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(Though sometimes human genius can turn the tables) When it comes to war, a great general once said that God sides with “whichever side has the biggest battalions”. While greater numbers and quantity of material do not always a successful … Continue reading
This is the Part One of Deadliest Blogger’s look at the religious and military phenomenon known as the Crusades. At best, considering the sheer volume of material and scope of history involved, this can only be a cursory examination of the … Continue reading
(This is the first part in a series on the militaries of the Macedonian Successor states; which grew out of the Wars of the Diadochi that followed the death of Alexander the Great. For the next century after his death, … Continue reading
Partisan politics takes precedent over national security as the “Super-Power” of the Middle Ages is betrayed from within! On an arid upland valley in Armenia, one hot August day in 1071, the Roman/Byzantine army marched out of camp to battle the … Continue reading
In the 11th century, no warrior stood taller than the knights of Normandy. Esteemed as the most dangerous heavy cavalry in Europe, the Normans ventured forth from their northern French duchy to carve out realms from the Scottish Lowlands to … Continue reading
For nearly 500 years, the purple-clad emperors of Byzantium were guarded on the battlefield and in their porphyry palace by an axe-wielding body of fierce Viking warriors: The Varangian Guard! The 10th century was the zenith of the Viking Age. … Continue reading
This is the second part of our series on Elite Warriors of the Dark Ages. In the wake of the Danish conquest of England, the last kings of Anglo-Saxon England had at their service a fearsome band of disciplined warriors: … Continue reading
This is the fourth part of our series on Elite Warriors of the Dark Ages. As Charles the Great, king of the Franks, created the first great European empire after the Fall of Rome, he surrounded himself with elite mounted … Continue reading
Throughout history there have existed elite units whose legend lived long after the men themselves had faded from memory. From the Heroes who fought at Troy to the Navy SEALs of today, warriors of the highest caliber have been drawn … Continue reading