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    Ancient Greece

    I want to talk about 'PHALANX.'

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    What's stopping you?

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    I had phalanxes once, but they were removed when I was a kid. Or was that tonsils?

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    What's the best way to defeat a PHALANX?

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNix View Post
    I had phalanx's once, but there were removed when I was a kid. Or was that tonsils?
    I bet you mean Pharynx.

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Seriously, a phalanx is only as good as the discipline of the soldiers holding it together. Anything that can break up the formation is your aim: Catapult, rough ground/trenches, oil and fire. As Eddings once wrote, it's hard to concentrate on anything when you are on fire.

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Hot water Works for me.

    That Ancient Greece melts away down the drain.

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Given it's only a battle between soldiers excluding complex machinery...

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Choose the fighting ground and make them come to you, up hill and rough ground is good, woods are better. Use flanking movements and archers to get them to make formation changes, the shield and armour are heavy - make them sweat! Use fire and smoke, set fire to grasslands etc., oil is your friend. Attack their feet: snares, pitfalls, rocks, logs, calitropes.

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Peltasts,

    In the battle of Lechaeum the Athenian general Iphicrates took advantage of the fact that a Spartan hoplite phalanx operating near Corinth was moving in the open field without the protection of any missile-throwing troops. He decided to ambush it with his force of peltasts. By launching repeated hit-and-run attacks against the Spartan formation, Iphicrates and his men were able to wear the Spartans down, eventually routing them and killing just under half. This marked the first recorded occasion in ancient Greek military history on which a force entirely made up of peltasts had defeated a force of hoplites.

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