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Martin S
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Just got my first copy of this excellent Ancient Warfare magazine featuring the struggle for control of ancient Sicily. Highly recommended to players of C&C:A

http://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/cms/karwansaray/ancient...
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Yes, it's a great magazine; intelligent, but with lots of eye candy too. It can be picked up in larger branches of WHSmith (or you can subscribe directly, of course). It has a sister publication, Medieval Warfare, if you're into that period of military history.
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I also like their sister publication "Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy". I usually buy the PDF back issues, which are pretty cheap and don't occupy any shelf space.
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I'm impatiently waiting for my first subscription to arrive. You can also listen to the ancient warfare podcasts at:
http://thehistorynetwork.org/category/ancient-warfare-magazi...
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I also just picked up my first copy of Ancient Warfare magazine, a few days ago at Barnes & Noble! It was the issue covering the early Roman republic, so basically everything leading up to the Punic Wars. Naturally I was instantly intrigued. I'm about halfway through reading it, and loving every article so far.

I'm seriously considering a subscription, if all the issues are of this quality.
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resQscooter wrote:
I'm impatiently waiting for my first subscription to arrive. You can also listen to the ancient warfare podcasts at:
http://thehistorynetwork.org/category/ancient-warfare-magazi...


Oh yes, I forgot about the podcasts. A group of experts musing on a subject, and admitting now much we don't know. I love it!*




*That may sound sarcastic, but I'm serious. History** is all about admitting what we don't know.

**Any field of study.
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Transmuter wrote:
I'm seriously considering a subscription, if all the issues are of this quality.


I've read a handful of issues, some recent, some older, and they're of a consistent level of quality. Of course, a particular issue may not be of as much interest as others, depending on the theme and your own tastes. However, there are always articles outside of the theme, so there's likely to be much of interest in any given issue. The editor publishes the list of forthcoming themes on the website, too, so you can see what they have planned for the coming year:

http://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/cms/karwansaray/ancient...

Wow - they have the themes planned for more than a year's worth of issues!
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Grainger wrote:
The editor publishes the list of forthcoming themes on the website, too, so you can see what they have planned for the coming year:

http://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/cms/karwansaray/ancient...

Wow - they have the themes planned for more than a year's worth of issues!


I know their purpose in planning themes so far in advance is to solicit appropriate article submissions, which are often contributed by amateur historians......so anyone here could have a go .....although the review process obviously means they are subject to professional scrutiny and academic rigour.

kentreuber wrote:
I usually buy the PDF back issues, which are pretty cheap and don't occupy any shelf space.


My last paper subscription just ran out and I'm transferring to electronic subscription for just this reason, and also for cost. While I love the excitement of receiving a new edition in my mailbox, the price and convenience of digital download are just too attractive....and subscription is the only option here, where the magazine isn't available by issue over the counter. I did enquire whether they planned to make the whole back catalogue available for digital download but they've indicated that they won't for the foreseeable future, and only selected back issues will be available in digital format......how they choose which issues to do this with, I'm not sure.

Brent.
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Btw, I just wanted to thank you all for bring this up. I just downloaded some of those podcasts.
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MD1616 wrote:
Btw, I just wanted to thank you all for bring this up.


Happy to start such a positive thread. C&C games and related forums have opened up so much histrory for me - I love it!!
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