creacy's decisive battles

Which are most decisive or important?

  • Marathon 490 BC

    Votes: 5 41.7%
  • Syracuse 413 BC

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Guagamela 331 BC

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • Metaurus 207 BC

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Teutoberg Forest 9

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Chalons 451

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Tours 732

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Hastings 1066

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • Orleans 1429

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Spanish Armada 1588

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Blenheim 1704

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pultowa 1709

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Saratoga 1777

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Valmy 1792

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Waterloo 1815

    Votes: 1 8.3%

  • Total voters
    12
#11
Syracuse is an interesting choice. Athens would inflict defeats on Sparta in the years that followed. But then again, I think I remember reading that the Athenian navy, after Syracuse, could no longer afford to suffer major losses. By 411 Athens' allies were revolting, including the key naval ally Chios, and the Athenian government was forced to access their special reserve of silver.
 
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Poly

Ad Honorem
Apr 2011
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Georgia, USA
#12
Of the list, probably Hastings.

Without a Norman victory, Britain remains a peripheral Saxon outpost.

There would be no British Empire...no United States.


However you missed a huge one: the siege of Jerusalem in 701 BC

The plague that saved Jerusalem.


What is the small Judaic capital had been destroyed. No Judaism, no Christianity and no Islam.
 

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