A few points to note, assuming Alexander won. 1. Alexander, after defeating Porus, impressed by him makes him the governor of all his territories in India. Hydaspes (Old Indian Vitaçtā, modern Jhelum): river in Pakistan, famous for a battle of Alexander the Great. Hydaspes, possible location of the. After destroying the last remnants of the Persian army at Gaugamela, Alexander spent the next two years occupying the heartlands of central Asia. Continuing.

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When the Macedonians reached the place where the Indian king was waiting for them, they deployed their phalanx and moved slowly towards their enemy.

Battle of the Hydaspes

At last, the pragmatist in him won out. The battle itself has become famous, but it was in fact a skirmish. Alexander’s appearance with fresh units began to turn the tide and push the Indian’s back.

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The army would have to conquer its way to the sea.

Fleeing villagers soon began to inform Porus that these were but small Macedonian units operating against his right flank. If the men thought they were about to embark on a hydaepes march, they were mistaken. Below him, his Guards stood transfixed in horror. Alexander may or may not have had that advance knowledge of the Indian political structure, but his men had fallen prey to an entirely different appreciation of the situation.


But with his elephants and slow-moving…. In June Alexander fought his last great battle on the left bank of the Hydaspes.

Hydaspes (326 BCE)

Some formed human ladders; others drove wooden pegs into the wall so they could climb it. The Indians were poised with cavalry on both flanks, fronted by their chariots, while their center comprising infantry with war elephants stationed every fifty feet in front of them, to deter the Macedonian cavalry. Unlike Persia, the advance through India was extremely rough going, all along Alexander’s line of march the inhabitants of every city and town violently resisted his troops.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other hydaspea. Alexander’s vast empire did not survive his death as civil war between his generals quickly tore it apart. Alexander attacked on the right, but failed to find a gap to exploit with his horsemen.

The Macedonian commander lived, ate and slept adventure and war.

On the reverse, Alexander himself was shown, carrying the attributes of his divine ancestorZeus: Without the aid of the left flank which was still to shaken and disorganized, Parmenio ordered what was hydasppes of the Macedonian infantry phalanxes forward in a general advance. What he needed was a surprise crossing, and the rain offered sufficient opportunity. After conquering the Persian Empire, Alexander decided to probe into northern India.

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He founded two cities there, Alexandria Nicaea to celebrate his victory and Bucephala named after his horse Bucephalus, which died there ; and…. They expected Alexander to continue down the Acesines to where it was joined by the Hydraotes, which sheltered the city of Multan.

Hydaspes ( BCE) – Livius

It had been too small to garrison such a large force. The conquest of Bactria and the Indus valley.

This time the hesitancy Hyadspes had first seen at Atari was not momentary — the men stood rooted to the ground, as heavy Indian arrows, javelins and sling stones thudded into their raised shields. Alexander ordered Perdiccas to take the cavalry and the Agrianians to cross the Hydraotes and encircle but not assault a city Harappa until he could bring up the infantry.

Porus’ aggressive response forced Taxiles to take flight on his steed. The Indian cavalry were thus routed, and fled to the safety of their elephants.