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Rome's Enemies (4) - Spanish Armies
Author: Rafael Treviño Martinez
Illustrator: Angus McBride
Paperback; March 1986; 48 pages
About this book:
The Republican Roman army suffered heavy losses as a result of the 'hit and run' tactics employed by the Hispanics in Ancient Spain. After preparatory chanting, the Celt-Iberians would attack en masse and in apparent disorder. At a pre-arranged signal the warriors would retreat as if defeated. This sequence might be repeated over several days, until finally the Romans lost their discipline and broke formation in pursuit. At this point the Hispanics would quickly mount a counter-attack that would decimate the legions. This volume explores the organisation, tactics, history, arms and armour of Rome's Spanish enemies.
Rafael Treviño Martinez is a respected author in the field of Ancient History, and has a special interest in the period of classical history in his native Spain.
Angus McBride was one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, who contributed to more than 90 Osprey titles over three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa where he lived for several years before relocating to Ireland. Angus sadly passed away in 2007.
# The Peoples of Protohistoric Spain
# Warfare in Ancient Spain
# Impact of the Hispanic Wars on Rome
# The Campaigns of Viriatus
# The Numantine Wars
# Armour and Weapons
# Hispanic Cavalry
# Balearic Slingers
# The Plates