- Jul 2018
- Hong Kong
Archduke Charles' performance in AD 1796-97 Rhine Theater was almost flawless, a great boost to his overall score.
Well, just judging from Pompey's ability to campaign in Spain and Armenia, more than anything else. The best comparison, of course, is Pompey vs Caesar, Charles vs Napoleon, and Lee vs Grant. Of the 3, Pompey was the one closest to giving his opponent a truly decisive trouncing in maneuver and operations, as Pompey almost gave to Caesar to Caesar at Dyrrhachium. This was a more serious defeat for Caesar than aspern-Essling was for Napoleon or Cold Harbor was for Grant. Of course, Charles' best during 1796 and Lee's best during Second Bull Run were very good as well, and probably as good as Pompey's best, which made this a difficult choice when considering that. I just think Pompey gave some really good results against equally skillful opponents. Charles and Lee never won a campaign against someone as good as Sertorius.Can you elaborate?
Sharpsburg/Anitetam is a battle that Lee never should have fought. He had no chance of winning and any reasonably aggressive Union commander should have destroyed him.Lee, without a doubt. Study Sharpsburg, the Seven Days, and Chancellorsville and then we'll have a conversation.
Or, for defensive fights, Cold Harbor, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Court House, and The Wilderness.
You can consult Duke Valentino on this, but I'm pretty sure the resource disparity between Pompey and Sertorius was actually not as great as many of the ancient sources would have us believe. Also, part of the reason Sertorius was assassinated was because Pompey had him on the back-end as far as the overall campaign went even if, yes, Pompey hadn't truly defeated him yet or anything like that.Sertorius was assasinated. Pompey wasn't able to beat him. Not to mention, that Sertorious had much more limited resources than Pompey.
I agree that he was a great campaigner, but I don't see anything wrong with claiming Pompey was also a great tactician as well.Pompey. Of the 3, he may have been the weakest tactician but he was still the strongest overall campaigner.
Pompet never beat him "on the field", but he had managed, along with Pius, to cut Sertorius off from the coast and slowly exhaust his supplies. Additionally, Pompey and Pius weren't in a much better place themselves in terms of resources, especially food and manpower replacements.Sertorius was assasinated. Pompey wasn't able to beat him. Not to mention, that Sertorious had much more limited resources than Pompey.