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Raphael Sargon
Jersey City NJ USA
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How did the legendary ancient Hellenic Macedonian soldiers the Silver Shiel
12/5/2021 9:56:25 PM
How did the legendary ancient Hellenic Macedonian military unit, the Silver Shields defeat Macedonian Phalangites such as in the Battle of Paraitakene and the Battle of Gabiene despite the fact that the Macedonian Silver Shield soldiers were only using hoplons, short spears, xiphos, and little armor while the Macedonian Phalangites were using extremely long spears(sarissas)? The battles I am talking about are the ones in the Second war of the Diadochi.
Lightning
Glasgow  UK
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How did the legendary ancient Hellenic Macedonian soldiers the Silver Shiel
12/7/2021 11:01:24 AM
Hi Raphael,

It's been a while since I read anything of the Diodachi Wars, but as I recall about Gabiene the battle was won on the flanks, forcing the Antigonids' centre to retreat to avoid annihilation?

Cheers,

Colin

Edit: welcome to MHO! I hope to hear more from you on the forums.
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