Bruno Mugnai was born in Florence in 1962 and still lives there with Silvia. Active for years as a historical researcher and illustrator. He is the author of several titles published by the likes of the Historical Office of the Italian Army and Helion & Company. His books focus on the historical periods and geographical areas of his interest: the ancient Italian states, central and eastern Europe in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, and South America after the conquest. He is a member of 'La Sabretache', the Society for Military History Studies. As an illustrator, he collaborates with important Italian and foreign specialists, and with the Stibbert Museum of Florence. Bruno is a Rugby Football Union enthusiast, who still believes in an Italian Grand Slam in the Six Nations Tournament.
''The content is very rich, with more than three hundred pages on a multitude of subjects: geopolitics, recruitment, organization, campaigns, uniforms, etc. All aspects are reviewed, with, as a bonus, fifteen boards on uniforms and flags and battle orders attached. The author has managed to make a complex subject simple and intelligible, with a very story-oriented result: purchase highly recommended!''--Vae Victis