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  • 1. Alexander the great Battle ofGuegamelaPart onePart oneBy Connor VP
  • 2. The composition of theMacedoniansThe Macedonians were made up of groups of soldiers organizedin neat rows called phalanx. They also had peltists and cavalry.Here are some soldiers in the phalanx
  • 3. Here are the persiansTheir army consisted of Persian Immortals which are like heavyinfantry, war elephants, peltists, archers, Bactrian cavalry, andscythed chariots.HERE ARE SOME PERSIANS
  • 4. Here is the persian positionduring the battleTheir army stretched two miles long and consisted of over onehundred thousand troops
  • 5. The armies faced each otherPersians to the left Macedonians to the right.
  • 6. Alexander led his cavalry off thebattlefieldYou might think he was afraid but he was actually trying to get thepersian cavalry away from the army so they can create a gap.
  • 7. It worked and the gap wascreatedThen Alexander ordered the Macedonians to charge straight intothe gap.
  • 8. After ordering his men to attack he turned the cavalry aroundand charged straight into the gap.Meanwhile.........
  • 9. and his peltists opened fire.He had peltists behind him so when they left the peltists wereexposed and attackedHere is a peltists and an archer
  • 10. Meanwhile Parmenium’s forceswere being attackedParmenium was Alexander’s general and was in control of the leftflank.
  • 11. Stay tuned for part2!