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Very in depth but it wasn't what I was looking for. It would be a great book though for a video game designer or someone of that nature who's worrying every little detail of a... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Nathan Plumley
Great experimental and hands on approach to the question how the hoplites really foughtPublished 1 month ago by Leo van Doorn
Next time I teach Warfare in the Ancient World, I'm assigning portions of this book. As it is, it made a great guide for a field exercise with cardboard shield-and-spear. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book is extremely ingenious.
It uses modern science to present a very credible thesis of how greek hoplite combat might
have been fought. Read more
If you want to know how a phalanx got managed, and I did, this is great. No wonder they trampled on all opposition - for a while anywayPublished 3 months ago by Bob of gulf point
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'Based on Matthew's 2009 doctoral dissertation, "A Storm of Steel" is an excellent example of how the use of traditional... Read more
I'm a fan of military history, particularly of Greece and Rome. This is the first time I've really understood how the hoplites fought!
This book is one part historical survey and one part historical reenactment. It reveals new information about how the hoplites fought and corrects some old myths. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rick Cook
A Storm Of Spears is one h*ll of engrossing read, and I recommend it without reservation. Christopher Matthew doesn't try and shove his pet theory at the reader. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Phil Ossiferz Stone