Psychological warfare involves the deliberate continuous pressure on the enemy soldiers. Intimidation and misinformation leads to a decline in morale, demoralizing the enemy before the start of the battle. Thousands of years of brilliant strategists have built their plans on the basis of thin above which subjected the civilian population of the newly conquered territories. Winning is not the strongest army is the one who is able to maintain composure and take control of raging emotions.
Whistles of death (Aztec)
36 stratagems (China)
Sacred animals (Persia)
Tactics of terror (Tamerlane)
The founder of the Timurid Empire, a successful General and a great conqueror Tamerlane did not stop before anything for the sake of achieving goals. His tactics of terror were aimed at the complete suppression of the desire for resistance of the occupied peoples. Having conquered Delhi, Timur the Lame was ordered to cut the population of the city as a warning to the entire country.
Exhausting strategy (Philip of Macedon)
The glory king Philip II is in the shade the conquests of his son, the great conqueror Alexander the great. However, it was Philip laid the Foundation of the future Empire, consistently winning is important for the development of the territory. A battle of cunning, the king won because of his ability to think strategically. He understood the risks posed by the troops for battle under the scorching sun and carried out a false attack to force the enemy army to take a defensive position. After standing for several hours in the middle of the day even the strongest fighters lose strength.
Between 496 and 465 years BC, the Yue Kingdom ruled the Emperor Goczan, famous for his ruthless attitude not only to enemies but also its own soldiers. The Governor successfully used the tactic of intimidation: in the vanguard of the army stood condemned to death criminals who were ordered to cut his throat in front of enemy soldiers. Seeing such disregard for the life of the army of the enemy lay down their arms.
War chariot (Egypt)
The first chariots came from the Egyptians around the XV century BC. The army of Thutmose III consisted of a thousand chariots. Each crew consisted of a driver and a warrior armed with bow and spears. The appearance of light, maneuverable chariots on the battlefield had a huge psychological effect on the enemy infantry. For example, the invasion of the Hyksos was stopped by the battle of Kadesh: the scared infantry was unable to keep battle formations and were scattered around the battlefield.