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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2018 4:23 p.m. PST

"You probably haven't heard of most of them, but these little-known Asian battles had a major impact on world history. Mighty empires rose and fell, religions spread and were checked, and great kings led their forces to glory… or ruin.

These battles span the centuries, from Gaugamela in 331 B.C. to Kohima in World War II. While each involved different armies and issues, they share a common impact on Asian history. These are the obscure battles that changed Asia, and the world, forever…."
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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2018 6:35 p.m. PST

I have to say that Gaugamela, Hattin, Tsushima and Kohima don't seem to me to be little known battles

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2018 2:48 a.m. PST

That's because you are a wargamer. If you stood in the street and asked people at random, it would take a long long time before you found anyone who had heard of ANY of these.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2018 3:16 p.m. PST

Agree with you Cerdic!.


PaulByzantios Inactive Member25 Jun 2018 9:21 p.m. PST

Um, and what happened to the Battle of Yarmuk between the Byzantines and the Moslem Arabs in 636 AD which allowed the Moslems to conquer Syria, Palestine, Egypt, North Africa and most of Spain. Seems pretty important to me.

Not to mention the two sieges of Constantinople which prevented Moslem Arab expansion into the Balkans in the Dark Ages when Christian Europe could not possibly have stopped them short of the Atlantic.

And finally the Battle of Manzikert in 1071 AD, which if the Byzantines had beaten the Seljuq Turks or at least fought a drawn battle (a very real possiblity), would have kept the Moslem Turks at arms reach from Europe, not to mention the effect it would have had on the Crusades.

Arguably, these are the most important Asiatic battles in history

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