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Offline jomni

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Military Generals League Table
« on: July 30, 2019, 10:59:39 PM »
Interesting read. How did your favourite general do?
Make sure to explore the visualisation link to see the results.

https://towardsdatascience.com/napoleon-was-the-best-general-ever-and-the-math-proves-it-86efed303eeb
« Last Edit: July 30, 2019, 11:27:20 PM by jomni »


Offline ArizonaTank

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Re: Military Generals League Table
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 11:21:42 PM »
Interesting to use baseball stat technique to rate generals. 

I guess they would make great trading cards....

I'll give you two Mansteins for a Ney and a Sheridan...
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Re: Military Generals League Table
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 03:05:04 AM »
Still if I wanted someone to save the day with a smaller force I think I would pick Wellington still :)

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Re: Military Generals League Table
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2019, 06:44:07 AM »
Topps should definitely create a line of trading cards around this.
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Re: Military Generals League Table
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2019, 08:15:55 AM »
I used to play my top trumps to death :) had so many packs.

Fave was World War 2 Warships :)

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Re: Military Generals League Table
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2019, 08:30:17 AM »
Interesting but unfair exercise. War ain't Baseball, Grant told me that who was a damned good 3rd baseman in his day. You can't compare all commanders in all wars and not consider the times, tech, strategy, and soldiers part of the equation. Davout lower on the list than Ney?  :o  And on and on. Still it was a fun read and I'll swap anything for 2 Mansteins. Now Admirals.....
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Re: Military Generals League Table
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2019, 12:09:49 PM »
Fun find, Jomni. And like every baseball card set ever made, it inspires debate, which is half of the fun   O0
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