Iain Dickie's interest in military matters was first inspired by pictures of Roman artillery at the age of 12. based in Britain, he has been a committee member of the Society of Ancients, the editor of "Army & Navy Modelworld ," "Military Hobbies," and "Miniature Wargames" magazines.Martin J. Doughtery is a freelance writer and editor specializing in weapons technology, military history, and combat techniques. He has previously contributed to "Battles of the Ancient World, Battles of the Medieval World, "and "Battles of the Crusades."Phyllis G. Jestice is an associate professor of medieval history and chair of the History Department at the University of Southern Mississippi. A specialist in German history during the central Middle Ages, her teaching of the history of premodern warfare has led her deeper into the study of medieval war and society. She has contributed to several works on the history of warfare, including "Battles of the Ancient World, Battles of the Bible, Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern World, "and "Timelines of medieval Warfare."Christer Jorgensen graduated with a Ph.D from University College, London. An expert on military history, Christer has published various books on the history of warfare. He has previously contributed to "Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern World "and "Battles that Changed Warfare."Rob. S. Rice is a professor at the American Military University, teaching courses on Ancient and Modern Naval Warfare. He has published articles in the "Oxford Companion to American Military History "and contributed to "Battles of the Ancient World, Fighting Techniques of the Ancient World, "and "Battles of the Bible.""