Has any country in the world ever assembled a more talented military high command than the French did in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars?

pugsville

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Oct 2010
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#51
The French had 70,000 and less cannons. The British more than 75,000 men. The French lost only 3000 men. The british about twice.
source for your figures.

from your figures after the battle 69,000 french v 67,000 allied army still bigger, How does such a really small victory really chnage anything or count as a really significant victory?
 
Feb 2016
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Japan
#52
Tourcoing 1794.
French 82 000 troops.

Allied troops engaged.
English troops - 3 battalions of Foot Guards and a Guards flank battalion, 14th, 37th and 53rd foot and a combined flank battalion. 7th, 15tg and 16th Light Dragoons. 8 battalions and 6 Squadrons.Austrians - 18 battalions, 16 squadrons.
Hesse Darmstadt - 3 battalions, 4 squadrons
Hesse Kassel- 4 battalions, 8 Squadrons
Hanoverians - 4 battalions, 8 squadrons.
French Emigre - 1 battalion.
48 000 men.
About 26 000 extra troops were not engaged. But even if included the French still outnumbered them slightly.

Casualties -French 3000 Killed and Wounded 7 guns lost
Allies - 4000 killed and wounded, 6 guns, 1500 prisoner (including most of the 1st
Hanoverian Infantry)

My source is the “Napoleonic Data Book. Actions and losses in personnel, colours, standards and artillery 1792-1815” by Digby Smith.
His figures are taken from Bodart, Sichard, Fortesque, Wrede, Ditfurth and Has.
 
Aug 2010
16,159
Welsh Marches
#54
Heigh-ho, another stunning victory for the Yanks, the French and British were all stuck in the mud until Black Jack Pershing came to the rescue and kicked some Hun butt!
 

pugsville

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Oct 2010
9,048
#56
Nope. Black Jack Pershing's Doughboys and Marines. The American Expeditionary Force.
If you not going to do anythging other than just span threads with total irrelevancis and fiction , can you just stop posting and annot oither people. You are adding nothing. You just don;t know anything and refue to learn anything. Your version of history is just romance fiction not grounded in relality.

Nationalism is extremely poor history.
 
#58
Heigh-ho, another stunning victory for the Yanks, the French and British were all stuck in the mud until Black Jack Pershing came to the rescue and kicked some Hun butt!
Basically. The British didn't have the manpower and the French never recovered from the 1917 mutinies. If the war had continued til 1919, the AEF would be the largest and best equipped Army in Europe. Read Geoffrey Wawro's Sons of Freedom.

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Larrey

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Sep 2011
5,386
#60
Nope. Black Jack Pershing's Doughboys and Marines. The American Expeditionary Force.
Were very supportive of the 4e armée yes. Gouraud's 4e was otoh consistently advancing about twice as fast as the AEF, and with about half the casualty rate.

The AEF was certainly gallant in that battle, but not yet terribly effective.

And still not involved in either St Quentin or Mont d'Origny, where the Germans lines were really breached by the British, and the French.
 

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