By David J. Lonsdale

ISBN-10: 0203004671

ISBN-13: 9780203004678

ISBN-10: 0415358477

ISBN-13: 9780415358477

This e-book deals a strategic research of 1 of the main striking army careers in background, making a choice on the main pertinent strategic classes from the campaigns of Alexander the good. David Lonsdale argues that because the middle ideas of procedure are everlasting, the examine and research of historic examples have price to the fashionable theorist and practitioner. in addition, as method is so complicated and difficult, the extraordinary occupation of Alexander offers the fitting chance to appreciate most sensible perform in method, as he completed amazing and non-stop good fortune around the spectrum of struggle, in various conditions and environments. This publication offers the 13 so much pertinent classes that may be realized from his campaigns, dividing them into 3 different types: grand process, army operations, and use of strength. every one of those different types presents classes pertinent to the fashionable strategic surroundings. finally, in spite of the fact that, the e-book argues that the dominant consider his good fortune used to be Alexander himself, and that it was once his personal features as a strategist that allowed him to beat the complexities of process and attain his expansive objectives.  

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After a week-long siege, the city was betrayed. Once the defences of the city had been breached the Persian Ancient Greek warfare 33 forces all but destroyed it. With the first of their main objectives met, the Persians could now turn their attention to Athens. The Persian forces now sought a harbourage on the north-west coast of Attica where they could land their forces for the march on Athens. Hippias, an exiled Athenian acting as a military adviser to the Persian forces, recommended the Bay of Marathon for the landing.

The phalanx was a powerful, but somewhat restricted formation that lacked any significant mobility. 36 Instead, the phalanxes would normally meet head-on in a shock action. At first the phalanx would move at walking pace towards the enemy. Initially, the spear would be held at a slope, but prior to engagement with the enemy it would be lowered and held in an underarm fashion. The phalanx would sometimes advance at the double as it came within range of the enemy’s missile forces. Of course, unless well disciplined and well trained, this increase in pace could well reduce the cohesion of the formation.

This man is the final power in war. 92 Control over resources and populations can only reliably be exercised by the physical presence of one’s forces. Aside from the above, there are a host of other uses of force that can be categorised in a general miscellaneous category. These include policing, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, ceremonial, counter-smuggling operations and garrison duties. Many of these activities come under the heading of Military Assistance to Civil Authorities (MACA), and may include duties such as fire-fighting during industrial action by civilian fire-fighters.

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