Thank you kindly for your recommendation. You would be spot on with it where I not already read the books. I am a lifelong big fan of Osprey publishings and I was super excited when they announced these books, and I was gifted them by a good friend of mine.
To be honest, I cannot say I loved it. I was fascinated by it of course, but not in love. It made me think about what I didn't like about it, what was missing and what was just no as good as it could be.
This thinking led me to concept after concept and all I can say is I've been working on Illustrating a book just like that but with my own ideas and art. I've been working on it slowly but surely, and I will soon post some of the first images for that project. I hope it will appeal to a decent number of people, as I have plans to pitch a few people about it :D
I'm looking forward to the day, you'll do some mongol-warrior concept! You would have great abilitys for that!