Ancients Volume 2

THE ETRUSCANS
The history of the Etruscans is shrouded in mystery, but by digging deep Dave Pauwels presents a complete gamer’s guide to one of Rome’s early enemies.

THE LAST STAND OF SPARTACUS
An enduring legend himself, Howard Whitehouse returns to the pages of WI with this tale of the “gladiator-turned-general” Spartacus, who led an impressive slave revolt in the waning years of the Roman Republic.

THE SCIPIOS AGAINST THE BARCIDS – PART ONE
Part One of ‘The Second Punic War in Spain’ reviews the campaigns of Publius and Cnaeus Scipio between 218 and 211 BC, from their first tentative forays past the Ebro River to their great victory at Ibera and their demise at Castulo and Ilorci.

THE SCIPIOS AGAINST THE BARCIDS – PART TWO
Last month we reviewed the campaigns of brothers Publius and Cnaeus Scipio, ending with the their deaths in 211 BC at the hands of Hasdrubal and Mago Barca. This second installment highlights the brilliant Spanish campaigns of Publius Scipio Africanus, son of the deceased Publius Scipio.

WOOD, SINEW, AND METAL
Paul Leach kicks off our exploration of artillery with this look at the leap from “large bows” to the torsion-powered artillery of Antiquity, and presents a Roman vs. Dacian scenario.

WARGAMING THE ARMIES OF CARTHAGE
Following up on his well-received treatise on using the Romans on the wargames table, Paul Leach digs up loads of information on the greatest “empire that never was”, the quintessential Republican Roman enemy, the Carthaginians.

THE TRIBES OF GERMANIA
By bringing together classic sources and information from modern archeological finds, Howard Whitehouse can paint us a clearer picture of the great threat to Rome, the Ancient Germans.

WOLVES GUARDING THE FLOCK
Taking a look at the Illyrian Revolt of 6-9 AD, J.P. Chapleau not only recounts the history, but also provides a lot of great ideas for how to build an army of the Roman legions or the dissenting Illyrian tribes and their allies.

WARGAMING THE ROMAN ARMY: REPUBLIC
Over the next two issues, we will present articles which will cover the development of the Roman army, from the foundation of Rome to the decline of the Empire.