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#1 Buffalo716

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:10 PM

This is a fun light-hearted thread to discuss the best Generals in world history.

This is fascinating because warfare has changed so much throughout the years so there are lots of different answers

Who would be your top 5 Generals based on leadership, valiance in battle, and battlefield tactics? ( I only used 1 Roman)

1) Alexander the Great

2) Hannibal Barca

3) Julius Caesar

4) Napoleon Bonaparte

5) George Patton

I'm sure I can be persuaded to change some because there are so many top flight Generals

I tried chosing 1 American only as well

Caesar over Scipio Africanus was tough

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:10 PM

This is a fun light-hearted thread to discuss the best Generals in world history.

This is fascinating because warfare has changed so much throughout the years so there are lots of different answers

Who would be your top 5 Generals based on leadership, valiance in battle, and battlefield tactics? ( I only used 1 Roman)

1) Alexander the Great

2) Hannibal Barca

3) Julius Caesar

4) Napoleon Bonaparte

5) George Patton

I'm sure I can be persuaded to change some because there are so many top flight Generals

I tried chosing 1 American only as well

Caesar over Scipio Africanus was tough

#3 Buffalo716

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:15 PM

This is a fun light-hearted thread to discuss the best Generals in world history.

This is fascinating because warfare has changed so much throughout the years so there are lots of different answers

Who would be your top 5 Generals based on leadership, valiance in battle, and battlefield tactics? ( I only used 1 Roman)

1) Alexander the Great

2) Hannibal Barca

3) Julius Caesar

4) Napoleon Bonaparte

5) George Patton

I'm sure I can be persuaded to change some because there are so many top flight Generals

I tried chosing 1 American only as well

Caesar over Scipio Africanus was tough

Can someone merge or delete everyone but 1?

Idk what happened and idk how to merge.

Thanks

Edited by Buffalo716, 20 March 2017 - 07:15 PM.


#4 Buffalo716

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:11 PM

This is a fun light-hearted thread to discuss the best Generals in world history.

This is fascinating because warfare has changed so much throughout the years so there are lots of different answers

Who would be your top 5 Generals based on leadership, valiance in battle, and battlefield tactics? ( I only used 1 Roman)

1) Alexander the Great

2) Hannibal Barca

3) Julius Caesar

4) Napoleon Bonaparte

5) George Patton

I'm sure I can be persuaded to change some because there are so many top flight Generals

I tried chosing 1 American only as well

Caesar over Scipio Africanus was tough

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:19 PM

If we are only going with one American (though I don't think any list should be limited)

 

I would have to substitute Lee for Patton.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:19 PM

Tso

 

Motors

 

Electric

 

 

I go in that order.


If we are only going with one American (though I don't think any list should be limited)

 

I would have to substitute Lee for Patton.

i would agree with that.

 

lee gets no credit because he fought for the better side



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:19 PM

This is a fun light-hearted thread to discuss the best Generals in world history.
This is fascinating because warfare has changed so much throughout the years so there are lots of different answers
Who would be your top 5 Generals based on leadership, valiance in battle, and battlefield tactics? ( I only used 1 Roman)
1) Alexander the Great
2) Hannibal Barca
3) Julius Caesar
4) Napoleon Bonaparte
5) George Patton
I'm sure I can be persuaded to change some because there are so many top flight Generals
I tried chosing 1 American only as well
Caesar over Scipio Africanus was tough
Can someone merge or delete everyone but 1?
Idk what happened and idk how to merge.
Thanks

Hannibal. He went to Italy with no support or logistics and stayed for thirteen years waging war and defeating larger Roman armies in the most daring and sustained military campaign in history. Raised an army on in Spain and marched it over the alps and down into Italy winning some of the greatest battles in history. And no movie about this guy?? Boo!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:20 PM

echo



#9 Boyst62

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:21 PM

you can delete your own threads by going to the bottom where quote and multiquote then report appear.

 

down there you'll see topic moderation.  one involves delete the thread.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

If we are only going with one American (though I don't think any list should be limited)
 
I would have to substitute Lee for Patton.


Patton doesn't belong on the list at all. Lee, yes, great general

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:23 PM

echo

hellooooooooo

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:24 PM

hellooooooooo

yes, i said hello.



#13 Joe Miner

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:30 PM

Rename this one:

Best Genitals of All Time

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:36 PM

Rename this one:

Best Genitals of All Time

Well, I used to be 3rdnlng.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:39 PM

Patton doesn't belong on the list at all. Lee, yes, great general

Patton was a great battlefield general but was not a good war general

 

Washington on the other hand was a poor battlefield general but an excellent war general

 

Lee would presents an interesting theoretical dilemma.  what if Lee had comparable resources and financial backing as his Union counterparts?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:42 PM

No Rommel?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:50 PM

Saladin



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:53 PM

Patton?  He wasn't even one of the top 5 generals in World War 2.

 

Subotai

Alexander of Macedon

Timur Lenk

Napoleon

Thomas Johnathon Jackson.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:55 PM

No Rommel?


5 is so hard like I said


If I went more modern The "Desert Fox" was a tremendous tank commander

I let the Nazis off lol

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:56 PM

No Rommel?

 

Overrated.  Great tactical and operational commander, but in command of more than a division he was out of his element.