord Gellius Egniatus, composed of Etruscans, Umbrians and Senone Gauls in addition to the Samnites tribes. For the first time, a new faction is also introduced: Massalia.

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Ancient-battles will also try to take over many un- or few- explored mateers, as the ancient "sea peoples" or achaeans and minoans from the bronze age and homeric times, but also the mauryan empire and T'sin armies, the steppe peoples, the celts, as the early, or at the opposite, very late romans, like the western "barbarized" ones, or the byzantine, "hellenized" romans. What we know apart the famous "triplex acies" of pre-marian times, triarii, principes, hastati, equites, and velites? Before this was the very early roman army composed of aristocratic cavalry or Celeres, derived from the Etruscan nobility, and a heavy phalanx composed mainly on spearmen by classes, and a reformed army by Dictator and general Marcus Furius Camilius, with six Censes classes, with rorarii, leves and accensii...

And what we know about the greek classic armies at this time, with hoplites and meprised psiloi and hippiko, and their opponents, the persians, and beyond the sparabara, takabara, kardaka and other troops ? -The greek-city states age became, with the Macedonian rise, the Hellenistic era, which created terms like "phalangitai, hypaspistai, chalkaspidai, argyraspidai, Leucaspidai, akontistai, peltastai, thureophoroi, toxotai, sphendonetai, thorakitai, hetairoi, prodromoi" were known and became a model for all combined army from the Herakles columns to the Indus river... A true encyclopedia of ancient warfare.


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