How Did The Chariot Affect Ancient Egypt Battle Tactics

By:Gray Bowles

War Chariot-A two wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used in Ancient Egypt, Greece and in Rome in war races and processions

    The three main reasons why the chariot affected Ancient Egypt battle tactics is it led to improved archery, closer fighting and armies began to specialize jobs in their armies. The chariot led to improved archery because of the strategy that the archers off of the  chariots would start shooting lots of arrows to get the enemies front line going backwards. Then the chariots would charge forward and start shooting the reteating troops. The reason this led to improved archers was because of the difficulty of shooting while riding on a speeding chariot surmise had to train archers very well. The second reason the chariot affected Ancient Egypt battle tactics is it led to closer combat. The reason why the invention of the chariot led to closer combat was because it was very difucult to shoot accurately shoot a arrow while riding on a speeding chariot so in order to hit their target they had to be closed to them. Another reason why the chariot led to closer fighting was armies would put sharp blades on their chariots that could severely injure enemies if touched. The last reason why the invention of the chariot affected Ancient Egypt battle tactics was armies began to specialize jobs. Ancient Egyptian army commanders believed that if each soldier became very good at one certain job their army would be much more powerful. This strategy led to make Ancient Egypt's army very powerful for a very long time. These reasons answered my theisis question on how did the invention of the chariot affect Battle tactics of the Ancient Egyptian army.

War Chariot is a two man vehicle 1 driver and 1 archer

Large chariot in close combat running over enemies. Armies often put large chariots on the front line for this reason.

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