Ancient Warfare aims to discuss and illustrate all aspects of warfare in the Ancient world from the dawn of time to about 600 A.D.
Every issue of Ancient Warfare is dedicated to a theme. This can be specific (e.g. campaigns and troop types), of a more general nature (e.g. arms and armour) or a concepts such as Victory and Defeat.
The majority of the articles will have something to do with this overarching theme, resulting in an appealing mix of items revolving around a central topic.
To ensure every reader always finds something to their liking, the theme-based articles are offset by feature articles focussing on other periods, realms and battles.
Examples of these features are “The Warrior”, “The Battle” and “Be a general”, about which there is more next.
Content and layout
Writers for Ancient Warfare come, like its audience, from all over the world and are academically well-qualified. They produce well-researched information of interest to the layman.
The layout is restrained but attractive to the eye and easy to read, giving pride of place to commissioned artwork and photography.
Well aware that many readers have seen the same images reproduced time and again, Ancient Warfare wanted to distinguish itself in this respect from day one and thereby appeal to a fresh readership.
Therefore, every issue contains half a dozen pieces of original artwork created by expert artists who cooperate with the authors on researching their imagery.
This full-colour artwork is supplemented with quality images from our own large collection of museum photographs.
On the site, readers can find the editor's blog, polls, a regular newsletter, and the Ancient Warfare podcast. The latter is broadcast worldwide in cooperation with thehistorynetwork.org.