Conquest is a TV show on the History Channel hosted by Peter Woodward.
In each 30 minute episode, Woodward (or occasionally an outside expert) teaches his small group of assistants a particular type of weapon, or a set of weapons from a particular time period, while demonstrating their function, describing their comparative advantages and disadvantages, and discussing their history.
Episodes have ranged widely across history, from “Stone-Age Weapons” to “Air Combat” and even including “Unarmed Combat”. As examples of the broad spectrum, Roman weapons and tactics, SWAT tactics and ninjutsu have all featured.
- Episode 01: The Medieval Broadsword.
- Episode 02: Weird Weapons of the Middle Ages.
- Episode 03: Bow & Arrow.
- Episode 04: The Medieval Tournament.
- Episode 05: The Axman Cometh.
- Episode 06: Knight in Armour.
- Episode 07: Weapons of the Gladiators.
- Episode 08: Bull Riding.
- Episode 09: The Duel.
- Episode 10: Air Combat.
- Episode 11: Swords of the Musketeers.
- Episode 12: Unarmed Combat.
- Episode 13: Stone Age Weapons.
- Episode 14: Urban Ops.
- Episode 15: Demolition Derby.
- Episode 16: Knives and Daggers.
- Episode 17: Early Firearms/Early Guns.
- Episode 18: Pirate Weapons/Weapons of the Pirates.
- Episode 19: Weapons of the Civil War.
- Episode 20: Roman Weapons/Weapons of the Romans.
- Episode 21: Trench Warfare/WWI Trench.
- Episode 22: Weapons of the Barbarians.
- Episode 23: Weapons of the American Indians.
- Episode 24: Weapons of the Ninja.
- Episode 25: The Crossbow.
- Episode 26: How to Win in Las Vegas.
- Episode 27: American Soldiers in World War II.
- Episode 28: Warriors of the Bible.
Production & Filming Details
- Presenter(s): Peter Woodward and Simon Jenkins.
- Director(s): Andrew Nock … (3 episodes, 2003) and Patrick Holland.
- Louis Tarantino … supervising producer (3 episodes, 2003).
- Brian Thompson … associate producer (3 episodes, 2003).
- Raymond Bridgers … executive producer (1 episode, 2003).
- Craig Haffner … executive producer (1 episode, 2003).
- Andrew Nock … coordinating producer (1 episode, 2003).
- Donna E. Lusitana … executive producer (unknown episodes).
- Peter Woodward … producer (unknown episodes).
- Clare Paterson … executive producer.
- Patrick Holland … producer.
- Colin Campbell … (1 episode, 2003).
- Peter Woodward … (1 episode, 2003).
- Simon Jenkins.
- Music: Blake Neely … (unknown episodes).
- Tim Collins … (1 episode, 2003).
- Tom Collins … (unknown episodes).
- Brandon Hickman … (unknown episodes).
- Michael W. Andrews … (unknown episodes).
- Kyle Yaskin … (unknown episodes).
- Production: RDF Television.
- Distributor(s): History Channel.
- Release Date: 01 December 2002 to 01 December 2003.
- Running Time: 30 minutes.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: UK and US.
- Language: English.