Military Generals Quiz History Buffs and Wargamers Might Find Interesting
Plus a Selection of History Based Military War Games
You a wargamer? A military history buff? Meet the real deals! Military generals! Take my military general quiz! These trivia questions and answers test your knowledge of famous US generals in American history, including some of the best strategic thinkers and tactical geniuses of all time. Take my famous general quiz and then challenge your friends! You don't have to have graduated from West Point to do well on it. It's actually pretty easy. While you might not get 100% on it, I bet you'll get more than half correct. Many of you will probably get 80-90%. But I'm guessing that even students of military history will not get all ten correct. We'll see. Have at it. And have fun! When you're finished with the military general quiz, hope you'll take the poll at the bottom of the page and leave a comment. Hope you enjoy my military trivia questions and answers!
And if you think you have what it takes to command armies, to be one of the great american military leaders, consider getting one of the most historically accurate and best computer military strategy games ever designed, Norm Koger's Operational Art of War III. If you love vintage Avalon Hill board games, you will flip over Koger's computerized version; a quantum leap forward, but with the same basic graphics (counters and hexes). Play a very strong artificial intelligence (AI) or play friends, either in the hotseat or by email. Trust me, if you like Avalon Hill's attention to historical accuracy and their detailed battlefield maps, and enjoy computer military games in general, you will appreciate what Koger's created. Assume the role of Dwight D Eisenhower to plan the D-Day invasion of Normandy...or of Erwin Rommel to defend Europe and the Fatherland! As Lt Gen Tadamichi Kuribayashi, position your 20,000 Japanese Imperial troops to defend the volcanic island of Iwo Jima with it strategically important airfield...or plan the assault as Lt Gen Holland M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith, ground commander of 110,000 US Marines. Choose from dozens of different scenarios. change history!
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Best War Game Ever From Norm Koger - THE Most Realistic War Game For Would-Be Generals
You a war gamer with a particular love of history wargaming? Norm Koger's Operational Art of War III is the best war game...a classic among old school grognards and consistently voted to be one of the most historically accurate and most realistic computer war games ever. Re-fight classic battles of World War I and World War II up through the most recent wars in the Middle East from the point of view of the generals who executed them. Over 200 highly realistic scenarios to choose from, you can play against friends in person or by email, or against an extremely able AI (artificial intelligence...Your COMPUTER!). If you have an interest in history and in the operational aspects (from a supreme commander's perspective) of war, you will enjoy the heck out of this amazingly realistic historical war game! See if you have what it takes to be a victorious American military leader!
If you loved the classic Avalon Hill games from the 1960s and 1970s, you will love what war game designer par excellence Norm Koger has done to the concept, taking it not to the next level, but a dozen levels beyond. No more odds calculations; no more arguing with your opponent over the precise meaning of rules. Just pop the disk into your drive...and TAKE COMMAND!
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General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Gen Eisenhower - Engineer Of Nazi Germany's Defeat
One of the best strategic thinkers and military logisticians of WWII was Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower. In 1741, Hans Nicholas Eisenhauer emigrated from what was then Karlsbrunn (now Saarland), Germany, to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Ironically, 203 later, his great grandson Dwight David Eisenhower would engineer the defeat of Germany in a war which would touch virtually every country on Earth. Dwight Eisenhower graduated as a 2nd Lt. from West Point Military Academy in 1915. Although he never personally saw combat, his executive ability caught the eye of his superiors and he rose throught the ranks, eventually becoming the Supreme Commander of Allied forces for the Normandy invasion in World War II. A brilliant logistician, he planned and executed the invasion to retake Europe from the Nazis, and went on to become the 34th President of the United States, taking office in 1953. Think you can out-general Ike when it comes to planning the Allied invasion of Europe? You can try your hand with Norm Koger's most realistic war game, The Operational Art of War III, available from Amazon (see above).
D-Day to V-E Day
While not a combat veteran, Gen. Dwight D.Eisenhower was a genius when it came to logistics; the art of moving military men and equipment to accomplish an objective. It was for this reason that he and not, for instance, General Patton, was chosen to put together the most ambitious military operation in history; the invasion of Europe by Allied armies which has come to be known simply as "D-Day."
General George S. Patton
Gen Patton - Brilliant Battlefield Tank Commander
Renowned tactician Gen. George S. "Ol Blood and Guts" Patton attended Virginia Military Institute for one year before transferring to West Point from which he graduated in 1909. As a junior officer, he served as a cavalry officer under Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing and in 1916 chased Pancho Villa during the cross-border skirmishes known as the "Punitive Expedition." Using three armored cars, he led the first "armored assault" in history against the Mexican bandits. When the US entered WWI, he served as an aide to General Pershing and after requesting combat duty was assigned to the newly formed United States Tank Corps. In 1918, he was wounded while leading a tank attack in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and awarded the Distinguised Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, the Purple Heart, and was given a battlefied promotion to full Colonel. Patton was a brilliant battlefied commander and rose quickly through the ranks when the US entered WWII. In 1944, he took command of the US Third Army. It was the Third Army under Patton that rescued the beleagured "Battling Bastards of Bastogne" in the storied "Battle of the Bulge." This brilliant military leader died not in battle, but in hospital from complications stemming from a jeep accident in Mannheim, Germany, shortly after the war's end. Think you have it in you to command the American 3rd Army as it dashes across France following the Allied invasion at Normandy? Designer Norm Koger gives you a chance to do just that with the most realistic war game, from an operational level, ever designed, "The Operational Art of War III." You can order it from Amazon by clicking the link above.
Gen Lee - Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia
Robert E. Lee was born in Virginia, the son of Revolutionary War hero and Virginia Governor Henry "light Horse Harry" Lee. Robert attended West Point Military Academy, graduated second in his class and served honorably in the US Army for 32 years. As civil war loomed, Lee was torn between his love for the United States and his loyalty to his home state of Virginia. Despite his opposition to secession by Virginia, he turned down an offer by President Abraham Lincoln to take command of the entire Union Army, and when Virginia seceeded from the Union in 1861, he opted to follow his home state. In war, "tactics" is defined as maneuvering forces on a particular battlefield in order to win that battle. "Strategy" is the overall plan employed to win the war. Robert E. Lee was a brilliant tactician, as demonstrated by his success in numerous battles, e.g., Battle of Fredericksburg (1862), Battle of Chancellorsville (1863), Battle of the Wilderness (1864) and the Second Battle of Bull Run. His decision to invade the North, and in particular his disastrous defeat at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was the beginning of the end for Lee and his Confederate Army, and despite inflicting heavy losses on the pursuing Union forces, his Confederates were eventually encircled and defeated. On April 9th, 1865, Lee surrendered to Union commander, Gen. Ulysses Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia.
Old Avalon Hill Board Games on eBay - Collectible War Games
Did you grow up in the 1960s and 1970s playing the historically based vintage Avalon Hill board games? I did! Gettysburg...Afrika Korps...Battle of the Bulge. Of course, Avalon Hill produced other generic war games as well which, though not historically based, allowed you to assume command of the armed forces of opposing countries; games like Tactics II (was there ever a Tactics I?) and Blitzkrieg. Tactics II was produced so long ago that it utilized squares instead of the now ubiquitous hexes which allow for more accurate maps and movement.
Bid on collectible classic Avalon Hill games at eBay. Introduce your kids and grandkids to the board games which kept you and your friends enjoyably occupied for hours...and sometimes even days...when you were their age! They may even learn a few things!
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