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Korvessa Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 7:37 p.m. PST

For me, I think it is my opponent thinking this quote about me:

"never interfere with the enemy while he is in the process of making a mistake."

Sergeant Paper30 May 2017 7:44 p.m. PST

What a senseless waste of human life.

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 7:45 p.m. PST

Nuts! (Me thinking about my tabletop generalship.)

Sergeant Paper30 May 2017 7:46 p.m. PST

Blood makes the grass grow.

Buck21530 May 2017 7:50 p.m. PST

"Fubar" and "Snafu".,.

wrgmr130 May 2017 8:04 p.m. PST

We got the game on!
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attilathepun4730 May 2017 8:10 p.m. PST

"The man who has won more battles than he has fought"--whoops, no that was Fire Sign Theater.

"We have met the enemy and they are us." Oh, oh! That was from a comic strip.

Well, anyway, I always show up for the battle.

thedrake Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member30 May 2017 8:14 p.m. PST

"A radish shall not stand in the way of victory."

General Barton Hamilton Steele,quoting Marshal Foch.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 8:15 p.m. PST

'The description "Napoleon of the West" applied to his ability to raise armies, and not to his generalship."

(Said of Santa Anna, but I seem to qualify some days.)

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian30 May 2017 8:18 p.m. PST

"His men follow him mostly out of curiosity"

377CSG Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 8:21 p.m. PST

Lead, follow or get out of the way!

Grizzly7130 May 2017 8:37 p.m. PST


21eRegt Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 8:57 p.m. PST

"Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking."
– Ferdinand Foch at the Battle of the Marne

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 9:44 p.m. PST

Victory belongs to the most persevering

- Napoleon

RittervonBek30 May 2017 10:49 p.m. PST

They came on in the same old way etc…..

Calico Bill31 May 2017 1:53 a.m. PST

Never give up. Never surrender. (Of course, losing is OK!)

Vigilant31 May 2017 3:27 a.m. PST

Nous sommes dans un pot a chamber. Et nous y serrons emerde!
French general just before a total hammering in the Franco Prussian war, story of my gaming.

DrSkull Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 4:26 a.m. PST

'That's your plan, Ray? Get 'em?" Peter Venkman

Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 4:56 a.m. PST

"Hurrah boys, we got them"

Gen. Armstrong Custer

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member31 May 2017 5:02 a.m. PST

"They couldn't hit and elephant at this ra…."

DHautpol31 May 2017 5:52 a.m. PST

"Snatched defeat from the jaws of victory"

Dagwood31 May 2017 6:24 a.m. PST

For a disaster like the battle of Cannae, you need not only a genius like Hanibaal commanding one side, but an idiot like Varro commanding the other.

You'll have to guess which one's me !

mad monkey 131 May 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre: c'est de la folie.

It is magnificent, but it is not war; it is madness.

Old Wolfman31 May 2017 7:12 a.m. PST

"Here goes the last of the Brudenells"-Lord Cardigan.

GurKhan31 May 2017 7:44 a.m. PST

Veni, vidi, victus sum.

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 7:46 a.m. PST

"No one expects the attack without mercy…" & "We've caught them napping!…" Both from Custer, Little Big Man

rmaker31 May 2017 9:21 a.m. PST

"Nous marchons à un désastre." – Marechal Bazaine, 1870

Chokidar Inactive Member31 May 2017 9:35 a.m. PST

It took a lot of mistakes to lose that battle – I made most of them (after Ewell)

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut31 May 2017 9:58 a.m. PST

"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

Even in land-based games…

Okiegamer31 May 2017 10:16 a.m. PST

"You're a daisy if you do!" – Doc Holliday

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 11:03 a.m. PST

"Il nous faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace!"

Sotto voce: "What could possibly go wrong with that?"

basileus66 Inactive Member31 May 2017 1:13 p.m. PST


General Cambronne, at Waterloo.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 3:23 p.m. PST

Therefore, a skilled commander seeks victory from the situation and does not demand it of his subordinates. (Sun Tsu)

One of my failings in multi player games…..!

General Burkhalter Inactive Member31 May 2017 5:57 p.m. PST

"You magnificent bastard, I read your book! (I'm the guy whose book was read)

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 10:11 p.m. PST

Either: "No plan survives first contact with the dice."

Or: "There is something wrong with our bloody dice today."

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 10:45 p.m. PST

I came, I saw, I conquered. General, the enemy has us surrounded. The fools, they can't get away from us now.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Jun 2017 5:51 a.m. PST

Bashytubits beat me to it…

We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things.

Chesty Puller
Battle of Chosin Reservoir

wingnut Inactive Member01 Jun 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

"Your persistence surprises even me. You're going to give mercenaries a bad name." Belloq
(Raiders of the Lost Ark,1981)

Legion 402 Jun 2017 5:57 a.m. PST

"[at a supply depot somewhere in France]
Oddball: We see our role as essentially defensive in nature. While our armies are advancing so fast and everyone's knocking themselves out to be heroes, we are holding ourselves in reserve in case the Krauts mount a counteroffensive which threatens Paris… or maybe even New York. Then we can move in and stop them. But for 1.6 million dollars, we could become heroes for three days."
Kelly's Heroes

Frontline Tim02 Jun 2017 4:34 p.m. PST

"Remember the Alamo"

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 1:00 a.m. PST

Budget Rent-A-Van.

Volleyfire04 Jun 2017 2:33 a.m. PST

Hold them! Hoooooold them!!

Ottoathome Inactive Member04 Jun 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

"He couldn't lead a corporals guard across a ditch."

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

"Ruh-roh, Raggy!"

mrinku07 Jun 2017 1:25 a.m. PST

"Hard pounding this, gentlemen; let's see who will pound the longest."

('m not known for subtlety).

Footslogger10 Jun 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

"I learned what one ought not to do, and that is always something"

- Wellington, as a colonel in the Low Countries.

Apache 620 Jun 2017 2:49 p.m. PST

When in doubt, attack!

HestonFan24 Jul 2017 12:32 p.m. PST

It's not a military quote that I know of but it does personify my life quite well.

"No amount of planning replaces dumb

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

"We came, we saw, he died." (Cackle)
- October 20, 2011


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 8:02 p.m. PST

"Run away! Run away!"

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