Aurelian and Probus – The soldier emperors who saved Rome

Like other books by Ilkka, this one took me a while to get through.  Not because it is a hard read, but mainly because of the density of information provided in the book.

Especially when it comes to the military campaigns of these two emperors who survived the third century issues. The book focusses on the hugely detailed military strategies of the period.  The appendix was partially enlightening as it covered a lot of information about military combat and tactics by Modestus, who was a new military strategist with a treatise I had not read about before.  

The book is very well put together and I can highly recommend it much beyond simply the title of the book, the details around late roman military strategies and combat make it well worth reading.

I think the title might put a few people off, which is a shame as they will miss out on a huge amount of detail and information.  A great resource for military historians and wargammers alike. 

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.