Smartest tactician from ANH to NJO?

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by chissdude10, Dec 31, 2001.

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Smartest tactician from ANH to NJO?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Thrawn 62 vote(s) 64.6%
Pellaeon 2 vote(s) 2.1%
Dodonna 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Bel Iblis 5 vote(s) 5.2%
Ackbar 12 vote(s) 12.5%
Dryson 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Piett 1 vote(s) 1.0%
Dalla 2 vote(s) 2.1%
other 12 vote(s) 12.5%
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  1. chissdude10 Jedi Youngling

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    star 5
  2. chissdude10 Jedi Youngling

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    Thrawn hands down, simply a geniuse.
  3. JediASolo Jedi Master

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    Yeah, it has to be Thrawn, he's the smartest of em all.
  4. ILLUMINATUS_JEDI Force Ghost

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    Nov 29, 2001
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    I voted for Ackbar just to spite Chissdude.
    Cos we KNOW who is going to be on the list, we KNOW who is going to be top of the poll.

    Yes I know I'm petty but I like a good fight.
  5. chissdude10 Jedi Youngling

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  6. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    star 6
  7. leia393 Jedi Master

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    star 4
  8. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Tactics? Well... Thrawn was more of a strategic master, strictly speaking, but he does have a bit more ingenuity than the other Grand Admirals, so I'd vote him.

    Ackbar doesn't stand a change against most of the Grand Admirals, save a few.
  9. Darth_Destructo Jedi Master

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    star 4
  10. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    Ackbar, although I wish we got to see more of his command.
  11. Baron_Fel Jedi Master

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    How come there aren't any Vong?
  12. ST-TPM-ASF-TNE Moderator Emeritus

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    Thrawn followed by Vader
  13. DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus

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    General Reikeen (sp?) is always overlooked. He pre-empted the Imperial ground assault at Hoth and got most of the Rebels out with a fighting retreat.....not a bad effort considering he was facing an entire Imperial task force.

    This is a dud poll, I think.
    My vote goes to Riekeen just to fight the power ;)
  14. Draco_Starcloud Jedi Knight

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    Oct 25, 2001
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    Thrawn hands down. Go Thrawn!
  15. Veng_Commando Jedi Master

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    Akbar. He should be expanded upon... make him look smarter
  16. Terranix Jedi Knight

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    Nov 6, 2001
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    Yeesh, it's Emperor Palpatine, surley. As we find out in Dark Empire, he was manipulating Thrawn all the time.
  17. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

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    Man, this forum is pretty slow. *shrugs*

    Anyway, I voted for Thrawn. But I believe Bel Iblis is a pretty close 2nd, as he was one of the few people who could counter Thrawn's strategies.
  18. Warlord_Ken Jedi Master

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    I think Grand Admiral Thrawn was more of a strategist than a tactician. So I voted for General Bel Iblis. Grand Moff Tarkin and Adm. Daala would have come in as second.
  19. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

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    Daala? What have you been smoking, man?
  20. Warlord_Ken Jedi Master

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    Sigh. There was another thread flaming Daala and I had to defend her there.

    First of all, how many books has she been in? I only know of the JAT and Darksaber, she may have been in the BFC Trilogy but I never read it. Now, the JAT and DS are both written by Kevin J. Anderson, who is universally accepted as a poor writer AND, more importantly, he is very biased towards the NR. Of course that doesn't prove to be a very good argument, but if you look at all of Adm. Daala's battles, only a few were actually due to her own tactical fault.

    In my experience, while new S&T (Strategy and Tactics) can always be made up, the vast majority (even that of the great Grand Admiral Thrawn) are new and thickly-concealed versions of the same old thing. Which makes the whole "outdated" argument rather moot.
  21. DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus

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    So by that logic, Ken, if Daala had made up her own strategies on the fly she wouldn't have suffered so many defeats that were seemingly out of her control, right? ?[face_plain]
  22. Warlord_Ken Jedi Master

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    Perhaps. But some of her defeats were caused by things that were near unavoidable. IE when she was in the Maw and the Sun Crusher rammed one of her Star Destroyers.
  23. chissdude10 Jedi Youngling

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    If anyone was in the lit. for my tactical geniuse thread, I tried to flame her.
  24. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Tarkin was hardly a tactician. He wouldn't even abandon the Death Star, even though there was a risk. Hardly a great tactician.

    What about Wedge though? He won the New Rebellion battle singlehandedly by deciding to fire on Karrde's ships. He planned several missions in the Rogue Squadron books, including the taking of Coruscant and saw the need for a squad like Wraith Squad in those books. He also saw the need to check out Sernpidal in Ruin and improved on Krefay's plan in Rebirth. Not that Wedge is the best per se, but, like Riekann, he gets overlooked as the brilliant tactician that he is.
  25. DVader316 Jedi Grand Master

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    Id have to say Ackbar.
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