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Re: Top 10 Generals of the period

Unread postby ROTKobsessed » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:10 pm

Ok here's my attempt, I've got an idea but im not entirely sure on the ordering :?

Zhang Liao - He Fei was an awesome achievement in part of a long list
Jia Xu - Grand Commander of Wei until 227, he deserves more credit for Wei's success in my opinion + he really showed Cao Cao up under Zhang Xiu
Xu Huang - his '4 camps' strategy vs Guan Yu was pretty impressive & I cant really think of many losses
Cao Cao - showed a nous for war and he pulled off incredible, if slightly lucky, victories against Yuan Shao, Ma Chao; Han Sui trick, ice walls etc. he does deserve high credit for Wei's growth.

Lu Meng - his capture of Guan Yu was probably Wu's most impressive victory ever
Sun Ce - strong military record, his victories allowed the Wu state to be formed... But he did die way too young :(
Lu Xun - Yi Ling effectively saved Wu as a state, although his offensive campaigns failed miserably (e.g. defeated by Man Chong)

Zhang Fei - probably Shu's best general, despite the brutish reputation he's given from the ROTK books
Zhuge Liang - although he wasn't a military advisor until late in his career, it's hard to deny the impact he had on Shu as a state. He placed other able generals in power too; Fei Yi and Jiang Wei (a tad over zealous and therefore wasted resources etc but he was a capable leader)
Zhao Yun - captured Northern Jing on the sly after letting Zhou Yu do the dirty work :wink: rescued Liu Bei's son (although that could be one of those made up/exaggerated events from the books). He was also the last '5 tiger' general surviving
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Re: Top 10 Generals of the period

Unread postby ROTKobsessed » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:13 pm

oh, damn, I forgot Deng Ai :(
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Re: Top 10 Generals of the period

Unread postby XuSheng » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:32 pm

ROTKobsessed wrote:oh, damn, I forgot Deng Ai :(


Yeah i was like, What, no Deng Ai :(
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Re: Top 10 Generals of the period

Unread postby ROTKobsessed » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:33 pm

XuSheng wrote:
ROTKobsessed wrote:oh, damn, I forgot Deng Ai :(


Yeah i was like, What, no Deng Ai :(


yeah he should really be in there, that's just my fault for being tired :(

i'd replace either Zhang Fei, Lu Xun or Zhao Yun I think
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Re: Top 10 Generals of the period

Unread postby Sun Fin » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:19 pm

No Sun Jian?
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Re: Top 10 Generals of the period

Unread postby Zyzyfer » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:36 am

I wonder how a "Bottom 10 Generals of the Period" thread would fare. :lol:
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Re: Top 10 Generals of the period

Unread postby XuSheng » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:21 am

Zyzyfer wrote:I wonder how a "Bottom 10 Generals of the Period" thread would fare. :lol:


I can already see Ma Su, Xiahou Dun, Chunyu Qiong, Liu Shan and Jiang Wei there. :lol:
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Re: Top 10 Generals of the period

Unread postby ROTKobsessed » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:05 pm

Sun Fin wrote:No Sun Jian?


as much as I like him, I think he narrowly misses out :(
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Re: Top 10 Generals of the period

Unread postby ROTKobsessed » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:12 pm

Zyzyfer wrote:I wonder how a "Bottom 10 Generals of the Period" thread would fare. :lol:


maybe you should start one :wink:
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Re: Top 10 Generals of the period

Unread postby DragonAtma » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:59 am

XuSheng wrote:
Zyzyfer wrote:I wonder how a "Bottom 10 Generals of the Period" thread would fare. :lol:


I can already see Ma Su, Xiahou Dun, Chunyu Qiong, Liu Shan and Jiang Wei there. :lol:


Sure, they have some issues, but (aside form Liu Shan and maybe Chunyu Qiong) they're at least decent. Meanwhile, there are incompetents like Jiao He who fail repeatedly. It shouldn't be hard to find officers who have multiple failures and NO victories...
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