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Old June 3rd, 2013, 01:48 AM   #1
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How would you rate Philip II as a military commander?


How would you rate Philip II as a military commander?
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great tactical commander, great Politican, but was too ambitious
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Phillip II of Macedon, right. Not Phillip II of Spain, he was more of a desk guy than a commander.
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, but was too ambitious
Why do say that?
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Phillip II of Macedon, right. Not Phillip II of Spain, he was more of a desk guy than a commander.
Philip II of Macedon.
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he tried to show off his muscles on the Illyrians, which failed
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he tried to show off his muscles on the Illyrians, which failed
Wasn't he successful against them?
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How would you rate Philip II as a military commander?
Meh. He had his stengths and weaknesses.
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I find him pretty underrated, shadowed by his son.
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Meh. He had his stengths and weaknesses.
Which can pretty much be applied to everyone.
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