This book is a journey through some of Angus McBride's best historical artwork, depicting the world's most fearsome warriors, from Gladiators to Pirates to Zulus. Battle dress and arms are shown in unrivalled detail and brought to life in vivid scenes of fighting, pillaging and carousing. A full text commentary accompanies each piece of artwork, providing the background to the image and helping readers to get more out of each illustration. The foreword, engagingly written by Men-at-Arms series editor Martin Windrow, provides a full introduction to Angus's life and work, and features paintings that have never before been published.
About the Author
Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, famous both for his historical artwork and for his work on Lord of the Rings. Angus has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades.
Table of Contents
Foreword · Ancient Warriors · Rome and her Enemies · The Dark Ages · Medieval Conquest · Warlords and Rebels · Exploration and Invasion · Osprey books by Angus McBride
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Selected pieces from McBride's Osprey work. Sort of a sampler; I feel Angus really does warrant a more exhaustive collection, but this is a fine representation of his surpassing ability to convey a story with a single image.