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ITT Post your favorite battles and military operations, I'll start off with a classic

>Largest amphibious invasion in history
>Allies finally returning to liberate Europe
>The final nail in the coffin for Nazi Germany

What's not to like about it, although the D-Day landings went pretty well, they had a brilliant deception plan and there was delay in reaction on Hitler's part, so really I think they got kinda lucky or at least could of faced a much tougher fight when trying to breakout.
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>>23879678
I like Narva because it shows the impact of moral and training in combination with very bold tactics.

They attacked an entrenched enemy who outnumbered them 3:1 (and that is if you believe russian sources without scrutiny) and rolled them over simply due to boldness and lack of fear.
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Battle of Legnica. Only a twist of fate saved Europe from the Mongol invasion.
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>>23879715
>18th century combat is best combat
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>>23879730
I honestly can't believe how ridiculously effective feigned retreats have been throughout the years.
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>>23879801
And efficient battlefield communication

The Mongol commander found the highest ground at the battle site, seized it and used it to communicate to his noyans and lesser commanders their orders for troop movement. The Mongol system was a stark contrast to the European systems, in which knights advanced with basically no communication with supporting forces.
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>>23879773
Definitively
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>>23879801
Feigned retreats kinda were the Mongol's shtick. And tactics completely foreign to Europe.
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>>23879822
Normans did it at Hastings though. Worked just as well for the Mongols.
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>>23879829
Feigned retreats are nothing new. However, when you combine it with their hit and run tactics, most armies couldn't handle that, even those who knew the steppe nomad's tricks (battle of Kalka, for example).
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>italy
>war
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>>23879822
pretty sure vikings used that trick in Italy, but can't remember the name of the battle.
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don't have a wiki page for this one:
https://archive.moe/k/thread/22627705/#22627705

The Kuban campaign - probably the most evenly matched part of the Eastern Front. The Axis and Soviets both threw their most elite units into the battle, which lasted the better part of 1943.

And nobody ever talks about it.
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>mfw wikiburgers so butthurt about this they edit it into the current "Operation Cottage" article
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>>23879678
>Throwing grenades across a tennis court at your entrenched enemy
>Japs hiding in ovens and kilns
>Some Brit runs in with a flamethrower and turns all the nips to chips as they hide in the ovens
>Never forget 6trillion Japanese soldiers
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>>23879960
>Some Brit runs in with a flamethrower and turns all the nips to chips as they hide in the ovens
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>>23879867
was that one where Japs evacuated, leaving island and waters around it thick with mines?
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>Losing to Italy and surrendering to France
Can someone post the one where two Austrian regiments slaughtered mutually believing each otherto be Turkish
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>>23880008
Here
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>>23880008
>still manages to take just as many casualties as the Austrians in a "decisive" victory

If you're going to post Italian battles in WW1, post the 11 battles of the Isonzo and Caporetto.
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>>23879678
Let's mention what WAS the largest amphibious assault until D-Day. The war the Britongs actually forbade, by law, to talk about...
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>>23880059
I've never heard of this

BONGS BTFO

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>>23880045
I wasn't posting Italian battles, I was posting Austrian ones. Posting Italian defeats just doesn't count. It's like posting "times a politician is lying".
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>>23880059
>>23880019
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People talk about the siege of Vienna, but this was actually the time when the Turks poised the greatest threat to Europe
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>>23880070
Spainfag here. Amusingly, I also never heard about it until I researched it myself.
The TL;DR of it:
- Britishs won't talk about it because they're STILL embarashed that they believed a "we're totally, like, winning" message and fucking MADE VICTORY COINS celebrating their victory before the news of what had happened came home; the King *really* forbade to talk about "it")
- Spaniards won't talk about it because that Blas de Lezo guy lost political favour afterwards (read: the King basically forbade to talk about HIM) so it was never mentioned in history books for a very long time, and ; "rediscovered" by amused scholars a few years ago
History sometimes is... fun.
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>>23879811
shit like this always makes me giggle.
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>>23880073
>Posting Italian defeats just doesn't count. It's like posting "times a politician is lying".

Agreed.

First Battle of Bir-el-Guby (important distinction, because Italians lost the second one).
Pastas were, for once, well-entrenched with their best troops in prepared positions, well-supported, well-led and yelling for british blood. Non-British Commonwealth troops detected them and their situation and morale, and warned British HQ about it. British HQ nonethless launched unsupported frontal tank assault in a fucking LINE ABREAST FORMATION with orders to the tankers to make as much noise and be as vissible as they could to "scare the Italians into surrendering".
When the smoke cleared, Italians had their ONLY victory in all of WWII, and Britain had 40 to 60 (sources disagree) less tanks.

The following day (aforementioned SECOND Battle of Bir-el-Guby), non-British Allies kicked the Italians back to their place and spent a whole week laughing at the Britongs.

TL;DR: Britain, fucking PLEASE.
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>>23880059
>300 native archers

Damn seems like shit go pretty real there.

I also love how they count cannon as casualties.
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>>23880219
>casulaties and losses
They also count ships, Anon.
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>>23880224
I know but they don't count other firearms, or horses, or barrels of rum.
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>>23880241
Guns and ships are major assets, Anon. Personal arms are counted in the "casualties" parts.
>barrels of rum
Have you ever heard about soup?
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>>23880241
During that age, cannons were huge fucking investments. Losing a cannon is a major deal.
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>>23879730
>Only a twist of fate saved Europe from the Mongol invasion.

Said twist of fate being that Europe's geography and the sophistication of its fortifications once you got past Hungary were such a strategic nightmare for the Mongols that Batu decided to abort the invasion entirely.

>but muh dead Khan

By the time news of that even reached Batu, his invasion force was already retreating from Europe.
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>>23880304
Because Batu knew when to quit
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>>23880255
Wait so one lost musket is the same unit of account as a wounded or dead man?
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>>23880315
Unlike you, faggot
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>>23880343
I truly don't follow you. I politely request you to explain.
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>>23880325
No, every account og "one man lost" includes his musket. Lost muskets with surviving men and dead men whose muskets weren't lost are assumed to average each other.

Same for rum barrels. Both sides are assumed to be roughly the same ammount of drunk afterwards - one to cellebrate, another to forget.
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>>23880315
Sure thing. Well, he knew after spending quite some time hammering his head against the few stone castles Hungary had at the time (without ever taking one) and with a seperate force sieging and taking the fortified city of Esztergom in one hell of a phyrric victory: The population of the city had hidden, destroyed or taken to the citie's citadel (which held) practically all the wealth within the walls, so when the Mongols finally overcame the walls (and then overcame a bunch of smaller fortified estates and mini-citadels within) suffering steep losses, they ended up taking the richest city in Hungary... and had to walk away with almost no loot at all.

Also, fun fact: Mongol generals kept getting killed in sieges because their soldiers hated that kind of warfare and would only try to assault the walls in earnest if the higher-ups were leading from the front.
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>>23879678
the greatest fuckup in military history.
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>>23880392
And what has this to do with me answering to a post saying that..
>>23880304
>once you got past Hungary were such a strategic nightmare for the Mongols that Batu decided to abort the invasion entirely.
...with "Batu knew when to quit?

I think you're mistaking me with the Anon who said it was "a twist of fate".
Basically, if you are the quoted post, you just insulted the Anon agreeing with you, making an excellent exampel of "should have quit when he was ahead", because you just moved from being in the right to making a fool of yourself.

BTW, ignoring you from now onwards.
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>>23879759
An emu would fuck you up
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>>23879960
>Some Brit runs in with a flamethrower and turns all the nips to chips as they hide in the ovens

Very subtle anon, you have all my keks
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>>23879993
Not the OP, but it's either that or allied forces confused each other for enemies and fired on one another for some time. Can't recall.
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Absolutely ridiculous scale.
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>>23880421
So how exactly did you come to the conclusion that a post starting with the words "sure thing" was somehow attacking you and/or disagreeing with you? Because that's actually you who has made a fool of himself right there and then.
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>>23880429
And your pride
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>>23880461
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>>23880217
>TL;DR: Britain, fucking PLEASE.
top fucking kek
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>>23879678
ayy lmao
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>>23880492
Attacker with a ~2:1 advantage in numbers suffering between 3:1 and 1:1 casualties in a successful offensive. Nothing world-shaking.
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>>23879849
How can they manage to fuck up this hard?
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>>23879816
>Based Karl XII
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>>23879849
Someone post the battle where 13,000 of them froze inna desert.
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>>23880019
How is it an ottoman victory if the ottomans did not participate in the battle...fucking turk propaganda whores
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>>23880461
How in the hell did the Reds win that.
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>>23880528
This one doesn't tell the whole tale. The Italians were attacking a fortification placed to block advance along the coastal road. Of course it had just 9 men, and of course it held the attackers until the French surrendered.

It *IS* amusing when taken out of context, but little else.

Now, if such forces and results had been in a battle in open terrain, then it WOULD have been another thing...
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>>23880528
The French are hard as fucking nails, when they want. People forget about shit like this, and Napoleon.
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