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Who was the greatest commander of the ancient world?

Alexander the Great53 %53 %53 % 53.17 % (67)
Scipio Africanus7 %7 %7 % 7.14 % (9)
Julius Caesar25 %25 %25 % 25.40 % (32)
Belisarius3 %3 %3 % 3.17 % (4)
Xerxes3 %3 %3 % 3.17 % (4)
Other, please list in comments7 %7 %7 % 7.94 % (10)

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Re: Who was the greatest commander of the ancient world?
by
on May 24, 2003

Hannibal was no slouch.


Re: Who was the greatest commander of the ancient world?
by Anonymous
on May 24, 2003
In Aug. of 216BC Hannible employed a tactic called the closed envelope at the battle of Cannae (sp?). General's have been trying to what the big H did ever since. When you fight a battle with 40,000 men, the enemy has 80,000 and it ends with you loosing about 3,000 and they lost 50,000 your talking a great general. Did he win his war, no. Politics, some of us can relate to that.

Andy

Re: Who was the greatest commander of the ancient world?
by
on May 30, 2003
Ya but Scipio Africanus did a surprise deal and blew his battle horns. That caused Hannibal?s charging war elephants to make an abrupt turn and squish their own infantry. That battle was near Carthage and the end of the line for Hannibal. I?ll bet any ground commander these days would like to match that feat of arms, or feet as it was.

Scamp

Re: Who was the greatest commander of the ancient world?
by 82Rigger
on May 31, 2003

how about ghengus kahn


Re: Who was the greatest commander of the ancient world?
by Gimpy
on May 31, 2003

Sparticus, Hannibal, David, Cyrus, Nebachadnezzar lots to choose from.


Re: Who was the greatest commander of the ancient world?
by Gimpy
on May 31, 2003
I like Gideon.

300 vs 30,000 pretty good General

Or Sampson the one many Army, No strategy just go out and kill em!

Re: Who was the greatest commander of the ancient world?
by Anonymous
on Jun 04, 2003
Joan of ark
Every thing was against her and she got the job done, but it coast her. Burned at the stake and didn't waver. Now that is one tough girl.
Ron

Re: Who was the greatest commander of the ancient world?
by Anonymous
on May 03, 2006

I will put one of the greatest commander as Wei Qiang, a chinese general who lead the Chinese army victory over the Huns, and his nephew Huo Qubang. Both used few soldiers than the army but is able to overcome a larger enemies.


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