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    What are the best tactics in war??

    i'm obsessed with the concept of military strategy and tactics in warfare? how comes sometimes an army of 200 men can defeat an army of 1000 men. are some ethnic groups more Spartan-like and genetically disposed to fighting wars??? no one is foolish enough to believe that. the answer must like in TACTICS!!

    everyone knows the germans had the best tactics in world 1 and 2 before they we're eventually overpowered by the cold Russian winter, sheer weight of numbers and overwhelming U.S technological supremacy. also how did we defeat napoleon? how did the visgoths defeat the romans? the afghans defeated the russians. even the Vietnamese defeated the americans in the Vietnam war- how so u might ask? THE ANSWER = TACTICS.

    its the only logical explanation. just like some football managers are excellent tacticians on the pitch some commanders excel when it comes to tactics and in-the-moment innovations on the battlefield. lets have a little discussion about tactics, strategy, strategic ports, communications etc......

    and who were the best battlefield stratgegists in military history? and indeed why were they so and what numerical odds did they overcome.
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    If you can hit the enemy, they can hit you.

    Not a tactic but surely useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detective Mike Logan View Post
    i'm obsessed with the concept of military strategy and tactics in warfare? how comes sometimes an army of 200 men can defeat an army of 1000 men. are some ethnic groups more Spartan-like and genetically disposed to fighting wars??? no one is foolish enough to believe that. the answer must like in TACTICS!!

    everyone knows the germans had the best tactics in world 1 and 2 before they we're eventually overpowered by the cold Russian winter, sheer weight of numbers and overwhelming U.S technological supremacy. also how did we defeat napoleon? how did the visgoths defeat the romans? the afghans defeated the russians. even the Vietnamese defeated the americans in the Vietnam war- how so u might ask? THE ANSWER = TACTICS.

    its the only logical explanation. just like some football managers are excellent tacticians on the pitch some commanders excel when it comes to tactics and in-the-moment innovations on the battlefield. lets have a little discussion about tactics, strategy, strategic ports, communications etc......

    and who were the best battlefield stratgegists in military history? and indeed why were they so and what numerical odds did they overcome.

    Leonidas, who held off the Persian army at Thermopylae 480 BCE

    See also- Caesar, De Bello Gallico

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detective Mike Logan View Post
    i'm obsessed with the concept of military strategy and tactics in warfare? how comes sometimes an army of 200 men can defeat an army of 1000 men. are some ethnic groups more Spartan-like and genetically disposed to fighting wars??? no one is foolish enough to believe that. the answer must like in TACTICS!!

    everyone knows the germans had the best tactics in world 1 and 2 before they we're eventually overpowered by the cold Russian winter, sheer weight of numbers and overwhelming U.S technological supremacy. also how did we defeat napoleon? how did the visgoths defeat the romans? the afghans defeated the russians. even the Vietnamese defeated the americans in the Vietnam war- how so u might ask? THE ANSWER = TACTICS.

    its the only logical explanation. just like some football managers are excellent tacticians on the pitch some commanders excel when it comes to tactics and in-the-moment innovations on the battlefield. lets have a little discussion about tactics, strategy, strategic ports, communications etc......

    and who were the best battlefield stratgegists in military history? and indeed why were they so and what numerical odds did they overcome.
    A simplistic attitude. HOW one wins a war depends on many factors, who are you fighting, where you are fighting, why you are fighting, etc. etc. Tactics are an important factor of course, but logistics is almost always a deciding factor. And many times it's plain old dumb luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian5455 View Post
    No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detective Mike Logan View Post

    everyone knows the germans had the best tactics in world 1 and 2.
    Losing was an awesome tactic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    "Get there the firstest with the moistest." C.S.A. Gen, Nathan Bedford Forrest
    I thought that was..."get there firstest and keep from getting moistests".
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    Excessively restrictive ROE is something to factor in when it comes to the losers.

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