Roman and Hunnic fighting men are assessed and compared in this fully illustrated study of Attila's bid to conquer Europe in the 5th century AD, by Murray Dahm (Author), Giuseppe Rava (Illustrator). 80 pages, #67 in Osprey 'Combat' series.

I read this book a while ago now,  and every time I went to post a review, something interrupted me. To the point I almost had to re-read it. 

Table of Contents


The Opposing Sides

Naissus 443

The Utus River 447

The Catalaunian Plains 20 June 451





Review: a good, concise comparison of the titular subjects, that is the Hunnic warrior and the late Roman Cavalryman, well supported with images, artwork, maps, and tables. And more. The narrative flows a logical thread, is not academic, and sufficiently detailed to give a good understanding of the subjects. There is a good comparison between the regimental Romans, who were highly organized and equipped, and the Huns, who were marauders, roaming at will, and fighting almost for the love of it. And being hugely successful, too. 

I particularly liked the explanation of the Roman titles and actions, and how they were arrived at, as there is some good first hand reference available. 

Easily recommended. 



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