- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: March 4, 2007
A powerful, advanced military undermined by "primitive" improvised weaponry and tactics. Sound familiar? This revealing DVD reveals how the underdog has fought back for thousands of years.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- Simple, elegant solutions and brute effort enhanced the barbarian arsenal.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
How did barbarians do it? Considering their popular image - wild hair, huge battle axe, wild eyes - it's hard to believe they could have made a dent in the greatest empires in history. And, yet, Rome and others fell to the hordes.
Join MODERN MARVELS® in a fascinating analysis of the surprisingly elegant weaponry and tactics the barbarians utilized. Discover their mastery of the bow and a suspension system that revolutionized transportation. See how they perfected metallurgy by watching as one of the world's finest metal workers as he shapes iron ore into a classic Celtic sword.
With a decidedly more modern twist, BARBARIAN BATTLE TECH also illustrates through cutting-edge computer animation how simply digging a ditch was enough to protect a village. And the designers of "Rome: Total War: Barbarian Invasion" reveal how they devised a system that accurately recreates the great barbarian battles.
Which "primitive" weapon scored the best? You'll be surprised by the answers revealed by BARBARIAN BATTLE TECH.