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Old 08-21-2018
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Originally Posted by Col. Valentinian View Post
can anyone give me advice on their opinions on which strategy is best for the union, strong defence or all out attack?

Split the ANV up, and defeat it in detail

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Strategic campaigns[edit]
1796–1797: Napoleon Bonaparte's first campaign in Italy during the French Revolution, in which the French army of 37,000 men defeated 52,000 Piedmontese and Habsburg troops by rapid advances, which prevented the two nations' armies from combining.[2]
10–15 February 1814: the Six Days' Campaign was a final series of victories by the forces of Napoleon, as the Sixth Coalition armies closed in on Paris.[3]
1862: Stonewall Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, in which Jackson defeated three Union commands (a total of 60,000 men) with his own command (of 17,000 men), by fighting each of the enemy columns in turn while the Union commands were separated from each other by impassable terrain or a significant distance.
1912–1913: The Balkan League's victory over the Ottoman Empire in the First Balkan War.
1914: The Battle of Tannenberg and the First Battle of the Masurian Lakes, with the Germans exploiting the geography of the Masurian Lakes and the personal antipathy between the Russian commanders to defeat the Russian Second Army and later the Russian First Army.
1941: Operation Compass, when the British defeated an Italian force more than four times larger in North Africa by exploiting the fact that the Italian defenses could not support each other.

Tactical examples[edit]
The Battle of Gaugamela, in which Alexander the Great used his Companion Cavalry to charge Darius III
Gallic tribes tried and nearly succeeded in defeating Julius Caesar's army in detail at the Battle of the Sabis.
In the Battle of Teutoburg Forest an army of German tribes under Arminius exterminated Legio XVII, Legio XVIII and Legio XIX, Roman legions under Publius Quinctilius Varus
The Battle of Pavia (1525), during the Italian War of 1521-1526
The Battle of Pratapgarh in which Shivaji defeated the army of Afzal Khan
The Battle of the Nile (1798), when Horatio Lord Nelson brought his ships alongside both sides of anchored French ships in a line and then moved on to the next
The Battle of Raate Road, in Finland (1940)
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