- Publisher: Osprey Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 48 pages
- Dimensions: 180mm x 239mm x 5mm | 23g
- Publication date: 1 June 1987
- Publication City/Country: Osprey
- ISBN 10: 0850455286
- ISBN 13: 9780850455281
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: Ill.(some col.).
- Sales rank: 266,250
Although the common Roman fighting men themselves have left no account, much literature has survived from antiquity. The wealth of archaeological finds, plus the study of surviving Roman scultpure has allowed hisorians to learn much about the nature of the Roman army which conquered an astonishing expanse of territory. Michael Simkins brings all his substantial knowledge to bear on this fascinating subject, covering such topics as army composition, recruitment, training, campaign routine and providing a wealth of detail on weapons, uniforms and equipment.
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Michael Simkins is a respected author in the field of Ancient History, and he has written several titles for Osprey. He has a particular interest in and knowledge of the Roman Army in Britain, and is a keen re-enactor of this period. His interest extends to having personally recreated many of the weapon and armour pieces that the Roman legionnaire would have worn and used at this time.
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An unrivalled source of information on the uniforms, insignia and appearance of the world's fighting men of past and present. The Men-at-Arms titles cover subjects as diverse as the Imperial Roman army, the Napoleonic wars and German airborne troops in a popular 48-page format including some 40 photographs and diagrams, and eight full-colour plates.