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 Posted: Wed Mar 26th, 2008 07:48 pm
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I would agree on both points.  But that does move us over 10.

That it does. Do either of them deserve to displace what is there? If so,,which?

From what I've read, when an officer was recommended to Napoleon for a command, the question Napoleon was most likely to ask was: "But is he lucky?"

Based on the axioms that "one makes ones own luck" and "opportunity knocks but once," is the "ability to take advantage of an opponent's mistakes" worthy of the first ten? If so, which would it displace?

Perhaps a top ten is not possible? I propose that we first agree on a top ten and match it against considered "great" generals and then proceed on the secondary ten qualities. After all, Don did assemble 29 examples.



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