0 A.D. is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. It's a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of twelve ancient civilizations, from Iberia to Mauryan India, each depicted at their peak of economic growth and military prowess. Developed using Pyrogenesis, a ground-breaking new game engine custom-built to suit this project, 0 A.D. will give players a rich and entertaining real-time gaming experience.

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The History and Evolution of the Hellenic Phalanx
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The History and Evolution of the Hellenic Phalanx

May 12, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 2 comments

The Phalanx is easily one of the most recognizable military formations in history. But the phalanx changed and adapted overtime, as did the equipment...

Roman Iron - The Equipment and Weapons of the Legions
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Roman Iron - The Equipment and Weapons of the Legions

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Roman Legions managed to conquer most of the known Western world, allowing the emperor (or imperator) to control one quarter of the people on the...

The Praetorian Guard
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The Praetorian Guard

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Praetorian Guard (Latin: Cohors Preatoria) was the bodyguard of the Roman Emperors from Augustus until Constantine and a powerful political force...

Weapons of a Marian Legionnaire
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Weapons of a Marian Legionnaire

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 1 comment

The weapons of a roman legionnaire changed over time as the needs of the Roman Army changed, however the longest lasting armament of the legionnaire was...

Arms of the Shan-an-Shah - Persian Arms
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Arms of the Shan-an-Shah - Persian Arms

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Persian Empire is the generic term for the territory controlled by the inhabitants of modern Iran during the period of 559 to 330 BC. The actual historical...

Persian Immortals
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Persian Immortals

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Persian Immortals formed the elite core of the Persian army in times of war and the royal guard in times of peace in Achaemenid Persia. The Immortals...

Soldiers of Bronze - Hellenistic Arms
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Soldiers of Bronze - Hellenistic Arms

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 1 comment

Armor and weapons in the Hellenistic world were varied, unique, and effective, spreading all over the world, from Greece to Asia Minor, to Egypt, to Carthage...

Classical Greek Architecture
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Classical Greek Architecture

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Greek people were not only skilled soldiers, philosophers, and inventors, but they were also skilled architects with many buildings that have survived...

Hellenistic Civilizations
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Hellenistic Civilizations

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Persian Wars (500 BC – 479 BC) were a turning point in the history of Western Civilisation. They showed that the West was superior to the East not...

Western Steel - Iberian Weapons
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Western Steel - Iberian Weapons

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Iberian Peninsula is now known as modern Spain and Portugal and as in bygone centuries is a gateway to North Africa. People moved back and forth between...

The Celt-Iberians
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The Celt-Iberians

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Celtiberians were a unique people that lived on the Iberian Peninsula from their emergence as a people in500 B.C. to their collapse form Roman pressure...

Common Misconceptions about the Celts
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Common Misconceptions about the Celts

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

In part because of the bias of the Romans and the Hellenes, and partly because of the rising romanticism in the 19th Century there is many misconceptions...

The Army of Carthage
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The Army of Carthage

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

Carthage holds a special place in history to many as early Rome’s most dangerous opponent and her most famous general, Hannibal as one of history's most...

Ancient Ships
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Ancient Ships

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 4 comments

A history of ancient naval warfare, including exclusive screenshots of our game's representations.

0 A.D. Timeline
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0 A.D. Timeline

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

A timeline of events that happen during our game's timeframe.

The Gallic Wars
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The Gallic Wars

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Gallic Wars was a series of campaigns that would make Julius Caesar famous and hone the fighting skills that would serve him well in the Roman Civil...

The Dacian Wars
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The Dacian Wars

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Dacian Wars were wars of revenge for the Romans under Trajan, a way to undo the humiliation suffered in 88-89 AD. For the Dacians (especially for...

Battle of Cunaxa
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Battle of Cunaxa

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Battle of Cunaxa was the climatic end of the power struggle between the eldest son of Darius II, Artaxerxes II and his youngest son Cyrus “The Younger”...

The Battle of Carrhe
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The Battle of Carrhe

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Battle of Carrhae was the worst defeat in Roman military history and was the first time the famous eagle standard of the Roman Legionnaire was lost...

The Anglo-Saxon Wars
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The Anglo-Saxon Wars

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant Article 0 comments

The Anglo-Saxon wars were a period of constant warfare and bloodshed that continued even after the time period covered in 0 A.D. The Anglo-Saxon wars...

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