A CHRONOLOGICAL GUIDE TO DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S POSTS

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My ever-loving girlfriend pointed out that it would be uber-useful to have a reference guide to all of the various pieces Deadliest Blogger has written over the years; placing each in it historical order. Well, her wish is my command!

Here is a list of all of my historical pieces, placed within a chronological timeline:

ANCIENT WORLD

The Art of War: Warriors of the Pharaohs: 16th-12th century BC, a look at the warriors of ancient Egypt, focusing upon depictions in art; part of series, “Art (work) of War”

 

 

The Art of War: Heroes of Troy and Mycenae: 15th-12th century BC, a look at the warriors of the Greek “Heroic Age”, focusing upon depictions in art; part of series, “Art (work) of War”

05 Pyrrhus 2The 25 Greatest Commanders of the Ancient World: 1475 BC- 476 AD, the Deadliest Blogger’s list of the top commanders of the era, with brief bios

 

 

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Spartans: Elite Warriors of Ancient Greece: 6th-4th century BC, a multi-part series on the warrior-heroes of Ancient Greece

 

 

1417290-aGreat Warships of History: The Greek Trireme: 5th century BC, the “wooden walls” that allowed the tiny Greek city-states to fend off the mighty Persian Empire, and for Athens to establish a maritime empire of its own; part of the “Great Warships of History” series

The Lion at the Hot Gates: Thermopylae 480 BC: Sparta’s finest hour  came in 480 BC, when a brave king led 300 volunteers to a narrow pass in the north of Greece; to buy time with their lives while their countrymen prepared for war

Greece is Save By Its Wooden Walls: 480 BC, as the Great King Xerxes watches from the cliffs above, the Persian invasion of Greece is checked in the narrow straits of Salamis; in one of history’s greatest galley battles

 

1551560Spartan Invincibility is Destroyed at Leuctra: 371 BC, the Spartan dominance of Greece is broken and a Spartan king slain by the Thebans; who are led by the brilliant Epamonidas

 

 

Great Captains: Alexander the Great: 4th century BC, examination of perhaps history’s greatest general; part of series on the “Great Captains of War”

 

Granicus: Alexander’s Most Perilous Battle: 334 BC, Alexander the Great’s first battle against the Persians nearly ends in his death

 

Diadochi: Macedonian Game of Thrones: 321 BC – 281 BC, war and intrigue follow the death of Alexander the Great, as his family and generals struggle over his empire; multi-part series

 

Armies of the Successors: The Antigonids: 4th-2nd century BC, the army of Macedonia following Alexander the Great

 

Armies of the Successors: The Seleucids: 4th-2nd century BC, the army of the Macedonian empire of the near east established by the general of  Alexander the Great

 

Armies of the Successors: The Ptolemies: 4th-1st century BC, the army of the Macedonian-Egyptian kingdom of Cleopatra and her ancestors

 

Great Captains: Hannibal Barca: 3th century BC, examination of the great Carthaginian general who challenged Rome in the Second Punic War; part of series on the “Great Captains of War”

Breaching the Alps: Hannibal’s Icy Ordeal: 218 BC, the Second Punic War, Hannibal beats the odds and gets his army of tens-of-thousands across the frozen Alps

 

Cannae: Hannibal’s Masterpiece: 216 BC, Second Punic War leads to one of Rome’s greatest defeats, and a establishes Hannibal as one of history’s greatest generals

 

Phalanx vs Legion: Closing the Debate: 3rd-1st Century BC, historians and military gamers argue endlessly over the relative merits of the two competing tactical systems: the Macedonian-style phalanx and the Roman legion. How each worked, why, and which was superior

Mad Kings and Maccabees: the First Hanukkah: 2nd century BC, a mad king threatens to extinguish Judaism; and in the struggle to maintain their identity the Jews find a mighty champion: Judah “the Hammer”

 

Disaster In the Desert: Crassus at Carrhae: 54 BC, and the conqueror of Spartacus and co-ruler of the Roman Republic leads an army into Mesopotamia; in an effort to replicate the conquests of Alexander the Great. Instead, he meets his doom beneath the desert sun at the hands of the nomadic Parthians

caesar-bustGreat Captains: Julius Caesar: 1st century BC, examination of one of histories greatest generals, the “noblest Roman of them all”; part of the series, “Great Captains of War”

 

DARK AGES

Adrianople: Twilight of the Legions: 378, the battle often blamed for the fall of the Roman Empire is reexamined

 

 

The Age of Arthur: 5th-6th century Britain; the “historical” King Arthur, his world and the creation of Anglo-Saxon England.  Multi-part series.

 

Attila is Stopped at the Catalaunian Fields: 451, the Hunnish invasion of Gaul comes to a climax near Chalons, as the Roman Empire nears its end

 

belisarius-2Belisarius at Darus: 530, Byzantium’s greatest general wins his first and perhaps greatest victory over the Sassanid Persians; giving the world a masterly demonstration of the use of interior lines to outmaneuver an enemy

 

 

1432785aDark Ages Elite: The Bucellarii of Belisarius: 6th-early 7th century, the first in a multi-part series on the elite warriors of the Dark Ages (476-1066 AD). Belisarius’ household retainers led the Byzantine military conquests of Justinian, and were the model for Byzantine kataphractoi in the subsequent centuries

 

Great Warships of History: Byzantine Fire Dromon: 7th – 12th century, Byzantium is protected at sea by swift galleys bearing one of history’s most secret weapons, “Greek Fire”; part of the “Great Warships of History” series

Dark Ages Elite: Caballarii of Charlemagne: 8th-9th century, the elite Frankish horsemen who were the prototype for the chivalric heroes of the Medieval legend; part of the “Elite Warriors of the Dark Ages” series

 

The Vikings: An Enduring Fascination: 793 – 1066, a brief history of the most ferocious warriors of the Dark Ages, and why they continue to engage our interest to this day

 

England is Born at Bloody Brunanburh: 937, the Anglo-Saxons are united under the rule of Athelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, the first king of “England”. At Brunanburh he faces a challenge from by a Viking and Scottish army and the Danish lords of the north

Dark Ages Elite: The Jomsvikings: 10th-11th century, continuing the multi-part series on the elite warriors of the Dark Ages (476-1066 AD). The Jomsvikings were an elite Viking brotherhood that was the progenitor of late elite units

Carnage at Clontarf: Ireland’s Darkest Day: 1014, Irish unity is shattered with the death of her greatest national hero, Brian Boru, High King of Ireland; as he stops a Viking army at Clontarf

Dark Ages Elite: Anglo-Saxon Huscarls: 11th century, continuing the multi-part series on the elite warriors of the Dark Ages (476-1066 AD). The Huscarls were the professional warriors who warded the last Anglo-Danish kings of England

 

 

1408160Elite Warriors of the Dark Ages: Norman Knight: 11th-12th century, the elite armored horsemen who conquered England, Ireland, and led the First Crusade; part of the “Elite Warriors of the Dark Ages” series

 

 

1066: A Bloody and Momentous Year: Three men contend for the crown of England; and change the course of British history

 

 

Elite Warriors of the Dark Ages: Varangian Guard: 11th-14th century, the elite axe-bearing Viking and later English guard of the Byzantine emperors; part of the “Elite Warriors of the Dark Ages” series

 

 

 

Manzikert.jpgThe Terrible Day: Disaster at Manzikert: 1071, Christian Byzantium is betrayed and Muslim Turkey is born on a remote battlefield in Armenia

 

 

MIDDLE AGES

22853_Otto-IThe 25 Greatest Commanders of the Middle Ages: 475-1453, the Deadliest Blogger’s list of the top commanders, with brief bios of each.

The Crusades: A Politically Incorrect View: 1095 – 1204, a look at the Crusades, their cause and effect, without the lens of multi-cultural “PC” nonsense that has so distorted the history in recent tellings; a multi-part series

 

Great Captains: Chingis Khan: 13th century, history’s greatest conqueror, creator of the largest land empire; part of series on the “Great Captains of War”

 

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Legnica: The Mongol Terror Reaches Poland
: 1241, the Polish and Teutonic knights face the Middle Ages greatest war machine as the Mongols invade Europe

 

 

End of the Caliphate: The Mongol Sack of Baghdad: 1258, the last of the ancient Abbasid Caliph’s of Baghdad dies at the hands of the heirs of Genghis Khan

 

Slaughter in the Mud:Henry V at Agincourt: 1415, the original “band of brothers” make a heroic stand on St. Crispins Day

 

A Most Sanguinary Affair: Bloody Towton: 1461, the War of the Roses reaches a climax in the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil

 

The War of the Roses Ends at Bloody Bosworth: 1485, the battle that established the Tudor Dynasty, and ended the Plantagenet

 

RENAISSANCE

The 25 Greatest Commanders of the Renaissance: 1453-1650, the Deadliest Blogger’s list of the top commanders, with brief bios

 

 

panipat_main-bMughal: “The Tiger” Founds an Empire at Panipat: 1525, the Mughal Empire of India is established by Babur’s use of cannons to defeat the Sultan of Dehli

 

 

Great Warships of History: Korean Turtle Ship: 1590s, the Japanese Samurai invasion of Korea tis thwarted by history’s first ironclad warships; part of the “Great Warships of History” series

Gustave_Adolphe_at_Breitenfeld-Johann_Walter-f3706497The Lion of the North Roars at Breitenfield: 1631, The Thirty Years War and Gustavus Adolphus wins his greatest victory

 

 

revenge-2Great Warships of History: Revenge, Race-Built Galleon: 16th century, the radically redesigned English warships that helped Britain rule the seas; part of the “Great Warships of History” series

 

hussThe Last Hurrah of the Winged Hussars: 1683, Europe is saved as the Siege of Vienna ends in history’s greatest cavalry charge

 

 

18th – 19th CENTURY

Great Warships of History: The Ship of the Line: 17th-19th century, the king of the high seas in the Age of Sail; part of the “Great Warships of History” series

 

fritzGreat Captains: Frederick the Great: 18th century, a look at Prussia’s “Old Fritz”, one of history’s greatest soldiers; part of series on the “Great Captains of War”

 

 

article-0-183b67b900000578-145_640x816Great Captains: Napoleon Bonaparte: Late 18th-early 19th century, examination of France’s greatest conqueror  and one of history’s greatest generals; part of series on the “Great Captains of War”

 

 

Sabres in the Snow: Murat at Eylau, 1807! Napoleon reverses impending defeat by ordering his cavalry Marshal to lead a titanic charge against the Russian center

 

Napoleon’s Last Campaign: 1815, the “Waterloo Campaign” series, and final fall of Napoleon. Could “Le Emperor” have reversed his fortunes and saved his Empire?

 

 

80da27526558cac0321c1ee30fece812_f803The Thin Red Line Breaks at New Orleans: 1814,”Old Hickory” shatters the British attempt to control the mouth of the Mississippi at New Orleans, and saves the future of the United States in the process.

 

alamo-213 Days of Glory: the Alamo, 1836:  the true story of the heroic siege and Texas’ struggle for independence

 

 

gandamuck-2Massacre in the Passes: Elphinstone’s Disaster: 1842, the First Afghan War comes to a climax with the calamitous death of an army in the frozen passes

 

220px-sir_harry_smithThe Redoutable Harry Smith Faces the Savage Sikhs at Aliwal: 1846, Sir Harry Smith fights a near-perfect little battle that turns the tide of the First Anglo-Afghan War.

 

 

Great Captains: Nathan Bedford Forrest: 1861-1865, the greatest natural military genius in American history, the “Wizard of the Saddle” was the Civil War’s most feared and hated general; part of series on the “Great Captains of War”

 

Zulu: Death and Redemption in the African Sun: 1879, the British Empire suffers a humiliating defeat at the hands of Africa’s greatest warriors; but redeem their honor with a glorious stand at the mission station at Rorke’s Drift

 

The British Face the Fuzzy Wuzzies at Abu Klea: 1885, the British expeditionary force in the Sudan is attacked by Dervish forces near the well at Abu Klea. For a few desperate minutes, the British square was breached and the army in deadly danger

20th CENTURY

Juramentado: Moro Suicidal Assassins: First decade of the 20th century, American forces in the Philippine Islands faced targeted attacks from suicidal Moro (Muslim) assassins “running amok”

Germany’s Schlieffen Plan: A Study in Economy of Force: 1914, the Chief of the German Imperial Staff comes up with a bold plan to end the impending war on the Western Front in rapid fashion, before it could stalemate; what went wrong?

Great Captains: George Smith Patton, Jr: 1940-1945, America’s most flamboyant and brilliant general of World War Two, “Old Blood and Guts”; part of series on the “Great Captains of War”

Great Warships of History: The Bismarck: World War Two, the storied German raider that led to the greatest sea-chase in history; part of the “Great Warships of History” series

The Devil’s Guard: Hitler’s Waffen SS: World War Two, a multi-part examination of the most hated and feared military organization in modern history, Nazi Germany’s elite SS

 

Great Warships of History: The Yamato: World War Two, the Imperial Japanese Navy’s super-Battleship, sporting the larges guns ever mounted on any ship; part of the “Great Warships of History” series

MISC ARTICLES

God Sides With the Big Battalions: When it comes to war, a great general once said that God sides with “whichever side has the biggest battalions”. While nations fielding smaller, higher-quality forces sometimes win battles; history shows that ultimate victory usually goes to the larger power

300: Rise of An Empire Review: Deadliest Blogger reviews the sequel to “300”. If you liked 2006’s blockbuster film, “300”, with its hyperbolic and highly stylized fantasy retelling of historical Battle of Thermopylae, you will likely enjoy this 2014 sequel.

Deadliest Bloggers’ Greatest Quotes on War: Part One

Deadliest Blogger’s Greatest Quotes on War: Part Two 

Deadliest Blogger’s Greatest Quotes on War: Part Three

Deadliest Blogger’s Greatest Quotes on War: Part Four

Deadliest Blogger’s Greatest Quotes on War: Part Five

Deadliest Blogger’s Greatest Quotes on War: Part Six

Deadliest Blogger’s Greatest Quotes on War: Part Seven

“History Bites”: The Fork, “a Hateful Vanity”

 

 

“History Bites”: Son of a Gun

 

 

If World War One Were a Bar Fight!

 

 

 

If World War Two Were a Bar Fight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to A CHRONOLOGICAL GUIDE TO DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S POSTS

  1. ritaroberts says:

    Brilliant idea. Thank you.

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