military

  1. FailWhale

    Rank these well known but less discussed military leaders

    Who ranks higher in an all time list of commanders John Monash Andre Massena Erwin Rommel Philippe Petain Stonewall Jackson
  2. FailWhale

    Mao Zedong's Military Achievement

    As a military commander, at all levels, how should he be rated?
  3. M

    Advanced Allied Military Technology (Secret Weapons) in World War 2

    In World War 2 literature a lot of things were written , researched about superior German military technology or Secret Weapons like V-1 flying bombs , V-2 ballistic missiles , ME262 jet fighters and other jet engine propelled aircraft models , remote controlled tanks , hydrogen peroksite...
  4. Futurist

    Would Poland be willing to trade Danzig for German military help to retake the Kresy?

    Here's the scenario that I am thinking of here: Due to France doing a better job of defending the Ardennes, the Manstein Plan fails and thus France doesn't fall in 1940. After several months, Hitler and the Nazis are overthrown and replaced by a military junta of anti-Nazi German generals...
  5. Tokugawa Ieyasu

    The Review of Takeda Katsuyori's military command in AD 1575 Battle of Nagashino

    Was Katsuyori’s performance in the battle of Nagashino really “foolhardy and dim-witted” as some criticized ? Answer : Of course not. Many people simply viewed this question based on the result and criticized Katsuyori for his reckless decision to wage field battle against...
  6. R

    State of the Canadian military during the late Cold War

    What was the state of the Canadian military equipment wise and in terms of quality of human capital during the late 70s and 80s? The military was underfunded from the late 60s onwards during the Trudeau years but got better funding from the late 70s onwards, and also got a bunch of equipment in...
  7. R

    Situation of the Byzantine military in 1281

    How was the military situation of the Byzantine empire in 1281? At the point the Byzantines still has control of northwest Anatolia, and still had an effective army and navy, although it was very expensive. Did Andronicus Paleologus make the right call in disbanding the navy and disbanding the...
  8. Visigoth Panzer

    Types of Medieval Military Crossbow Bolts

    For medieval military crossbow bolts, what kinds were there? I've heard of bodkin and broadheads, as well as a type I recently found called square-faced bolt heads. These are described as having square-faced heads with four small points, one at each corner of the head, so that they might not...
  9. W

    What are you interested in?

    Great to be on your discussion board! I enjoy American History and will find much of this content engaging. I am also embarking on a potential business idea around content related to 1800's era American military records. For those fellow discussion forum members that do research in this space...
  10. Maoistic

    Why are Sub-Saharan, Native American and Oceanian military histories so deficient?

    Basically, when it comes to "Eurasian" (hate that term) military history we have far more detail than with Sub-Saharan Africa, pre-Columbian America and Aboriginal Oceania. In fact, it almost seems as if historians just aren't all that interested for the most part. The most I've found is the...
  11. Gasparov

    Richard A. Gabriel-The Madness of Alexander the Great and the Myth of Military Genius

    Ok. So i started this book by Richard Gabriel( i didnt finished it yet) about Alexander, and i want to know if someone else has read it. He say that his ranking as one of the greatest generals in history is quite undeserved and that Alexander we know is more like a literacy creation. He argues...
  12. R

    Bicester Military Railway

    Built during the second world war, the depots of Piddington, Arncott and Graven Hill close to Bicester were rail served, as were the associated St. George's Barracks. It seems as though this railway is all but abandoned. It appears that way when travelling through the site. If anyone knows any...
  13. Maoistic

    Reconsidering the Greco-Persian wars

    Rather than derail my other thread on China to an unrelated event, better to make a separate thread about the Greco-Persian wars. This post is what inspired it: To start, it's not fully true that Greek cities retained their independence the fifth century. Ionia remained fully annexed to the...
  14. sailorsam

    Military Vehicles, Good and Not So Good

    post pics and discussion of military vehicles you find particularly interesting lest impressive: New Zealand 'Semple' Tank easy to laugh at, but after all this was slapped together by amateurs with available materials. better than nothing
  15. R

    How did the Yuan military fight?

    Were there any objective historical accounts as to how the Yuan army fought? Why were the Southern Song able to deal with the Jin army, while they unable to deal with the Yuan army, and why were the Europeans able to get a handle on the Mongols after Mohi while the Chinese were unable to...
  16. RidiculousName

    The Dacian/Getae Civilization and Military

    I am curious about the Dacian civilization under King Decebalus. Essentially, how "civilized" were the Dacians? How well-organized was their military? Did they live in a feudal society? How were their soldiers organized in a battle?
  17. M

    WW2 MWD Military Work Dogs

    Hello from Wisconsin ! Thank you for having me . My main interest in this forum is to learn more information on Military Work Dogs and their stories . I have read several books about MWD's from WW2 to the present . I have 4 years worth of letters from a Glenn Ormsom from Wisconsin about his...
  18. Polynikes

    The Byzantine/Roman army and Sicilian military recruitment

    Hi, can someone outline the history of Sicilian contribution to the Byzantine/Roman army and their overall military story within the confines of said history? Additionally, to what extent did Sicilians serve in the elite tagmata units? Thanks.
  19. Robert165

    What is the longest military conflict in very broad terms

    What is the longest 2 countries or 2 armies or 2 groups fought on again and off again battles or conflicts? My definition would be any type of violent conflict as long as it is ongoing with up to a 25 year break in hostilities. I'd say it would need to be armies, even small armies, fighting each...
  20. A

    What was the longest continuous military campaign, ever?

    What was the longest military campaign ever? To allow ancient and medieval history to qualify, when modern military organization didn't exist but campaigns certainly still happened, We will use one of two definitions for military campaign here: A series of military operations intended to...