The Old Scots Navy II

Naval History 26 Min Read

THE ENTERPRISE OF ENGLAND And it is no marvel that the Spaniard should seek by false and slanderous pamphlets, advisos and letters to cover their own loss, and to derogate from others their due honours . . . seeing they were not ashamed in the year 1588, when their purpose was the invasion of this land, to publish in sundry…

The Military of Rome II

Ancient Warfare Armies Roman 40 Min Read

■ The Legions against the Phalanx Rome had clashed with Philip V of Macedon when he cautiously allied himself with Carthage. Roman military commitments had then led to a compromise peace, but war was renewed two years after Zama. The Romans did not wish for a bad neighbour on the other side of the Adriatic, let alone one who often…

Civil War and the New Imperial Army II

After the fall of the fortress, one company of government troops remained in Hokkaidō, but it did little more than…

Civil War Artillery

Any firearms larger than small arms, which include handguns, muskets, and rifles, are called cannon or artillery. Cannons come in…

The Italian Atomic Bomb I

For most of the 20th Century following the end of the Second World War, military historians affirmed that the American…

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World War II 5 Min Read

Khalkin-Gol, The Least Known Most Important Battle of World War II

The battle of Khalkin-Gol is rarely mentioned in the lists of significant battles of the 20th century, but it has had a profound effect on the course of that century. This battle was fought between the Russians and the Japanese in the year 1939 and was extremely significant in the…

Battle Ottoman 4 Min Read

The Pendulum Swings from East to West

October 7th commemorates the victory of a coalition of western nations over the Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Lepanto, a battle which is widely considered one of the most significant in all of history. The result of the battle was the utter destruction of the Ottoman fleet, resulting in…

American Civil War 11 Min Read

What were the South’s two main military strategies at the beginning of the war?

When the Civil War began, leaders in both the North and the South thought that it would be a short war, but the two sides had very different military strategies regarding how to bring about a quick end to the conflict. When it came to strategy, the South had to…

American Civil War 8 Min Read

The Anaconda Plan

Following the attack on Fort Sumter and the secession by the Confederacy the Union devised a strategy to limit the length of the war. Lincoln had no desire for further bloodshed and thus wanted a plan that would limit the amount of life lost during the Civil War. The strategy…

American Revolutionary War 11 Min Read

George Washington and The American Revolution War “Grand Strategy”

The entire goal of the American Revolution including the penning of the Declaration of Independence was to gain the colonists and the newly formed American nation legitimacy internationally. The Declaration of Independence was written to spell out American ideals and principles, its main purpose was to gain the attention and…

Laser Weapons Military Innovation 11 Min Read

Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) laser weapon system

In the realm of modern warfare, where technology evolves at breakneck speed, traditional defense mechanisms are often rendered obsolete against emerging threats. Among these threats, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have become increasingly prevalent, posing significant challenges to military forces around the world. To counter this menace, Lockheed Martin's Advanced Test…

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Weapons and Warfare has been updated with a save posts feature, accessibility options and a new store. While on a post page, you can now easily save a post to read later: New accessibility options can be found at the bottom left of the page: A new Weapons and Warfare…

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Photo: Spitfire XIVs versus Bf 109Ks

Read more about the World War II match up between Spitfire XIVs versus Bf 109Ks here:

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U.S. Patrol Boat Riverine (PBR) Brown Water Navy in Vietnam

Read more about the U.S. Brown Water Navy during the Vietnam War here:

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Stealth aircraft shooting high energy pod mounted laser (concept art)

Today's picture of the day is a stealth aircraft shooting high energy pod mounted laser as concept art. Read more about the construction of pod-mounted laser weapons.

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British coastal assault on St Cast in Brittany in September 1758. A German map, published…

German Schnellboot (S-boat)

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Lend-Lease to the USSR

American Lend-Lease supplies to the USSR 1941–45. Soviet historiography is mocked in the West, where…

Dogs of the Conquistadors

The Spaniards began using dogs at least by the 1260s, as King Jaume I of…