you keep moving the goalposts ernestSo each of them when they assembled their best ever army fucked it up and come back with 10% of it then lose their next two big battles against the big boys?
yeah well I can put lots of wins of him against that100% this was the biggest army he ever put together and he fucked it.
And when he faced half decent generals like Wellington and Boucher at Waterloo and Leipzig he lost.
no it’s not....Alexander was the Ray Robinson of generals - he's just in a league of his own. His conquest of the Persian empire with such a relatively small army is the greatest P4P feat in military history.
Can't believe it took until Page 4 for his name to come up.Anyway Henry V Agincourt alone. Easily puts him in top 5.
you do know he outnumbered the crusaders and at Ain Jalut he also outnumbered the mongolsCan't believe it took until Page 4 for his name to come up.
Baibars of the 13th-century Mamelukes also deserves consideration (though he seldom ever gets it) during these discussions. The guy was a total badass - he whupped both the Crusades AND the Mongols and effectively reshaped the Middle East during his heyday.
It wasn't simply a matter of being "more professional," it was the fact that Alexander maneuvered his troops to get the style matchups that he wanted. Persian chariots were still very effective against cavalry, but Alexander maneuvered his infantry and javelin throwers opposite the chariots, as they were better suited to withstand their charge.no it’s not....
first of his smaller army was way more proffesional then the Persians.
Its a bit as if usa Koreawar troops fought 1940 German troops
Darius fled because Alexander's maneuvers succeeded in opening up a gap in the Persian center, and Darius himself was on the verge of being killed or captured both times, which would've led to the same outcome.secondly as stated before in his 2 biggest battles issos and gaugamela he had huge huge luck.
If Darius kept his nerves and did not run then half his army would not have run...