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« Reply #30 on: 30 January 2001, 11:36:00 »

Well, at thermopylae there were 300 Spartans and 6.700 other Greeks. And, I think Herodotus is rather accurate on the enemy numbers.
As a Greek from Macedonia I have some objections about the term "Greek-Macedonian", but really don't wanna transfer the debate in Santharia (although a hisory discussion would be of great interest). Perhaps one day we 'll descuss on icq :)
The Alliance starts it's offensive after a few days because they feel pretty sure with their overwhelming numbers instead of letting time pass by, which would be of no effect since the Milkengradians controlled the seas (or at least could disorganize the alliance enough to let supplies pass by).
At the bridges they fight in lines of 50 (maximum) so it's easy to bring reserves to replace the tired troops. And with a depth of 10, 1000 troops can defend both bridges.
But I think reducing these troops would to a number near 100.000 would be ok. I 'll deal with it sometime later
Hope I didn'y forget anything...

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« Reply #31 on: 30 January 2001, 13:43:00 »

Greek-Macedonian? Did I not write Macedonian-Greek? ;)

It just means a force mixed up with Greeks and Macedonians (and Macedonians were an independant tribe, Greek saw them as "barbarians" as they called every Not-Greek.
OK,OK, will stop here! :)
My impression that there are no reserves left is that they can't waste all their troop out there but keep some people in the city. You also must think that the focus of the battle was on the bridges but the Red Alliance would've tried to cross the river at other points, too, to endanger the flank...
Also 1000 men are becoming exhausted very fast in battle. Let them lose 100 men the hour (the others five times more) and reserves are dwindling very fast.
But what I'm argueing about. A number around 100000 was what I've imagined, too.

Bye, Koldar (I love this arm-chair-general-discussions! ;)  )


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« Reply #32 on: 31 January 2001, 12:02:00 »

Efirhal is an island and surrounded by the "Fire Straights", and there was a naval battle indeed....
I will quote Herodotus and everything that is dug out of the Nothern Greek soil (no inscription in a non Greek language and every name with a hellenic meaning). BTW only the fanatic Demesthenes called the Macedonians barbarians... Ooops, got carried away too.

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