Rome's Enemies (4)

Rome's Enemies (4)

Spanish Armies

Men-at-Arms 180
  • Author: Rafael Treviño Martinez
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 180
  • Publication Date: 26 Mar 1986
  • ISBN: 9780850457018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The Republican Roman army suffered heavy losses as a result of the ‘hit and run' tactics employed by the Hispanics in Ancient Spain. After preparatory chanting, the Celt-Iberians would attack en masse and in apparent disorder. At a pre-arranged signal the warriors would retreat as if defeated. This sequence might be repeated over several days, until finally the Romans lost their discipline and broke formation in pursuit. At this point the Hispanics would quickly mount a counter-attack that would decimate the legions. This volume explores the organisation, tactics, history, arms and armour of Rome's Spanish enemies.

Biographical Note

Rafael Treviño Martinez is a respected author in the field of Ancient History, and has a special interest in the period of classical history in his native Spain. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.


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