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Roman Guardsman 62 BC – AD 324

Roman Guardsman 62 BC – AD 324 Book Brief

By Rachel E. Veres

Date of Review April 2014 Title Roman Guardsman 62 BC – AD 324
Author Ross Cowan Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2014 ISBN 9781782009252
Format 64 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $18.95

Book Brief


  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Origins and Early History
  • Recruitment and Terms of Service
  • Training
  • Organization
  • Equipment and Appearance
  • Daily Life
  • Battle
  • After the Battle
  • Further Reading
  • Glossary
  • Index

Cowan examines the Roman Army's elite corps of guardsmen spanning four centuries in the 170th volume of Osprey's "Warrior" series.  Coverage details a guardsman's training, weaponry and experiences.  And figure painters will enjoy O'Brógáin's color artwork.  Another recommended Osprey addition!

My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!