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The Persian Army, 560-330 BC (Elite) by Nick Sekunda
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A missed opportunity?, 19 May 2013
I have recently purchased this book and I am mildly disappointed. There is no doubting the author's credentials and much of the text is thoughtfully put together. Some of the black and white illustrations and photographs are useful, and to a much more limited extent so are the coloured plates.

My chief concerns lie with the coloured plates, and also the lack of any real analysis of the composition of Persian armies during the period. Granted, information is limited, but even so the market that Osprey MAA and Elite series books are aimed at is generally the military enthusiast, and these people are always on the look out for such information.

The plates first. Many… Read more
Desert Rat 1940-43 (Warrior) by Tim Moreman
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is one of the best Osprey books I have come across in recent years. Given that it is only 64 pages, there is a mass of information, some very well chosen photos, and some excellent original artwork in these pages. Tim Moreman as the author and Steve Noon as the illustrator have done a fine job with a big subject here. Particularly pleasing is the way that the content concerning weapons, equipment and battles is combined here and there with information about some of the more mundane yet essential aspects of everyday living and surviving in the desert. An essential addition to the book collection of anyone interested in the War in the desert 1940-43.
M3 Lee/Grant Medium Tank 1941-45 (New Vanguard) by Steven J. Zaloga
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a good overview of this important tank, but it is let down by some sloppy type-checking which seems to have remained since the first impression, which was published in 2005. The dates for the battles of Gazala and El Alamein have 'shifted' a year and are now shown as 1943, and not 1942 which is what they should be. I was astonished when I opened the book and found these errors on the first set of plates I looked at. Therefore, the captioning on plate E is wrong, as are the notes for plate E, and also the reference to the Second Battle of El Alamein on page 18. Unfortunately, these silly mistakes cause the reader to question the reliability of other parts of the book - although… Read more

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