Monday, 16 March 2020

The Saxon Mars and His Force - Book Review





What a super book. For some bizarre reason I have a soft spot for the Saxon army in the 17th and 18th centuries so this lovely book floats my boat in every respect. A niche subject perhaps but it contains a wealth of fascinating information about the development and composition of the Saxon army and its campaigns during the latter end of the 17th century, a time when the country was a bit of a mover and shaker in Western Europe and against the Ottomans further East. Tremendous colour plates, lots of black and white illustrations. Helion continues to produce book after good quality book under the banner of the Century of the Soldier series and this is another great addition, and one I bought myself for a change! I have plans, and the castings already, to beef up my late 17thC Saxons in order to fight the dreaded Turk so this book and the information therein is a tremendous bonus. 

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