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hmer2003 Jan 2020 7:01 p.m. PST

I recently purchased the DBMM rule set along with the army lists. After looking at the army lists I realized I don't know that much about how the ancients fought. So what I'm looking for is a good book or two about ancient tactics. The period I want to start with is either Marian Roman or Late Imperial Roman. Thank you for any suggestions.

sillypoint03 Jan 2020 7:11 p.m. PST


Lucius03 Jan 2020 8:39 p.m. PST

Hard to go wrong with either one of these:
Warfare in the Classical World, by John Warry
Greece and Rome at War, by Peter Connelly

Lots of great color illustrations in both!

Skeptic03 Jan 2020 9:04 p.m. PST


hmer2003 Jan 2020 10:43 p.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestions so far they both look good and are now on my list.

MajorB04 Jan 2020 5:36 a.m. PST

Lost Battles by Prof. Phillip Sabin is essential reading on this subject.

hmer2004 Jan 2020 2:38 p.m. PST

Thanks MajorB.

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