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The colourful, enthralling story of the Russo-Mongol battle of Kulikovo, involving: the killing of a Muscovite prince (only for it to turn out to be a body double), Lithuanian invaders, Russian turncoats, Genoese mercenaries and an unexpected ambush to turn looming defeat into glorious victory.
Professor Mark Galeotti, formerly senior lecturer of international history at Keele University, is Clinical Professor of Global Affairs, New York University. He is a former Foreign Office adviser on Russian security affairs, and for 15 years (1991-2006) wrote a monthly column on this for Jane's Intelligence Review. Mark's most recent books for Osprey are ELI 217 The Modern Russian Army 1992-2016 and ELI 197 Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991. Born and raised in Malaysia, Darren Tan grew up drawing spaceships, dinosaurs and the stuff of his imagination, which was fuelled by movies and computer games. Following a brief stint in 3D animation, Darren now works as a freelance illustrator.
"A]n in-depth look at the history basis for the foundation
'myth' of the Russian nation ... Cinematic illustrations by Darren
Tan bring the reader inside two of the battle's dramatic episodes:
the death of the "false Dmitry" (a decoy wearing the Russian
commander's armor) and the charge of the Russian ambush regiment.
There is also a beautiful rendering of Mamai's camp which includes
depictions of the Mongols' Genoese and Armenian
allies." - Toy Soldier Model Figure