Mutina 43 BC: Mark Antony's struggle for survival (Campaign) (Paperback)

Mutina 43 BC: Mark Antony's struggle for survival (Campaign) By Nic Fields, Peter Dennis (Illustrator), Paul Kime (Maps by), (Maps by) Cover Image

Mutina 43 BC: Mark Antony's struggle for survival (Campaign) (Paperback)

By Nic Fields, Peter Dennis (Illustrator), Paul Kime (Maps by), (Maps by)

In the aftermath of the murder of Gaius Julius Caesar, his self-declared successor Mark Antony struggled to hold together his legacy. Following an abortive coup attempt by Caesar's adopted son Octavian, two of Antony's legions declared for him, leading to a renewed outbreak of civil war. Antony moved into Northern Italy and invaded the city of Mutina, which was held by Decimus Brutus. There they were quickly sandwiched between the city walls on one side, and the newly arrived Senate-backed forces of Octavian on the other.

These two heirs of Caesar then fought to claim their former mentor's legacy. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork and maps, this is the full story of the battles which would see Octavian move from being a young, inexperienced aristocrat to the dominating figure of Augustus.

Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9781472831200
ISBN-10: 1472831209
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: December 24th, 2018
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Campaign
"Mutina is one of the most famous battles in Roman history and this new book brings it to life with original artwork, excellent maps, and clear writing. It is part of Osprey's well-regarded Campaign Series and follows its well laid out format, allowing the reader to get a clear idea of the battle's background, key lead­ers, tactics, and outcome. The author has painstakingly covered every facet of the campaign. The work is full of pertinent facts and magnificent descriptions." - Army Magazine