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A good book to add to the collection,
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This review is from: Greek Hoplite 480-323 BC: Weapons, Armour, Tactics (Warrior) (Paperback)
Well, this is a good book on Greek Hoplites, full of useful information to add to my understanding of this style of warfare. The illustrations are immensely useful and it covers small detail which other books just miss out on. However, details on some of the equipment is a bit deficient, for instance there is no attempt to categorise the different helmet types properly. Also, the organisation on the battlefield is not rather rushed over and a much better take on that can be found in Greece and Rome and War by Peter Connolly. Still, as I say there is information I have not found elsewhere in here, including an excellent section on the non-military equipment each soldier carried and a magnificent breakdown of the parts of the sword and scabbard, and I would thoroughly recommend this book.