Tag Archive: Japan

MAP#75: Natural Disasters: Earthquakes that rocked the Middle Ages


Ever wonder how medieval people dealt with natural disasters? No Red Cross or FEMA to come in and help clean up. Earthquakes and Tsunamis are some of the most destructive forces in nature. It’s estimated there are over 500,000 earthquakes each year and over 100,000 of them can be felt. Earthquakes in the Middle Ages…

13th Century Mongol Shipwreck Discovered off Japanese Coast

It was the largest armada the world had ever seen, and would only be surpassed 700 years later when the Allies invaded Europe during the Normandy landings. The Mongol leader Kublai Khan sent two massive fleets during the 13th Century – of up to 4,000 ships each – to try to invade Japan. Both attempts…

MAP#67: Warrior Princess: Female warriors of the Middle Ages

Warrior Princess Countess_Jeanne

Women in the Middle Ages were docile, meek and subservient. Or at least that’s what we were led to believe. But that isn’t always the case. In previous lessons we looked at Black Agnes, the defender of Dunbar Castle and Melisende, the Queen of Jerusalem. Women like Joan of Arc, Isabella, the She-Wolf of France…

Knight vs Samurai Video

Japan Armored Battle League

A few months ago I post an article on the Japan Armored Battle League Knight vs Samurai event. There is finally some video footage of the event. Place your bets on the winner and then watch the video to find out.

Knights vs. Samurai: It’s the ultimate crossing of swords

Japan Armored Battle League

Every guy at some point in his life has likely fantasized about a hypothetical dream match — whether it be a bout between Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson or sumo-champ Hakuho clashing with the great Taiho. Those who daydream even more imaginatively would probably pit Batman against Godzilla. Jay Noyes, however, is about to take…

Samurai bling: Crazy armor and helmets from medieval Japan

When people think of Japan, they often think about anime or giant robots or giant robot anime. They are also likely to think of Japan’s medieval version of giant robot anime: the samurai. For many of us, the first introduction we got to Japan was through the amazing films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune,…

Total War Shogun 2: New Gameplay trailer released

Interview With Craig Laycock On Total War: Shogun 2

Any PC gamer who plays strategy games should be very familiar with the Total War series. Since the first installment, which came out back in 2000, Total War games have been continuously praised by critics and fans alike. With each iteration, the series gets better and better and on March 15th, the latest Total War…

Total War: Shogun 2 trailer

Total War: Shogun 2 get it for the PC on March 15th.