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The Roman Army Through the Early Period

Rome's history is vast and glorious in military terms. From the 3rd century b. c.into the 3 century a. d. the military machine of the Roman legions was almost unstoppable (yes, they had their bad ..
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Must-have Suit Of Armor Accessories

If you're looking to purchase a suit of armor, you'll be amazed at how many different kinds there are. Armors from the castle of Churberg, Marto suit of armors, Medioevo armors imported from Italy - ..
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The Importance Of Mead-Halls In Beowulf

The masterpiece of Beowulf gives us a wealth of symbols and themes to analyze. Throughout the epic perception of major icons such as the great two mead-halls of Heorot and Hygelac's Hall and treasure .
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Medieval II Total War Is Great Place For Medieval Helmet ..

Creative Assembly's most recent game is Medieval II: Total War. This game was rated very high by many reviewers and gamers, and rightly so, as the game has a lot to offer both in game play and ..
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How You Can Use Rome Total War For Historical Research

One of the best real time strategy games of all time incorporating huge numbers of men and fantastic battles is Rome: Total War in my opinion. Not only are the battles extremely fun, and managing the .
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Using Medieval And Roman Helmets For Costumes And Reenactments

Whether the common public knows it or not, battle reenactments and stage plays with Roman soldier costumes are a pretty big niche market. To participate in any of these events, you're going to need a .
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How To Make A Greek Armor Collage

Very recently I had a customer want an entire set of Greek armor and weapons for a 3D collage he was hanging on the wall for his new Greek restaurant. So, what items did he use and what can you use ..
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Medieval Home Decor Tips

Are you looking to spruce up your home with a medieval theme? There are tons of options for you to choose from, ranging from medieval and renaissance tapestries to authentic suits of armor. This ..
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The Viking Raiders And The Helmets They Wore

The Viking warriors are some of the most popularized and famous in the pre-medieval times. Hollywood and social clubs have glorified these warriors with movies and costume parties. Even a pro ..
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Greek And Spartan Helmet Types

The Greek city states which included Sparta had a very unique culture. This included recognizable soldiers. Their armor, weapons, and helmets are still admired and sought after by collectors, ..
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Is Your Medieval Helmet Going To Be Wearable?

Probably one of the biggest concerns and doubts people have when purchasing a replica medieval helmet is whether it will fit their head. Of course, if you are buying just for display, then this won't .
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The Importance Of Inner Frames For Suits Of Armor

For those of you who have bought a medieval suit of armor, you'll know how important it is to have a solid and sturdy inner frame to hold up the weight of the armor. For those of you who are thinking .
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Popular Historical Medieval Knight Helmets

Have you ever been to a renaissance festival or a SCA battle reenactment? If you have, then you've probably noticed the plethora of medieval knight costumes. If you haven't, then you've seen plenty ..
(May 19, 2008)
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Different Types Of Ancient Greek Helmets

Ancient Greek war helmets are some of the most recognizable in the historic war machines. The term “Greek helmets" is quite broad. There is really no one helmet that signifies the Greek ..
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Roman Army Battle Line and Formation Changes

The battle lines of the legions and the formations they took gave them superiority on the battle field. Before in the Army of the Republic, there were three lines of men, including the Hastati, ..
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The Roman Army's Power and Effect on Society

The Roman Army has long been seen as a fascinating and possibly the worlds most well-known military force. Its advanced fighting tactics for the time coupled with superior leadership, armor, and ..
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The Five Troop Types in the Army of the Roman Republic

In the late 3rd century B. C. , the army of the Roman Republic was just emerging as a formidable power, as they now controlled the Italian Peninsula south of the Po River. The army was now rapidly ..
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Why The Roman Army Was So Battle Effective

Much of the success of the Roman army can be attributed to the command structure also. Though after the Marius Reforms the army was much more organized and therefore more effective, the early Roman ..
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How Roman Battles Were Fought

The way the battles were fought showed why the army became so powerful. The main force advanced in three lines, consisting of the Hastati, Principes, and Triarii, in that order. The Velites formed a ..
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The Imperial Army in the Roman Empire

The next major change in the army took place at the end of the 2nd century B. C. when Gaius Marius was elected Consul, placing him in command of the Roman army. Ceaseless attacks from the Germanic ..
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