Although published more than 30 years ago in 1982, AMPW is likely still considered the Bible as an ancients wargaming reference. I only discovered this work relatively recently but have enjoyed it greatly. AMPW is loaded with information on organization, tactics, weaponry, and clothing for most of the armies involved in the conflicts during this time period. I especially enjoy the numerous drawings by Ian Heath. "Especially enjoy" is an understatement. The drawings are fantastic and well worth the price of the book alone. This is a work that belongs in every ancients wargamer's library.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
WRG Armies of Macedonian and Punic Wars
Look what arrived into my mailbox! One pristine copy of WRG's Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars 359 BC to 146 BC (AMPW) by Duncan Head and Ian Heath. As a bonus, this is the hardback edition. Hardback! Yes, the bottom spline is a bit bunged but otherwise, the book is perfect. I have never seen the hardback before. The copies I have are all of the softcover variety. This hard cover edition with be able to hold up much better than the softcover editions I have seen and own.