Blood on the Sand: Roman Centurion vs. Rajput

by MariShapiro   June 11, 2010 at 12:53PM  |  Views: 771

But arguably, what made Rome great was administration and coordination. Her legions are remembered today for their discipline and organization, and their ability to utilize the strength of Rome's numbers, something that is of little use in our format. I'm sorry to say, but in a one-on-one fight against our Rajput, we may be looking at what is politely called "a Teutoburg situation."

Our Rajput warriors fight with some of the most ornate (and yet functional!) weaponry we've seen to date. Importantly, they too left an enduring legacy. Remarkably, there were Rajput states up through the formation of the modern Indian state. No easy task, when you consider the myriad of enemies they faced across this vast span of time.

However, having been largely ignorant of their history until we did this episode, I'd prefer to keep my foot out of my mouth, and suggest you pick up a book rather than take my/our word on it.

All said, this really is one of the more interesting and unusual matchups we've seen this season, I hope you'll enjoy it.

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