From the Author
The first study in English of the ashigaru
In line with the format of the Warriors series, this book takes an in-depth look at the ashigaru, with much new material from Japanese sources. The work is complemented by Howard Gerrard's fine plates, providing inspiration for modelmakers and milkitary buffs alike.
About the Author
Howard Gerrard has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has worked for a number of publishers, and is an associate member of the Guild of Aviation Artists. His most recent work for Osprey is Campaign 69 'Nagashino 1575'. Stephen Tumbull is the world's leading English language authority on medieval Japan and the samurai. He has travelled extensively in the far east, particularly in Japan and Korea and is the author of The Samurai - A Military History and Men-at-Arms 86 Samurai Armies 1550-1615.