Why Bladed Weapons Continued Being Developed By Modern World Armies & Navies

Why did late-19th and 20th century military and navy organisations continue developing bladed and close combat weapons, as well as issuing and training their troops with them? It’s not all about killing statistics, but being prepared, tactics and the few exceptions that made it worth it. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

19th Century Weekly

What’s up in Reenactment of 1789-1914 Event reports: Reenactment of Battle of Austerlitz 30 Nov 2019 The battle of Arcole reenactment – November 2019 This week’s craftsman: C&D Jarnagin This week’s videos: Building Log Cabin Walls Spies, Espionage, And Secret Writing In 1770’s Rifle vs Musket Maybe spadroons were perfect swords in their time Sword…

Slave Rebellion Reenactment

Slave Rebellion Reenactment is a community-engaged artist performance and film production that, on November 8-9, 2019, reimagined the German Coast Uprising of 1811, which took place in the river parishes just outside of New Orleans. Envisioned and organized by artist Dread Scott and documented by filmmaker John Akomfrah, Slave Rebellion Reenactment (SRR) animated a suppressed history of…

Sword Fighting & Winter Clothing

Clothing can change close combat, especially sword fighting, hugely. Heavy winter clothing can approach armour in its defensiveness. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

Were AXES used as weapons in the ‘Age of Sail’ by Pirates & Sailors?

Boarding axes are featured fairly often in movies and TV set during the Age of Sail, by pirates and sailors. But were these axes really used very often as weapons? Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

Rifle vs Musket – 19th Century Military History

Looking specifically at the P1853 Rifle vs the East India Company Model F smoothbore musket here, but considering the wider implications of gun development in the middle of the 19th century. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

19th Century Weekly

What’s up in Reenactment of 1789-1914 Upcoming events:  Waynesboro at War Hatboro Living History The Assault on Maryland Heights at the Harpers Ferry Battle For The Bridges Civil War Weekend at White Oak Civil War Re-enactments at Fort Macon Historic Cold Spring Village Hart County Civil War Days Event reports: Castle Rising Reenactment Day in…