Dear anonymous or shetlandcats
I am sorry to see that your judgment on our book is not pushed by objectivity and especially, considering what You have written, I doubt strongly about your knowledge on the topic.
About the question that the book is slim, you have to discuss with Osprey. We would have like to do an library on Carthaginians, and if You can convince Osprey to give us enough space do not worry, we have enough material to do it. About your judgment on the photos of the book, we are sorry to say that beside the photos of the 6 published helmets (2 of which completely preserved and not rusted because they are bronze), this book publishes for the first time a lot of never seen material on the Punic warriors, and not only on the mercenaries of Hannibal or other Carthaginian generals. Some photos - like the weapons in the color photo of p. 38 - are published for the first time on a worldwide publication, and the book shows material that You will hardly find in any other publication on the Carthaginian army. Of course is an archaeological book. I suggest you also to read it and not just look at the figures.
About the plates, the details of some plates like E are unrivalled, and of course for us Giuseppe is a great artist. I understand You do not like the style of Rava, it is your choice and your taste, but, honestly, I do not think that the work of Giuseppe can be denigrated in such a way.
I will appreciated a little of objectivity more and also a little of honesty. But please show us Your works on the topic and your ability in painting, so that we can judge as well.
Raffaele D'Amato e Andrea Salimbeti