Rate the following generals

sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
5,244
Sydney
they have a wide range of position Mehmed was the Sultan , Marius a leading politician ,
Turenne and Manstein mere generals who could not decide strategy only advise it
 

sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
5,244
Sydney
probably , but how to compare so different ages , Manstein and Marius were crafty , Turenne more aggressive but he had the means to be
I feel uneasy having three generals compared to a sultan
 

sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
5,244
Sydney
overall I would consider only field generals moving with their army ,
there were plenty of good ones , many unremembered
the bad ones were dismissed or died
Warfare is essentially Darwinism in action
 
Jan 2016
471
Macedonia
Rating them purely as generals:

1. Turenne (1674 version)
2. Manstein
3. Gaius Marius
4. Turenne (1645 version)
5. Mehmed