Lieutenant Colonel TOOMAS BOLTOWSKY has been a professional soldier for 25 years, joining the army in 1991 after Estonia regained its independence. He has served in various positions in the Estonian Defence Forces, most recently as Chief of the Arms Control and Verification Centre. A graduate of Tartu University and of the Baltic Defence College, he is currently a lecturer at the latter institution, and is working on several projects focusing on ancient and medieval warfare. This is his first book.