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Whats the largest slingers in any army?
Jan 17th, 2012 at 6:50pm
 
Soo far I know it ranges from 500 in Pyrrhus' army to a few thousand in others,  theyre were plenty slingers in the Battle of Cynocephalae on both the macedonian and roman armies,  and in Pyrrhus of Epirus' army.  I dont know the numbers in other forces.
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Re: Whats the largest slingers in any army?
Reply #1 - Jan 21st, 2012 at 4:36pm
 
I saw reference to 4,000 somewhere in this forum, but think it's hard to say how many slinger's there actually were in ancient armies. Even though it appears they were an integral part of any army, their numbers tend to get glossed over. This may be because they were sometimes counted with the infantry. Who knows?
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Reply #2 - Jan 21st, 2012 at 6:21pm
 
yeah,  the Romans had about 2000 slingers in the battle of cynocephalae,  the macedonians about 4000,  I could be wrong idk.
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Reply #3 - Jan 21st, 2012 at 6:41pm
 
It was said the Incan army had an elite corps of 5,000 slingers.
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