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Stoppage19 Jul 2020 5:40 a.m. PST

I'd like to know more about Archduke Charles' "dubious schemes".

Can anyone recommend a light-weight easy-to-consume resource?

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2020 2:06 a.m. PST

To what 'dubious schemes' of the Archduke Charles are you referring?

Wellington considered him to be the best of the allied senior commanders.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2020 2:58 a.m. PST

Well, I wasn't brave enough to ask either…

I'm open to being influenced,koolaid but he seems to have been a royal-political pawn half the time, and a military demi-god at/ to others.
Not sure who to believe, so will remain firmly wedged on fence, gold star
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ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2020 3:08 a.m. PST

Clausewitz rips the archduke to shreds repeatedly in his analysis of the 1799 campaign. The fiasco of Archduke Charles's abortive operation to cross the Aare is particularly amusing and reads like a badly written wargame scenario. English translations forthcoming:
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138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2020 10:42 a.m. PST

Thanks Chris! Pre-ordered.

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2020 10:46 p.m. PST

Thank you – hope you enjoy it!

Chris

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