Lost Battles: Reconstructing the Great Clashes of the Ancient World

Author: Philip Sabin
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by jbattle   2018-08-20
For those interested in models comparing armies across time and space (at least in the ancient world), this book is worth a look ...


The author developed and then iterated a simple simulation (structured like war game rules) for modeling ancient battles. Its been a while since I read the book but IIRC his goal was to create a model that was able to reproduce what actually happened in relatively well-documented battles, and then use that model to explore less well documented battles.

It's not a good cover-to-cover read, but once you understand his overall scheme, its fun to pick up and read his model for a battle or two.