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THE 25 GREATEST COMMANDERS OF THE RENAISSANCE

Once again, Deadliest Blogger presents its list of Greatest Commanders of history. This time, we tackle the difficult period of the Renaissance; defined here as the period from the second-half of the 15th century through the 17th century. While some … Continue reading

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BELISARIUS AT DARAS, 530 AD: A STUDY IN THE USE OF INTERIOR LINES

  Faced by a numerically superior opponent, the Eastern Roman general Belisarius countered with field works, maneuver and a masterful use of interior lines! In 530 A.D. the Eastern Roman Empire‘s province of Mesopotamia was invaded by a large and … Continue reading

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CARNAGE AT CLONTARF: IRELAND’S DARKEST DAY! (PART 2)

On Good Friday, April 23, 1014 just north of Dublin a momentous and bloody battle was fought. At stake was the nascent unification of Ireland under its first true king, Brian Boru; and the future influence of the Vikings, who … Continue reading

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ELITE WARRIORS OF THE DARK AGES: THE BUCELLARII OF BELISARIUS

This is the fifth part of our series on Elite Warriors of the Dark Ages. The Household Cavalry of one of history’s greatest generals helped to restore the lost western provinces of the Roman Empire. A multi-ethnic unit of armored … Continue reading

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DEVIL-DOGS CELEBRATE 241 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE!

Happy 241st birthday to the finest force the world has ever known…the United States Marines! Semper Fi, Devil Dogs! Ooh-Rah!! Much has been said about “The Corps”. Here are some of the best quotations about the U.S. Marines: “The safest place … Continue reading

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1066:A BLOODY AND MOMENTOUS YEAR (CONCLUSION)

Harold Godwinson had won a great victory at Stamford Bridge, defeating a Norse army and killing its storied leader, Harald Hardrada, the mightiest warrior in the north. But for the English king, there was no time to celebrate: his erstwhile … Continue reading

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A CHRONOLOGICAL GUIDE TO DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S POSTS

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! … Continue reading

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VIENNA, 1683: THE LAST HURRAH OF THE WINGED HUSSARS

“We saw it! The hussars let loose their horses: God, what power! They ran through the smoke and the sound was like that of a thousand blacksmiths beating with a thousand hammers. Jezus Maria! The lances bent forward like stalks … Continue reading

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GREAT WARSHIPS OF HISTORY: KOREAN TURTLE SHIP

In the 16th century a little-known naval genius helped fend-off a Japanese conquest by use of a unique and effective weapon of war: the Turtle Ship! In the last decade of the 16th century, the ambitious and capable warlord of … Continue reading

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DIADOCHI: MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 9)

Long before George R.R. Martin penned his tale of war, intrigue and treachery the ancient world was scene to its own version of Game of Thrones. (This is the ninth in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadochi. Part 1 can be … Continue reading

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