The Sarmatian peoples - Sauromatae, lazyges, Roxolani, Aorsi, Siraces & Alani - The Sarmatians in Roman service - Offensive arms - lances, swords, archery gear - Defensive arms - body armour, helmets, shields, lassoes - Horses & horse equipment - Standards - the 'draco' - Military organisation - Tactics - Myth & legend
Professor Mariusz Mielczarek of Torun University, Poland, is an archaeologist and numismatist who has taken part in many digs, and over the past few years has conducted expeditions to the northern Black Sea coast of the Ukraine. His previous publications include 'Cataphracti and Clibanaril: Studies on the Heavy Armoured Cavalry of the Ancient World' (Lodz, 1993). Richard Brzezinski is a young historian and a leading expert on the military history of central and Eastern Europe, greatly admired for his primary research and painstaking work in archives in Sweden, Germany and Poland. He has previously written titles on Polish Armies 1569-1696 and the army of Gustavus Adolphus in Osprey's Men-at Arms series.