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Old July 3rd, 2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Who is your favorite military commander?


Who is your favorite military commander? He doesnt have to be the best just your favorite. As most of you know mine is Hannibal due to the sucess, uniqueness, and Hannibal's personal character he's my favorite.
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Robert Rogers. He led by example and took tbe same risks as his men.
Nathen Bedford Forrest comes in as very close second.
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Thomas Cochrane

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not sure it does him justice

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I've always been fond of Lettow-Vorbeck, his campaign isn't only incredible but interesting as well.
I like Von Manstein as well.
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Im going to not give a so obvious reply in this thread and go to some of my other favourites as opposed to my personal favourites.

So, I will say William Slim. His battle against the Japanese at Meiktila was a masterpiece of deception and manoeuvre. I will also say Maurice de Saxe. His capture of Prague without the garrison noticing was ingenious.

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Im going to not give a so obvious reply in this thread and go to some of my other favourites as opposed to my personal favourites.

So, I will say William Slim. His battle against the Japanese at Meiktila was a masterpiece of deception and manoeuvre



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That guy was awesome. Especially his exploits in the HMS Speedy.
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Wow an awesome man Cochrane was. A little crazy though.
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Classical Era: Hannibal,Sertorius and Seleucus
Renaissance: Charles the Bold,Stephen III, Bartolomeo d'Alviano and Gonzalo Ferndandez de Cordoba
XVII Century: Le Grand Condè
Samurai Era: Maeda Toshiie
WWII: Heinz Guderian

I don't have an overall favourite, but I always include Hannibal,Alviano and Guderian in my top 3

I like commanders with indipendent and resourceful personalities
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I wonder if Macchiavelli will crop up in a list
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