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Battle of Pydna 168 BC by Fall3NAiRBoRnE Battle of Pydna 168 BC by Fall3NAiRBoRnE
Battle of Pydna 168 BC. Romans fight against the Macedonians.
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AnEnemySpy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Eek. It would not be fun to charge headlong into a formation of spearmen.
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
And yet, the Romans won this battle.
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Akeidamos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Holy fuck, I remember this picture. I've seen this work on my old history book back in elementary school, but it was in a chapter that was talking about the Second Punic War instead (what a mistake).
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In a sense, it could be the 2nd Punic War. The Carthaginians had used phalanxes too.
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Akeidamos Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Not sure if they've ever use pike phalanxes, but it may as well be Carthaginian Hoplites. Still, something tells me it was the authors of my history book that made the mistake of placing this image in the chapter of the Punic Wars lol.
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Cool. :)
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cronosx2008 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alexander the great!!!
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Miko835 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Writer
For Macedon! Been a RTWII fan sorry...
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GasmaskTrenchcoat Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Roma Invicta!
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Miko835 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Writer
NOOOO!
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sputnik1a Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Macedonians choosed poorly the battle ground. It wasn't flat, so phalanx wasn't compact...perfect to infiltrate by roman swordmen, and romans were better than macedonians at close combat.
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jrgod Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  New Deviant
Incorrect. The Macedonian phalangites brutalized the Romans from the front at every attempt. The Roman victory was delivered by the Roman elephant corps ambushing the Macedonian left (who, incidentally, hadn't even so much as seen a legionary) while they were still in column formation. The rest of the Macedonian surrendered, only to be butchered.
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Mirmidonas Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
ΑΡΓΥΡΑΣΠΙΔΕΣ! (Silvershields)
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CarlosRSL Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, the Argyraspides were used only by Alexander the great and seleucid Greeks. They weren't in that battle
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RepublicEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Buzzsaw (Roman legions) vs. Pin cushion (Macedon phalanx)
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pikes :D
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Olavsson Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Great to see some phalanx actions.
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