What are the strengths and weaknesses of the construction of the Macedonian phalanx infantry. In what terrain could the phalanx not operate successfully?
The Macedonian phalanx is 16 closely-knit ranks of warriors armed with spears of different lengths. Hence the pros and cons of the phalanx. On the one hand, it is a combat unit bristling with spears that can stop and trample any enemy. On the other hand, the phalanx can only act on level terrain, where there are no hills and irregularities. And also it is limited in turns.
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