The Generals' War

Discussion in 'Archive: The Senate Floor' started by Coruscant, Jun 8, 2010.

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  1. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    I didn't want JFK to win. Simply put, I think he has too much of a reputation from being a martyr for being shot than for necessarily what he did (I'd say LBJ did more), and that the whole... "being shot" thing gives him a pass, and that his reputation isn't substance, really, but style. So I didn't want him getting momentum.

    John Quincy Adams got some points from me due to his Amistad activity.
  2. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    You're right re JFK.

    J. Q. Adams was a man (like Carter) who was a poor President but had a substantial career in other ways. Like his father, John Adams, he was a little too eager to display his smarts and insufficiently emollient for a successful politician.
  3. SuperWatto Manager Emeritus

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    ...You guys sure you're not thinking of Anthony Hopkins?
  4. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    If we're gonna do history's great commanders next, then one of you should probably compile the list and post the thread because that's a subject I'm much less knowledgeable about, though I would probably use such a game as an opportunity to start learning about all these ancient guys.
  5. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Napoleon
    Wellington
    Davout
    Massena
    Lannes
    Eisenhower
    Cromwell
    Maurice de Saxe
    Marlborough
    Frederick the Great
    Montrose, Edward 1st
    William the Conquerer
    Hannibal
    Robert E. Lee
    Stonewall Jackson
    U. S. Grant
    Sherman
    Patton
    Saladin
    Joan of Arc
    Attila the Hun
    George Washington
    Julius Caesar
    Alexander the Great
    Guderian
    Von Manstein
    Belisaurius
    Rommel
    Zhukov
    Scipio Africanus
    Gustavus Adolphus
    Wallenstein
    Eugene of Savoy
    Suleyman the Magnificent
    Jan Sobieski
    Ludendorff
    Mackensen
    von Blucher
    von Clausewitz
    Shaka Zulu
    Simon Bolivar
    Garibaldi
    Sheridan
    Longstreet
    von Moltke
    Foch
    Petain
    Currie
    Pershing
    MacArthur
    Puller
    Montgomery
    O'Connor
    Ridgeway
    Slim
    Franks
    Schwartzkopf

  6. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Just tossing in more names. Some are field commanders and kings while others are leaders of revolutions who fought in battles on a much smaller (but effective) scale.


    Theodore Roosevelt
    Marcus Antonius
    Genghis Khan
    Kublai Khan
    Sir Francis Drake
    William Wallace
    Henry V
    Alexander Nevsky
    Pompey
    Charlemagne
    Spartacus
    Hammurabi
    Richard the Lionheart
    Sam Houston
    Hernan Cortes
    Colin Powell
    Ramesses II
    Leonidas
    Judas Maccabeus
    Constantine
    Xerxes
    Ivan the Terrible
    Michael Collins
    Fidel Castro
    Sun Tzu
  7. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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  8. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    I am aware of that tidbit. I didn't think we had to be that specific when it came to military leaders. My apologies.
  9. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Prinz Eugen (Eugene of Savoy) + 2

    Anyone else want to weigh in on the list? Is that going to be too long if we combine those two?
  10. SuperWatto Manager Emeritus

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    Does this come with a course book?
  11. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    The internet will tell you all you need to know. In the interests of keeping the list down, no Admirals or Air Marshalls.
  12. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    If we can get Schwarzkopf on there for basically executing the biggest flanking manuever in history, how about Petraeus for salvaging Iraq?
  13. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    So when will we be starting this?
  14. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Well we have to narrow down the lists to either 50 or below as I don't want to be playing this into the new year. :p
  15. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    My list had 50 people in it.
  16. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    =D= I naturally meant the two lists (plus Petraeus) combined.
  17. Champion of the Force Force Ghost

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    If you're concerned about the number of people involved, you could also just simply drop down the starting points they begin with (like maybe down to 15 points, or even 10).
  18. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Is that what you'd do? I'd be fine with one or the other or both.

    Also Champion, just to quickly address something you said a few pages ago. I didn't just hold back and pounce when it came to eliminating presidents. I did more than my fair share of breaking them down before taking them out. In fact I'd dare say that if it hadn't been for 2 or 3 of us that game would have still been going on with 20 to 30 Presidents left because everyone was focusing on keeping and eliminating Carter and Teddy in gridlock battle. I agree that giving points for eliminations aren't necessary though. It was just a fun side project for the game as far as I was concerned.
  19. Champion of the Force Force Ghost

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    I thought you were being clever actually, and playing the game quite intelligently. It wasn't intended to be a knock against you. :)

    However I think if we play this again we should leave off naming eliminators; unfortunately some didn't see it as much 'fun' as the rest of us.
  20. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    I just figured I'd get that out there. :p

  21. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Do you want me to edit both lists down to 50?
  22. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Sounds like a fun job, and you're just the person for it.
  23. Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Grand Master

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    It might also help to edit the list into rough chronological order.
  24. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Maybe alphabetic order?
  25. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Alexander the Great
    Alexander Nevsky
    Attila the Hun
    Belisaurius
    Bolivar
    Charlemange
    Cromwell
    Currie
    Davout
    Edward Longshanks
    Eisenhower
    Eugene of Savoy
    Franks
    Frederick the Great
    Foch
    Garibaldi
    U. S. Grant
    Guderian
    Gustavus Adolphus
    Hannibal
    Henry V
    Stonewall Jackson
    Joan of Arc
    Julius Caesar
    Lannes
    Leonidas
    Longstreet
    Ludendorff
    MacArthur
    Mackensen
    von Manstein
    Marlborough
    Massena
    von Moltke
    Montgomery
    Montrose, Edward 1st
    Napoleon
    O'Connor
    Patton
    Pershing
    Petain
    Puller
    Richard the Lionheart
    Ridgeway
    Rommel
    Saladin
    Maurice de Saxe
    Schwartzkopf
    Scipio Africanus
    Shaka Zulu
    Sheridan
    Sherman
    Slim
    Jan Sobieski
    Spartacus
    Suleyman the Magnificent
    Wallenstein
    George Washington
    Wellington
    William the Conquerer
    Zhukov


    Okay, there are sixty, in order.
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