I should have got to this title in the very beginning but better later than never. There are a number of reviews of this Osprey title online and Amazon has a preview that shows the contents pretty thoroughly. From a war gamer’s perspective this is a must have to get you going.
It nicely covers the flow of events of the Abyssinian War and provides a brief but detailed synopsis of the events, armies, uniforms and equipment for the Italians and Ethiopians. Given the format there is a lot packed into this title.
There has been some minor criticism of a small number of points in the text but such was the nature of the conflict and lack of accurate records that many points are debatable. This does not in any way diminish the usefulness of this title. As a single point of entry this primer gives you all you need to set the scene for the war with some excellent painting guides as well – recommended.