We would like to apologise for the glitch in the book vote. We are working to get this resolved as soon as we can. While we fix this issue, we have put this month's book vote here. We apologise for the inconvenience.
There's a great selection of Elite titles competing for your vote this month. Read the full descriptions and cast your vote in the poll below! Plus, check out the results of last month's Raid book vote too.
ELI: Ancient Jewish Armies 1200–586 BC
ELI: The Athenian Army 508–279 BC
ELI: Ancient Greek Naval Tactics
ELI: Anglo-Saxon Kings and Warlords AD 450–1000
ELI: Byzantine Battle Tactics AD 330–1453
Ancient Jewish Armies 1200–586 BC
In the 11th century BC the twelve tribes of Israel coalesced into a single kingdom. This state then split into two, with Israel being conquered by the Assyrians and Judah being defeated by the Babylonians. This study examines the military aspects of the Jewish states active in this period, from their emergence from prehistory to the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC.
The Athenian Army 508–279 BC
For centuries, the warriors of Athens fought to achieve primacy in the ancient Greek world, confronting the forces of Persia, Sparta and others before eventually being defeated by the Macedonians. This fully illustrated study reveals the organization and appearance of Athenian forces at war, from the foundation of the Athenian democracy to the victory at Delphi in 279 BC.
Ancient Greek Naval Tactics
Harnessing innovative maritime technologies, the navies of Athens, Sparta and other Greek states won renown in a host of naval battles, fought both among themselves and also against the Persians and others. From Salamis in 480 BC to Aegospotamai in 405 BC, this study investigates the evolving naval tactics employed by the Greeks as they fought for primacy in the Mediterranean.
Anglo-Saxon Kings and Warlords AD 450–1000
In the 5th century AD the Saxons, Angles and Jutes arrived in Britain in the wake of the withdrawal of Roman forces. Drawing upon the archaeological record and also the surviving written sources, this fully illustrated study casts light on the military aspects of the evolving Anglo-Saxon polities, as a host of petty statelets coalesced into a single kingdom of the English.
Byzantine Battle Tactics AD 330–1453
For more than a thousand years the armies of the Byzantine Empire confronted a host of foes. Over the centuries, Byzantine military organization, equipment and tactical methods evolved to meet new challenges from the Emperor’s enemies. Fully illustrated, this study charts the development of Byzantine battle tactics, from Constantine’s wars to the final decades of the Byzantine Empire.
Last month, we asked you what you would like to see published in our Raid series. Thank you to everyone who voted and provided feedback. The results were very close, check out the full results below to find out more!
|RAID: Burning Washington: Redcoats raid the Capitol and White House, 1814
|RAID: Caesar Invades England: The Roman expeditions of 55–54 BC
|RAID: Take Rome 1943: The Italian armistice sparks Germany’s coup
|RAID: Putin’s Conquest: Hybrid warfare seizes the Crimea, 2014
|RAID: The Tokyo Express: A Japanese night resupply mission in the Solomons
Did your favourite win? Which Elite title did you vote for? Let us know in the comments.