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Late New Kingdom Egyptian chariot and chariot runner - art by ANGUS McBRIDE ~ contrary to popular belief, ancient chariots did NOT ram into the enemy. Chariots were very expensive to maintain and would never have been wasted like that. They were shooting platforms, primarily, but also terrified and demoralized enemy infantry. Most battles, in history, have been lost before a single shot was fired, just by one side losing heart even before the battle.

Late New Kingdom Egyptian chariot and chariot runner - art by ANGUS McBRIDE ~ contrary to popular belief, ancient chariots did NOT ram into the enemy. Chariots were very expensive to maintain and would never have been wasted like that. They were shooting platforms, primarily, but also terrified and demoralized enemy infantry. Most battles, in history, have been lost before a single shot was fired, just by one side losing heart even before the battle.

La Dea Atena (atana potinija micenea) -  Una insolita versione della dea Atena, più spesso conosciuta attraverso la sua immagine classica, armata di tutto punto nella sua veste "primordiale" micenea.

La Dea Atena (atana potinija micenea) - Una insolita versione della dea Atena, più spesso conosciuta attraverso la sua immagine classica, armata di tutto punto nella sua veste "primordiale" micenea.

"Nabopolassar, king of Babylon, and the king of Scythia at the fall of Nineveh, 612 BC", Angus McBride

"Nabopolassar, king of Babylon, and the king of Scythia at the fall of Nineveh, 612 BC", Angus McBride

Landsknecht miniature. The men with double handed swords also received double pay as they had the dangerous job of advancing in front of the pike block with the aim of disrupting the enemies pike block before the two blocks clashed.

Landsknecht miniature. The men with double handed swords also received double pay as they had the dangerous job of advancing in front of the pike block with the aim of disrupting the enemies pike block before the two blocks clashed.

The Haradrim were a fierce warrior people who lived in the hot desert areas of Southern Middle-earth. They were the perennial foes of Gondor and the land of Harondor; their common frontier was a scene of almost continual strife. They were ready allies of the Dark Lord in the war of the Ring and contributed much of his most effective forces. The Haradrim would have deployed several kinds of camel mounted units, both light skirmishers and medium cavalry.

The Haradrim were a fierce warrior people who lived in the hot desert areas of Southern Middle-earth. They were the perennial foes of Gondor and the land of Harondor; their common frontier was a scene of almost continual strife. They were ready allies of the Dark Lord in the war of the Ring and contributed much of his most effective forces. The Haradrim would have deployed several kinds of camel mounted units, both light skirmishers and medium cavalry.

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Дакийски воин, въоръжен със фалкс/ Dacian warrior with falx, by José Daniel Cabrera Peña

Дакийски воин, въоръжен със фалкс/ Dacian warrior with falx, by José Daniel Cabrera Peña

Life and death in the name of honor: the samurai  The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of ' Japanese aristocracy . Their name is considered as deriving from the verb " saburau " which literally means "one who serves " . Another term by which the samurai were defined was bushi, from " bu "which means martial and" shi ", the union of the lower horizontal section showing the number 1 and the…

Life and death in the name of honor: the samurai The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of ' Japanese aristocracy . Their name is considered as deriving from the verb " saburau " which literally means "one who serves " . Another term by which the samurai were defined was bushi, from " bu "which means martial and" shi ", the union of the lower horizontal section showing the number 1 and the…

Seljuk Calvary. 1243: Western mongol army made Seljuks of Anatolia a part of Mongol empire.

muslim persian cavalryman of the Seljuk Empire , during the Third Crusade

Seljuk Calvary. 1243: Western mongol army made Seljuks of Anatolia a part of Mongol empire.

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