We’re not running out of history any time soon.
We just got in a copy of the book Unknown Wars of Asia, Africa, and the Americas that Changed History by Steven Johnson, one of our long-time authors (see the excellent China’s Walls article in S&T 284). The book covers wars and battles about which little has been written (we’ll have an excerpt on the wars of Kamehameha in the magazine soon), and it reinforces one of my objectives for the magazine, which is to illuminate some of the darker corners of history. To some extent this has been an American issue, focused as we are on the wars of what used to be known as the First World (US & Europe). There also have been fantastic new discoveries about hitherto unknown events, much of it the result of new archaeological techniques like side-looking radar and satellite imaging. For now I’m using the FYI column, particularly the Did You Know portion, to present these topics because the turn-around time is so much faster, but it won’t be long before we start seeing feature articles on some new topics.
The editor of Strategy & Tactics magazine, the Strategy & Tactics Press book line, and the primary developer for the folio and mini game lines for Decision Games. Author of dozens of articles and the first book in the S&T Press line, The Quest for Annihilation, he has also designed more than 30 wargames, focused on the tactical and grand tactical levels. He served six years as an Army officer in armor and mechanized infantry units.