Introduction /Chronology /Chinese Imperial Army 1900–11 /Revolutionary Army 1911–12 /Early Warlord Armies 1911–20 /Later Warlord Armies 1920–28 /National Revolutionary Army 1923–30 /Weaponry: small arms, artillery, armour and trains /Organization: recruitment, training, tactics, logistics, communication /Uniforms: Imperial 1911, Republican 1911–28, regional warlord armies, winter clothing, Kuomintang Army 1923–3-
A fascinating study of how powerful, independent armies rose from the ashes of Imperial China
Philip Jowett was born in Leeds in 1961, and has been interested in military history for as long as he can remember. His first Osprey book was the ground-breaking MAA 306, Chinese Civil War Armies 1911–49; he has since published a three-part sequence on The Italian Army 1940–45 (MAA 340, 349 & 353). A rugby league enthusiast and amateur genealogist, he is married and lives in Lincolnshire. Stephen Walsh studied Art at the North East Wales Institute and has worked as a professional illustrator since 1988. Since then he has illustrated a variety of books and games including the Settlers of Catan. His projects for Osprey include such diverse subjects as the battle of Otterburn, the Chinese army from 1937 to 1949 and the US Home Front in World War II. He is married with two children and lives in Macclesfield.
"The captivating text of this book details, illustrates and studies the great 'warlords' of the 20th century. It is about the organization of the 'warlord' forces and their acquired weaponry much from the west, plus the latest French air force bombers. The book is enhanced with many rare photographs and accurate uniform plates beautifully illustrated by Stephen Walsh." --www.mataka.org (November 2010) "Show[s] all the hallmarks of what makes Osprey unique. Solid, engaging writing, with overviews of the period that let you get a grasp of the history while focusing on military units and what made them interesting." --Greater Games Industry (Spring 2011) "As with all Men-At-Arms titles, this one provides a background to the various campaigns, has a look at how the conflicts progressed and were resolved, then takes a closer look at how these men performed during the various campaigns. As usual, their uniforms and other accoutrements are the main focus of the photos in the book. This is all enhanced more by the superbly done uniform illustrations of Stephen Walsh." --Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (September 2010)