Spartacus and the Slave War 73-71 BC: A gladiator rebels against Rome Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Terrified lest the revolt spread across the republic, the government assigned M. With this minor victory, spartacus' army swelled to 70, 000 and rampaged throughout Campania assaulting a number of cities and defeating two consular armies. During the battle, Spartacus was killed and his army defeated. Crassus' first attempt to capture Spartacus failed, and the Roman senate called upon Pompey to help him.

A charismatic leader, spartacus formed an army of runaway slaves and people with little to lose, and defeated the Roman troops under the praetor C. Claudius Glaber. Licinius Crassus the task of crushing the revolt. Crassus crucified 6, 000 prisoners as an example to others who might think of revolt. New supreme Hobbies item.

Spartacus and the Slave War 73-71 BC: A gladiator rebels against Rome Campaign #ad - . Together, they cornered Spartacus and brought him to battle near the source of the river Silarus. This osprey campaign title brings to life the story of Rome's most famous revolt, the Slave War 73-71 BC,  and the ex-gladiator who led it. In the year 73 bc, the thracian Spartacus broke out of the gladiatorial training school at Capua in Campainia.

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Mutina 43 BC: Mark Antony's struggle for survival Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Following an abortive coup attempt by Caesar's adopted son Octavian, two of Antony's legions declared for him, leading to a renewed outbreak of civil war. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork and maps, this is the full story of the battles which would see Octavian move from being a young, inexperienced aristocrat to the dominating figure of Augustus.

Mutina 43 BC: Mark Antony's struggle for survival Campaign #ad - In the aftermath of the murder of Gaius Julius Caesar, his self-declared successor Mark Antony struggled to hold together his legacy. There they were quickly sandwiched between the city walls on one side, and the newly arrived Senate-backed forces of Octavian on the other. These two heirs of Caesar then fought to claim their former mentor's legacy.

Antony moved into northern Italy and invaded the city of Mutina, which was held by Decimus Brutus.

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Actium 31 BC: Downfall of Antony and Cleopatra Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Osprey's examination of the battle of actium, which was the decisive confrontation of the Final War of the Roman Republic 32-30 BC. In 32 bc, the roman republic declared war on Egypt and set in motion a chain of events that would tear the Republic apart. In rome, the forces of the western republic were marshaled together under Octavian the future Emperor Augustus and Marcus Agrippa.

Although anthony and cleopatra managed to escape, their army and navy, along with their hopes for victory were crushed. This new book tells the true story of the decisive and bloody battle that would once and for all seal the fate of the Roman Republic. In the east, armies were gathered under the leadership of the famous lovers, Marc Antony and Cleopatra.

Actium 31 BC: Downfall of Antony and Cleopatra Campaign #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Their death saw the end of the war and the end of the Roman Republic. Actium has remained one of the most famous battles of the Ancient World thanks to its colorful cast of characters that have been reinvented by the writings of Shakespeare and the stars of the silver screen. Now wielding supreme power, Octavian declared himself Emperor.

. A few months later, the lovers would commit suicide. On september 2, 31 bc, the forces of Octavian and Marcus Agrippa managed to trap their enemies in the Gulf of Actium.

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Alesia 52 BC: The final struggle for Gaul Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - The mighty relief army was repulsed. Vercingetorix finally admitted defeat, and the entire force surrendered the next day. Rebellions would come and go, but never again would a Gallic warlord independent of Rome hold sway over the Celts of Gaul. Vercingetorix began a canny policy of small war and defensive maneuvers, which gravely hampered Caesar's movements by cutting off his supplies.

In desperation, caesar personally led the last of his reserves in a do-or-die counterattack, and when his Germanic horsemen outflanked the Gauls and took them in the rear, the battle decisively turned. Used book in Good Condition. It involved virtually every gallic tribe in a disastrous defeat, and there were enough captives for each legionary to be awarded one to sell as a slave.

Alesia 52 BC: The final struggle for Gaul Campaign #ad - Caesar adroitly employed his interior lines, his fortifications, but after two days of heavy fighting, and the greater training and discipline of his men to offset the Gallic advantage, his army was pressed to the breaking point. However, the action that followed at Gergovia amounted to the most serious reverse that Caesar faced in the whole of the Gallic War.

For caesar it was to be a grim summertime - his whole Gallic enterprise faced liquidation. In the event, by brilliant leadership, force of arms, and occasionally sheer luck, Caesar succeeded. In a very real sense Alesia symbolized the extinction of Gallic liberty.

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Roman Battle Tactics 109BC-AD313 Elite

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. It includes the alternative formations used to handle different tactical problems and different types of terrain; the possibilities of ordering and controlling different deployments once battle was joined; and how all this was based on the particular strengths of the Roman soldier.

Covering the period of "classic" legionary warfare from the late republic to the late Western Empire, Ross Cowan uses case studies of particular battles to provide a manual on how and why the Romans almost always won, against enemies with basic equality in weapon types - giving practical reasons why the Roman Army was the Western World's outstanding military machine for 400 years.

Roman Battle Tactics 109BC-AD313 Elite #ad - The book clearly explains and illustrates the mechanics of how Roman commanders - at every level - drew up and committed their different types of troops for open-field battles. New supreme Hobbies item.

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Tenochtitlan 1519-21: Clash of Civilizations Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - New supreme Hobbies item. He marched towards to the majestic city of Tenochtitlan, floating like a jewel in the midst of Lake Texcoco. His quest to serve god, win gold, and achieve glory drove him into the heartland of what is now Mexico, where no European had ever set foot before. At the conclusion of the conquistador campaign of 1519–21, Tenochtitlan lay in ruins, the last Aztec Emperor was in chains, and Spanish authority over the native peoples had been definitively asserted.

Used book in Good Condition. In 1519, the conquistador Hernán Cortés landed on the mainland of the Americas. This encounter brought together cultures that had hitherto evolved in complete isolation from each other--Catholic Spain and the Aztec Empire. What ensued was the swift escalation from a clash of civilizations to a war of the worlds.

Tenochtitlan 1519-21: Clash of Civilizations Campaign #ad - . With colorful personalities--cortés, weapons, cuitláhuac, cuauhtémoc--driving the narrative, and fighting styles between the rival armies displayed using stunning specially commissioned artwork, Malinche, and the vivid differences in uniforms, Pedro Alvarez, this is the fascinating story of the collapse of the Aztec Empire.

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The Huguenot Galley Slaves

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Hail & Fire #ad - Such an unbridled fury against the protestants excited an exodus of France’s most productive and pious citizens, or execution, torture, and no further threat of penalty, slavery for life, imprisonment, could stop it. King louis xiv had issued the infamous “revocation of the edict of nantes” in 1685 and 15 years later, unleashed yet another wave of dragoonades in a determined effort to abolish Protestantism and unite France under Pope, creed, still finding no end to the number of adherents to the Reformed faith, and King.

The captivating true story of Jean Martielhe, at sixteen, who, was forced to flee home and country in search of religious freedom. Used book in Good Condition. In the year 1700, a fresh revival of persecution against the Huguenots was storming across southern France under the command of the Duke de la Force.

The Huguenot Galley Slaves #ad - Bibles were burned, conversions were forced by every means, and the citizens were subjected to outrages, children were taken from their parents, torture, and death. Used book in Good Condition. New supreme Hobbies item. Follow our young christian as he perseveres through imprisonments, attempts to bring him to renounce his faith, and ultimately his enslavement on the French Royal Galleys.

The huguenot galley Slaves, from the Memoirs of Jean Martielhe.

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Mons Graupius AD 83: Rome's battle at the edge of the world Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Following unrest elsewhere in the empire, the north of Scotland was abandoned and Rome's forces began their long retreat. Used book in Good Condition. Osprey's campaign title for the battle at Mons Graupius 83 AD, which was a decisive conflict between Rome and Britain. Osprey Pub Co. Finally, they fought the final battle at mons Graupius where 10, in AD 83, 000 Caledonians were slaughtered from only 360 Roman dead.

Mons Graupius AD 83: Rome's battle at the edge of the world Campaign #ad - In ad 77, roman forces under agricola marched into the northern reaches of Britain in an attempt to pacify the Caledonian tribesman. Never again would Roman arms stand on the edge of the known world. Used book in Good Condition. New supreme Hobbies item. Used book in Good Condition. It proved the high-water mark of Roman power in Britain.

For seven years, the Romans marched and battled across what is now Scotland.

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Roman Legionary 109-58 BC: The Age of Marius, Sulla and Pompey the Great Warrior

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The roman centurion, holding the legionaries steady before the barbarian horde and then leading them forward to victory, was the heroic exemplar of the Roman world. This was thanks to the marian reforms, although inferior in military rank and social class, which saw the centurion, superseding the tribune as the legion's most important officer.

Roman Legionary 109-58 BC: The Age of Marius, Sulla and Pompey the Great Warrior #ad - Using specially commissioned artwork and detailed battle reports, this new study examines the Roman legionary soldier at this crucial time in the history of the Roman Republic from its domination by Marius and Sulla to the beginning of the rise of Julius Caesar. Osprey Pub Co. This period of reform in the roman army is often overlooked, but the invincible armies that Julius Caesar led into Gaul were the refined products of 50 years of military reforms.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. New supreme Hobbies item.

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Teutoburg Forest AD 9: The destruction of Varus and his legions Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - With the arrival of september, the time soon came for the Roman troops to return to their stations along the Rhine and as they marched westwards through the almost impenetrable Teutoburg Forest, Arminius sprang his trap. Used book in Good Condition. Osprey Pub Co. Used book in Good Condition. Osprey Publishing UK.

In a series of running battles in the forest, varus' army, consisting of three Roman Legions XVII, XVIII and XIX and several thousand auxiliaries - a total of roughly 20, 000 men - was destroyed. The consequences for rome were enormous - the province of germania was now virtually undefended and gaul was open to a german invasion which although it never materialized, led a traumatized Augustus to decree that, the Rhine would remain the demarcation line between the Roman world and the German tribes, in addition to which the destroyed legions were never re-formed or their numbers reused in the Roman Army: after AD 9, henceforth, the sequence of numbers would run from I to XVI and then from XX onwards, it was as if the three legions had never existed.

Teutoburg Forest AD 9: The destruction of Varus and his legions Campaign #ad - . Osprey's study of one of the  most important battles of the long-elasting Germanic Wars 113 BC - 439 AD. Arminius, led by the cheruscans, a young member of the cheruscan tribe under the Roman Empire felt that Rome could be beaten in battle and that such a victory would guarantee the freedom of the Germans as a confederation of independent tribes, who would - in turn - be led by him.

Used book in Good Condition. Throughout ad 8 and the early part of ad 9, ostensibly promoting rome whilst in reality welding the tribes together in an anti-Roman alliance, Arminius used his position under the governor of Germania Inferior well, agreeing with his confederates that they would wait until the Roman garrison had moved to their summer quarters and then rise up against the invaders.

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Clash of the Titans Campaign - Pharsalus 48 BC: Caesar and Pompey

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Caesar's predictions were correct and, Pompey's left flank was routed, far from overwhelming his exposed right flank, allowing Caesar to envelop and scatter the rest of his army. Simon sheppard expertly charts the events leading up to the Pharsalus campaign, the course of the battle itself and the seismic implications of this decisive clash between the two greatest generals of their age.

New supreme Hobbies item. Used book in Good Condition. Even with the reinforcements brought by Mark Antony, his attempt to crush Pompey by laying siege to Dyrrachium was unsuccessful and he eventually had to withdrew into Thessaly, with Pompey in pursuit. The stage was set for the final clash of the two titans of the Roman world and the odds were heavily in Pompey's favour, with 45, 000 men against Caesar's 22, 000.

Clash of the Titans Campaign - Pharsalus 48 BC: Caesar and Pompey #ad - Used book in Good Condition. However, the veteran legions loyal to Caesar were the best in the Roman army and the challenge he faced clearly stimulated Caesar's tactical genius for battle. By august 49bc, but, by the time he had crossed the Adriatic pursuing him eastward, Caesar had effectively destroyed Pompey's armies in Spain, his forces were heavily outnumbered.

Used book in Good Condition. Guessing that pompey would attempt to overwhelm his right wing with his cavalry, he concealed elite cohorts of legionnaries behind his own heavily outnumbered horsemen with orders to fight at close quarters like pikemen. Osprey Pub Co.

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