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POLL: Most Average General of All Time?


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Sparker Inactive Member writes:

Yes I'm gonna plump for Monty too. Spending as much time crafting one's media image as planning the battle seems pretty average these days, and insisting on a 5:1 superiority before putting a single toe over the start line is decidedly so…

(Not saying I wouldn't want my Commander to wait for those odds, mind!)


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Alexander Haig
17
4%
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Allen J. Kirk
0
0%
 
Banks
4
1%
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Benedict Arnold
4
1%
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Bernadotte
19
5%
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Betrand
0
0%
 
Bobby Lee
5
1%
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Brian
0
0%
 
Cornwallis
20
5%
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Courtney Hodges
3
1%
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Crassus
9
2%
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Custer
23
6%
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Dougal
2
1%
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Dylan
0
0%
 
Eisenhower
24
6%
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Ermintrude
3
1%
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Florence
1
0%
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Frank Cheatham
1
0%
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George Meade
34
9%
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Grant
8
2%
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Harold
2
1%
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Harold Alexander
7
2%
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Harold R. Stark
1
0%
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Horatio Gates
13
3%
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John C. Breckenridge
6
2%
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John C. Fremont
10
3%
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Omar Bradley
19
5%
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Patton
16
4%
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Sherman
3
1%
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Sullivan
1
0%
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Washington
26
7%
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William Rosecrans
12
3%
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Zebedee
4
1%
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other (explain)
18
5%
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no opinion
76
19%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP muses...

First of all, he must have a large body of work.

Second, he must have won as many battles as he lost.

Third, he was not critical to the war, or wars, in which he participated being either won or lost. He was helpful, but not necessary. Mediocre, but not disastrous. Someone else could have done just as good a job. Or, just as bad.

Independent command is helpful, but not necessary. Neither disastrous, nor successful. His campaign(s) just kind of wandered about, petering out mindlessly.

(Nominations taken from this pre-poll discussion.)