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    History Buffs - Millitary Commanders

    Which millitary commander do you feal....

    1) Was the most effecient/proffecient on the battlefield?

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    2) Had the most impact both millitarilly and historically?
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    Given those criteria, I'd say Sun Tzu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    Given those criteria, I'd say Sun Tzu.
    I would have to second that motion.

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    Re: History Buffs - Millitary Commanders

    Field Marshall Erwin Rommel, though he was on the wrong side.

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    Re: History Buffs - Millitary Commanders

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Which millitary commander do you feal....

    1) Was the most effecient/proffecient on the battlefield?

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    2) Had the most impact both millitarilly and historically?
    What about Napoleon, at least for the 2nd question?

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    Re: History Buffs - Millitary Commanders

    (1) Gen. George Patton
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    (2) Gen. Dwight Eisenhower
    > Leader of perhaps the most important invasion in our country's history. Not only our country, but the entire continent of Europe.
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    Re: History Buffs - Millitary Commanders

    1. Ghengis Khan
    2. Charlemagne (sp?)

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    I'll second the nomination of Eisenhower for #2.
    It is nearly impossible to imagine the magnitude of the invasion of Europe and skill it took to keep the Allied forces pointed in the same direction. And speaking of, although he's been severly discredited in recent years, I highly recommend Ambrose's biography of Eisenhower. I think it's probably his best work.
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    #2: It is hard to grasp just how big an influence General W.T. Sherman had on modern warfare. His early advocacy of total war (and his tremendous success with its tactics) foreshadowed things to come.

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    Re: History Buffs - Millitary Commanders

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    1. Ghengis Khan
    2. Charlemagne (sp?)
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    Alexander
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    Re: History Buffs - Millitary Commanders

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Which millitary commander do you feal....

    1) Was the most effecient/proffecient on the battlefield?
    MacArthur before politics sapped his effectivness.

    2) Had the most impact both millitarilly and historically?
    Alexander the Great as he formed the first true combined arms army. General Rommel's tactics from his book Infantry Attack! are used heavily in training modern armies.
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    General Chamberlain, a personal hero of mine, tends to fly under the radar.
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    Alexander was called "Great" for a good reason. He meets both criteria.
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    Re: History Buffs - Millitary Commanders

    1) Stonewall Jackson
    2) Heinz Wilhelm Guderian (From wiki) was a military theorist and innovative General of the German Army during the Second World War. Germany's panzer forces were raised and fought according to his works, best-known among them Achtung - Panzer!

    Guderian pretty much owned on the invasion of France.
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