In this book Van Wees sets out to explode what he sees as 'myths' about ancient Greek warfare, which have built up over the years and acquired the status of received wisdom without having been adequately challenged. The problem is that in attacking these views, Van Wees is guilty of taking a doctrinaire approach himself. I thought it may be a bad sign when I noted that by far the most cited author in the bibliography is Van Wees himself, with no fewer than 22 articles or books.
I started to lose patience with this book quite early on. On page 69 for example, Van Wees says "It is a fair assumption that, at the back of the heavy infantry formation, servants and citizen light-armed mingled and threw stones and even javelins at the enemy, over the heads of the hoplites". This is indeed an assumption, but far from fair as it is a major leap from the evidence that Van Wees has presented up to this point. Any book purporting to present a scholarly approach should not be presenting assumptions of this sort.
I agree with the reviewer who felt the chapter on naval warfare seemed incomplete. It is incomplete because Van Wees did not identify any 'myths' against which he could tilt his lance, probably because he is really only interested in land warfare. Actually the chapter is quite good as far as it goes.
For a single book on Greek land warfare I would recommend instead Hoplites: The Classical Greek Battle Experience (ed Victor Davis Hanson), while the Greek State at War series by W. Kendrick Pritchett remains invaluable.