Contains commissioned artworks of siege engines from pre-Roman to late Medieval times, including the scorpio, ballista, mangonel, onager, and the siege tower. Examines the successes and failures of some of the worlds most famous sieges, including those of Alexander the Great, Julius Ceasar and Richard the Lionheart. Discusses assault tactics as well as the logistics of maintaining a siege, together with behind the scenes strategies such as infiltration, diplomacy and chemical warfare.
Chris McNab is an author and editor specializing in military history and military technology. To date he has published more than 40 books, including A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2011), Deadly Force (2009), The Roman Army: The Greatest War Machine