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ARMIES OF THE SUCCESSORS: THE ANTIGONIDS

(This is the first part in a series on the militaries of the Macedonian Successor states; which grew out of the Wars of the Diadoci that followed the death of Alexander the Great. For the next century after his death, … Continue reading

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ATTILA IS STOPPED AT THE CATALAUNIAN FIELDS!

On June 20, 451 on a broad plain in the Champagne region of France, Attila the Hun, “the Scourge of God”, engaged in his greatest battle. The fate of western civilization lay in the balance. In Chinese history, the Huns are … Continue reading

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NAPOLEON’S LAST CAMPAIGN (PART ONE)

Napoleon Bonaparte bestrode his world like a colossus. Rising amidst the bloody chaos of the French Revolution, he established a new order; and left France a mythic hero to surpass Charlemagne. Napoleon began his career as a young officer of … Continue reading

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DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S GREATEST QUOTES ON WAR 2

If you loved the first list, here is Deadliest Blogger’s list of favorite military quotes, part two: “Veni, vidi, vici” (I came, I saw, I conquered) – Julius Caesar, on the very brief campaign against the Pontians. “When the situation … Continue reading

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GRANICUS: ALEXANDER’S MOST PERILOUS BATTLE!

In 334 B.C., Alexander son of Philip, third king of Macedon to bear that name, was only 21 years of age. But while young, Alexander was already a proven commander; prepared to begin his storied career as one of history’s … Continue reading

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CANNONS AT PANIPAT: THE FOUNDING OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE

In 1525 a descendant of Genghis Khan and Tamerlane crossed the Khyber Pass with a tiny army in a desperate gamble: an attack on the powerful Sultanate of Delhi. On the dusty plain of Panipat, he would lay the foundation of India’s mightiest empire: the Mughal! Continue reading

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DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S GREATEST QUOTES ON WAR 2

If you loved the first list, here is Deadliest Blogger’s list of favorite military quotes, part two: “Veni, vidi, vici” (I came, I saw, I conquered) – Julius Caesar, on the very brief campaign against the Pontians. “When the situation … Continue reading

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