Fagus Kahn would have gotten btfo by Alexander with period implements. He would have probably gotten btfo even without period implements, because after one skirmish Alexander would have implemented saddles and the like
He was a total pussy. Never personally fought in any of his battles. Ran over tiny villages and butchered unarmed peasants
>>61668 I agree I think I remember reading somewhere when Napoleon advanced through Prussia he made a stop at old fritz's tomb said something along the lines of 'if this man was alive we would not have gotten this far'.
>>61099 Carl von Clausewitz was more of a theorist. He mostly studied Napoleon and Frederick the Great and analytically dealt with them with the mindset of a modern European scholar. However, he himself did not develop anything in that regard. Clausewitz was influential and incredibly important to military and political science, but not so much to warfare itself.
>>61814 In the grand scheme of things he didn't really have a choice but he made blunder after blunder in the actual execution. I know, hindsight is easy and all, but still. He shot himself in the foot from the outset by taking that much cavalry and untempered troops and that's just to start with.
>>61891 Maybe it would have been formed, I can't be bothered to argue that. But at the time both Prussia and Austria were on the French side by force, and there was no chance they could change that any time soon.
His own original plan was a multi year invasion to ensure his army was well supplied on its invasion so deep into territory which was hostile both in its winter and militarily.
You make it sound like if he didn't invade exactly when he did he would have been ruined. I'd take my chances with Napoleon fighting a defensive war against recently weak Prussia and Austria combined with a lumbering Russia commanded by the good defensively but not much offensively minded Kutusov on ground that he controlled.
He got greedy and went for strategic goals in months that he had planned to take in years, and all because he wanted to force Russia to conform to his Continental System.
Yes but napoleon wasn't foreign to travelling through terrible conditions and still coming out victorious, he did it in the alps, much less dangerously so naturally and got lucky with the weather and in Egypt tugging around cannons in the sand. They poisoned the water and burnt the land and then he ends up getting to the russian capital and they're all gone if i'm not mistaken.
You can never not account on how stubborn and ruthless ruskies are.
>>60849 More modern, but one of the best. This man was behind the concept of "Blitzkrieg" in practice
Eastern Front outcome would have probably looked a bit brighter for the Nazis only if Hitler had given Manstein full control. Instead, Manstein had to adapt himself to almost impossible and strategically inept decisions to please the Führer. In 1944 he was dismissed for his ongoing disagreements with Hitler on the conduct of the war.
>Napoleon a retard because Russian winter Is this /int/ or /his/ ? Napoleon campaign was perfectly prepared and strategically logical. As usual Napoleon planned a quick and brutal campaign. He wanted to destroy Russian army in two or three battle then take Moscow and other main west Russia cities to force Alexandre I to negotiate. But Alexandre didn't acted "logical". He broken the rule of war by refusing any fight against the Grande Armée and applied a permanent retreat and scorched earth political. Alexandre was truly determined and say something like if Napoleon wanted him, he should follow him until the Pacific ocean. The consequence of this politic was the destruction of the Grande Armée. Napoleon expected to survive by his logistic supply but also with foods he would find in Russia so the lack of foods combined with the canicular summer followed by the terrible winter than Napoleon didn't expected to have to face don't let a single chance to men. Now stop speaking about thing you didn't know and go back to /int/ or go read some books.
>>62760 >Most of the French casualties were actually due to disease and starvation not the cold. That's exactly I said. >the lack of foods combined with the canicular summer followed by the terrible winter
Don't know if he could have done much better in diplomatics.
He could have made any concessions he wanted. He would never had gotten UK/Russia/Austria or Prussia on his side. They were ideological enemies like the USA and the soviet Union.
He should have avoided the mess in Iberia, and putting his brother on the spanish throne. Instead he should have kept his other brother in the netherlands instead of annexing. He admitted in his memoirs These Things as his biggest mistakes.
Maybe he should have created some allies, like an Italian Nation or a big Poland, like he tried.
Anyway even if many Things turned out to be the wrong decision, he clearly wasn't a Retard.
Another important reason why he wasn't as superior after 1811 was that his enemies had learned and actually stopped to put their aristrocratic Cousins in Charge of enourmous armies instead of a competent pleb guy who deserved it
>>62956 the new model army was quite nice I admit, but I've been told by English Civil War re-enactors who I go to uni with that a lot of that tactical doctrines and organisation was inspired by the Dutch and the Swedish who were much more organised in fighting modern land wars than the English at that period.
>>63136 well Napoleon might have been able to defeat the Russians in western Russia, but that's quite a lot of ground to hold controlling all that territory would have been a logistical nightmare and the odds that Russian guerrillas would make holding the countryside and roads a bit of a problem. Finding the men to do it as well would be a bit of a problem as a good chunk of Napoleon's forces were not even French some being poles or Prussians or other Germans and so with the hostilities with Russia concluded odds are there'd very much like to go home back to their families.
>>63225 >Nelson told him that he was sure to die, and begged him to pass his possessions to Emma. With Nelson at this point were the chaplain Alexander Scott, the purser Walter Burke, Nelson's steward, Chevalier, and Beatty. Nelson, fearing that a gale was blowing up, instructed Hardy to be sure to anchor. After reminding him to "take care of poor Lady Hamilton", Nelson said "Kiss me, Hardy". Beatty recorded that Hardy knelt and kissed Nelson on the cheek. He then stood for a minute or two before kissing him on the forehead. Nelson asked, "Who is that?", and on hearing that it was Hardy, he replied "God bless you, Hardy." By now very weak, Nelson continued to murmur instructions to Burke and Scott, "fan, fan … rub, rub … drink, drink." Beatty heard Nelson murmur, "Thank God I have done my duty", and when he returned, Nelson's voice had faded and his pulse was very weak. He looked up as Beatty took his pulse, then closed his eyes. Scott, who remained by Nelson as he died, recorded his last words as "God and my country"
>>61839 You're an uneducated fag He started his invasion in summer but the Russian army kept retreating while destroying their own city instead of fighting him
When they arrived near Moscow, the Russians finally decided to fight but got rekt and burned Moscow before retreating even further Napoleon knew he couldn't chase them forever so he settled in Moscow for a few months hoping the Russians would surrender, but they didn't Threatened by starvation, Napoleon was forced to start living Russia at the beginning of winter, but he had waited a bit too long and winter combined with starvation decimated his army on the way back
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