The thread on history buffs made me think of this. In 1851, Sir Edward Creasy, Prof of History at London University, published his list of the 15 most decisive battles of human history. The Battle of Marathon, 490 BC Defeat of the Athenians at Syracuse, 413 BC (known as the Battle of Syracuse.) The Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BC (also called the Battle of Arbela.) The Battle of the Metaurus, 207 BC Victory of Arminius over the Roman Legions under Varus, 9 AD (known as the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.) The Battle of Chalons, 451 AD (also called the Battle of the Catalaunian Fields or the Battle of the Catalun.) The Battle of Tours, 732 AD (also called the Battle of Poitiers.) The Battle of Hastings, 1066 AD Joan of Arc's Victory over the English at Orléans, 1429 AD (known as the Siege of Orléans.) Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588 AD The Battle of Blenheim, 1704 AD The Battle of Pultowa, 1709 AD (also called the Battle of Poltava.) The Battle of Saratoga, 1777 AD The Battle of Valmy, 1792 AD The Battle of Waterloo, 1815 AD In 1964, Lt Col J B Mitchell (USARMY) added the following The Vicksburg Campaign, 1863. Battle of Sadowa, 1866. First Battle of the Marne, 1914. Battle of Midway, 1942. Battle of Stalingrad, 1942-43. So what do ARRSE history buffs think? Do you agree with Creasy's first selection? Are those battles included in the second set worthy of their illustrious company? Which battles should be there and aren't?