This is a nicely written 47-page book on an often-neglected period. As usual with osprey books it is well illustrated with photos, black and white illustrations and colour plates. It is the colour illustrations in the centre of the book, which really stand out being of excellent quality and very useful for any one wargaming this period. The plates cover cavalry, infantry, auxiliary troops and some early artillery. It is a fascinating read and highlights a very different medieval style of warfare than was practised in Europe during this period. It is a shame it is not a longer book, it is a reasonable price and a great introduction to Chinese history of this period.
Author: Chris J. Peers