The Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC)
The battle, that is considered to be a tactical masterpiece, meant a decisive victory for Alexander the Great against Persia.
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Soldiers of the ancient Macedonian Kingdom were dreaded warriors.
The excellent archers were feared members of the Persian army
The battle ended with the overwhelming victory of the Macedonian army over the Persian army led by Darius III.
The phalanx formation was a military formation of the Greek heavy infantry.
Ancient Persian monarchs were famous for the size of their empire and their wealth.
The legendary ruler and military leader, Alexander the Great, established a vast empire.
Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.
The army of Alexander the Great successfully deployed siege towers in its attacks against fortifications.
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