1. Maciamo

    Worst military defeats in Roman history

    Here is the summary of the worst military debacles suffered by the Romans during over 1000 years of history from the beginning of the Republic to the end of the Western Roman Empire. In chronological order: Battle of Heraclea (280 BCE) Type of battle : pitched battle Belligerents Roman...
  2. toyomotor

    Senseless Medievil Battle Tactics

    When watching movies of battles, anywhere from the medieval to the 19th Century, I'm amazed at the senseless tactics used. Both sides line up a certain distance apart facing each other, and shoot arrows at each other, then they charge into a headlong melee. Sometimes, as in ancient Roman times...