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valerio07 Mar 2021 6:23 a.m. PST

Dear all, after a lot of time I finally managed to put down a review of this seminal book, which is of great interest for wargamers. Please find it here


Yesthatphil07 Mar 2021 8:28 a.m. PST

Great stuff thumbs up!

Boris Rankov (in fact, a contemporary of mine from our university days) gave us a briliant talk on this at the Society of Ancients AGM and Games Day a few years back.

One of the (to me as a game designer) more fascinating details was that the trireme could back water as easily and at the same speed as it could go forward. Of course, that doesn't mean a squadron could manage a coordinated backward move as quickly as a single ship. Or does it?


valerio07 Mar 2021 9:26 a.m. PST

Wow! Must have been a really cool talk!! Lucky you!

Yesthatphil07 Mar 2021 12:09 p.m. PST

Indeed …

I think he also did a follow up article in Slingshot: I'll look it up.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2021 3:55 p.m. PST

Thanks for share!….


valerio08 Mar 2021 4:28 a.m. PST

If you find it Phil that would be very cool, many thanks!

Tango01, you re welcome!

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