From: Kansas City Mo.
"Examine the Tyre campaign. He could not use his phalanx
there. It stretched out for almost two years."
LOL, I guess not since Tyre was on an island, about a half mile from the coast. It also took that long cause he had to build a mole all the way to the island. It was'nt cause he could'nt use his Phalanx there. Look at any siege, sheesh. It just takes time.
"When they reached India, the magnates there were not afraid
of him. They didnt know who he was. He got a MUCH tougher fight in even the minor skirmishes."
Thats right, and he ALWAYS won, even in a tough fight. Look at how he defeated King Porus' at the battle of Hydaspes. First, he could'nt cross cause it was in the rainy season, and the river was way flooded. So he took 13,000 men with him 17 miles up stream till he found a place to cross. After smashing a reconnoiting force of 2,000 men with 120 chariots, which included Porus' son, he met up with Porus' main force. Without going into detail, Alexander defeated a tough foe, who had 40,000 troops with Elephants and chariots, whose line stretched to about three or four miles, and did it with only him and 13,000 troops.
Also, you have to remember, by the time he did fight the tougher battles, alot of his troops were men taken from defeated foes, and added to his own army. But he always got the best of his men, whether Greek or Persian or Indian.
"I am not saying that Alex was a dumbass, he wasnt.
But it helps to have a machine that works, when the enemy doesnt."
Thats right, and it was Alexander who made the machine work the way it did.
Yes, Alexander WAS the Greatest of them all. So great even the bible prophesied about him. 'Nuff said.