Top Ten Battles of All Time

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    I am not much of a tactician myself, but it appears as if many of those battles are rated on historical significance than anything else. I can think of many other battles that from a tactical standpoint, were probably much better.

    An interesting read none the less.

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    This looks like a really interesting link; I'll have to take some time with it.

    Why don't we list some important battles pre-1066?

    I would include Marathon-Salamis-Platea, since they ensured the survival of the preeminently important ancient Greek civilization.
     
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    can't believe thermopolae isn't there.
     
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    Any list that doesn't include Tonya Harding vs. Paula Jones isn't worth its salt :boobies:
     
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    Kursk is the most important battle in history and it doesn't even make the top ten?

    That list is atrocious.
     
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    Battle # 7 Atomic Bombing of Japan?!?!?!?!?!? WTF?

    That wasn't even a battle, it was an unopposed bombing.

    At least they listed a Chinese battle, but they passed over the three kingdoms era, probably the most famous war era of Chinese history. They could have mentioned the battle of Qingzhou, where a surprise attack led by the warlords and generals Cao Cao, Liu Bei, and Sun Jian broke the seige around Qingzhou and ended the Yellow Scarves Rebellion and led to the end of the Han Dynasty as the warlords began to wield more power. If they wanted a more definitive one, they could have gone with the battle of Hu Lao Gate, where Dong Zuo, Han emporer, was killed, along with his finest warrior, Lu Bu, whose legendary status has nearly reached that of Achilles. This led to 100 years of Chinese civil war.

    If they wanted to replace #7 up there, what about the batte of Okinawa, where the U.S. finally seized originally Japanese territory and where the famous Suribachi picture came from.

    They didn't mention the Macabee rebellion, in which untrained, outnumbered, and poorly armed Judean rebels reclaimed the Temple of Solomon from Roman invaders.

    They mentioned Antietem, but not Gettysburg. What's the logic in that. Antietem was a skirmish compared to Gettysburg, and Gettysburg had more effect on the war, too.

    I could go on and on, but I'd rather not.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    I didn't say it was accurate, I just said it was interesting.
     

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