Macedonian Warrior

Macedonian Warrior

Alexander's elite infantryman

Warrior 103
  • Author: Ryan Jones, Waldemar Heckel
  • Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • Short code: WAR 103
  • Publication Date: 12 Apr 2006
  • ISBN: 9781841769509
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

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.

Biographical Note

Waldemar Heckel is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Calgary, Canada. His publications include numerous articles on the history of Alexander the Great. Ryan Jones graduated from the University of Calgary with a BA in Ancient and Medieval History. He uses his knowledge, gained through experimental archaeology, to enrich his study and interpretation of historical texts. He lives and works in Calgary, Canada.Christa Hook began her illustrating career in 1986. Her work has featured extensively in the worlds of publishing and television, and she has established herself as one of Osprey's most popular illustrators. Her illustrations are sought after by collectors worldwide.


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

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