LiuBeiwasGreat wrote:Novelwise then yes Wu could have never won if Zhuge didn't help them.
Lady Wu wrote:LiuBeiwasGreat wrote:Novelwise then yes Wu could have never won if Zhuge didn't help them.
You think so? Even in the novel, Zhuge Liang's role isn't that crucial. Sure, Sun Quan doubted, but Zhou Yu and Lu Su never did, and those are the people Sun Quan really relied on. Zhuge Liang didn't turn them from "doubting" to "non-doubting", but only strengthened their resolve to fight. Not to say that that isn't important, but it's not like they would have surrendered if it weren't for him.
Regarding the fire attack: Zhou Yu and Huang Gai thought of the plan independently of Zhuge Liang. They might not have foreseen the day of the wind, but they would have taken advantage of the day when the southeast wind started blowing anyway. The chaining scheme is Pang Tong's, and he was a Wu officer at that time.
Regarding the arrows: After the fire starts burning, it's close-contact combat, and arrows are of little use.
Also don't forget that Wu won the first skirmish against the North.
Zhuge Liang's arrival in Wu might have sped things up, but I don't think it was essential to Wu's survival.
Lady Wu wrote:You think so? Even in the novel, Zhuge Liang's role isn't that crucial.
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