This is Warren Ellis's take on the Battle of Crecy, a major battle in the Hundred Years war between England and France. If you only know Warren from his Super Hero work then this will be a completely different beast for you, if you know his other works then it is more of the same.
We follow one of the English Peasents during the march to Cercy with he rest of the foot soldiers. The stock troop being the longbow man, and it takes us through the forced archery practice and the standards of life that the average member of the army would have faced at the time.
As with most of Warren's non mainsteam works it is lewd, disturbing, informative and in places crass. It is a warts and all showing of war, expect xenophobic language, expect blood, expect death, expect graphic violence, expect to learn!
The art work is stunning and black and white, which provides an interesting take on the subject material.
We came, we saw, we pillaged, we ravaged, we slaughtered, we left...the French have never forgiven us (and not without reason) and the survivors of Crecy introduced the two fingered salute to the world.