Where the tides of history crash into the shores of current events.
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Host: Barry Jacobsen
Monthly Archives: June 2017
THE SIEGE OF ANTIOCH (To read Part One, go here) The main Crusader army arrived before Antioch on 21 October 1097. They were confronted by the massive walls of what had once been the second city of the Byzantine Empire. Antioch on … Continue reading
Japan’s powerful Takeda clan is defeated and its hitherto invincible cavalry shattered by the innovative tactical genius of Oda Nobanaga; one of warring Japan’s three great unifiers! 16th century Japan was a time of civil war, known in Japanese history … Continue reading
(This is the final installment in a series on the militaries of the Macedonian Successor states which grew out of the Wars of the Diadochi, following the death of Alexander the Great. For the next century these kingdoms were defended … Continue reading
With the popularity of such films as “Alexander”, “300”, and its sequel “300: Rise of Empire” a broader audience is being introduced (sometimes for the first time) to the warriors of ancient Greece. These films are generally poor educational tools, … Continue reading
With Laye Haye Saint taken and Ney decimating Wellington’s center with close-range cannon fire, Napoleon decided upon a final push. A last roll of the dice, committing his Imperial Guard to breaking Wellington’s decimated center. (To read Part Nine, go … Continue reading
At 6 p.m., Marshal Ney called off the fruitless cavalry assaults upon Wellington’s Anglo-Dutch regiments around Mont-Saint-Jean. His torn uniform covered with mud and his face blackened with gunpowder smoke, Ney was now ordered by Napoleon to capture La Haye … Continue reading
At 4 pm, with no reserves immediately available but his Imperial Guard, which he was unwilling to commit at this point, Napoleon ordered Marshal Ney to lead his large and formidable cavalry reserve to a massive but unsupported attack on … Continue reading