This book is a must for anyone interested in military history as well as toy soldier and model figure enthusiasts who want to know the story behind this ubiquitous weapon replicated in their miniature armies. --Toy Soldier & Model Figure
About the Author
Neil Grant studied archaeology at Reading University, and now works for English Heritage. His interests include firearms, medieval edged weapons and classical and medieval horsemanship. This is his first book for Osprey. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.