Alexander knew how to be smart by not letting people think of him as a cataclysmic man. Also, he was tutored by one of the greatest philosophers of all time, Aristotle.Also, His crazy, but effective war tactics led him to many victories. Lastly, Alexander the Great had a very reckless and courageous mind. He was determined and never let down his army. Alexander, the intelligent, tactical and ambitious young man was the greatest military leader of all time because he led his army to many great victories without suffering devastating amounts of casualties.
The success of the phalanx depended on suitable terrain. This shows that the Spartan army were a strong fighting unit but in some circumstances could be forced back and defeated. “Fighting individually they were not all bad fighters but when they are fighting as a group, they are the best of all”, from Brennan. This shows what a great unit of soldiers the Spartan phalanx was because when they were in a pack they were nearly
How significant was William’s military prowess to his claim to the throne of England? William the Conqueror had a very weak claim to the throne – if you really think about it – and his ultimate claim of the throne was down to quite a few reasons. For example, the weaknesses in the claims of others also trying to gain the throne as well as Harold’s oath in 1064; however the most significant reason was his military prowess. William’s military prowess and the new type of warfare he demonstrated to Anglo-Saxon England was one of the most significant reasons he succeeded in claiming the English throne. He was a very experienced and ruthless military commander, ruler and administrator who had unified Normandy and inspired fear and respect outside of his duty.
As well as all this, William had a store of the finest weapons in France. Leadership William was one of the bravest people of his time. When his army was having difficulties during the battle, he bravely led his army back up the hill to make another attack upon the English. Due to William's intelligence, he arranged his army in long rows, archers at the front to try and soften up the English's shield wall, foot-soldiers in the middle, and the cavalry at the back for a big attack.The retreating trick explained in the above paragraph also shows great leadership. Luck Luckily for William, the wind changed direction in his favour on his journey north to England.
Spartan Strengths and Weaknesses Sparta in its prime is known historically as one of the most powerful ancient military forces ever, rivaling that of both the massive civilizations of Alexander the Great’s Macedonia and Imperial Rome. Spartan society was built around the need to first and foremost form a powerful and efficient standing army. This is obvious in what we now know about Spartan society and culture, yet this single-mindedness could be seen as both the greatest strength and greatest weakness of the Spartans. Sparta turned itself into one of the most feared war machines in the entire ancient world, through a strict culture and society that ensured the citizens were the best possible soldiers they could have, yet this seemed to backfire
The man who has represented great leadership qualities was Alexander of Macedonia, referred to as Alexander the Great. Alexander gets control of the Macedonian empire and guide his men to victory by controlling the Persian Empire. Not only did his conquest of being winning increased his overall image as a great military leader, but the characteristics he developed throughout his lifetime played a significant role of his success. Alexander’s success arose during his childhood and carried over into his reign as king of Macedonia. Alexander was born on July 20 356 BCE in Pella, to his parents Philip II, king of Macedonia, and his wife, Olympias.
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
Cyrus the Greatest Ruler Cyrus the Great was one of the most powerful and influential rulers of his time. Cyrus was determined to accomplish his goals and actually be remembered as someone. Cyrus wanted to be remembered as a ruler that was serious about making his empire the greatest. Therefore, he made many contributions to make Persia the great empire it was. Although Cyrus conquered many nations, organized governments and gained respect from others, one of his best achievements was freeing the Jews from Babylon, there by then earning their respect.
Having leadership skills is what makes a good leader a great leader. In the terms of Churchill his leadership skills were led by his charismatic resolutions lead to increased political focus that help lead him to war time peacemaking. In terms of being a good manager his ability to lead during a turmoil time brings his management skills to question. Having the ability to manage an entire country through the biggest world war and his ability to us his leadership skills in doing so was a
At Plataea, Persian mistakes greatly contributed to the Greek victory there. The Greeks forces refused to be drawn into the Persian cavalry’s prime area; this created an 11-day stalemate. Mardonius’, the Persian commandant in charge, raids disrupted the Greek’s supplies and forced them to retreat slightly. Mardonius misconceived this as a full retreat and pursued, giving the Greeks their strategic advantage of higher ground, and eliminated their now ineffective cavalry. The Greek’s wheeled, and charged with well-drilled precision (Hammond) at the perusing and unsuspecting Persians.