- Apr 2018
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What was so good about Benoite de Boigne? What did he do exactly?I only read wiki but it was jaw dropping.
As opposed to what? Why wouldn't they be? Or in what regard specifically?Why are Ancient commanders put in such high regard?
Yeah I remember that show. I don't get it though.Don't forget Xena and Gabrielle.They could really kick ass.
First grand scale, he was commanding six numbers. Then he was western organizer of Maratha army in 18th century and worked for Scindias of Gwalior. It seems that he also won many battles with middle to big numbers involved.What was so good about Benoite de Boigne? What did he do exactly?
i was surprised such an extensive/through list did not include these names. esp. alexander the greatIt's basically impossible to tell for times before rome since there is not much writing. Anyway I chip in for skipio africanus and alexander the great because why not.
Vitiges, I agree with, but Gelimer?...... ooh boy, that’s a new one.I would like to nominate some contemporaries of Belisarius.
Sittas, he was defeated by the brilliant and energetic Aratius but was generally successful, exemplified by his victory at Satala.
Gelimer, retrieved a desperate situation against the Moors. At Ad Decimum he tried to encircle Belisarius. His plan is often said to have been overly complicated but this is not true. he sent Gibamund to block a road which the Byzantines probably didn't know, not to attack Belisarius from the rear. He was planning to hide his troops until Belisarius had marched past his position and then march in after him. Vandal troops should have been stationed on the other side which meant Belisarius would have been trapped. Belisarius was actually planning on moving to this position with his entire cavalry arm to scout the area. if only Ammatus would have been competent enough to get his forces there on time Belisarius would have probably ridden into the trap and been encircled. No coordination of the Vandal forces was needed as both could use the Byzantine position to determine what to do. If Belisarius would have been killed Gelimer would have his forces united and the Byzantines wouldn't have had cavalry nor a leader. They would have been weakened, trapped and vulnerable. Factors outside of Gelimers control turned the battle into a decisive Byzantine victory, however.
Solomon, won victories against the Moors, probably equal to if not better than Belisarius.
John Troglita, don't know much about him but he seemed a really good commander.
Witigis, successful before the Gothic War. His army at the siege of Rome was 20.000-40.000 instead of 150.000. At the so called Battle of Rome he defeated Belisarius, who tried to break the siege. He ordered his troops to not attack the Byzantines, whose horse archers moved closer and closer to Gothic lines to inflict more damage. When the Byzantine horses got tired Witigis ordered a charge. The tired Byzantines were not able to retreat quick enough and many were killed but an infantry rear guard made a heroic last stand, sacrificing their lifes to save the routed Byzantine horsemen. He was a competent strategist, took a port that Belisarius could use to supply Rome and bypassed unimportant objectives.
John (nephew of Vitalius) & Totila, both great and well-known commanders.