Best Military Leader Post World war Two from 1946-Present
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1. Board Game: Citadel: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:6558]
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General Vo Nguyen Giap Vietnamese general.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Giap
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2. Board Game: Chosin: X Corps Escapes the Trap [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:9359]
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General Peng Dehuai. Chinese commander during the Korean war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peng_Dehuai
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3. Board Game: Red Dragon, Blue Dragon: The Huaihai, 1948-1949 [Average Rating:6.85 Unranked]
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General Liu Bocheng. Lead CCP general at the decisive battle of Huai Hai 1948-1949.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Bocheng
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4. Board Game: The Korean War [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:2186]
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General Matthew Ridgeway

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Ridgway
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5. Board Game: Inchon: MacArthur's Gambit [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:6924]
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General Douglas MacArthur.

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6. Board Game: Middle East Battles: El Arish '67 [Average Rating:6.27 Unranked]
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General Israel Tal.

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

Instrumental in shaping Israel's current armor doctrine which won the 6 Day and Yom Kippur war.
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7. Board Game: The Valley of Tears: 7th Brigade Stands Defiant [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
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General Avigdor Ben Gal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avigdor_Ben-Gal

Victory of the Battle of the Valley of Tears 1973

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

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8. Board Game: Chinese Farm [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:9554]
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General Avraham Adan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Adan
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9. Board Game: Blow by Blow: Pakistan Invades India 1965 [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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Major General Gurbaksh Singh Indian General

Battle of Assal Uttar

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

Pitted 130 Indian mainly Sherman and Centurion tanks vs. 300 Pakistani M-48 Pattons. Result. The Indians lost 32 tanks, the Paks lost 97 tanks. Paks lost this battle heavilly.
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10. Board Game: Ia Drang, Vietnam 1965 [Average Rating:5.98 Unranked]
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General Hal Moore

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Moore
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11. Board Game: Sealords: The Vietnam War in the Mekong Delta [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:8789]
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Vice Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Jr.

One of the best US military leaders during the Vietnam war 1964-1975.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Sealords
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12. Board Game: Defiance: The Battle of Xuan Loc [Average Rating:6.17 Unranked]
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General Le Minh Dao best ARVN general.

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13. Board Game: Chad: The Toyota Wars [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:8440]
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General Hassan Djamous

Chadian general.

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

One of the best African generals in history, compared to Rommel.

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14. Board Game: Operation Desert Storm [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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General Norman Schwarzkopf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Schwarzkopf
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15. Board Game: Cold War Battles: Budapest '56 & Angola '87 [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:8238]
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Col. Deon Ferriera

South African commander of UNITA and South African forces at Operations Modular, Hooper and Packer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cuito_Cuanavale
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16. Board Game: Into a Bear Trap: The Battle for Grozny, January 1995 [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:7990]
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The Chechen military commanders. Excellent guerilla war operations vs. the Russians.
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17. Board Game: Indo-Pakistani Wars [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:11279]
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Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.

One of the best Indian generals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Manekshaw
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18. Board Game: Holy War: Afghanistan [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:8968]
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Ahmad Shah Massoud

Probably the best Mujahadeen commander during the Soviet Afghan war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massoud
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19. Board Game: Pickin' Chickens [Average Rating:4.55 Unranked]
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Colonel Harland Sanders

Great warrior in the fight against low morale due to dull, tasteless rations. "They're finger lickin' good" was the rallying cry of his troops. Loved by the many he served; he was the bane of chickens everywhere. Although he passed away in 1980 his legacy lives on to this day.





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20. Board Game: Battle for Baghdad [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:7640]
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General David Petraus

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21. Board Game: Downtown: Air War Over Hanoi, 1965-1972 [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:1848]
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Colonel (later Brigadier General) Robin Olds, who came up with "Operation Bolo", a deliberate ruse on the part of the USAF to get the North Vietnamese to send up their precious and few MiG-21s to shoot down a large gaggle of supposed F-105s. On January 2, 1967 the F-4s flown by Olds' 8th Tactical Fighter wing flew the same patterns as the F-105s, used the same radio frequencies and call signs, and even borrowed F-105 jammer pods to convince the North Vietnamese they were attacking USAF F-105s. The ruse worked perfectly and the USAF shot down seven MiG-21s out of the 16 the North Vietnamese owned at the time, Colonel Olds getting one of the MiGs himself. The North Vietnamese did not send out their remaining MiG-21s in large numbers again for quite a long time after a similar but smaller mission.

Colonel Olds flew P-38s and P-51s in World War II but missed combat in Korea. He ended up a triple ace, getting twelve kills in World War II and four kills in Vietnam for a total of 16. His F-4C Phantom II Scat XXVII sits in the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH. Olds died on June 14, 2007 of congestive heart failure. He was 84.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Olds]
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Major General David Ivri

Commander of the Israeli Air force(IAF) during the 1982 Lebanese war.

Destroyed Syrian air defenses within a few days over the Bekaa, with early and revolutionary uses of RPVs and electronic countermeasures.

Also responsible for the air strike which heavilly damaged the Iraqi nuke reactor in 1981.

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

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23. Board Game: Elusive Victory: The Air War over the Suez Canal, 1967-1973 [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:3457]
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Major General Mordechai Hod.

Commander of the IAF during the 6 Day war. Brilliant planner of Operation Focus which practically destroyed the Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian air forces in the opening hours of the war.

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

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24. Board Game: Second Lebanon War: 2006 [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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The Hezbollah military planners which basically blunted and and stalled the Israeli offensive into Lebanon in the 2006 Lebanese war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Lebanon_War

Very good use combined use of positional and guerilla warfare. Greatly helped by fortifications and Russian ATGMs(9M133 Kornet ATGM) bloodied and stalled the Israeli advance to the Litani river.
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