The Army of Alexander the Great by Nicholas Sekunda, Angus McBride

By Nicholas Sekunda, Angus McBride

While Philip II ascended the throne in 359 BC, Macedonia was once at risk of being engulfed by way of wild barbarian tribes to the north and wily Greek towns to the south. Philip needed to extend the facility of the throne or be swallowed up: the production of a strong military used to be principal. whilst his son, Alexander, inherited his country on the age of 20, he additionally inherited a military which was once actually unrivalled. The Macedonians have been veterans of conflict, good outfitted and longing for conquest. upload to this Alexander's best presents as army commander and it's little ask yourself they completed lots. Men-at-Arms 148 and crusade 7 also are to be had in one quantity particular variation as ‘Alexander the Great’.

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By 1914 it was 339; in 1915 it was 2,433, rising to 7,468 in 1916, 21,751 in 1917 and 412,699 in 1918, and costs dropped pro-rata. At the start of the war, a Vickers gun with spares kit cost £165 (£6,270 or US$10,206 today); by May 1918 it was £74 (£2,810 or US$4,570), and it was expected that this would drop still further if production continued after 1918 (Goldsmith 1994: 56–57). THE WARTIME GUNS 36 There has been much confusion over the manufacture of Vickers guns during World War I, in terms both of their models and serial numbering and of the various supposed differences between Crayford and Erith guns.

Com small arms; this included at least 24 Vickers-Maxims and several Maxim 1-pdr ‘pom-pom’ guns, with which they were expert. Although pitched battles between Boer and British troops were rare, when Boer machine guns were encountered, the end result was seldom a good one for the British Army: … it was found that [the Boers] concealed in the bush and using smokeless powder were able to put a whole battery of English field guns out of action in about ten minutes. As a rule they succeeded in killing all the men and horses before the English could find the range or ascertain from what quarter the explosive projectiles were coming from.

In the 1880s the Boers had risen in revolt over British rule in the Transvaal, threatening Britain’s dominant position over the lucrative South African trading market. com small arms; this included at least 24 Vickers-Maxims and several Maxim 1-pdr ‘pom-pom’ guns, with which they were expert. Although pitched battles between Boer and British troops were rare, when Boer machine guns were encountered, the end result was seldom a good one for the British Army: … it was found that [the Boers] concealed in the bush and using smokeless powder were able to put a whole battery of English field guns out of action in about ten minutes.

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