The Greek Phalanxes that Caesar would have encountered were nothing compared to Alexander's phalanxes. During Alexander's conquests, the Macedonians carried spears around 18' long. Coupled with heavy bronze armor and shields, this would have been a seriously difficult phalanx to defeat.Originally Posted by dondrei
Also, Alexander was easily one of the greatest military minds in history. A man who defeated the Persian empire while seriously outnumbered, and held an army of 60,000 Macedonians and mercenaries together 1000's of miles from their home. He managed to march an army from Greece to India, without losing. Don't forget that Caesar cried at the feet of Alexander's statue because he felt he couldn't compare to his greatness.