Ancient Warfare Answers episode (145): On Philip and Alexander's competence
Murray examines Juan from Patreon’s questions: "It seems that Phillip/Alexander’s army was almost invincible but afterwards 'Macedonian'-style armies seem to be a lot more hit and miss (vs. Romans, Indians, Parthians, Celts etc.). Was this because Philip/Alexander’s troops were uniquely competent/trained or the commanders after Alexander just couldn’t measure up? I’m mostly thinking about the pike phalanx but if there’s any info on the light infantry or cavalry troops I’d love to learn!" Enjoy the podcast? Support us via Patreon, now with optional magazine subscription!