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    Download the free Army List generator in Excel for Sword & Spear, a game for Ancient and Medieval combat by Polkovnik Productions and published by Great Excape Games. Updated to version 2.01 and enhanced by NWA member John Shaw. You can also download the PDF army lists in case you want to print and do…

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    Gladiator combat was a vicious sport that was popular in the ancient Roman empire. Men, women and animals fought in one-on-one combats up to large group combats. Some were prisoners captured by the Roman army, who saw this as a way of life preferable to rotting in captivity in a cell. Although rare, it was…

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    Chariot races were held in a circus, so named because of its circular shape. The oldest and largest circus in Rome was the Circus Maximus. Originally there was no building, just a flat sandy track with temporary markers. As the popularity continued, the venue was improved over time to cater for the large crowds.

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    Chariot racing was the most popular sport in Rome, attracting bigger crowds even than the gladiators. Although some chariot races were held in the Colosseum, they were more usually held in a special arena known as a circus.

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    Good charioteers became heroes. Each charioteer worked for a team. The teams were distinguished by a colour, such as Green or Red.  Great skill was needed and races were very exciting with many spills and crashes. Drivers were killed on a regular basis.