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Old August 12th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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Question Battles where the outnumbered army wins?


Well, I can think of a few - Cannae, Guagamela, Manzikert and Singapore. List as many as you can.
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Battle of chibi 208 ad china, Battle of Okehazama
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Battle of Preveza 1538, naval battle between Ottomans and Crusaders.
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Flodden, Siege of Gibraltar (American war of Independence), Agincourt.



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We should remember that history is usually written by the victors, who may have lied about the strength of the enemy so they would look good on paper.
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It's not very rare that an outnumbered army wins; in warfare numbers alone don't bring any kind of advantage.

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