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Who would you want leading your armies if you had a choice of anyone in history?


Many of the great minds in military history achieved greatness in such different ways. If you needed a commander to lead your army and he could come from any era, who would it be and why?

 

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Thami Mqota (Mabalani) says

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    You taught me something today, Mab. One of the items on my bucket list is learning more about Chinese military history. It sounds like your man preferred wits and cunning to straight up confrontations. Such is the greatness of the best generals.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    Very true. What are some examples of his strategic thinking?

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    I think his greatest accomplishment was how he overcame the walled island fortress of Tyre. He could've just left it, but instead used technical innovation and doggedness to bring it down. Brilliant commander.


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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    Indeed. Few employed intimidation and scare tactics like Khan. He understood the value of preserving his troops by being brutal and horrific to certain enemies to keep others in line.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    It was amazing how contrasting their styles were and yet both had such great success in their era.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    He always did build a great command and control system where it became almost impossible for enemies to overcome the legions. The last truly great Emperor of that version of the Roman Empire.


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