Armies and Tactics: Philip II and Macedonian Phalanx

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Previously we have covered the evolution of the Greek Armies prior to the rise of Macedon (https://goo.gl/UpuKku), but the military of Hellenistic World became really dominant with the reforms of Philip II. Surrounded by the enemies, he used what he learned from Epaminondas, Pelopidas, and Iphicrates, to reform his armies and created one of the most dominant units of the antiquity - the Macedonian phalanx. In this video, we will discuss how the pezhetairoi were trained, what were their panoply and the combat role and much more.

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