Synopsis by Hal Erickson
On this cable TV "re-creation" series, archaic weapons of mass destruction were assembled by hobbyists using blueprints drawn up by historians. Remarkably enough, these venerable devices worked perfectly, as shown in a succession of sham battles (in which, of course, no real blood was shed). The tone of the series was established by such episode titles as "Chariots of War" and "Fire Ships." Ancient Arsenal made its first appearance on June 22, 2003.