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28 Oct 2021 6:31 p.m. PST
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 8:14 p.m. PST

"Alexander, Napoleon, Rommel. Military greatness can most easily be defined by comparison. These battlefield bumblers serve to provide that contrast…."



OSCS7427 Oct 2021 2:23 a.m. PST

Douglas Haig has my vote.

Oddball27 Oct 2021 4:52 a.m. PST

Such a short list, who's the guy running the show now?

smithsco27 Oct 2021 5:10 a.m. PST

Gaius Varro. Just wargames Cannae with the Ancient History class I teach. In all 8 games the Romans wiped the floor with Hannibal's army.

Son of MOOG27 Oct 2021 5:34 a.m. PST

General James Wilkinson gets my vote. The general famous for never winning a battle but never losing a court martial!

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 9:09 a.m. PST

Followed closely by Brigadier-General Winder never won a battle but got himself captured.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 1:06 p.m. PST

Re: Wilkinson -- and to boot he was in the pay of the Spanish while he was the American commander in the Mississippi Territory!


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 2:30 p.m. PST



Glengarry527 Oct 2021 3:30 p.m. PST

Has to be Lopez, his war was an atrocity he perpetrated on his own people.

Jeffers28 Oct 2021 12:07 a.m. PST

Leopoldo Galtieri. 🤣

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 7:31 a.m. PST

I think poor old Haig was a chap who had the bad luck to be promoted above his level of ability – and I agree, Lopez has to lead the list followed by Santa Anna

GurKhan28 Oct 2021 8:58 a.m. PST

"Quinctilius Varus, where are my eagles?!"

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 11:46 a.m. PST

George McClellan

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2021 8:53 a.m. PST

Lt. Gen. Sebastiano Visconti Prasca."Sure, six divisions are enough for us to take northern Greece." The unspoken part: If you bring in more divisions, you will also have to bring in a full general to lead them, relegating me to second place. Replaced after two weeks, by which time his offensive had been halted, the supply situation was appalling, and the Greeks had mobilized, and now had 100 battalions facing his 50, and were preparing to take the offensive.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2021 2:10 p.m. PST



cj177604 Nov 2021 6:34 p.m. PST

Gamelin -1940

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