Just a simple question. When we find in some books, take for example the Osprey´s tittles, the plates done by the artists, do they reflect what the artist think, known etc. about the uniforms, or are they just an order of the authors?. Have the author some influence on the plates?I ask this because sometimes, reading the commentaries, you just do not have clear if the author agrees with the plate´s details. it is common to find the phrase
" it ´s seems to be a..." .
Perhaps it is not so important in modern warfare´s tittles but it is much important in ancient and medieval ones where the details came mainly from what the authors and artist could learn each other from very different sources. I have many doubts with the Nicolle& McBride team. Who is the intellectual artist?