The plan probably understates the numerical preponderance of the Persians, making Alexander’s army seem relatively larger than it was. It also assumes the echeloning of the Macedonian line occurred only once the advance began. But the other essential elements of the tactical conception are clear: Alexander had his main weight on the right, both flanks were bent back to guard against envelopment, and a second reserve line stood ready to cover all contingencies.
Project: 6. Under a cloak of terror: violence and armed conflict in Europe.
Chronology: I b.C.
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Painting
Owner: Porto group (Modernalia)
Abstract: Battle of Gaugamela