hannibal's cunning ambush
Carthaginian Commander Hannibal Barca hid his army in the hills along Lake Trasimene in June 217 bc. The Romans marched unwittingly into his trap.
By Chuck Lyons
a deplorable affair
Confederate Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked Fort Pillow in April 1864 to gain badly needed supplies for his army. The Union called the battle a massacre.
By John Walker
storm of arrows
Medieval archers ushered in a new era of missile warfare that ended the dominance
of heavy cavalry.
By William E. Welsh
bloody clash on the lomba
The Cuito Cuanavale/Lomba River campaign in 1987-1988 was the final act in a decade-long conflict between communist Angola and Apartheid South Africa.
By William Stroock
'tis to glory we steer
British Rear Admiral Sir Edward Hawke made a bold gamble to smash a French
fleet during the Seven Years' War. Quiberon Bay, fought November 20, 1759, was
yet another victory for the gifted captain.
By David A. Norris
Going Up Against J.E.B. Stuart
Principles of Fabian Strategy
Kusunoki Masashige proved himself to be the
consummate samurai while serving Emperor
Go-Daigo in 14th-century Japan.
A damaged Japanese fighter set off a savage fire on SC-699 at Biak in 1944. The incident played a key role in the development of kamikaze tactics.
A paranoid President Richard M. Nixon may have contemplated using U.S. troops to carry out a countercoup to prevent his removal from office.
The Battle of Shanghai foreshadowed the grim urban combat of World War II.
The Sniper series takes its scope to North Africa, planes blaze over Vietnam, and Company of Heroes 2 gets some fresh DLC.