On the face of it, this could be a turgidly dry chin-stroking look into ancient warfare tactics but, thanks the brio of author Myke Cole, it's anything but. [...] The author points out elements that are largely accepted as fact thanks to detailed reports, and others where supposition comes into play, but he does this with a skill that makes it seem like a discussion between friends, not a lecture.
With an excellent colour plate section full of photos of armour, illustrations, ancient graphics and diagrams of troop dispositions you have a highly entertaining and yet worthy look into how and why the Roman Legion was so effective against the Phalanx that had previously dominated the battlefield.
The Armourer, January 2019
Amazing, detailed, thoroughly researched and genuinely exciting.
Anna Stephens, Author of 'Godblind'
Cole's enthusiasm for his subject is manifest throughout; he confesses to 'geeking out' on legions and phalanxes, and encourages readers to do the same.
Michigan War Studies Review
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