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Zhang Liao's Reputation

Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:18 pm
by Marc
I'm sure most people have heard that Zhang Liao was feared all over, and that 'crying children stopped their tears when he passed.' But what did he do to earn this reputation as a fearsome general? Was it because of his allegiance to Lu Bu, or was he simply a brilliant general for Bu and Wei that his reputation grew as he went along? I know he was imlpememnted in the plot ot kill Taishi Ci, so perhaps the fact he was the oen to defeat such a might warrior had something to do with it?

Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:59 pm
by Lu Wei
In one of Sun Quan's attacks on Hefei, Zhang Liao led 800 men out in a daring attack on 100,000 Wu soldiers, and won. Sun Quan barely escaped, and Zhang Liao had a reputation in Wu from then on.

Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:05 pm
by Elven Fury
Yea Zhang Liao aka The Hero of Hefei... he led out the men and took on Sun Quan... so it was deserved that "when they uttered his name that children would stop their tears" which is a big reputation to live up to but in my opinion it is more than well deserved...

Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:34 pm
by Morg
Elven Fury wrote:Yea Zhang Liao aka The Hero of Hefei...

I thought it was 'Butcher of Hefei'....but anyway, Zhang Liao did indeed gain his reputation from his role as defender of Hefei.

Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:55 pm
by Elven Fury
Elven Fury wrote:
Yea Zhang Liao aka The Hero of Hefei...

I thought it was 'Butcher of Hefei'....

hey whatever works... :lol: ive never heard it that way tho...

Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:30 pm
by Separation Anxiety
It is both ways. In Wu he was called the butcher of Hefei, because his troops killed many of the Wu soldiers in the battle. In Wei he was the hero of Hefei, because his raid was massively successful and forced Sun Quan to go running home.

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 12:05 am
by Wizardman
It reputation is well-deserved, since he basically won He Fei for Wei, and never had any embarrasing losses. things lie killign Taishi Ci and being allied weith Lu Bu are just icing on the cake.

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:28 am
by Devilrai
Zhang Liao was incredible at the battle of He Fei, he fought 100,000 troops with only 800 men? That is the best warrior of the Three Kingdoms in my opinion, its just awsome! He surpasses Lu Bu 10 times over...

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:39 am
by Marc
Well thanks everyone that clears that up. Although I think that if he surpassed Lu Bu 10 times over he wouldn't have been content to stay as his officer.

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:49 pm
by Morg
Blue Moon Samurai wrote:Zhang Liao was incredible at the battle of He Fei, he fought 100,000 troops with only 800 men?

To be fair, most of the 100,000 men had dysentry and could barely stand, let alone defend themselves, IRC.