Yo /his/ what are some battles in history which are just like whoa dude, like major upsets where one side should of clearly won but ultimately lost? Im fascinated when you see old ways of fighting just completely outdone by the advancement of technology those times you just see the most horrific casualties and battles and losses for both sides. And how they change tactics to make it more fair at all levels. Pic related.
Is Gettysburg really related to what you seek? A numerically superior Union force held good ground and the main assault of the Confederates was not particularly well organized. Does not sound like an upset to me, or a scenario where the losing side should have clearly won.
Cannae is a pretty classic example. They should have been able to arm that mass of legionaries with canoe paddles and bludgeoned the Carthaginians into submission, but nope. Out strategy'd.
And the casualties were something special, too. Like that many people weren't killed that quickly in battle again until like WW1.
All the more astounding that those hook-nosed bastards came back and won in the end, the absolute madmen.
Time to play a game.
>Find a clever image for your choices.
Don't be too mad if you disagree with another's choices. Explain yourself.
what did you think of it?
Anyone else /deist/ here?
What do you guys think about the Black Paintings by Francisco de Goya? I thought they were pretty interesting desu. This is my favorite
Do you have any meaningful commentary?
Or do you just think they're pretty pictures that are
Was there really any reason for you to post other than to say 'this is my favorite meme painting, I like it'?
>and then he said morality is just a social construct
>He hasn't looked up Stirner on wikipedia, hit ctrl+f "spo" and read the sentences that looked relevant
Haha stay deluded, sheeple
How does this make you feel /his/?
>"If the Nazis had won, we'd all be speaking German right now."
but we are
>tfw not realising english is a sub-variant of germanic.
Between 800bce and 500bce the Greeks develop hoplite tactics based around tight formations of spear and shield armed infantry. Hoplite tactics proves to be really effective against the forces and soldiers of the Persian Empire and so the Greeks were able to repulse the Persian assaults. The Persians never got around to adopting these tactics on their own barring a few Hellanics in eastern Anatolia or adjusting their tactics and gear to deal with them. Hoplite tactics would continue to be incrementally refined over the next 150 years by the greeks and latter the macedonians....
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Which is of course, why say, Xenophon's troops stuck around and conquered the entire Persian Empire instead of trying to make a run for it back to Greece and fighting (usually but not always sucessfully) their way back to the black sea coast.
I mean, that Hoplite advantage was all they needed ,right?
I don't see your point. Nobody intelligent disregards the fact that Alexander inherited a unique state and a unique army from his father and that his accomplishments are due primarily to what he was working with. This seems like a strawman.
Why is there something instead of nothing?
ITT: We talk about the greatest empire in history.
Hey, /his/, can you guys help me come up with a list of the 100 most significant figures in history?
I'm trying to make a study guide for my high school academic team, since we've got districts coming up in the next couple of months.
Accept it /his/. Accept it.
So, how long did humans keep their African features once they started leaving Africa? Did they always have them until "recently", or did they always have those features we know of today?
Pic related, ancient Israeli woman about 70,000 years old.
Does God hate Africa?