Imperial Chinese Armies (1)

Imperial Chinese Armies (1)

200 BC–AD 589

Men-at-Arms 284
  • Author: CJ Peers
  • Illustrator: Michael Perry
  • Short code: MAA 284
  • Publication Date: 17 Jul 1995
  • ISBN: 9781855325142
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

After AD 304 the five 'barbarian' tribes divided north China among themselves, setting up dynasties which were often Chinese only in name, and feuding constantly both with each other and with the native states, whose stronghold was now in the south. It was under this barbarian influence that the heavily-armoured cavalry which were to become the striking force of the great T'ang dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries first developed. In a knowledgeable text complemented by numerous illustrations, this book explores the history, weaponry, tactics and organisation of medieval Chinese armies between 200 BC and AD 589.

Biographical Note

An acknowledged expert on ancient Chinese armies, CJ Peers has written several books on this subject for Osprey's Men-at-Arms series, including Men-at-Arms 218: Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC and Men-at-Arms 251: Medieval Chinese Armies 1260-1520. Michael Perry started producing miniature figures for the wargames industry in the late 1970s while still at school, and for many years he has worked for both Games Workshop and Wargames Foundry. He has a highly distinctive and realistic style, and has illustrated a number of Osprey publications including MAA 275 The Taiping Rebellion and Campaign 54 Shiloh 1862. His work will also be familiar to readers of many popular Wargame magazines including Military Modelling.


Introduction Chronology The Western Han 202 BC-AD 25 The Eastern Han AD 25-189 Recruitment Organisation Weapons Defences Garrison Life The Three Kingdoms and the Ts'in AD 189-316 The Barbarian Invasions AD 316-589 Armies of the Invasion Period The Art of War in the Early Imperial Age 10 Significant Battles The Plates

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