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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Santa Anna! I've always thought him overrated by everyone, mainly by himself. What successes did he ever have except against hopelessly outclassed opponents? Time and time again he was outmaneuvered or outmatched by the Texians and Americanos. "Napoleon of the West" my Aunt Petunia! (Does anyone ever call Napoleon "the Santa Anna of the East"?) Did he ever hold an advantage he didn't throw away? Did he ever beat anyone except outnumbered peasants or citizen militia?

The real Napoleon, had he ever faced his Mexican imitator on the battlefield, would have carved him up like a Christmas goose, in record time.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Benedict Arnold
36
6%
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Burnside
36
6%
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Crassus
15
2%
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Custer
76
12%
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Hannibal
25
4%
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Hood
39
6%
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Joffre
23
4%
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MacArthur
65
10%
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Nagumo
10
2%
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Napoleon
54
9%
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Ney
31
5%
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Nicias the Athenian
8
1%
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Paulus
15
2%
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Petain
67
11%
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Pompey
32
5%
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Redvers Buller
20
3%
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Santa Anna
34
5%
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Tojo
16
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other (explain)
7
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no opinion
21
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POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP explains:

I'm reading a rather good book on the Zulu Wars (one of my "interesting but I'll never game it" periods), and I was struck by the promise of Redvers Buller. Courageous, decisive, magnetic personality: pretty impressive military leader. But by the Boer War, he was so out of his depth, it was a tragedy. What happened? Age, I'd guess.

There are plenty of others who stayed in the business too long: most notably Napoleon?

Who would you nominate as a general who should have retired before his reputation suffered?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.