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by Hypaspist
Fri May 09, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai
Replies: 166
Views: 65529

Re: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai

Interesting question for you agesilaos: do you think that Parmenio was in Scipio's class in terms of generalship? 15 times that force?! Really? I find that hard to believe, since during the Hannibalic war Rome's reserves of legionary manpower came under strain. -Livy writes that 20 or more legions w...
by Hypaspist
Fri May 09, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai
Replies: 166
Views: 65529

Re: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai

That sounds like a reasonable scenario. And of course, we are actually discussing two Alexanders; one, the fledgling prince in Philips sandals, and two, the Macedonian imperialistic/expansionist super king. It gets difficult speculating... His character would most certainly have been different had h...
by Hypaspist
Fri May 09, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai
Replies: 166
Views: 65529

Re: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai

Thank you A. I am encouraged by your words. It's just that I feel inferior to you guys, naturally. You've studied it for so much longer and know so much more. But I really feel that I've evolved since becoming a member here, and I feel that I've honed my skills as well in debating and presenting per...
by Hypaspist
Fri May 09, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai
Replies: 166
Views: 65529

Re: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai

Btw, I like your heading, `play Misty for me´. In fact, think I'm going to watch it tonight. :twisted: 1. Ha, ha.. knew you would almost certainly discount, if not disparage, ol' chap Creasy. :wink: You know, I had to throw something at you, I couldn't just lay about and do nothing, ha ha! Yeah, it ...
by Hypaspist
Thu May 08, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai
Replies: 166
Views: 65529

Re: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai

Well, Sir Edward Creasy wrote: 1. But it is clear that, under Alexander, the phalanx was not the cumbrous unwieldy body which it was at Cynoscephalae and Pydna. His men were veterans; and he could obtain from them an accuracy of movement and steadiness of evolution, such as probably the recruits of ...
by Hypaspist
Thu May 08, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai
Replies: 166
Views: 65529

Re: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai

I will follow this thread with great interest. This is really a battle that the macedonians should have won. And could have. Incredible that lessons were not drawn from Pyrrhus engagements with the romans. We know that Philip V made his stakes in a heavier, much more compact phalanx thus resulting i...
by Hypaspist
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Andriscus and Archelaus
Replies: 18
Views: 11378

Re: Andriscus and Archelaus

Yes, Paralus... That battle along with Pydna just galls my soul.... If Pyrrhus commanded the macedonian side in those battles, or Hannibal... we would probably have victories, or a draw at worst... But those were close-run battles... at Kynoskephalai the phalanx hadn't even formed up when the elepha...
by Hypaspist
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Andriscus and Archelaus
Replies: 18
Views: 11378

Re: Andriscus and Archelaus

Cynoscephalae? I thought you guys straightened that out? Though, of course, if you feel any unclear points hovering over the horizon, it's always interesting to follow regardless. I guess, Xeno, it's time for you too lower your sarissa and go: "Enyalios, Enyalios!!" And Agesilaos, pull out...
by Hypaspist
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Andriscus and Archelaus
Replies: 18
Views: 11378

Re: Andriscus and Archelaus

Oh, you mean from the Macedonian army rotation post?

Well, I'll have to agree with Xenophon on that one - that battle was mor close-run than people think.
by Hypaspist
Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Andriscus and Archelaus
Replies: 18
Views: 11378

Re: Andriscus and Archelaus

Thank you Agesilaos. Thank you for your time and effort. Appreciate it a lot. Very interesting to read about it. You're probably right, I don't think it was Macedonian style army either. Regarding it being a legion or not, well, it might've been, and on the other hand perhaps it wasn't... who knows....
by Hypaspist
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Andriscus and Archelaus
Replies: 18
Views: 11378

Andriscus and Archelaus

1. Anyone knows what happened at the second battle of Pydna in 148 b.c; Andriscus vs. Rome? I know he lost, but I can't seem to find any details on the battle. 2. More importantly; anyone aware of the battle details concerning Andriscus victory against the romans where he raised thracian army, inva...
by Hypaspist
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign
Replies: 37
Views: 18155

Re: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign

Thanks for the heads-up on The lost book Alexander the Great! I've already placed my preorder! :D
by Hypaspist
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign
Replies: 37
Views: 18155

Re: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign

Welcome! One book I would strongly recommend is "Alexander the Great" by Robin Lane Fox. Check out the reviews on the web to see for yourself.

Atb, Robert
by Hypaspist
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Macedonian army rotation
Replies: 22
Views: 9804

Re: Macedonian army rotation

We're getting off-topic here, but just this... Yes, I agree with you. Opening maneuvers were incongruous with the sources. A classic example of how I sometimes let prose and romance get the better of me, haha :wink: . Joking apart, I am well aware of the extent to which Stone digressed in terms of h...
by Hypaspist
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Macedonian army rotation
Replies: 22
Views: 9804

Re: Macedonian army rotation

That scene, in Stone's film, was quite ridiculous. The Macedonian army marches forward and right and Alexander, along with his cavalry, takes off for Babylon at breakneck pace. Half way there, he turns back on himself. Any wonder Darius uttered "WT*"?! Exactly the kind of response I expec...