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  • Season 2
    • Warriors of the Bible
      12/18/03
      6.5
      Warriors of the Bible from the show Conquest is a 30 minute TV documentary on the History Channel with Peter Woodward as host. In this episode, Woodward teaches a group of his assistants how the 12 tribes of Israelites uses the weapons of the Old Testament in their fight for survival. He gives account about ancient archery and the Asiatic composite bow, two Biblical weapons of mass destruction at that time againts the Hyksos.moreless
    • American Soldiers in WWII
      11/8/03
      6.2
      American Soldiers in WWII is the 13th episode from the second season of the History Channel television series Conquest in which host Peter Woodward describes the advantages and disadvantages of the weapons and tactics American soldiers used during World War II. American Soldiers in World War II first aired in 2003.moreless
    • How to Win in Las Vegas
      10/17/03
      5.1
      How to Win in Las Vegas is the 12th episode from the second season of the History Channel series Conquest in which host Peter Woodward describes the various strategies that Las Vegas gamblers use to try to overcome a casino's notorious house advantage. How to win in Las Vegas first aired in 2003.moreless
    • The Crossbow
      The Crossbow
      Episode 11
      10/2/03
      7.9
      Peter Woodward shows his crew how to operate the crossbow, one of the first hand held missile weapons. This episode explores the different types of medieval crossbows and teaches how to load and fire each. They then see how these ancient weapons match up with modern day firearms before learning how to operate modern day crossbows.moreless
    • Weapons of the Ninja
      9/28/03
      8.1
      Weapons of the Ninja discusses both the kinds of weapons one would expect a ninja to use and even a few that aren't so obvious. Taking a look at the modern stereotypes of a ninja, the episode is packed with information regarding the origins of ninjas and their particular weapons.
    • Weapons of the American Indians
      9/21/03
      7.3
      Peter Woodward and his assistants learn to use a variety of pre-Columbian indigenous weapons and corresponding fighting styles, taking cues from First Nations experts and history gurus alike. American Indian archery and spearcraft are of special interest in this production, which offers a researched and dramatic glimpse into warfare before Columbus and the Mayflower.moreless
    • Weapons of the Barbarians
      9/7/03
      8.4
      The Roman Empire seemed destined to conquer the world. Their relentless march was tested time and again against the unorthodox weaponry of the Celtic and Germanic Barbarian hordes. Join Peter Woodward and his Conquest team as they explore the weapons and strategies employed by the Barbarians to stand and triumph against the Roman tide. This episode of Conquest originally aired on the History Channel as episode number 8 in season 2. The original air date was 09/07/2003.moreless
    • Trench Warfare
      Trench Warfare
      Episode 7
      8/31/03
      8.5
      Trench Warfare is the seventh episode from the second season of the History Channel television series Conquest in which host Peter Woodward demonstrates the utter futility of trench warfare from its inception thousands of years ago to the unmitigated disasters of World War I. Trench Warfare originally aired in August, 2003.moreless
    • Roman Weapons
      Roman Weapons
      Episode 6
      8/17/03
      9.0
      Conquest is a documentary show by the History Channel, which demonstrates the technologies and tactics used by conquering armies over the centuries. In Roman Weapons, the Conquest team uses detailed replicas of the weapons used by the Ancient Romans, along with re-enactments, to show how the Romans achieved their victories. Hosted by Peter Woodward.moreless
    • Weapons of the Civil War
      8/10/03
      7.6
      Conquest brings you a fascinating look into United States' history with this episode which is dedicated to the weapons of the Civil War. There are cannon demos and battle re-enactments involving the Spencer Breach Loader, the highly accurate Sharpe's rifle and the Springfield rifle musket as well as the deadly bayonet.moreless
    • Pirate Weapons
      Pirate Weapons
      Episode 4
      7/27/03
      9.1
      Actor and fight master Peter Woodward teaches the Conquest Team a brief history of pirates. The team learns about the weapons of 17th-century Caribbean pirates and various combat techniques with them, both offensive and defensive. Then the team members face off against the crew of a merchant vessel to find out if they have learned how to win with pirate weapons.moreless
    • Early Firearms
      Early Firearms
      Episode 3
      7/20/03
      9.5
      The first firearms allowed even the weakest, most unskilled to operate a weapon for the first time. Peter Woodward teaches his crew how to operate some of these first firearms. They explore how to effectively fire and make the ammunition and powder for the matchlock, flintlock and Kentucky brown bess. In the end, the challenge is up to them to see if they can fire these weapons successfully.moreless
    • Knives and Daggers
      7/13/03
      9.1
      Actor and fight master Peter Woodward teaches the Conquest Team a brief history of knives and daggers and various combat techniques with them, both offensive and defensive. Then the team members face off to find who has best learned how to win with the knives and daggers.
    • The Medieval Broadsword
      7/6/03
      8.5
      Actor and fight master Peter Woodward teaches the Conquest Team a brief history of the Medieval Broadsword and various combat techniques with it, both offensive and defensive. Then the team members face off to find who has best learned how to win with the Medieval Broadsword.
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