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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2021 8:51 p.m. PST

….influential generals in history

"Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most influential generals in history. Combining the ideas of the foremost military theorists of his era with the study of the great generals of antiquity he transformed the way the French army fought. His opponents adapted to try to match him. Future generations studied, developed, and adopted his techniques.

What did Napoleon do that was different?

Napoleon placed great emphasis on movement as a part of warfare. This was best demonstrated during his Italian campaign of the 1790s. Taking his troops back and forth across the country, he repeatedly outmaneuvered the Austrians and their Piedmontese allies. It allowed him to fight battles at a time and place that suited him. He picked the enemy forces off one by one, rather than allowing them to combine…"
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