Before the mighty Romans, the French, British and U.S. There was one man and his army which laid the blueprints of warfare and managed to "take over most of the known world, if not all of it"along the way. The army of Alexander the Great was one of the greatest armies the world has ever seen. This was due to unprecedented discipline, tactics/weaponry and the leadership of an amazing general. If Alexander's army were modernized, it would be the ultimate war machine.
To win a battle one needs weapons and troops (amongst other things). But to be truly effective and potent one must be able to control the troops in order to be triumphant. Alexander's army is a perfect example of flawless control of soldiers. The discipline within this army was so great and so proscribed it was almost a dream. It started with Alexander's father King Philip, who was thefirst to start making the job of the soldier a well paying job. Before men would join up until crop season then drop out to grow crops. This was somewhat of a pain because they could only fight a war nine months a year, then go home for crop season. So Philip decided to make military a profession. By doing this a majority of the men stayed all year. This brought unity and brotherhood to the army and allowed the men to be drilled on a regular basis. The soldiers were now becoming ultimate fighting machines. Unfortunately Philip died before the men's true discipline could be tested. Once Alexander came into power, the soldiers were put to the test. They passed with flying colours. These men proved to be unbreakable, holding their ground no matter what the odds (which were normally heavily out numbered). But it wasn't like they were matching up against some crazy barbarians who would "march to their own beat"; they were fighting other well-trained armies far larger and equally equipped as them. They still had that edge of super-discipline that no…