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POLL: Favorite Maxims of War From Napoleon Bonaparte (Round 1B)


367 votes were cast by total voters.


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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I don't see "When you set out to take Vienna, take Vienna".
Oh well, my bad. I never nominated it. Tough luck on me.


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VOTING RESULTS
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If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. I have made all the calculations, fate will do the rest.
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The fate of a Nation may sometimes depend upon the position of a fortress.
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When you have resolved to fight a battle, collect your whole force. Dispense with nothing. A single battalion sometimes decides the day.
42
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The transition from the defensive to the offensive is one of the most delicate operations in war.
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Artillery is more essential to cavalry than to infantry, because cavalry has no fire for its defense, but depends on the saber.
11
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A general-in-chief should ask himself several times in the day, 'What if the enemy were to appear now in my front, or on my right, or my left?'
30
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War is like government, a matter of tact.
6
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The art of war is to gain time when your strength is inferior.
15
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A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
48
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Generals who save troops for the next day are always beaten.
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Great battles are won with artillery.
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I may lose a battle but I will never lose a minute.
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Never interrupt the enemy while he is making a mistake.
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I speak Spanish to God, French to women, English to men, and Japanese to my horse.
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Some who lived, deserved death, some who died deserved life, can you give it to them?
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Separate for the march, concentrate for battle.
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It takes up to five years to train a drummer properly.
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other (explain)
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none of these/no opinion
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Which maxims of war from Napoleon Bonaparte are your favorites?

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