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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I also voted for Hood – excellent brigade commander, good division commander, tolerable corps commander (if he had an army commander who could "ride herd" on him), awful army commander. He is a fine example of the peter Principle at work.

Jim


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Custer
30
21%
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no opinion
11
8%
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MacArthur
32
22%
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Petain
39
27%
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Hood
13
9%
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Napoleon
18
12%
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other (explain)
3
2%
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POLL IS CLOSED
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 previous poll.