22 May 2010

Hundred Greatest Battles Update

The Past Is Not Inevitable...

After 415 days I have decided on the 40th battle in the series The 100 Greatest Battles, which averages to one battle every ten days. I was pretty hesitant about adding Pharsalus to the list but with 61 vacant spaces and a dearth of ideas the decision was made to finalize Pharsalus' place among the fray. So far the list is heavily weighted toward Europe and America. I hope to find at least ten more good battles in Asia to add. Here is the list of the first forty battles:

Adrianople
Agincourt
Ankara
Antietam
Antioch
Artemisium
First Bull Run (Manassas)
Cannae
Carrhae
Catalaunian Plains
Fredericksburg
Gaugamela
Gettysburg
Hastings
Iwo Jima
Issus
Jutland
Kadesh
Kalinga
Kursk
Lexington and Concord (counts as two)
Leyte Gulf
Marathon
Passchendaele
Persian Gates
Pharsalus
Plataea
Salamis
Salsu
Seringapatam
Shiloh
Somme
Teutoburg Forest
Trafalgar
Verdun
Waterloo
Watling Street
Yorktown
Zama

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