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Battles of Alexander the Great
Battles of Alexander the Great
Battles of Alexander the Great
Battles of Alexander the Great
Battles of Alexander the Great
Battles of Alexander the Great
Battles of Alexander the Great
Battles of Alexander the Great
Battles of Alexander the Great
Battles of Alexander the Great
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  • 1. Alexander the Great
    The Macedonian army & the major battles of his campaign
    Year 11 Ancient History
  • 2. The Macedonian Army
    INFANTRY
    • Phalanx
    • 3. Developed by Phillip II & Alexander
    • 4. These soldiers fought in close-ranked rectangular formations which could spear through enemy cavalry and infantry from a safe distance
    • 5. Could also be quickly manoeuvred into battle and travel quickly
    • 6. Hypaspists
    • 7. The elite arm of the Macedonian infantry, armed with spears
    • 8. Would protect the right flank of the Phalanx
    Phalanx in formation
  • 9. The Macedonian Army
    CAVALRY
    • Hetairoi
    • 10. The elite arm of the Macedonia army
    • 11. Regarded as the best cavalry of the Ancient World
    • 12. Would dominate other cavalry in battle
    • 13. Thessalian Cavalry
    • 14. Used short spears and javelins
    • 15. Highly manoeuvrable in battle
    • 16. Used to defend the left flank of the army in battle
    • 17. Light Cavalry and Allies
    • 18. Used for reconnaissance, scouting ahead & to fill lines during an attack or defence
  • The Macedonian Army
    SIEGE
    • Catapult
    • 19. Developed by the Greeks in order to attack and destroy enemy structures and buildings.
    • 20. Uses a range of tensions to hurl large and heavy objects at designated targets
    • 21. According to historian DiodorusSiculus, this siege weapon was first used in 399 BCE
    • 22. Ballista
    • 23. Similar to catapult, but uses large
    arrow shaped projectiles
  • 24.
  • 25. Battle of Granicus River (334)
    Lebrun. Source: Encyclopedie Larousse Illustre 1898.
  • 26. Battle of Granicus River (334)
    Alexander leads his army across the Hellespont to meet Darius’ forces led by Memnon of Rhodes
    History Channel, Battle of Granicus
  • 27. Battle of Granicus River (334)
  • 28. Battle of Issus (333)
  • 29. Battle of Issus (333)
  • 30. Battle of Issus (333)
  • 31. Siege of Tyre (332)

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