Philip II of Macedon: Best Captain/General Europe Ever Produced?

Jan 2015
3,291
Australia
You're confusing "baiting" with "calling you out on your inconsistent positions". It's a pretty simple question; how do you square your position RE: Cinna's forces with your previous position RE: Cinna/Carbo's forces 3 years later? They seem inherently irreconcilable.
 
Jan 2015
3,291
Australia
Making posts that aren't a reply to the substantive points I just raised makes it seem like you're replying only because you can't bear to let someone else reply last, since you think the last word is somehow the one that "wins". That's not how it works. You can post last every time, your argument is still wrong (and you're showing how wrong it is with these posts that ignore the issue). Either answer my question, or stop replying. It's pretty simple.
 
Jan 2015
3,291
Australia
The perceived contradictory position is due to your ironic assumption that a "cohort" *must* be full strength.
It's not because the guy you are quoting estimates the 300 cohorts to be full enough to amount to 120,000 men (as opposed to 150,000). 120,000 men is more than 200 full cohorts, one of the numbers you scoffed at them having 3 full years of recruiting later. Your two positions are simply irreconcilable, and the reason is the same as usual; you don't argue based on evidence, you simply respond to instinctively negate any point you're arguing against at any given time, and interpret the glance you've made at the evidence in whatever slanted way can support said view, without keeping track of what slant you've taken at any given time. This is just the latest example.
 

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