army lists corresponds to the final period of Macedonian rule and covers
the reigns of four different Kings from Demetrios II to Perseus. Philip
V and his son Perseus fought Illyrians, Celts and Greeks before finding
themselves matched against the rising power of Rome.
many Successor forces the army is devoid of elephants—the oldest of the
herd dying before 239BC. The phalanx is by far the most important part
of the army—indeed the phalanx
the army to a large extent, and much emphasis was placed upon this elite
corps. The cavalry were less important than in former times only because
the terrain over which the army operated did not ideally suit mounted
troops. Philip still had 2000 horsemen out of a total of 20,000 troops
at the battle of Kynoskephalai, whilst Perseus had 4000 cavalry at Pydna
out of a total of 40,000 troops.