Category Archives: Antique

Roman legionnaire

The power of Rome was mainly based on his soldiers. By setting up a professional army and introducing many standards such as uniform combat equipment, weapons and training, the Roman army set the standard of a modern army for many centuries.   Emperor Augustus (31 BC - 14 AD) had come to the conclusion that it was...
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war elephants

War elephants were a powerful, early-deployed weapon used alongside horses as animals in armed forces. The first elephants were used in South Asia, accordingly often Indian elephants were used, the African were used by the Egyptians and Kathargo, but not in the mass. In addition, usually only male elephants were used, these were larger, faster...
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Greek phalanx

A phalanx is a dense, linear combat formation of heavily armed infantry, usually equipped with a shield and spear, and marching side-by-side on the enemy in multiple rows.   This term is particularly related to the frequently mentioned battle formations in the Greek - Persian War. However, since the 18th century, this term has also been used...
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Egyptian chariot

At the beginning of the New Kingdom around 1550 BC, there was a new military restructuring in Egypt. After the former occupiers, the Hyksos were expelled, the Egyptians took over the chariot technology of the enemy, but changed them to their means. The Egyptian chariots were made of wood and leather and were designed by the...
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