Alexander 334–323 BC

Conquest of the Persian Empire

Alexander 334–323 BC cover


John Warry, an expert on the warfare of the Classical world, examines the principle battles of Alexander's campaigns in detail.

Alexander of Macedonia was undoubtedly one of the greatest generals of all time. In Alexander 334–323 BC, the battles of the Granicus, Issus, Gaugamela, Hydaspes and the difficult siege of Tyre are all discussed at length. These careful studies shed light on Macedonian tactics: in particular the combination of armoured infantry phalanx with fast-moving cavalry.

The men and equipment of both Alexander and his Persian enemies are also examined, providing a comprehensive insight into Alexander's life and military actions. Men-at-Arms 148 and Campaign 7 are also available in a single volume special edition as Alexander the Great.

Table of Contents

Persia, Greece and Macedon
Armies and Commanders
The Battle of the Granicus
After the Granicus
The Battle of Issus
After Issus
The Siege of Tyre
The Battle of Gaugamela
The Bactrian Years
The Battle of the Hydaspes
Back to Babylon
After Alexander

The Battlefields Today
A Guide to Further Reading
Wargaming Alexander's Battles

Product details

Published Feb 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846035890
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 54 b/w; 37 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 7
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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John Warry

John Warry is an expert on the warfare of the Clas…


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