Siege Warfare Operations Manual

Siege Warfare Operations Manual : From ancient times to the beginning of the gunpowder age

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Siege warfare is a demanding form of combat, which occupies a unique place in military history. In contrast to mobile combat, a siege centres on a fixed location, whether a simple hill fort or an entire walled city, and the attacking force has to utilize a
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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 210 x 270 x 15.24mm | 750g
  • J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 250 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1785211463
  • 9781785211461
  • 424,799

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Contains commissioned artworks of siege engines from pre-Roman to late Medieval times, including the scorpio, ballista, mangonel, onager, and the siege tower.
Examines the successes and failures of some of the world's most famous sieges, including those of Alexander the Great, Julius Ceasar and Richard the Lionheart.

Discusses assault tactics as well as the logistics of maintaining a siege, together with behind the scenes strategies such as infiltration, diplomacy and chemical warfare.
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About Chris McNab

Chris McNab is an author and editor specializing in military history and military technology. To date he has published more than 40 books, including A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2011), Deadly Force (2009), The Roman Army: The Greatest War Machine
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