Roman Standards & Standard-Bearers (1): 112 BC–AD 192 (Elite) (Paperback)

Roman Standards & Standard-Bearers (1): 112 BC–AD 192 (Elite) By Raffaele D’Amato, Peter Dennis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Raffaele D’Amato, Peter Dennis (Illustrator)
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Roman unit standards played a important role, both ceremonially and on the battlefield. With the armies of the late Roman Republic and early Empire continually engaged on the frontiers, the soldiers selected for the dangerous honor of carrying them were figures of particular renown and splendor.

Standard-bearers wore special armor, with the heads and pelts of animals such as bears, wolves, or even lions draped over their helmets and shoulders. The standards themselves varied greatly, from the legion's Eagle and imperial portrait image to various cohort signa, flags (vexilla), and even dragon "windsocks" (dracones) copied from barbarian enemies and allies.

This first volume of a two-part series by Roman army expert, Raffaele D'Amato uses detailed color plates and the latest research to examine these vital cogs in the Roman army machine that drove its soldiers to conquer the known world.

About the Author

Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

Praise For…

"This is a great reference for the figure modeler for this era. The color plates provide a great depiction of the typical attire, as well as the wide variety of Standards in use at the time." - IPMS / USA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472821805
ISBN-10: 1472821807
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2018
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Elite