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The Wars of Alexander's Successors 323 - 281 BC (Paperback)

Volume 2: Battles and Tactics

Ancient History Alexander the Great Military

By Bob Bennett, Mike Roberts
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781526760791
Published: 5th August 2019

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When the dying Alexander the Great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire, he supposedly replied to the strongest. There ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors for control of these vast territories. Most of these Diadochi, or successors, were consummate professionals who had learnt their trade under Alexander and, in some cases, his father Philip. This second volume studies how they applied that experience and further developed the art of war in a further four decades of warfare. This is a period rich in fascinating tactical developments. The all-conquering Macedonian war machine developed by Philip and Alexander was adapted in various ways (such as the addition of war elephants) by the different successors according to their resources. Siege and naval warfare is also included.

The first of two volumes resulting from over a decade of collaborative research work. This provides an absorbing narrative of the wars that were fought by Alexander’s successors from the time of his death to the Battle of Corupedium – Highly Recommended

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About Bob Bennett

Bob Bennett and Mike Roberts are authors of The Wars of Alexander's Successors vol 1 (Pen & Sword 2008) and vol 2 (Pen & Sword 2009).


About Mike Roberts

Bob Bennett and Mike Roberts are authors of The Wars of Alexander's Successors vol 1 (Pen & Sword 2008) and vol 2 (Pen & Sword 2009).

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