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Saladin the Strategist: An Underappreciated Commander

Posted Today at 01:00 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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"Salah ad-Din" Yusuf ibn Ayyub, Sultan of Egypt and Syria

Was it strong and grizzled knights with combat experience what dominated Medieval wars or was it their skilled commanders? It could be that the two were indistinguishable in the Medieval period. At least in the cases of Saladin he was a more scholarly and strategically minded commander with a skill for organization....
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The Military Career of Cao Cao

Posted May 20th, 2018 at 09:31 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

Cao Cao 155 - 220
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-175 Cao Cao completed the district examinations, he became "Filially Pious and Incorrupt"
-176 District Captain of North Luoyang
-177-178 Magistrate of Dunqiu county
-180 Court Counselor

Yellow Turban Revolt in Yu Province (Huangfu Song & Zhu Jun)
-Battle of Changse (184...
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Notes - Oda Nobunaga: Conqueror of Owari (3)

Posted May 19th, 2018 at 07:53 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

Notes - Oda Nobunaga: Conqueror of Owari

Claiming Owari Province
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to be continued... soon...
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Military Analysis of the Early Plantagenets - Part 1: Geoffrey d'Anjou 'Martel'

Posted May 17th, 2018 at 09:34 AM by Duke Valentino
Updated May 17th, 2018 at 06:44 PM by Duke Valentino

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This is intended to be a brief collection of essays on the military careers of the first four Plantagenets: Geoffrey, Henry II, Richard I and John I. The reason for doing this is to bring to light the military achievements and prowess of these men, more so Henry and particularly John; both of whom are supremely underrated and in the case of John, named by some 'Softsword', dubbed for much of history as a coward who ran from any sign of danger. In actual fact, John was...
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The Weakness of Conviction: The End of Liam Lynch in the Civil War, 1923 (Part VII)

Posted April 10th, 2018 at 01:32 AM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Article on Liam Lynch and his death on the 10th April 1923 (last in a seven-part series).

The Weakness of Conviction: The End of Liam Lynch in the Civil War, 1923 (Part VII)

As the Civil War escalated, Liam Lynch ordered in December for "three enemy officers to be arrested and imprisoned in each Brigade area", to be killed in turn for every anti-Treaty prisoner executed. A month later, a list of Free State senators was circulated among the IRA, with instructions...
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