The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World

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The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World

Postby Stuart Quayle » Tue May 17, 2011 3:20 pm

Just a very brief review of this excellent book published by Osprey and Edited by Chris McNab.

The four quarters of the book cover in extensive detail the:

1. The Early Republican Army;
2. The Army of the Late Republic;
3. The Earlier Roman Empire;
4. The Late Roman Empire

beautifully illustrated by Richard Hook; Adam Hook; Christa Hook and Angus McBride.

Loved it! :thumbup:



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Re: The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient Wor

Postby Jol » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:20 pm

Hello Stuart,
I have no idea how a forum works........ so i hope you get this message.
We just moved to the Isle a few weeks ago and I saw a photo of your armour in the RGS mail. Then I found you on this forum.
My son of 11 just loves making armour. He has done so since he was very young.
Up till now he has only made cardboard armour. (Tried to inclode a photo but could not manage)
Coming week we are going to work with fiberglass.
Is it possible for him to see your collection somewhere on the Island?
My e-mail address is: jsteenbeeke@maassennet.com
Hope to hear from you soon,
Jolanda



Stuart Quayle
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Re: The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient Wor

Postby Stuart Quayle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:45 pm

Hi Jolanda

No problem, I would be delighted to show you both my arms & armour and provide any help I can :thumbup:

Sending you an email.

Best Wishes
Stuart



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Re: The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient Wor

Postby randallmoffett » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:22 am

Stu,

I have not seen it but will keep my eyes open for it. Is it the standard sized Osprey book or one of the super Osprey books they have been releasing lately like the medieval knight title?

Randall



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Re: The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient Wor

Postby Stuart Quayle » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:35 pm

Hi Randall

Yes, exactly as you describe it - one of Osprey's 'super-books', hardback. The author Chris McNab really seems to know his stuff 8-)

Just re-reading another excellent (recently released) and very comprehensive book on Roman military at present, by Stephen Dando-Collins entitled "Legions of Rome - the definitive history of every Roman legion". Its really informative, excellently illustrated and damned good value even at £35 no less.

Will post a review about it soon.




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