Celtic Warrior: 300 BC - AD 100

Celtic Warrior: 300 BC - AD 100

Paperback Warrior

By (author) Stephen Allen, Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 246mm x 5mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841761435
  • ISBN 13: 9781841761435
  • Illustrations note: 67 illustrations, (12 colour ) chronology, glossary, bibliog
  • Sales rank: 287,813

Product description

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 book gives an insight into the life of the Celtic warrior, and his experience of battle - on fact, 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.

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Author information

Wayne Reynolds was born in Leeds, UK, where he also attended art college. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1991 has worked as a professional artist. Wayne has provided illustrations and source material for many gaming companies, creating figures, landscapes and interiors, as well as providing core characterisation. He is perhaps best known though for his work on titles such as 2000AD, Slaine, and judge Dredd. A recent arrival to the Osprey stable. Wayne is also a keen modeller and historical re-enactor. Stephen Allen is a keen archaeologist and expert on the Ancient period, with a particular interest in the history and culture of the Celtic peoples that resisted the rise of Rome. Stephen lives and works in Belgium, as a technical writer for a well-known international military organisation.

Table of contents

Introduction; Chronology; The warrior in Celtic society; Appearance and equipment; The field of battle; Aftermath; Places to visit; Glossary; Bibliography; Plates commentary