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RE: Re: Midway - 6/30/2009 9:38:58 PM   


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Have to join in on this. This is more a list of campaigns/battles i find interesting at the moment. Interest is always moving in different directions.

Battle of Gaugamela 311BC

Battle of lake Trasimere 217BC

Battle of Breitenfield (1631)
The swedes beat the Habsburg war machine.

Battle of Narva (1700)
8 500 swedes battle it out with approximatly 37 000 russians.

Battle of bridge of Arcole 1796

The dodecanese campaign (1943)
The germans are masters of improvized warfare.

Tet-offensive (1968)
Although a military loss for the NVA/FNL it was an organizational miracle (according to me).

And pretty much everything the Boers did against the brits. (not that i have anything against brits..


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Operation Michael and Hannibal - 7/4/2009 12:36:47 AM   


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Another fascinating battle I just remembered was the German 1918 offensive (Operation Michael).  The Germans put the stosstruppen tactics developed on the Eastern Front to good affect, and threatened to burst the whole static Western Front wide open.  I suppose one could liken this battle the the Ardennes Offensive in that Germany was essentially playing its last card.  Michael, however, I think had a much greater chance of success than the Ardennes Offensive did.  As an aside, the only movie I know of that covered this battle (at least a little) was the very good WW1 aviation film 'The Blue Max'.  Also, I think by the time they did this film, actor James Mason was becoming typcast as a German Commander.  

BTW Treale, concerning Cannae, the Rome: Total War game had a good quote about Hannibal - "Hannibal knew how to win a victory, but not how to use one."  How true.       

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