Heavy machine guns were introduced that aided in powerful superiority for frontline combat such as the M1919 which fired over 500 rounds per minute and required a 250-round belt magazine and a team of two soldiers to operate. Anti-tank weapons such as the Bazooka were introduced as well. This rocket launching power weapon required both a loader and a shooter to operate it. Tanks became more powerful and destructive while armored cars and Jeeps became dominant vehicles in the aid of transportation and armor. The US Air Force experienced major advancements in both Fighter planes as well as Bombers.
Rough terrain also hampered the phalanx as they would lose cohesion, as this was shown in the battle of Granicus. The Granicus River ran between the two armies of Alexander and Darius and played a large role in the battle hampering the Macedonian phalanx. The terrain forced them to fight hand to hand making their sarissas worthless and left them vulnerable to the quicker spears held by their enemy(Stoneman, 39). The Macedonian phalanx was too well trained to panic and eventually gained the upper hand in the fight and routed the Persians, proving once again the superiority the new phalanx had over its
If this were to have occurred then the Greeks alliance with the Spartans could have potentially been lost, as the Spartans may have withdrawn from the war. This would have had a significant impact on the strength of the Greek army as the Spartans intimidated the Persians after the battle of Thermopylae and they also had a skilled military tactics. Also by having Greeks navy roaming the shores of Athens it complicated the Persians tactics, as they were not
How did the experience of the Ionian Revolt and the Battle of Marathon affect the Greek defense against the Persian invasion of 480 BC? The Ionian Revolt and the Battle of Marathon provided the Greeks with a vast experience of Persian tactics and the opportunity to review their own performance in warring with this power. Through the victory achieved at Marathon and the loss in Ionia the Greeks were able to use their knowledge of Persia to decide on who would lead their force, gave them the motivation to form alliances, enabled them to devise effective strategies for fighting the large Persian army and motivated far reaching naval reforms. The reactions of the Persians to the Greeks as a result of these two battles also prompted the Greeks into action, as they were more aware of this threatening foe. The involvement of Athens and Eretria in the Ionian revolt according to Ehrenberg “put Athens into the center of the unfolding story of the Persian wars”.
Divisions were then organised into smaller units of approximately two hundred and fifty soldiers who were commanded by a standard bearer. A group of “shock troops” known as the Braves of the King served as the pharaoh’s personal bodyguard. The infantry The highly disciplined infantry or mesha was the largest group and gave Egypt an advantage over its enemies such as the Mitanni. These infantry units were composed of spearmen, archers, axe-bearers, clubmen and slingers. Many foot soldiers lacked adequate armour; some were even without shields.
It was fought at the pivotal point in the conflict when things were looking grim for Greece, with Athens abandoned and only the Peloponnese remaining free. The engagement was supposed to be an easy victory for the Persians: their ships were better-designed and more numerous. Their crews were also more experienced and better-trained. However, it was Greek tactics and Persian over-confidence that changed the course of the battle, the result of which was thought by many to be a foregone
Nobody in Olympus knew who the thief was but they all knew that if this continued that it would break out in war, and that would not be very pretty, but they also knew that none of them, the other ten Olympians could touch the trident or any of the other symbols of power unless it was their own, they would have to get a human to do it or a half-blood. Not knowing who to get they sent out a satyr to find one. When he returned he brought back a half-blood,
For example, the artillery had to be silenced. Without the silencing, the enemy could simply listen out for the artillery and then hide deep in the trenches, one of the main reasons why the initial artillery bombardment attempts were failed. Although Lawrence Bragg didn’t come up with a solution for Haig to use until 1917, the silent artillery bombardments were deadly against the
Ho Chi Minh and General Giap understood that they could not defeat the US through the use of conventional military tactics but could defeat them through an unconventional Peoples war. The Vietcong tactics were largely successful and effective, as they had extensive knowledge of the geography, topography and climate of Vietnam. Their tactics had also been hardened during the French war, making them more comfortable and experienced in their fighting. Furthermore, they avoided direct and open confrontation with the US forces in which they would be invariably outgunned. They operated mainly at night, which allowed them to have an advantage over the US soldiers who were unable to swiftly move about the unfamiliar terrain of Vietnam.