Alexander the Great: His Armies and Campaigns 334-323 BC by Nicholas Sekunda

By Nicholas Sekunda

Upon the assassination of his father King Philip II in the summertime of 336 BC - whereas planning for an invasion of Persia - Alexander took over the reigns of energy of a now united Greece. while he led his mixed Macedonian and Greek military into Asia a 12 months later he begun the best occupation of army conquest in global historical past. In 11 brief years he overcame the could of the Persian Empire and campaigned around the face of the recognized global. during this mixture of 2 of Osprey's so much profitable titles, Men-at-Arms 148 the military of Alexander the nice and crusade 7 Alexander 334-323 BC: Conquest of the Persian Empire, eminent students of the Classical global - Nick Sekunda and John Warry - describe intimately the make up of Alexander's military, and the process his epic campaigns.

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