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Posted by: Gaiiten Hello, with the upcoming Warrior: Roman Legionary AD 69-161 the Warrior serie for Romans warriors seems to be complete. However, maybe Osprey could consider the following titles: Roman Legionary AD 193-235: The Severan dynasty Roman Legionary AD 235-284: The 3rd century crisis Roman Warrior AD 284-476: The Dominate era We do have three (two of them very old) Warrior titles dealing with these eras, but imho they are insufficient given the long period of time and the vast changes due equipment, tactics and economics, new enemies and the flexibility the soldiers adapted to. Furthermore, much was researched in the last decade(s) so that somewhat of an update/revising would be very appreciated. Best regards
Posted on: 22/01/2013 15:18:00

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Posted by: tarawa90
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I don't know about those, but the early Byzantine era could use some more focus. I'd like to see an MAA on Belisarius's army or a campaign title, as well as a warrior book for the 600-900 AD era since they covered the 900-1200 era so well.
Posted on: 22/01/2013 20:27:00
Posted by: KL49
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If anything, the trend has been AWAY from covering more limited periods in Roman history: At least two of the existing Warrior titles on Roman legionaries were originally planned to cover somewhat shorter periods than indicated in their titles when finally published. Warrior 71: Roman Legionary 58 BC-AD 69 was originally announced (and apparently written) as "Roman Legionary 31 BC-AD 43", which no doubt explains why the entire late Republican period is skimmed over in just a few paragraphs and the color plates only show Imperial troops up to AD 43 (= the invasion of Britain). My guess is that someone at Osprey decided at the last moment to "stretch" the period ostensibly covered by that book so it would look appealing to people interested in Julius Caesar's campaigns, even though they are barely mentioned in the text. They also decided to add a further 26 years to the end-date, even though that additional period is also barely covered in the book. Perhaps it was originally planned to produce TWO volumes to fill the gap between AD 43 and AD 161? Likewise, Warrior 72 was originally announced as "Imperial Roman Legionary AD 161-235" (i.e., from the beginning of the reign of M. Aurelius Antoninus to the death of Alexander Severus), which would have corresponded approximately to the first suggestion in the OP's list, though in this case the decision to expand the coverage was apparently made early enough that suitable color plates and text could be prepared to cover the next 50 years beyond the originally planned end-date. As for Belisarius' army, there really isn't that much in the way of contemporary pictorial evidence available, and the plates in MAA 425: Roman Military Clothing (3) already give as good an idea as any as to their attire. Modern reconstructions representing his troops in action are partly based on information in Procopius' history of his campaigns, but usually incorporate armor and equipment based on examples and illustrations dating from a century or more either side of that period, along with details picked out of books like Maurice's Strategikon and other later Byzantine military manuals.
Posted on: 23/01/2013 00:13:00
Posted by: KL49
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I'll try posting that again - for some reason the paragraph breaks vanished in the first attempt! If anything, the trend has been AWAY from covering more limited periods in Roman history: At least two of the existing Warrior titles on Roman legionaries were originally planned to cover somewhat shorter periods than indicated in their titles when finally published. Warrior 71: Roman Legionary 58 BC-AD 69 was originally announced (and apparently written) as "Roman Legionary 31 BC-AD 43", which no doubt explains why the entire late Republican period is skimmed over in just a few paragraphs and the color plates only show Imperial troops up to AD 43 (= the invasion of Britain). My guess is that someone at Osprey decided at the last moment to "stretch" the period ostensibly covered by that book so it would look appealing to people interested in Julius Caesar's campaigns, even though they are barely mentioned in the text. They also decided to add a further 26 years to the end-date, even though that additional period is also barely covered in the book. Perhaps it was originally planned to produce TWO volumes to fill the gap between AD 43 and AD 161? Likewise, Warrior 72 was originally announced as "Imperial Roman Legionary AD 161-235" (i.e., from the beginning of the reign of M. Aurelius Antoninus to the death of Alexander Severus), which would have corresponded approximately to the first suggestion in the OP's list, though in this case the decision to expand the coverage was apparently made early enough that suitable color plates and text could be prepared to cover the next 50 years beyond the originally planned end-date. As for Belisarius' army, there really isn't that much in the way of contemporary pictorial evidence available, and the plates in MAA 425: Roman Military Clothing (3) already give as good an idea as any as to their attire. Modern reconstructions representing his troops in action are partly based on information in Procopius' history of his campaigns, but usually incorporate armor and equipment based on examples and illustrations dating from a century or more either side of that period, along with details picked out of books like Maurice's Strategikon and other later Byzantine military manuals.
Posted on: 23/01/2013 00:27:00
Posted by: albertomv
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Joined Date: Thursday, 2 June 2011
I´d like to see those titles published in near future. Late roman warrior series are very old and cover a very long period...
Posted on: 23/01/2013 08:19:00

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