Who was the best military leader of 1795-1815, excluding Napoleon of course
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Swap Murat out for Soult imo. Also, even though they didn't achieve the highest positions, Davout had brillant divisionary commanders in his III corps between 1805 and 1809: Friant, Saint-Hilaire (apparently would have been made a marshal had he not died at Wagram), Gudin de la Sablonnière
>he believes that Ney was good commander above division level
>he thinks Ney was a great general despite him throwing Waterloo as a grandiose suicide attempt
not even a Brit, your shit opinion is just objectively wrong
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Seriously though you forgot him.
Clearly Black George.
As a complete Francophile (Napolaboo?), I acknowledge that the Iron Duke was one of the greatest defensive generals of all time. I don't understand why people are unwilling to give him the respect he deserves as one of the giants of Napoleonic Era military figures.
He was a fantastic rear guard. His performances in Russia and Spain show that he had a great mind for being a cavalry commander.
His terrible performance at Waterloo was because he was fucked in the head and suicidal from all the shit he experienced.
Try fighting a war 1v6 and see how that goes
The ressources weren't there for the war to go successfully so long. It went well when Napoléon was able to get a quick victory and force continental europe to peace, but not for prolonged periods of time.
A literal god.
The way he cheesed the prussians out of their fortresses several times is hilarious.
The whole plan was predicated on either Wellington or Blucher pinning Napoleon so the other could attack his flank. That's not 'saving his ass', that's the entire fucking scheme of manouevre.
Wellington wouldn't have fought at Waterloo if Blucher wasn't going to arrive.
Having said that, in the Peninsula Wellington was an enormous defencebabby. In India he did see a good degree of success on the offensive, but in Europe he perfected the use of ground to draw the French into attacking prepared positions. When he had to attack, especially sieges, he shat the bed quite a bit.
Hahaha oh wow
This faggot made the slowest advance of the entire conflict, and it was on a secondary theater against a second-rate French army Napoleon wasnt even leading himself
He was only lucky to never meet Boney on the field
This madman was an heroic warrior but a pretty bad general
After Napoopan, the best military strategist was probably this Russian old fart who came up with the idea of retreating and burning everything instead of facing the French on the field
objectively this, but Desaix was pretty based
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>Saved Napoleons ass on his own intuition at Marengo, and died heroically while wrecking the Austrian center.
Practically all of the Marshals were badass in their own way
>tfw there will never be a LOGH styled anime about the heroic and tragic campaigns of Napoleon and his marshals against the eternal anglo.