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    I’ve recently finished reading an interestingly new title added to the ancient warfare section of my book collection focussed very much on the impact of war in the ancient world as experienced through the five physical senses.

    This is not a new way of describing the impact of battle and conflict in general for many other periods in history, but given the constraints in terms of sources from the ancient period I have to say I was intrigued.

    If you would like to see my impressions then just follow the link to JJ’s

    https://jjwargames.blogspot.com/2021/11/a-sensory-history-of-ancient-warfare.html

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

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    an interestingly new title added to the ancient warfare section of my book collection focussed very much on the impact of war in the ancient world as experienced through the five physical senses.

    It’s probably just as well the historical record in this area is sparse.

    I would not feel comfortable trying to finish DBA bases with a spray of Vallejo No. 123 “Garlic-eating Helot” or No. 27 “Mediterranean sweat” from their Miliscent range. Cavalry-based armies could get quite unpleasant, and as for elephantry and camelry…

    All the best,

    John.

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    A thorough review, thank you.

    OB
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    #164366
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    Thanks for your comments chaps.

    Ha! John you’re probably right, I didn’t think of the hobby impact from that perspective, but I think we’re still a few undiscovered sources away from that horrendous idea although I’m thinking undertones such a those would be better represented by new shades of wash.

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

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