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|Hmm. I would have to agree with TD that luck is very important in someone having the opportunity to become a great general. But I would also have to agree with the others that it's not a quality or attribute for the purposes of our discussion.
I'll buy perception (vision? I see the point made, I'd been considering it more in the strategic sense than the tactical, but it applies to both), but I don't think I agree with political. How does political ability make one a great general? They needed to be political enough to follow directions of politicians in accomplishing their war aims and be able to see the larger political picture. I'm not convinced on this one. Most 'political' generals did poorly during the war.