KingOfWei wrote:Like Guandu and Chibi, those were strategic masterpieces.
Compared to Shiting and Lu Meng's 219 invasion of Jing, probably not. Guan Du was more lots of good pieces of advice from Wei to keep hanging on, scoring little victories and then a key defection plus Cao Cao's bold gamble winning it at the last minute. Chi Bi was a very scrappy affair, more about Zhou Yu rallying Sun Quan and leading a skilful navy, Huang Gai's fire idea and Wei's disadvantages of illness and lack of naval expirence.
Shu can probably be ruled out, they didn't really have strategists but clever generals like Liu Bei, Zhang Fei, Wang Ping, Zhang Yi.
Maybe my tired mind but Wu has more memorable big strategy victories and they had a lot of very good tacticians but still give to Wei. They had just many bright, miliatry minded men who knew when and where to fight, if things didn't go well in a camapign then someone would come up with something, they nearly always had that one (or two) key piece of advice that would win the camapign. Of course they also had Cao Cao and my pick was best strategist, Jia Xu
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”