Granicus 334BC : Alexander's First Persian Victory

Granicus 334BC : Alexander's First Persian Victory

Book Title: Granicus 334BC : Alexander's First Persian Victory

Author: J. G. Warry

Format: Paperback | 96 pages

Publication Date: 24 Jul 2007

ISBN-13: 9781846030994

Granicus River was Alexander's first great victory over the Persians, where he demonstrated the heroic style of active and decisive leadership that was the hallmark of his career. In the initial engagement, Alexander's 5,000 cavalry, supported by archers and javelin men, routed a force of 20,000 Persian cavalry This convincing victory was the springboard for the subjugation of the coastal cities, the neutralisation of the Persian navy and ultimately the conquest of the Persian Empire. Exploring the courageous leadership of one of the world's most inspirational yet ruthless leaders, this book provides a detailed analysis of the battle, strategy and tactics of the forces engaged.