Warriors: volume 1
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Assyrians: Masters of War
Assyrians were the first people to employ a standing army, using
recruits from conquered nations to put 200,000 men in the field.
The Assyrians' best-known development was their use of two-wheeled
chariots and cavalry.
Celts were one of the most important civilisations of Europe and
at their zenith had conquered Central Europe, France, Spain and
the British Isles. The source of their military success lay in their
use of finely made iron weaponry, especially their swords and helmets,
and their skilled chariot tactics.
of the Vikings, the Normans were one of the most successful warrior
groups of the Middle Ages, conquering the French coast and England.
Legions of Rome
story of Rome's rise to a world empire is one of the most fascinating
in history and it was the training, discipline and manoeuvrability
of the legion that brought the Romans victory.
of Macedonia created one of the most effective and successful armies
of antiquity based on the phalanx, a compact body of infantry armed
with long spikes. His even more illustrious son, Alexander the Great,
defeated and conquered the great Persian Empire.
of the Pharaoh
preparation and financial expenditure went towards creating a fighting
force for Ramses II that could protect and expand Egyptian territories
in Palestine and Syria, especially against the threats of the Hittites.
Spartans were the most effective warriors of the Greek civilisations
due to their rigorous training and the austerity of the Spartan