Macedonian Warrior

Alexander's elite infantryman

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Macedonian Warrior

Alexander's elite infantryman

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During the reigns of Philip II and Alexander the Great, the Macedonian Army (the phalangites) were reformed and drilled into an invincible fighting force with unique tactics and weaponry. The Macedonian warrior during his service would march over 20,000 miles in the most diverse climates and terrains, fighting in four of the epoch battles of the time. This book examines their initial training, rise to an elite unit under Alexander the Great, and eventual defeat at the battle of Pydna, 168 BC. The daily life, weaponry, experience, and motivations of these men are detailed, using primary sources and anecdotal material.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The 'military revolution' that led to the rise of Macedon · Chronology · Formation of the Macedonian Phalanx · Organization · Recruitment · Training · Appearance and Equipment · Conditions of Service · On Campaign · Belief and Belonging · Experience of Battle · Bibliography and Glossary · Websites, Museum collections, re-enactments · Colour plate commentary

Product details

Published Apr 25 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841769509
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 10 b/w; 6 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 103
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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