Crusader Kings II

Jade Dragon

This ever expanding grand strategy wargame has taken up many hours of my historical nerd time.  I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to visit a well researched living map of the medieval world.  I’m excited to see what is presented in the medieval China addition presented in Jade Dragon.

Modern Medieval Combat

International Medieval Combat Federation 2017

I’ve been following the highlights of these modern clashes of metal for a couple years and figured I’d add them to the collection of the clash of historical warriors.  You can find more content  at…

Battle of Nations 2017

And at  Both of the these events just blow me away on how people take these blows and keep going.  Even though the weapons are blunted it’s probably the best example of how these conflicts would have been like in terms of speed and chaos.


First couple episodes have come out and I’m holding out hope that this series will gain enough traction that it will be able to correct the places where it falls short.  Till then I’ll continue to watch like a true sucker for these historical fictions that depict the clash of cultures in Europe.

Furious – The Legend Of Kolovrat

Another Russian film that I’m intrigued to find.  The film is based on the period when Russia was under control of the Golden Horde.  Ryazan knight Evpaty Kolovrat,  is the leader of the squad, which decides to fight back khan Batu, who divided Russia.

The plot is based on The Tale of the Destruction of Riazan, a medieval military tale about the capture of the city of Ryazan by the Mongolsin 1237 and is one of the best sources of the Mongol invasion of Russia


It has come to be, an English dubbed version of this film.  The trailer looks like an amazing addition to the historical fiction stories of vikings, with these tales explaining viking impacts in the lands of Russia.  Danila Kozlovsky the main actor in this film played Vladimir the Great, Prince of Novgorod, and  will appear in sixth season of Vikings on the History Channel as Oleg the Prophet, or Oleg Novgorod, one of Oleg’s successors.