Most successful military commander. - Page 9

May 30th, 2009  
Alexantder the great King of Greek Makenonian Empire was the unbeatable leader of all over the centuries.His Army was a unic mix of technology and Greek - Arian tolerance.
The Cavalary of the Macedonian Prince was the first Ellite Group in war, and the formation of Macedonian Phalanx was a tremedous weapon to the era...
Because of his perfect education through the great Aristotle Alexander knew were when and how to make a batle..he chosse the place the time and the way to atack to his enemies...he known the importance of the misleading in a compat so his first aim in a batlle was to elliminate the generals of the enemy...The only equivelant in wisdom and spirituality with Alexander was the Kurdish origin Sallahadin due to his batles with the templars...
June 1st, 2009  
Originally Posted by LeEnfield
It was mentioned that during Victoria's reign her troops were in action the whole time, well when you come to think about during Queen Elizabeth 11 reign which has lasted so far for 57 years her troops have been in action for 56 years and the only year they missed out on was 1967 if I remember rightly
British troops were in action in Aden in 1967 before pulling out.
June 2nd, 2009  
Maybe 1967 sticks in your mind because it was the only year that a British serviceman did not die on active service?
June 3rd, 2009  
Originally Posted by Partisan
Maybe 1967 sticks in your mind because it was the only year that a British serviceman did not die on active service?
If I remember correctly British servicemen died in Malaya during the years from 1948 to 1968 when the Malayan Emergency finally ended.

Also remember the SAS were engaged on a number of operations during that period not only in the Middle East but around the world.
June 7th, 2009  
Alexander and julius for first. Lee and Stonewall for second.
June 16th, 2009  
The Small Pharaoh
Yes, they are good leaders.
I want add they leaders for your information.
Anwar El Sadat(The hero of war and peace) and Saladin
June 16th, 2009  
the one Muslim military leader who has never ceased to impress me is Zhengi Imad ad Dini; i intend no direspect for any other, simply that he never gets mentioned in these sorts of lists when he was probably the best muslim general in history.
i think the thing that impresses me most is that there was a hard core of professionalism to the man. no theorising; no comments for the future- simply a stark realist who enjoyed his job and did it well.

my favourite commander from history was Wallenstein. you have to be pretty good to be dismissed for corruption (and the jealousy of his rivals) only to be recalled again and again. i always think that he is the one great commander you could imagine bumping into down at your local pub.
December 10th, 2009  
Genghis Khan was very good, his way to hide horses changed the way of conduct a battle.
December 10th, 2009  
Alexander the great cannot be considered because he was never actually challenged, his troops had far bettr weapons, far better experience far better training. The fact that people say persians had unlimited men is rediculous why would a large empire need to fight a tiny lands army with overwealming force? and the fact that hoplite infantry is better then persian by FAR, had already bin decided. He wasn't an underdog, and his success was mostly diplomatic or people surrendering no1 had the guts to take him.
Julies Caeser or Hannibal should be regarded as better generals because of the foe's they fought and beat, Caeser was outnumbered, and lets face it would you rather fight 1 mind or 100? hard to predict eh?
Hannibal fought a superpower who could recover at anymoment from any defeat in any theatre. Their economy was 10x better and their military system out matched his by far, and yet the Romans feared him enough and voted to just contain him, instead of defeating him. Instead his country failed him in other theatres of the war, sicily and then spain and then north africa was invaded, it was not his failure but his peoples.
December 10th, 2009  
I would say Napoleon or Alexander!

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