Roman Auxiliary Cavalryman AD 14 - 193
Author: Nic Fields
Illustrator: Adam Hook
Paperback; January 2006; 64 pages
About this book:
Drawn from a wide range of warlike peoples throughout the provinces, especially on the fringes of the empire, auxiliaries were generally not citizens of the Roman empire. The cavalry of the auxilia provided a powerful fighting arm; organized, disciplined and well trained, it was adept at performing both skirmish and shock action. This book details the many roles of the Roman auxiliary cavalryman, including reconnaissance, communication and policing duties, as well as in battle. Motivation for enlisting, conditions of service and experience of battle are all explored, and colour illustrations support the text.
Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France.
Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, several 19th century American subjects, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
# Equipment and Appearance
# Conditions of Service
# On Campaign
# Beliefs and Belonging
# Experience of Battle
# The Aftermath
Scott van Aken (Modeling Madness):
'Superbly illsuatrated by Adam Hook, we get a closer and more detailed undertsanding of how these men lived and fought. It is a book that keeps your attention and interest from front to back cover.'
Wargames Staff (Wargames: Soldiers and Strategy):
'Adam Hook's beautiful illustrations are the perfect complement to Fields' intersting text.'
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