Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Cor van Vooren, May 17, 2018.
Mine would have to be the Battle of Gaugamela
What about you guys?
Well, until the Spartans lost.
They lost but their sacrifice bought time for the rest of the Greeks
Phalanx vs Roman Legion, battle of Cynoscephalae
Battle of the Ants
Very good choice, that was an important battle and demonstrated the flexibility of the Roman Legion compared to the Macedonian Phalanx.
Victory of the Americans over burgoyne at Saratoga
Battle of marathon.
Joan of Arc`s victory
I made this thred a few years ago, and it got really interesting. I endd up reading a book about the crusades and fall of Constantinople. Hope this thread delivers too.
The 2nd battel of Kharkov- maybe the best example of mobile defence against a much larger attacker
Seige of Detroit in Poniac's War
Vimy Ridge- bias beign canadian and all but our first real, major independent battle and great example of coordination
I read about the Fall of Constantinople years ago, it's really interesting and one of the most important battles in history.
I love to imagine the way it must have looked to both sides before the battle began. Each side in their incredible, complex formations. The Romans, confident but weary of the Greek reputation. The Greeks looking at something totally new, wondering what to make of it.
Invasion of Iceland
Casualties: 1 (by suicide because he was anti-war)
I also liked the Pig War of 1859.
Casualties: a pig
Nice pic, as someone who loves Alexander's conquests that would be my favorite too. The Siege of Tyre is right up there also.
Since that is taken as well as Thermopylae and Saratoga I might have to go with Cannae when Hannibal slaughtered the Romans or Alesia where Caesar smashed the Gauls. Tactically those are all time greats.
However, my number 1 overall as far as having massive impact on a large stage I'd have to go with the Battle of Tours with Charles the Hammer saving Europe from being conquered by the Muslims Umayyad Caliphate.
There are so many awesome ones to choose from.
The Siege of Tyre was the one where they used that humongous siege tower right? I would have loved to see that
Yes, it was pretty epic the way he went about it and the defense of the Tyrians. 150ft high stone walls!
White Belt Uprising
300 was bullshit, FYI.
Yup me too until they made the shit tier movie.
What? You mean Persians arent Orcs who domesticated Rhinos??
What history books are you reading? Bunch of liberal nonsense
1916, Battle of Verdun - savage
1944, Battle of the Bulge - Patton's Fair-Weather Prayer
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