How Alexander the Great Deployed his Army in Battle Research Paper

How Alexander the Great Deployed his Army in Battle
The essay examines the composition of the army that Alexander inherited from Philip II and looks at how he utilized the army in his four major battles during his campaign into Asia.
# 4859 | 3,900 words | 3 sources | 2002 | GB
Published on May 29, 2002 in History (Greek and Roman) , History (European) , History (Leaders)

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The paper explains why made Alexander the Great was one of the finest military commanders in history. The composition and organization of the army are analyzed and his tactics used in his four great battles.

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"Alexander the Great ascended to the throne at a time when the Macedonian empire was at a crossroads, yet within ten years of coming to power in 336BC Alexander was within striking distance of the Indus valley after destroying the greatest empire the world had ever seen up to that point. The noted military tactician and historian J.F.C Fuller says of Alexander's succession to the throne, "When Philip was assassinated Alexander was barely twenty years of age and as yet so inexperienced and untried that it seemed to all Greece that the Macedonian empire was about to dissolve." The description of Alexander by Arrian as "always masterly" says a lot of his capability as a general, but Alexander had inherited numerous advantages from Philip II. This essay will seek to demonstrate whether or not Alexander was a tactical genius or not, on and off the battlefield. I will now go on to discuss the advantages that Alexander had inherited from Philip II."

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