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The Armchair General: Can You Defeat the Nazis?

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Yuna Roma Seiran of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny thinks he's a brilliant strategist because of his experience with war games. Pellew is disgusted that men (and among those are his own men for whose lives he feels responsible) are sent to die in a doomed mission.

Passed Inspection: Beautiful components, tense game play, solo or multiplayer, tons of scenarios, full campaign mode with legacy game aspects, tons of replayability Failed Basic: some lack of clarity in the rules leading to having to re-read a section. The only way a soldier can even apply to retire to the rear echelons is to have served an exemplary four years at Shas'o rank.Zhuge Liang was a brilliant civil official, but upon being made Prime Minister of Shu he saw himself as a military man. In fact, he ends up as commander of the Human Expeditionary Army, although this is because only the U. After being named Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, however, he made a number of increasingly bad decisions: halting the German Army so that the Luftwaffe could finish off the British Expeditionary Force, switching from bombing RAF installations to targeting British cities, and having the Luftwaffe supply the Sixth Army by air so they didn't have to withdraw from Stalingrad. She goes on to say that, therefore, NERV's command staff is hardly "safe": if Shinji and the other Eva pilots were to fail in their mission, everyone will die anyway, so they're all risking their lives together. And that's nothing compared to the fiasco they pulled off in Stargate: The Ark of Truth: To fight the Ori, which they already have effective weapons against, the IOA decides to secretly build a Replicator (Replicators being the race that was such a threat, SG-1 had to use a galactic reset button to destroy them in Season 8) to infect an Ori ship with.

General Damon from Valkyria Chronicles and his top brass commanders never take part of the fighting itself, show racism to Darcen soldiers, and overall are terrible commanders. In practice, he makes General Failure Lord Djibril (who at least has a certain ruthless ness to commend him) look brilliant. They were also incapable of seeing that their strategy had been tried three times and failed all of them.The popular image of World War I (in the English-speaking world, at least) has been thoroughly solidified as this trope: clueless upper class twits sending millions of men to their deaths, using Napoleonic tactics against machine guns, all whilst sitting out the war in luxurious chateaus miles behind the frontlines.

putting readers at the heart of the decision-making process and allowing them, literally, to change the course of history. Like all targets, if 47 confronts him openly, he won't fight back and instead insults and threatens him. The variant "armchair admiral" has the added implication that operations at sea such as battle (or in peacetime, rescue), bring in several constraints and complications (like the danger of drowning) that are poorly taken into account by people not familiar with seafaring.Albright angrily asked him why bother having such a powerful military if it wasn't going to be used.

From battlefields to war cabinets, each tactical and strategic decision you make leads to a different outcome. Powell kept stressing the need for a specific endgame and exit strategy before any military force was applied, having learned this bitter lesson during his combat service in Vietnam. About Face, an autobiography by Colonel David Hackworth, proposes that the war in Korea and Vietnam was undermined by academic 'experts' and military commanders with no understanding of what was happening in the field. In one particularly absurd scene Tomohiko and his friend get into a heated argument about whether or not Japan really needed the "divine wind" —aka " kamikaze"—to escape being conquered by the Mongol Empire.The rise of the Internet has led to a veritable explosion in the second type by lowering the cost of entry and allowing every Tom, Dick, and Harry with a keyboard and Internet connection to voice their opinion. Pompey's forces significantly outnumbered Caesar's and had them stuck in a siege, which left Caesar's forces falling to disease, starvation, and desertion while Pompey's better supplied men ate and carried on with relative comfort. His plans made sense on paper, but his major flaw was his inability to change them, leading to him sticking to his plans long after the situation on the ground made them impossible.

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