Armies of Ancient Italy 753-218 BC

I really like this series of Armies of the Past. These are books written by researcher Gabriele Esposito and photographed by reenactment groups who pay a lot of attention to detail.

This book covers the armies of the early Roman period form the foundation of Rome to the start of the second punic war.

This is a great book if you are considering reenacting this part of roman history. The book has a lot of photographs of re-enactors in their weapons, armour and equipment.

The back of the book has a great section on the reenactment groups that contributed to the book. Most are based in mainland Europe but are worth looking into. The book shares Web and facebook links.

This is a great edition to the library and I will be collecting all of these as they are written

You can buy the book here from Pen and Sword books. 

Please note I was not paid to write this review but was sent a review copy of the book. All comments are my own, and the publishers have not amended the review in any way.