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MichaelCollinsHimself04 Mar 2014 11:48 p.m. PST

If Ney and Mack had swapped jobs in about August 1805, how do you think either of them would have fared?

Mike Petro05 Mar 2014 9:45 a.m. PST

Don't see Ney waiting nervously for the enemy around a river bank.

M C MonkeyDew05 Mar 2014 11:09 a.m. PST

Ney and Mack had very different flaws. The switch may well have evened things up, or even skewed them in the other direction,

The Traveling Turk05 Mar 2014 11:27 a.m. PST

This game has potential.

Next up: switch Pauline Bonaparte with the Freiherr vom Stein.

Prussian reformers in the nude! Chubby, large-nosed middle-aged men playing footsie under a banquet table!

M C MonkeyDew05 Mar 2014 11:29 a.m. PST

Woo Woo!

vtsaogames05 Mar 2014 11:30 a.m. PST

Mack would have held the French advance guard back while he ensured that strategic points were occupied. Ney would either have attacked him or fallen back, deploying rearguard ambushes as he went, maybe both.

The more or less intact Austrian army would meet up with the Russians.

That's hysterical, Sam.

The Traveling Turk05 Mar 2014 11:31 a.m. PST

Some of the characters of this period are so multi-faceted that they could switch with themselves: Talleyrand version 2.3 switches with Talleyrand version 3.11.

Jérôme Bonaparte switches with Fouché:

"Your name is probably on this arrest list, but the list is much too long for me to bother reading, and I sort of enjoy your company in any event, so let's just get wasted instead!"

"Did you see the Bleeped text on that girl?"

— Yes, she's using it to conceal something, I'm sure. I've already filed a report.

Musketier06 Mar 2014 8:21 a.m. PST

Yes, "switch Pauline Bonaparte with the Freiherr vom Stein."

Greatly improving the scenery of 19th C Prussian parks and buildings featuring busts of v.Stein…

Who knows, that sort of environment might even have redirected the energies of the Kaiser and some of his advisers?

MichaelCollinsHimself06 Mar 2014 10:14 a.m. PST

the OP came from here:

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and in particular these remarks….

"I can say I think Davout was "awesome" and Mack was "pinhead" but when we play the game what is the difference between Ney and Mack and what historical basis for those mechanics is there?"


"We can apply this logic to commanders. I suspect even poor Mack was a better battlefield commander than I, as I lack even the fundamentals of commanding an army.

So does that make Mack the baseline?"

M C MonkeyDew12 Mar 2014 9:37 a.m. PST

Yes. No negatives, only plusses : )

MarescialloDiCampo20 Mar 2014 9:30 a.m. PST

What about the Neapolitan Army commanders? and Murat?

MarescialloDiCampo20 Mar 2014 9:30 a.m. PST

swap Murat with who?

SHaT198406 Jun 2021 3:49 p.m. PST

UPDATER!!!!!- 2021

This game has potential.

Blast from the past, mildly amusing, I'm sure we can do better now…

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