The Battle of Flers–Courcelette and the First Tanks of WWI

The Battle The battle of Flers-Courcelette, 15-22 September 1916, was the third main phase of the battle of the Somme. It is best known as the first battle in history to feature the use of tanks. The battle was the first full scale offensive since the first day of the Somme. It was to involve … More The Battle of Flers–Courcelette and the First Tanks of WWI

Red Orchestra 2: A Historical Game Review

For my second post in the series of historical game reviews I’m going for something completely different. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a realistic multiplayer first-person shooter. It is the sequel to Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 and was released in 2011 by Tripwire Interactive. This game is fairly unknown in the mainstream gaming audience. … More Red Orchestra 2: A Historical Game Review

Medieval and Renaissance Plate Armour: How effective was it really?

A topic that I have seen a lot of misconceptions about in the past is the use and effectiveness of plate armour of the Late Medieval/Renaissance period. A lot of this comes in the form of tropes from movies, as well video games to some extent. Some examples show the armour to be completely useless, … More Medieval and Renaissance Plate Armour: How effective was it really?