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Armies and Tactics: Philip II and Macedonian Phalanx

Kings and Generals Education 2018-07-05 - 12:59:44

"Previously we have covered the evolution of the Greek Armies prior to the rise of Macedon (, but the military of Hellenistic World became really dominant with the reforms of Philip II. Surrounded by the enemies, he used what he learned from Epaminondas, Pelopidas, and Iphicrates, to reform his armies and created one of the most dominant units of the antiquity - the Macedonian phalanx. In this video, we will discuss how the pezhetairoi were trained, what were their panoply and the combat role and much more. Check out this playlist to learn more about the warfare of the Ancient Greek States: Support us on Patreon: or Paypal: We are grateful to our patrons and sponsors, who made this video possible: The video was made by our friend Cogito, another animator Benjin Pratt created some of the assets used in this video, while the research was done by a historian Tristan Hughes ( This video was narrated by Officially Devin ( Machinimas for the video made on the Total War: Rome 2 Engine by Malay Archer ( ✔ Merch store ► ✔ Patreon ► ✔ PayPal ► ✔ Twitch ► ✔ Twitter ► ✔ Facebook ► ✔ Instagram ► Sources: Anson, E. M., ‘The Hypaspists: Macedonia’s Professional Citizen-Soldiers’ (1985). Historia, Vol. 34 (2), 246-248. Bosworth, A. B, (1988), Conquest and Empire: the reign of Alexander the Great, Cambridge. Erskine, A, ‘The Pezhetairoi of Philip II and Alexander III’ (1989). Historia, Vol. 38 (4), 385-394. Hammond, N. G. L., (1994), Philip of Macedon, London. Heckel, W. ‘The Three Thousand: Alexander’s Infantry Guard’ (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World. Milns, R. D. ‘Philip II and the Hypaspists’ (1967). Historia, vol. 16 (4), 509-512. Worthington, I. (2008), Philip II of Macedonia, New Haven. Worthington, I. (2014), By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire, New York. Wrightson, G, ‘The Nature of Command in the Macedonian Sarissa Phalanx’ (2010). History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion Faculty Publications. 11. Inspired by: BazBattles, Invicta (THFE), Epic History TV, Historia Civilis and Time Commanders Production Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound: Songs used: #Documentary #Alexander #Philip"

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