Sunday, September 17, 2017

Burning Rome, new Punic Wars card game, now available

A new 2-player tactical card game recreating battles from the Punic wars that play in 15-30 minutes. Successfully funded on Kickstarter, the game has 4 factions: Rome, Carthage, Spain and Gaul, and offers historical battles as well as player-created custom scenarios. More here:

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Marvellous find at Hadrian's Wall

A Roman cavalry barracks with pristine artefacts has been unearthed at Vindolanda, the fort at Hadrian's wall that was subsequently built over it. The finds include Roman cavalry swords (one complete with wooden scabbard, hilt and pommel), cavalry lances, arrowheads and ballista bolts - and non-military objects like combs, bath clogs, shoes, stylus pens, hairpins and brooches. More here:…/hadrians-wall-lost-secrets-ro…