War Ancient -7th Century
!

New Vanguard 244. Imperial Roman Warships 193–565 AD. Paperback

!
  • Imperial Roman Warships 193–565 AD. New Vanguard 244.
  • Author: Raffaele D’Amato; Illustrator: Giuseppe Rava
  • Paperback, 48 pages. 2017
nv244

Campaign 303. Lake Trasimene 217 BC. Ambush and annihilation of a Roman army. pb

!
  • Lake Trasimene 217 BC. Ambush and annihilation of a Roman army. Campaign 303.
  • Author: Nic Fields; Illustrator: Donato Spedaliere
  • Pb., 96 pages. 2017
ca303

Weapon 51. The Gladius. The Roman Short Sword.

!
  • The Gladius. The Roman Short Sword. Weapon 51.
  • Author: M.C. Bishop; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Pb. 2016
wpn51

Warrior180 Early Iron Age Greek Warrior 1100–700 BC.

!
  • Early Iron Age Greek Warrior 1100–700 BC. Warrior 180
  • Author: Raffaele D’Amato, Andrea Salimbeti
  • Illustrator: Giuseppe Rava
  • Pb., 2016
wa180

Campaign 296 Milvian Bridge AD 312. Constantine's battle for Empire and Faith. pb

!
  • Milvian Bridge AD 312. Constantine's battle for Empire and Faith. Campaign 296
  • Author: Ross Cowan
  • Illustrator: Seán Ó’Brógáin
  • Pb. In AD 312, the Roman world was divided between four emperors. The most ambitious was Constantine, who sought to eliminate his rivals and reunite the Empire. His first target was Maxentius, who held Rome, the symbolic heart of the Empire. Inspired by a dream sent by the Christian God, at the Milvian Bridge region just north of Rome, he routed Maxentius' army and pursued the fugitives into the river Tiber. The victory secured Constantine's hold on the western half of the Roman Empire and confirmed his Christian faith, but many details of this famous battle remain obscured. This new volume identifies the location of the battlefield and explains the tactics Constantine used to secure a victory that triggered the fundamental shift from paganism to Christianity.
ca296

Men-at-Arms 506. Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (1) 31 BC–AD 195. Paperback

!
  • Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (1) 31 BC–AD 195. Men-at-Arms 506.
  • Author: Raffaele D’Amato; Illustrator: Raffaele Ruggeri
  • Pb.
ma506

Xenophon: The Expedition of Cyrus. pb

!
  • The Expedition of Cyrus.
  • Xenophon. Transl.: Tim Rood
  • Pb., 288 pages, one map. 196 x 131 mm.
cyrus

New Vanguard 225 Republican Roman Warships 509–27 BC. pb

!
  • Republican Roman Warships 509–27 BC. New Vanguard 225.
  • Author: Raffaele D’Amato; Illustrator: Giuseppe Rava
  • Pb. 48 pages. The birth of the mighty Roman Navy was anchored in the Romans' extraordinary ability to absorb and perfect the technology of other states and empires. This is the story of the design, development and operation of the Republican Roman warship in the age of the conquest of the Mediterranean, from the first Roman naval adventure of 394 BC and the Punic Wars, to Pompey's operations against the Cilician Pirates and Caesar's victorious naval campaigns in Armorica, concluding with the consolidation of the Mediterranean Sea as Mare Nostrum with the battle of Actium in 31 BC. Archaeological photography, including those of exciting new finds, such as the Roman warship rosta (rams) found in the Aegates Islands, accompany lavish artistic reconstructions in illustrating the ships of the first Roman navy.
nv225

Campaign 286. Catalaunian Fields AD 451. Rome’s last great battle. pb

!
  • Catalaunian Fields AD 451. Rome’s last great battle. Campaign 286.
  • Author: Simon MacDowall; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • 96 pages, pb. The battle of the Catalaunian Fields saw two massive, powerful empires square up in a conflict that was to shape the course of Eurasian history forever. For despite the Roman victory, the Roman Empire would not survive for more than 15 years following the battle, whilst the Huns, shattered and demoralized, would meet their downfall against a coalition of German tribes soon after. This book, using revealing bird's-eye-views of the plains of Champagne and detailed illustrations of the opposing warriors in the midst of desperate combat, describes the fighting at the Catalaunian Fields and reveals the broader campaign of Hunnic incursion that led up to it. Drawing on the latest research, Simon MacDowall reveals the shocking intensity and appalling casualties of the battle, whilst assessing the wider significance and consequences of the campaign.
ca286

Command 031. Attila the Hun. pb

!
  • Attila the Hun. Command 31.
  • Author: Nic Fields; Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • Pb, 64 pages. One of the most powerful men in late antiquity, Attila's peerless Hunnic empire stretched from the Ural mountains to the Rhine river. In a series of epic campaigns dating from the AD 430s until his death in AD 453, he ravaged first the Eastern and later the Western Roman Empire, invading Italy in AD 452 and threatening Rome itself. Lavishly illustrated, this new analysis of his military achievements examines how Attila was able to sweep across Europe, the tactics and innovations he employed and the major battles he faced, including one of his few major setbacks, the defeat at the battle of the Catalaunian Fields in AD 451.
cmd31

Cartledge: The Spartans. An Epic History. Paperback

!
  • The Spartans: An Epic History.
  • Cartledge, Paul. 2013
  • Paperback, 288 pages, Illustrations, 197 x 130 mm.
spartans

Elite 204 Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC–1000 BC.

!
  • Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC–1000 BC. Elite 204
  • Pb. Number of Pages: 64
el204

Alston: Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt: A Social History

!
  • Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt: A Social History
  • by Richard Alston
  • 263 pages, 2 maps, 13 tables, 6 figures, bibliography, index. 1998. Provides a radical reassessment of the Roman army's relations with local communities. The unsuspected scale of the army's integration into local life offers an insight into Roman rule in Egypt and Roman imperialism more generally.

Battle Orders 34 The Roman Army: the Civil Wars 88–31 BC. Paperback

!
  • Roman Army: the Civil Wars 88–31 BC. Paperback. Battle Orders 34
  • Author: Nic Fields
  • October 2008; 96 pages. With the nuts and bolts detail that readers demand from the Battle Orders series, this is an intriguing description of how the Roman army grew, modernised, rebelled and finally helped build an empire, complete with full organisational charts, photographs and detailed maps.

Battle Orders 37 The Roman Army of the Principate 27 BC–AD 117. Paperback

!
  • Battle Orders 37 The Roman Army of the Principate 27 BC–AD 117. Paperback
  • Nic Fields.
  • 2009; 96 pages; The loyalty of the new army was to the emperor and not to either the Senate or the People of Rome. Imperial legions became permanent units with their own numbers and titles and many were to remain in existence for centuries to come.

Billows: Marathon: The Battle That Changed Western Civilization. Hardcover

!
  • Marathon: The Battle That Changed Western Civilization
  • Richard A. Billows 2010
  • Hardback, 304 pages, 5 maps and 27 b/w illustrations throughout, 229 x 152 mm
  • In this riveting work, Richard A. Billows fully creates the atmosphere of the times, engrossingly captures the drama of the day of battle, and convincingly demonstrates that the flowering of classical Greek culture - and the extraordinary influence it had on Western culture - would almost certainly not have occurred had not the Athenians, against the odds, defeated the Persians at Marathon.
marathon

Bohec: The Imperial Roman Army. New edition. Paperback

!
  • Imperial Roman Army. New edition. Paperback
  • by Yann Le Bohec
  • 344 pages, 40 illustrations. 2000. This book looks at the structure and development of the Republic and the Late Empire, examining why the army has always been considered crucial in the history of the Roman Empire, and whether that view is justified.

Campaign 007 Alexander 334 - 323 BC. Conquest of the Persian Empire. 9781855321106

!
  • Alexander 334 - 323 BC. Conquest of the Persian Empire
  • John Warry
  • 96 pages. This book, by John Warry, an expert on the warfare of the Classical world, examines the principle battles of Alexander's campaigns in detail. The battles of the Granicus, Issus, Gaugamela, Hydaspes and the difficult siege of Tyre are all discussed at length.

Campaign 022 Healy: Qadesh 1300 BC. Clash of the Warrior Kings 9781855323001

!
  • Qadesh 1300 BC. Clash of the Warrior Kings
  • by Mark Healy
  • 96 pages. The earliest battle in history which can be reconstructed in detail, Qadesh pitted the two great warriors of the age against each other, Muwatallish of Hatti and the great warrior-Pharaoh Rameses II.

Campaign 031 Nicolle: Yarmuk 636 AD. The Muslim Conquest of Syria. 9781855323667

!
  • Yarmuk 636 AD. The Muslim Conquest of Syria
  • by Nicolle
  • David Nicolle not only looks at the battle itself but also the whole decisive Arab campaign - from the Muslim invasion of 633/4 to the fall of Byzantine Syria.

Campaign 036 Healy: Cannae: 216 BC. Hannibal Smashes Rome. 9781855324701

!
  • Cannae: 216 BC. Hannibal Smashes Rome
  • by Mark Healy
  • Cannae is rightly regarded as one of the greatest battles of military history. Hannibal's stratagem has become a model of the perfectly fought battle and is studied in detail at military academies around the world. By the end of the conflict the Romans had lost 47,500 infantry and 2,700 cavalry killed and a further 19,300 captured.

Campaign 084 MacDowall: Adrianople AD 378. The Goths Crush Rome's Legions. 9781841761473

!
  • Adrianople AD 378. The Goths Crush Rome's Legions
  • ’Never, except in the battle of Cannae, had there been so destructive a slaughter recorded in our annals.’ Thus the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus recorded the battle of Adrianople, which spelled the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire. Such a crushing Roman defeat by Gothic cavalry proved to the Empire, as well as to the Goths themselves, that the migratory barbarians were a force to be reckoned with.

Campaign 108 Sekunda: Marathon 490 BC: The first Persian invasion of Greece. 9781841760001

!
  • Marathon 490 BC: The first Persian invasion of Greece
  • by Nicholas Sekunda. Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • When the Ionian Revolt broke out in 499BC , led by the city of Miletus, the Ionian cities requested assistance from Greece. Sparta refused, but Athens and Eretria (on the Island of Euboea) sent small land and naval contingents. Having crushed the revolt the Persian King Darius decided to punish Athens for supporting the Ionian cities. He decided to send an amphibious expedition across the Aegean to attack Athens and Eretria. The Persians sacked Eretria and then landed at Marathon some 26 miles from Athens.

Campaign 174: Sheppard: Pharsalus 48 BC Caesar and Pompey - Clash of the Titans. Paperback. v

!
  • Pharsalus 48 BC Caesar and Pompey - Clash of the Titans. Campaign 174
  • Author: Si Sheppard. Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • 2006. Simon Sheppard expertly charts the events surrounding the Pharsalus campaign, and the seismic implications of the decisive clash between the two greatest generals of their age.

Campaign 182: Thompson: Granicus 334BC Alexander's First Persian Victory. Paperback. 9781846030994

!
  • Granicus 334 BC Alexander's First Persian Victory.
  • Author: Michael Thompson. Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • 2007. In the initial engagement, Alexander's 5,000 cavalry, supported by archers and javelin men, routed a force of 20,000 Persian cavalry

Campaign 188 Fields: Thermopylae 480 BC Last stand of the 300.

!
  • Thermopylae 480 BC Last stand of the 300
  • Author: Nic Fields. Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • 2007. An authoritative re-telling of one of the greatest tales of heroism of all time and a decisive moment for the history of the world, Leonidas and the 300 Spartans' fight to the death against overwhelming Persian forces preserved the future of Greece and the golden age of classical civilization

Campaign 190: Nicolle: Poitiers AD 732 Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide. Paperback

!
  • Poitiers AD 732 Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide
  • Author: David Nicolle. Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • 2008. Expert medievalist David Nicolle draws on contemporary sources to reconstruct this turning-point battle, placing it in its historical context and reviewing its background and the subsequent historical consequences.

Campaign 195 Syracuse 415-413 BC. Destruction of the Athenian Imperial Fleet.

!
  • Syracuse 415-413 BC. Destruction of the Athenian Imperial Fleet
  • Nic Fields. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • 2008. Nic Fields examines the foolhardy campaign in which Athens ignored the strategic implications of attacking a nation that was over 1,100 km away as two enormous armadas and 60,000 Athenians and their allies fought for two years against the only other democracy in the Greek world. With rare illustrations and breath-taking full-colour artwork

Campaign 199 Philippi 42 BC. The death of the Roman Republic. Paperback

!
  • Philippi 42 BC. The death of the Roman Republic. Paperback; Campaign 199
  • Author: Si Sheppard. Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • August 2008; 96 pages; Packed with photographs, breathtaking battlescene artwork and detailed maps illustrating the course of the battles on land and on sea, this is the history of the campaign which sounded the final death knell for the Republican movement.

Campaign 206 Spartacus and the Slave War 73–71 BC. A gladiator rebels against Rome. Paperback

!
  • Spartacus and the Slave War 73–71 BC. A gladiator rebels against Rome. Paperback: Campaign 206
  • Author: Nic Fields. Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • July 2009; 96 pages; Written by Nic Fields and illustrated by Steven Noon, this campaign title brings to life the story of Rome¹s most famous revolt and the ex-gladiator who led it.

Campaign 211 Actium 31 BC. Downfall of Antony and Cleopatra. Paperback

!
  • Actium 31 BC. Downfall of Antony and Cleopatra. Paperback; Campaign 211
  • Author: Si Sheppard. Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • June 2009; 96 pages. Actium has remained one of the most famous battles of the ancient world thanks to Shakespeare and Hollywood. This new book tells the true story of the decisive and bloody battle that would once and for all seal the fate of the Roman Republic.

Campaign 222 Salamis 480 BC. The naval campaign that saved Greece. Paperback

!
  • Salamis 480 BC. The naval campaign that saved Greece. Campaign 222.
  • Author: W. Shepherd. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; June 2010; 96 pages
  • In 480 BC, the Greek and Persian fleets met in a battle in the strait between Attica and the island of Salamis. Although outnumbered, the Greeks delivered a crushing victory that ended the Persian threat to Greece. This book draws on the findings of archaeological, technological and naval research, as well as on original historical sources to vividly recreate one of the most important naval campaigns in world history.
ca222

Campaign 224 Mons Graupius AD 83. Rome's Battle at the Edge of the World. Paperback

!
  • Mons Graupius AD 83. Rome's Battle at the Edge of the World. Campaign 224
  • Author: Duncan B Campbell Illustrator: Seán Ó’Brógáin
  • Paperback; 96 pages . In AD 77, Roman forces under Agricola marched into the northern reaches of Britain in an attempt to pacify the Caledonian tribesman. For seven years, the Romans marched and battled across what is now Scotland. Finally, in AD 83, they fought the final battle at Mons Graupius where 10,000 Caledonians were slaughtered from only 360 Roman dead. It proved the high-water mark of Roman power in Britain. Following unrest elsewhere in the empire, the north of Scotland was abandoned and Rome’s forces began their long retreat. Never again would Roman arms stand on the edge of the known world.
ca224

Campaign 228 Teutoburg Forest AD 9. The destruction of Varus and his legions. Paperback

!
  • Teutoburg Forest AD 9. The destruction of Varus and his legions. Campaign 228
  • Author: Michael McNally Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; January 2011; 96 pages
  • ‘Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!’ supposedly yelled Augustus Caesar when he received the news of the disaster in the Teutoburg Forest. One of the greatest military disasters of the Roman Empire, Teutoburg Forest witnessed the near-total annihilation of three Roman legions at the hands of the German barbarians led by their Roman-educated chief Arminius. Michael McNally tells the complete story of the disaster, supported by the incredible artwork of Peter Dennis.
ca228

Campaign 233 Boudicca’s Rebellion AD 60-61. The Britons rise up against Rome. Pb

!
  • Boudicca’s Rebellion AD 60-61. The Britons rise up against Rome. Campaign 233. 
  • Author: Nic Fields, Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; April 2011; 96 pages
  • When the Romans occupied the southern half of Britain in AD 43, the Iceni tribe quickly allied themselves with the invaders. Having paid tribute to Rome, they continued to be ruled by their own kings. But 17 years later when Prasutagus, the king of the Iceni, died the Romans decided to incorporate his kingdom into the new province. When his widow Boudicca protested, she ‘was flogged and their daughters raped’, sparking one of the most famous rebellions in history. This book tells how Boudicca raised her people and other tribes in revolt, overran the provincial towns of Camulodunum (Colchester), Londinium (London) and Verulamium (St Albans), destroyed the IX Legion, and nearly took control of the fledgling Roman province, before being finally brought to heel in a pitched battle at Mancetter.
ca233

Campaign 239 Plataea 479 BC. The most glorious victory ever seen. Paperback.

!
  • Plataea 479 BC. The most glorious victory ever seen. Campaign 239
  • Author: William Shepherd Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; January 2012; 96 pages. The detailed reconstruction of this complex battle draws on recent studies of early 5th-century hoplite warfare and a fresh reading of the ancient textual sources, predominantly Herodotus, and close inspection of the battlefield.
Plataea 479 BC. €16,00

Campaign 252 The Jewish Revolt AD 66-74. Pb

!
  • The Jewish Revolt AD 66-74. Campaign 252
  • Author: Si Sheppard; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; October 2013; 96 pages
ca252

Campaign 261 Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC. Sparta's island of disaster Pb

!
  • Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC. Sparta's island of disaster Campaign. 261
ca261

Campaign 269 Alesia 52 BC. The final struggle for Gaul. Pb

!
  • Alesia 52 BC. The final struggle for Gaul. Campaign 269
  • Author: Nic Fields; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; June 2014; 96 pages
alesia

Casson: The Ancient Mariners : Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times. Pb

!
  • The Ancient Mariners : Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times.
  • Lionel Casson 1991.
  • Paperback, 299 pages, illustrations, maps, 250 x 153 mm.
cassonmariners

Cline: The Battles of Armageddon : Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age. Pb

!
  • The Battles of Armageddon. Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age.
  • Eric H. Cline
  • Paperback, 239 pages, b/w illus maps, 229 x 152 mm.
cline-battles-of-armageddon

Combat 06 Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior. 1st Century AD. Pb

!
  • Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior. 1st Century AD. Combat 6
  • Author: Lindsay Powell; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; May 2014; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781472803498
cb06

Command 004 Julius Caesar. Paperback

!
  • Julius Caesar. Command 4
  • Author: Nic Fields, Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; June 2010; 64 pages
  • One of the greatest military commanders in history, Julius Caesar’s most famous victory - the conquest of Gaul - was to him little more than a stepping stone to power. An audacious and decisive general, his victories over the Gauls allowed him to challenge for the political leadership of Rome. Leading a single legion across the Rubicon in 49 BC, Caesar launched a civil war which would end the Roman Republic and usher in the Roman Empire, with Caesar at its helm. This examination of the great general’s life covers his great victories and few defeats, looking at the factors which lay behind his military genius.
cnd004

Command 023 Pompey

!
  • Pompey. Command 23.
  • Author: Nic Fields Illustrator: Peter Dennis. Paperback; March 2012; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781849085724
cmd23

Cotterell: The Chariot. The Astounding Rise and Fall of the World's First War Machine. Paperback

!
  • Chariot. The Astounding Rise and Fall of the World's First War Machine.
  • by Arthur Cotterell
  • Paperback, 352 pages, many illustrations. New edition, 2005.
chariot2

Cotterell: The Chariot: The Astounding Rise and Fall of the World's First War Machine. Hardback

!
  • The Chariot: The Astounding Rise and Fall of the World's First War Machine.
  • Arthur Cotterell 2004. 208 pages, 150 b/w illustrations, 241 x 162 mm.
cotterellhb

Elbern: Caesar. Staatsmann, Feldherr, Schriftsteller. 24 x 30 cm; gebunden

!
  • Caesar. Staatsmann, Feldherr, Schriftsteller. 24 x 30 cm; gebunden
  • Stephan Elbern
  • 143 Seiten mit 68 Farb- und 19 Schwarzweißabbildungen. 2008. Das vorliegende Buch versteht sich keineswegs als erneute Biographie, sondern zeichnet in zahlreichen Bildern, begleitet durch einen fesselnden Text, seinen dramatischen Lebensweg nach. Der Werdegang des Feldherrn, Staatsmannes und Schriftstellers, sein Nachruhm durch zweitausend Jahre, sein Wiedererstehen in Film und Bühnendrama werden wieder lebendig.

Elite 007 Sekunda: Ancient Greeks: Armies of Classical Greece 5th and 4th Centuries BC

!
  • Ancient Greeks: Armies of Classical Greece 5th and 4th Centuries BC. Elite 7
  • Nicholas Sekunda
  • The book includes such famous battles such as Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis and offers a detailed account of Greek military dress during this period, supported by 12 full colour plates by Angus McBride.

Elite 030 Nicolle: Attila and the Nomad Hordes

!
  • Attila and the Nomad Hordes. Elite 30
  • David Nicolle
  • Of all the conquerors who swept out of Central Asia, two names stand out in European memory – Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan the Mongol. Both are remembered for massacres and devastation; yet whereas Genghis is also famous for the laws he imposed on half of Asia and for the trade which flourished under Mongol rule, Attila's notoriety seems unrelieved by positive achievements.

Elite 035 Bryant: Early Samurai 200-1500 AD

!
  • Early Samurai AD 200-1500. Elite 35
  • Anthony Bryant
  • Anthony Bryant chronicles the history, arms and armour of these truly élite warriors, from the rise of the Yayoi through the Genpei War between the Minamoto and Taira clans to the Mongol invasions of the 13th century.