- Nov 2011
- Ohio, USA
post deletedYou can break it down if you want, but Napoleon was up against a coalition that greatly outnumbered him over all.
I bring up Moltke, because it seems that the overwhelming majority of generals that studied Napoleons campaigns had great respect for his abilities both in his time and long after his death. This certainly seems to be a tad revisionist. The facts remain that it took 4 coalitions to dislodge him and a 5th to finish him for good. He fought more battles than Alexander or Caesar and he generally came out successful, winning battles as late as 1815. Even in defeat, he often gave better than he got like at Leipzig and La Rothiere.