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Rome's Enemies (1): Germanics and Dacians (Men at Arms Series, 129) Paperback – November 25, 1982
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For one, there was a decisive lack of Dacians in this book. There was 1 Illustation for the Dacians (the cover illustration), and about a page and a half about them. Indeed, even with the Germans, there is a woefully short amount of imformation about THEM. The couple pages of historical quotes about them and their bearing in battle was interesting, but other than that, there was hardly anything of substance about these two people.
One thing though - if you are interested in Germanic and Dacians Standards, swords, axes, or shields, get this book. Half of the book, quite literally, is about the evolution of weapons and armor, their exact sizes, their shapes, etc. I did find this part helpful, since my father is in to weapons-making, especially archaic weapons. Using the diagrams in this book, we made 2 Franciscas, which came out quite nicely made.
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I bought this oldie because I like the artwork featured. These are quite attractive and were among the first few attempts to illustrate the German tribes and Dacians. Read morePublished 16 months ago by danny boy
About as good as your going to get for this subject. Not much is known.Published 17 months ago by Ronald Wahab
Let me make it clear that the one star rating is aimed at Osprey, not the book itself which I have not yet read. You might be wondering why I haven't. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Anonymous