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FREE READ » Alexander the Great at War » ➽ [Reading] ➿ Alexander the Great at War By Ruth Sheppard ➲ – Alexander was arguably the greatest military commander ever Upon the assassination of his father King Philip II of Macedon in the summer of 336 BC he took over the reins of power of a now united Nary seuence Alexander the ePUB #10003 of marches battles and sieges he overcame the might of the Persian Empire and campaigned across deserts plains and forests as far as the Indian subcontinent to become master of most of the known world at least on the battlefield He died in Babylon at the age of This richly illustrated book examines all of Alexander's incredible campaigns desc. This was rather unorganized and the ancient greek wasn't helping me much eitherHoweverI felt overall it was uite a good chronology of Alexander's careerI liked that much of it was sourced by Arrian although DiodorusJustin and Plutarch are used throughout as well as many other modern scholarsIt seemed considerably detailed Also included were many paintings and real photographs of locationssculpturecoinagevases and tomb findings


Great at PDF #204 Alexander was arguably the greatest military commander ever Upon the assassination of his father King Philip II of Macedon in the summer of BC he took over the reins of power of a now united Greece Two years later he led his combined Macedonian and Greek army into Asia and began the greatest military conuest in world history In eleven short years and an extraordi. Set within the proper context of Philip II's military reforms the Greco Persian conflicts and collaborations from Marathon to the present Alexanders campaigns are executed by a Macedonian army that was a lot heterogeneous than just Sarissa phalanx and Companion Cavalry There are some interesting inserts by Osprey's resident ancient siege warfare author Duncan Campbell and his presence is keenly felt behind the excellent chapter on the island citadel of Tyre The four musketeers are broken down beyond the ancient sources and clarified by multiple maps each At Granicus the cavalry sucked everybody into a melee At Issus Darius marched into a new Thermophylae At Guagamela the cavalry again elongated the choice of terrain to Alexander's advantage At the Hydaspes river a combination of appearing where you are not in combination with an amphibious assault trapped the Indian hostThe massive but uncoordinated nature of the Persian army and the cowardly flights of Darius III are eually toned down As C in C he could ill afford to be made captive in the front ranks at the first clash and he was familiar enough with the hoplite art of war thanks to his Greek mercenaries tough he probably underestimated the novelty combined arms mobility of the Macedian host Still the claim that Persia could've won at the beginning of the book is never backed up by the Achaemenid reaction to the rapid conuest of its western provinces a Mediterranean conuest aimed at negating the power of the Persian fleetFor completion's sake the final chapters deal with the Wars of the Successors Alexander's shortcomings as a consolidator of conuest unlike his step by step father and the legends surrounding him complete with lovely medieval whales he looked at Overall an Osprey round up as it should be coherent in its fusion of the original booklets until it rivals a monograph lavishly reproducing the commissioned artwork

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Alexander the Great at WarRibing in detail his armies and the armies he defeated the Great at MOBI #242 as he created his enormous empire and explains the extraordinary generalship and tactics that won him his victories Numerous maps and photographs and full color artwork reconstructions and D bird's eye views of battles combine with authoritative text to relive one of history's most epic military adventur. This look at the age of Alexander the Great starts with a look at the three prominent states of the time Greece Persia and Macedon The armies of the time are then examined followed by a detailed look at Alexander’s campaigns throughout Europe the Middle East and Asia Illustrations help tell the story Good book