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Battle of Waterloo 18th June 1815

On the 18th June 1815, two armies faced each other on a muddy field in Belgium. It would be a decisive battle that bring about an end to twenty years of conflict and reshape the future of Europe. Both armies … Continue reading

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An Army for under £150 (Part 2)

So having decided to build and paint a Warhammer Fantasy Army, I decided to do High Elves. My first port of call was to head over to EBay and try my luck on some bargains. To be honest I was … Continue reading

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Viking Warrior

Ibn Fadlan, a famed dark age Arabic traveler, said of a group of Rus Vikings he encountered, “I have never seen more perfect specimens, tall as date palms, blond and ruddy. Everyman is tattooed from finger nail to neck with … Continue reading

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Trojan England

In the twelfth century a welsh cleric wrote a book entitled the History of the Kings of Britain. He made claims within the book that stated that British kings were descended from the Trojans, and that ancestors of the Trojans … Continue reading

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Persian Empire

Rome’s obsession to conquer Persia dates back to around 55 BC when Crassus needed a victory, and the plunder that would come with that victory, for political ends in Rome. He looked to the Persian empire to provide both. Crassus … Continue reading

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Alaric and the Goths

Alaric and the Goths played an active part in the downfall of the Western Roman Empire. The origins of the Goths is still quite a puzzle for modern historians and archaeologists, though some of the written evidence dating from around … Continue reading

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Zulu War and Isandlwana

The Anglo-Zulu war was fought between the British Empire and the Zulu Nation. The war would effectively end Zulu independence and dominance over native tribes in the region. The Zulu tribe originated from North of Africa and displaced the original … Continue reading

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