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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2018 4:17 p.m. PST

…Defend Their City

"Most historians should know the term "Pyrrhic Victory," right? Pyrrhus of Epirus (located in the modern day region of western Greece and Albania) won victories against the Romans but eventually lost the war as said victories were so costly to his own army. Well, Pyrrhus was actually an amazingly talented general, who was a well-respected tactician in his own time and almost revered by later students of warfare.

The failed invasion of Greece can be more of a testament to Roman perseverance than an indication of poor generalship by Pyrrhus. The Siege of Sparta set up to be a similar test of wills. Could Pyrrhus conquer the city with superior numbers and a professional army, or would the might of the Spartans deny him the legendary city…."
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Generalstoner4929 Mar 2018 7:25 a.m. PST

Nice article Tango!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2018 11:13 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


Mars Ultor Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2018 8:02 p.m. PST

Pyrrhus was talented but just had some bad luck sometimes. Also was a bit intolerant and rubbed his allies the wrong way. A great and fierce warrior and an unstoppable machine in combat. Many talents, but also a little attention deficit disorder when it came to finishing a task instead of starting a new exciting campaign. Reminds me of…me starting a new army when my last one is not finished…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

(smile)…. Patton?….


xanthippus24 May 2018 4:42 p.m. PST


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