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Posted by: Destory Of Worlds Having waited for months for the Jewish Revolt as it got delayed repeatedly I had to read it as soon as I could get my hands on it. I found Si Sheppard’s treatment to be a very good book. There was not an excessive amount of ‘packing the book’, tones of pictures to take away from the little bit of text there was. The main part of the book was the epic siege of Jerusalem. It did not suffer from a ton of pictures and had a couple of pages of nothing but text. The desecration for the revolt was quite good. The only disappointment for me was the lack of the Masada, were there was a lot more pictures and less text. But despite the shallow treatment of Masada it was an exultant book and worth the wait and a great addition to a great series.
Posted on: 14/11/2013 20:56:00

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Posted by: achim
Total Posts: 40
Joined Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Thanks for the Thumps up! i have the book, but not yet startet to read it! maybe this weekend..?? will see! . the issue with the jewish revolt is obviously, this is one of the very few times in antiquity that an ex-commanding officer (as opposed to a civilian, a poet or a philosopher!! Cesar's writings are obviously the other outstanding example) wrote on a camaign he was himself involved in! . thus the source material is way better then on other campaigns of the time!
Posted on: 14/11/2013 23:28:00
Posted by: .George Washington
Total Posts: 164
Joined Date: Friday, 21 June 2013
I also bought the Jewish Revolt. I enjoyed Peter Dennis' artwork and I wish they had done more on Masada but it was mostly about the Roman Siege of Jerusalem. so far for this year in the CAM series I have bought this one and Talavera and Fallen Timbers.
Posted on: 16/11/2013 13:54:00
Posted by: scratchbuilder
Total Posts: 51
Joined Date: Saturday, 6 July 2013
Hopefully Osprey intend a further book which tackles Masada as a seperate subject. The rebellion itself was relatively short lived, but the siege of Masada dragged on for a decade afterwards.
Posted on: 19/11/2013 18:55:00
Posted by: Ironside
Total Posts: 5
Joined Date: Friday, 3 October 2008
I've been considering this, and was flicking through it earlier. Glad to know it's a good one. I was rather puzzled, though, by the modern illustrations showing the Romans with what appeared to be Republican-era shields.
Posted on: 30/11/2013 14:52:00
Posted by: william
Total Posts: 3
Joined Date: Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Good point about Josephus, Achim! Xenophon and Thucydides can be added to the short list of ancient authors who were also commanders.
Posted on: 21/12/2013 17:01:00

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