Jebusrocks wrote:I've always thought guys like Dian Wei were overrated over guys like Cao Zhen,
The most underrated for me is prolly someone like Chen Dao, who doesn't show up in the novel that often iirc but seemed to be highly regarded by his peers
greencactaur wrote:I dont know much about DIan wei other then that he died protecting cao cao.
I do agree however cao Zhen is extremely underrated mainly due to the novel. He had to look bad to over sell Sima yi as the rival of zhuge, but cao Zhen is in my opinion a better tactician and commander then Sima yi
They stormed [Cao Cao’s] camp. The battle went against [Cao Cao], with no advantage, he fled on a light horse. Dian Wei battled at the gate preventing the traitors from entering. The troops then entered from the other gates. At the time Dian Wei had about ten or so men; they all fought a desperate battle; each fought like ten men. The traitors numbered many and were coming from front and rear. Dian Wei using his long crescent halberds attacked left and right destroying ten or more. The surrounding area littered with many casualties and dead. Dian Wei received over ten cuts, yet he continued to fight despite lacking troops. Dian Wei held onto two traitors underneath his arms, killing them. The remaining traitors dared not to advance any further. Dian Wei continued attacking the traitors, killing numerous men. His wounds took its toll, he let out a great cry and then died. The traitors dared not to advance and take his head [from his dead body]. They instead returned to the army.
Dong Zhou wrote:Cao Zhen is one of those "hit for the Zhuge Liang vs Sima Yi clash" so while he has a good rep here, he is underestimated by the wider world. Dian Wei pretty much lives up to his novel portrayal and is just awesome
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