After a small hiatus we’re happy to announce that we have loads of Osprey books back in the online store. There are plenty more to come, but for this week we’re kicking things off with a pile of Ancients reference materials. Check out a small sampling of what is available again here.
A few books on Ancient Celts, which can be found in this section of the webstore. Like “Celtic Warrior 300BC-100AD“:
In the 1st century BC, Strabo wrote of the Celts: ‘The whole race… is madly fond of war, high-spirited and quick to battle… and on whatever pretext you stir them up, you will have them ready to face danger, even if they have nothing on their side but their own strength and courage’.
This 64-page paperback book gives an insight into the life of the Celtic warrior, and his experience of battle – on foot, on horseback, and as a charioteer. It also details Celtic society and studies the vital ritual nature of Celtic warfare, from the naked gaesatae to the woad-painted warriors.
Loads of material covering the Ancient Romans, located in this rather full to bursting section of the webstore. Such as “Roman Battle Tactics 109BC-AD313“, featured here.
How, exactly, did Rome become master of the ancient world? This 64 page book examines and illustrates the tactics employed by the legions of late Republican and early Imperial Rome, from the evidence of ancient writers. The greatest military machine in the Western world for at least four centuries, the Roman Army was the foundation of the Western military tradition, and its doctrines were central to the later revival of trained, drilled professional armies. Here the evidence is discussed in clear detail, and brought to life with battle plans and full colour interpretations of tactical scenarios.
Plus there’s lots of books on various Other Ancients, like Greeks, Normans, Vikings – all in this section of the webstore. Just like “The Vikings” shown and described here.
In this worthy addition to the Elite series, Ian Heath transports us to the time of the Vikings examining their epic journeys and the ships they made them in, their methods of warfare – the organisation of their armies and tactics employed, their appearance and equipment and the general history of these fascinating warrior-explorers. His authoritative text is backed by many fine illustrations and photographs including 12 stunning full colour plates by Angus McBride, one of the world’s most respected military artists.