4.2 Episode 11: Attila the Hun vs. Alexander the Great

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  1. Hollywood1340

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    We needed to see army on army action there. That's what made ATH and ATG the legends they are. Kendall's pretty cool though.
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    That one is no contest at all. Not even a little. Central Asian mounted archers pretty much ruled the battlefield from the days of the "Parthian Shot" right up until the age of widespread firearms. Everyone who came up against them adopted a lot of their armament and tactics from the Arabs to the Poles. To a large extent the Cossacks were "counter-Tatars".

    English longbow fanbois can stop mewling right now. They never came up against the Horde, and the arguably greater range of the English bow comes up short against the mobility of horse nomad cavalry.

    Against the phalanx? Ugly.

    Of course, Attila and Alexander were tactical geniuses. After the first battle both would have started adopting and adapting.
     
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    I have to add that there's only one indisputable case of heavy infantry beating the horse nomads. A combined force of Muslims and Christians managed to choose their ground and trap them. Otherwise? The Turks, Persians, Arabs, Kurds, Poles, Magyars and more all came to realize to their sorrow that the Mongols and their Hunnish cousins really were better.
     
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    The Roman's that Atilla and his men defeated were a pail comparisson to the armies that marched with Scipio or Caesar, the Huns were not the partheans.

    Alexander would have crushed Atilla.
     

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