This can be argued was to do with this battle because Valen lost two thirds of his army. It also showed that the Roman legions were no match for the heavy cavalry which many empires started to recruit. This then led to the Middle Ages and knights. The weakness of the Roman legionaries was showed again in 410 in the sacking of Rome. This was seen as another step towards the fall of the Roman Empire because this defeat was inevitable after the defeat
played a very important role in this film but remember, this is the twenty-first century and many things had to be tweaked in order to catch the modern day audience’s attention. The description of the Spartan soldiers in the movie “300” portrayed them as very strong, muscular men that wore nothing but a cloak and carried a shield with a spear. In reality, during the battle the soldiers wore full armor. Body armor was a very valuable asset to the real Spartan soldiers. Also, in the movie, the only soldier wearing plumes on their helmet was King Leonidas.
Germanic warriors used a special type of javelin called an “angon”. This spear had an iron socket that was often as long as 75cm. Most spears ranged from 5 to 9 feet in length and these weapons did not have to be sharp to be successful. The spear was the most common weapon because it kept the enemy at a fair distance and most importantly cheap
The Greeks had their advantage in close range. Their weapons (2-3 metre long spears and iron sword 60 centimetres long for cutting and thrusting) were superior to the Persian's wicker shield and short spears and daggers. The Greeks also had better strategies and tactics; the charge into battle on the run through the enemy into confusion as it differed from previous fighting tactics. With a combination of their bronze helmets; bronze plated breast plates (cuirass); huge shields (1 metre diameter) and bronze greaves for protecting their lower legs, the Greek hoplites were better protected than the Persian army. The Persians were minimally protected with felt caps, tunics and armour with a surface of fish-like iron scales and
The new kingdom period (1550-1070 BC) or what is otherwise known as the ‘Golden Age’ of Egyptian history was born in warfare, it emerged from the struggle of the Theban rulers of upper Egypt to rid themselves of Hyksos rule. The Hyksos kings, based at Avaris in the Delta, had dominated Egypt for much of the second intermediate period. King Kamose, and later his brother Ahmose, expelled the Hyksos in a series of battles over a thirty year-period. This resulted in the reunification of upper and lower Egypt and established the 18th Dynasty. A campaign to rid Egypt of the Hyksos was begun by Sequenre Tao II.
The Roman army will only hire the people who want to be a soldier or to fight with people because the volunteers want to fight, but the people who were forced to join the army will not like to fight or help the army a lot so they can make the whole army beaten up by the opponents. The Roman army also hire people who are strong, because the soldiers’ equipment was really heavy so they need strength to hold. The soldiers also need to take their own equipment too. The Roman army need to march of run between the battle for a long distance for going to a safe place to hide and defend. Not only recruitment is can make Roman army successful, the tactics of the Roman army is also much more important.
The tactics and technologies developed in this period changed the way we fought, and they are still used in modern combat. The Civil War was a chaotic period in American history. A united America was an incredibly tough opponent; however, a divided America was left scrambling for everything. The industrial works were in the North, the weapons manufacturers in the South. The South had to make do with the weapons they already had due to most of the resources being in the north.
We also learn that his skill as a military leader was significant as fighting thirty battles is a very considerable figure. Furthermore, his decision to attack the Durotriges was a skilful one, as they were considered some of the most hostile and enforced of the Biritish tribes, perhaps if Vespasian didn’t do this, the Durotriges would later join the Icenian rebellion. Also, we know his involvement in the Battle of Medway was crucial to the Romans’ success (despite it running into a second day),
Leonidas was another leader who contributed greatly to the eventual outcome of the Persian wars. Again, the Greeks were outnumbered and the choice was made to leave Athens and fight at another more suitable location. Although it was not Leonidas who chose the location of the battle, and although the battle of Thermopylae was a subsequent failure (Greek loss), the actions of Leonidas allowed for the success at the battle to come. As the Greek forces had been betrayed by a local sheep-herder (Ephialtes), Leonidas made the remarkable decision to stay with his 300 Spartan soldiers and fight at a wall remaining from a previous battle. Leonidas’ valour and courage is legendary.
The Native Americans despite having a staggering lead in the number of bodies were spread out among the country. Not only were they spread out they did not have a strong sense of unity among tribes. Native American tribes spent just as much time fighting themselves as they did their new common enemy. The Europeans however, had a strong bond and went to battle together they had a common goal and was not afraid to use it against the Native Americans. Advanced weapons and unity can only get you so far; the Europeans had another trick up their sleeves.