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ALEXANDER THE GREAT
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BATTLE OF ISSUS
333 B.C.


Greek Army V Persian Army
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Alexander the Great and Greek Companion cavalry ride into battle to defeat Persian king Darius at the battle of Issus, 333B.C. Alexander established a huge empire across much of the known world before his early death in 323B.C.
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GREEK & PERSIAN EMPIRES AT WAR

In the previous century Greece was invaded by the Persian Empire. Although the Persians had since been driven out, many Greeks wanted revenge. Alexander, King of Macedon, son of Philip II, was no exception. In 334 BC, Alexander crossed into Asia with an army of Phalanx foot soldiers and his elite Companion Cavalry. He destroyed a forward Persian army at the Granicus River and pushed further into Persian territory.

ALEXANDER DEFEATS PERSIANS AT ISSUS

Alexander met the Persian King, Darius III, and his army in battle at Issus the following year. The Companion Cavalry formed up in two groups, on either side of the infantry in the center. The Persian army, outnumbering the Greeks, were deployed on the opposite side of a river. With a mighty battle cry, Alexander led his charging cavalry across the river and into the Persian ranks. The enemy's left flank crumbled. Alexander sustained a flesh wound in the attack, but bravely fought on, redirecting his troops towards the Persian mercenaries in the center. The Greek Phalanxes pressed in, ripping through Persian lines and causing chaos. Darius fled the battlefield, leaving his family to be captured by the Greeks.

The Battle of Issus and other historic events have become the basis for many video and browser MMORPG games. It's actually an entertaining way for kids (and adults!) to learn a little bit about important events in ancient history while they perfect their game skills.

EMPIRE EARTH

This fine portrait of Alexander astride his horse graces the box of Empire Earth, a real-time strategy computer game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and published by Sierra Studios. In the single player Greek campaign, you can command Alexander and his forces at the battle of Issus and other famous battles.

Many of Mark Churms other military history paintings are also featured prominently in this classic game.

With thanks to Rick Goodman and Stainless Steel Studios.

ALEXANDER THE GREAT - The Battle of ISSUS 333 B.C.
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