Worst Army and Naval leaders of World war two
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1. Board Game: Decision At Kasserine [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:5822]
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General Lloyd Fredenhall US General at Kasserine Pass.

Perhaps the worst US general in ww2.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Fredendall
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2. Board Game: Greek Tragedy [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:10631]
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General Sebastanio Prasca, General Ubaldo Soddu, General Ugo Cavallero

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugo_Cavallero

Possibly some of the worst Generals of ww2.

These guys commander the Italian army offensive in Greece in 1940 which turned out to be a farce.
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3. Board Game: Strange Defeat: The Fall of France, 1940 [Average Rating:5.10 Overall Rank:14324]
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General Umberto Saviola commander of the farcial Italian invasion of France in 1940.
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4. Board Game: Illusionary Fortress [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked]
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General Arthur Perceival, British General at Singapore in 1942.

Perhaps the worst British general in ww2.
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5. Board Game: Luftwaffe [Average Rating:5.55 Overall Rank:13076]
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General Hermann Goring.
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6. Board Game: No Retreat! [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:2962]
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General Wilhelm Keitel. Basically a Hitler yes man or "nodding donkey".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Keitel
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7. Board Game: Wavell's War [Average Rating:7.78 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.78 Unranked]
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The Italian Generals who were the receiving end of Operation Compass 1940

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Compass
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8. Board Game: The Game of France, 1940: German Blitzkrieg in the West [Average Rating:5.74 Overall Rank:8121]
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General Maxime Weygand. The worst French general in ww2.
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9. Board Game: Okinawa [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:12085]
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General Isamu Cho. The Japanese general who launched the ill fated Japanese offensive vs. the US troops on Okinawa which greatly helped US victory in the battle and implicit at the Nanjing massacre.

Probably one of the worst Japanese generals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isamu_Ch%C5%8D

Probably only good at killing civilians.
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10. Board Game: Guadalcanal [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:9957]
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Admiral Robert L. Ghormley. Probalby the worst US admiral in ww2.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Ghormley
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11. Board Game: G-Barbarossa [Average Rating:6.89 Unranked]
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General Semyon Budyonny.

Probably the worst Soviet general in WW2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semeon_Budyonny
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12. Board Game: Arctic Storm: The Russo-Finnish Winter War 1939-40 [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:6080]
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General Kliment Voroshilov.

Vies with Buddehny as the worst Soviet general in the war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kliment_Voroshilov
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13. Board Game: Assault on Leningrad [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:10881]
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General Grigory Kulik.

Again one of the worst(also vying for top spot in this category) Soviet general in ww2.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigory_Kulik
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14. Board Game: Singapore [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:8904]
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General Takuma Nishimura

One of the worst Japanese generals. Initiated the Japanese invasion of French Indochina in 1940 without the knowledge of the Japanese governement. This ultimately angered the US and resulted in the start of economic embargoes on Japan.

Also commander of the Japanese Imperial Guards division at Singapore 1942. Often clashed with General Yamashita. The Imperial Guards performed poorly at Singapore and suffered the most casualties.

Also responsible to civilian massacres at Singapore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takuma_Nishimura
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15. Board Game: Storm Over Taierzhuang [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:7696]
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General Tang Enbo.

Probably one of the worst KMT Chinese generals in WW2. Late at Taierzhuang which prevented the destruction of the Japanese 10th XX(due to political reasons of course). Also defeated in several more battles with the Japanese during the war.

Former friend of Chang Kai Shek. Chang accused him that he was the reason the the rapid defeat at Shanghai in 1937.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_Enbo
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16. Board Game: The Arduous Beginning [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:6923]
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General Dmitry Pavlov

By popular demand. One of the worse Soviet generals in ww2. Probably got executed when the Soviet tank doctrine failed disastrously.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Pavlov
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17. Board Game: Panzer Grenadier: 1940 – The Fall of France [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:4869]
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General Maurice Gamelin.

Vies for the title as the worse French general in ww2.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Gamelin
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18. Board Game: Typhon sur le Pacifique [Average Rating:6.07 Unranked]
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Tojo, The Japanese leadership including Emperor Hirohito.

http://boardgame.geekdo.com/geeklist/item/add/45367

For invading China in 1937(Emperor Hirohito was assured that the war could be won in 3 months, but 4 years later, the war is a stalemate).

And even after being assure of victory in China. They attack the USA/Allies to get resources in order to win the war in China......

Goes to show you that the Japanese leadership and military was living in a fantasy world.
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19. Board Game: Admiral Graf Spee [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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Captain Hans Langsdorff. Failed to trust the ship and crew under his command, scuttling the Admiral Graf Spee outside Montevideo, Uruguay. Could have possibly avoided the engagement with Achilles, Ajax, and Exeter to begin with. Not at all as aggressive as the admiral his ship was named after.
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20. Board Game: Storm Over Kunlun Pass, 1939 [Average Rating:6.63 Unranked]
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General Du Yuming

One of the worse KMT generals in WW2. Practically a Chang Kai Shek yes man. Blamed for the disastrous performance of the Chinese expeditionary corps in the early stages of the Burmese war in 1942.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du_Yuming
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21. Board Game: Monty's Gamble: Market Garden [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:3006]
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Basically a propaganda general when the limies needed more than warm beer to boost their flacid morale. Won one battle aganist a worthy opponent when he had tons of supply and the other guy had none (kudos to the Royal Navy for that - not Monty).

I'll bet that scene in a "A Bridge Too Far" where the Kraut generals laugh off the suggestion that the Allies couldn't be so stupid to put Monty (instead of Patton) in charge of Market Garden wasn't too far from the truth!gulp

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