Greatest General of Middle Eastern history

Who is the finest middle eastern general

  • Khalid Ibn Al Walid

    Votes: 13 46.4%
  • Saladin

    Votes: 5 17.9%
  • Cyrus the Great

    Votes: 10 35.7%
  • Sargo of Akkad

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    28

Salah

Forum Staff
Oct 2009
23,284
Maryland
#3
The third and fourth gentlemen on the poll are not particularly well-known in regards to their tactics I have to vote for ibn al-Walid.
 
Nov 2011
4,713
Ohio, USA
#7
is it possible to add new options to the poll, if so who would you recommend I add?
Nader Shah.

With the present choices though, I would have to probably go with Cyrus, who I slightly prefer over Walid, as the former just seemed a bit more complete to me, as though I know a decent amount about the tactics of Walid (which were extremely impressive), I know little about him strategically.
 
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Oct 2011
3,738
the middle ground
#8
I voted for ibn al-Walid, but Cyrus would not be 'second' by very much at all.

And Nader Shah would make a great addition, along with Babur.
 
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Nov 2011
4,713
Ohio, USA
#10
I voted for ibn al-Walid, but Cyrus would not be 'second' by very much at all.

And Nader Shah would make a great addition, along with Babur.
He certainly possessed a similar degree of military skill, but calling him Middle eastern would be pushing it a slight bit I think. That would be like calling Tamerlane or Genghis Khan Middle Eastern, when all three were clearly Central Asian. If they were middle Eastern though, they would all certainly be on this list.
 

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