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Building a Fantasy Army Part 7: Logistics

An army marches on its stomach. What this means is that while a fantasy writer probably should not spend words boring his readers with minutae of logistical arrangements, some thought […]

Building a Fantasy Army Part 4: Organization

Most primitive tribal armies consist of militias which contain all adult males of the group. In such cases, there is no distinction between civilians and soldiers, and peacetime leaders are […]

Land and Military in the Roman Empire

It is often assumed that thematic system of military lands was a wholly novel measure, and that later pronoia grants were significantly different from previous stratioka ktemata. Yet neither assumption […]

Tactical Overview: Golden Company

Introduction This will be similar to my previous overview of Unsullied. Tactics and Organization Golden Company was formed of Westerosi exiles, defeated remnants of Blackfyre Rebellion. Because of this, they […]

How Powerful Was Ar-Pharazon’s Numenor?

Population growth Maximum theoretical population This is the maximum population that island of Numenor could support with its resources. Land area of Numenor is some 167 961 square miles, or […]

Military Organization of Rohan

Organization Riders of Rohan are organized into eoreds, and are professional soldiers: “had no precisely fixed number, but in Rohan it was only applied to Riders, fully trained for war: […]

Military Organization of Gondor (Expanded)

Geography and organization For mobilizing its armies, Gondor uses a beacon system. This system is similar to that of Byzantine Empire, which had a line of beacons stretching from eastern […]