Alexanders Battle and Defence tactics

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    Most of Alexander's success in battle is largely attributed to his father, King Philip the 2, and the Greeks. The Greeks were not a united country, so they were constantly at war with each other. Since this was happening, the Greeks came up with new and effect battle formations. One such was the Hoplite formation, which was made of Greek hoplites, who made a wall of 5 to 8 foot spears and shields that was basically impenetrable when there flanks were protected. When Alexander had built up his army, he set out to conquer Greece. Since Greek army's were built up of mostly poorly trained citizen soldiers. Alexander conquered the Greeks, but realized that he didn't have enough manpower for his dream of domination. So he tripe led the size of his army, cavalry and siege weapons, and set out.
     
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