Ancient Warfare Answers episode 29 (138): Origins of the phalanx
(we've missed updating you on all the podcasts, so expect a small tidal wave). The Macedonian phalanx is endlessly fascinating, but how did it come about? Murray tries to illuminate the transition from hoplites with large shields and relatively short spears to phalangites with large spears and relatively small shields. Enjoy the podcast? Support us via Patreon, now with optional magazine subscription!