Well I was seduced by this volume and it is a beautifully produced item. Obviously it has lots of Osprey illustrations and maps, lots of really well reproduced photographs of real stuff, and the typography is well balanced and very readable (well structured too) - so unlike the truly terrible typography in Dando-Collin's Legions of Rome.
The four main chapters cover: – The Early Republican Army 753–146 BC – The Army of the Late Republic 146–27 BC – The Earlier Roman Empire 27 BC – AD 200 – The Later Roman Empire AD200 – 6th Century
I'm not sure what Chris McNab knows about Ancient Rome, and in any case I'm still flicking through it (reckon on it being a Christmas read), but have a look at a copy for yourself before parting with your hard-earned.
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I think this is an excellent book. I think it is an amalgamation of 3 or 4 standard size osprey books. I had it Out of the library for some time and it is now top of my amazon wish list. Worth it for the eye candy alone, and the text seemed pretty good to me!
Rufus T. Firefly: Oh, I'm sick of messages from the front. Don't we ever get a message from the side?
Oooh - yes, this does look nice ... another one into the Wishlist. Chris McNab's also edited one on the Napoleonic Wars for Osprey, so I guess they're got him signed up as a big-name "general" editor ...
“conscribe te militem in legionibus. pervagare orbem terrarium. inveni terras externas. cognosce miros peregrines. eviscera eos” ̴ “Join the legions, see the world, travel to foreign parts, meet interesting and exotic people, and disembowel them.”
Slightly off topic, but am i right in thinking that the front cover is of Caesar accepting the surrender of Vercingetorix, wierd how i noticed that first
This may be very useful for my classical civilization A level and Ancient history, looks very interesting thanks
I'm Henry by the way.
"Leap, fellow soldiers, unless you wish to betray your eagle to the enemy. I, for my part, will perform my duty to the republic and to my general." -The Aquilifer of the 10th legion A link to my Blog: http://theminiatureblog.wordpress.com/