The Persian Army, 560-330 BC, Paperback

The Persian Army, 560-330 BC Paperback

Illustrated by Simon Chew

Part of the Elite series

2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


The antagonism between the Perisan and the Greek colonies on the Ionian coast of Asia Minor began with Cyrus I and continued for some 200 years until the Empire was destroyed by Alexander's Macedonians.

The Persian armies of this period also fielded troops in countries as far apart as India, Egypt, southern Russia and the Balkans and were undoubtedly the largest and most colourful the world has yet seen.

In this volume the arms, equipment and organization of these forces is illustrated and documented.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 12 colour and 50 b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9781855322509



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This is not one of my favorite Osprey titles. There is lots of archaeological data and general history, but we really don't learn a lot about Persian soldiers, how they dressed and fought. That is why I buy Osprey books. I know, it's a big topic, and so much we assume to know is speculative. Nevertheless, I don't find this book helpful. Even the subjects of the plates focus on elite troop types, not the poor subject shield bearing slimers that every gamer has in their Persian Army. Disappointing

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