- Sep 2016
Not Gustav Adolph, Wallenstein or Tilly. All of them were dead before Cromwell's military career even started.Cromwell would have had to contend with the creme of the time ......Gustav Adolph , Wallenstein , Tilly , Mansfeld , Torstensson
During 1640's he would have to face Turenne, Conde, Franz von Mercy, Torstensson and etc.
Not to mention, that in 17th/early 18th century there were also Montecuccoli, Luxembourg, Eugene of Savoy and Villars. Marlborough was not some ,, undisputed genius '' of his era.