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    What is this nobody tells me nothing anymore i might just go cry i cant beleive i missed out on this


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    • Lad's & Lass's... the Greatest Battle Campaign has yet to begin...

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      • Man,I've got to visit this section more often,count me in when it starts. I missed voting on the poll .
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        • I definitely don't want to miss out. Do we have to sign up somewhere or just participate in the voting???? I haven't done the campaigns before and I do want to be part of this one.

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          • Originally posted by DeltaOne View Post
            I definitely don't want to miss out. Do we have to sign up somewhere or just participate in the voting???? I haven't done the campaigns before and I do want to be part of this one.

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                • I am a Civil War buff. I always post in the ACG Civil War thread, but, I have a problem with Gettysburg being included as a "decisive battle". If one thinks about it, Gettysburg was not decisive at all. It changed nothing. If you want decisive in that war, you might need to go to Chattanooga (which got Grant springboarded to the Eastern Theater). That, in turn, brought on the fighting in the Wilderness. It was the aftermath of the fighting in the Wilderness which signalled a change in the way the war would be fought. There would be no more fighting Lee, losing and falling back to lick wounds. The AotP was moving forward from then on, come hell or high water!

                  I also believe that Ulundi was way more decisive than Isandhlwana. Also, Koenniggratz and Solferino were very important for giving the world united Germany and united Italy.

                  I also think that, for WWII, Stalingrad, Midway, El Alamein and El Guettar and Guadalcanal should have been running neck and neck. Stalingrad and Midway were obvious, but El Guettar proved that the Americans, when properly led, could beat the Germans. And Guadalcanal proved that the image of the Japanese as masters of jungle fighters was wrong. They were tough, single-minded fighters, but not necessarily superior in the jungle. The aftermath of Guadalcanal meant that the Japanese would not be on the strategic offensive in the war again.
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                    • Originally posted by TomDeFranco View Post
                      I am a Civil War buff. I always post in the ACG Civil War thread, but, I have a problem with Gettysburg being included as a "decisive battle". If one thinks about it, Gettysburg was not decisive at all. It changed nothing. If you want decisive in that war, you might need to go to Chattanooga (which got Grant springboarded to the Eastern Theater). That, in turn, brought on the fighting in the Wilderness. It was the aftermath of the fighting in the Wilderness which signalled a change in the way the war would be fought. There would be no more fighting Lee, losing and falling back to lick wounds. The AotP was moving forward from then on, come hell or high water!

                      I also believe that Ulundi was way more decisive than Isandhlwana. Also, Koenniggratz and Solferino were very important for giving the world united Germany and united Italy.

                      I also think that, for WWII, Stalingrad, Midway, El Alamein and El Guettar and Guadalcanal should have been running neck and neck. Stalingrad and Midway were obvious, but El Guettar proved that the Americans, when properly led, could beat the Germans. And Guadalcanal proved that the image of the Japanese as masters of jungle fighters was wrong. They were tough, single-minded fighters, but not necessarily superior in the jungle. The aftermath of Guadalcanal meant that the Japanese would not be on the strategic offensive in the war again.
                      I don't think Stalingrad is obvious, Moscow bled the Germans so much that they had to strip AGs Nord and Mitte to launch an offensive in the south. And even with that the proportion of Italian, Hungarian and Romanian divisions to German deivisions was virtually 1 to 1 in AG B in Nov. 42

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                        • Originally posted by TomDeFranco View Post
                          I am a Civil War buff. I always post in the ACG Civil War thread, but, I have a problem with Gettysburg being included as a "decisive battle". If one thinks about it, Gettysburg was not decisive at all. It changed nothing. If you want decisive in that war, you might need to go to Chattanooga (which got Grant springboarded to the Eastern Theater). That, in turn, brought on the fighting in the Wilderness. It was the aftermath of the fighting in the Wilderness which signalled a change in the way the war would be fought. There would be no more fighting Lee, losing and falling back to lick wounds. The AotP was moving forward from then on, come hell or high water!

                          I also believe that Ulundi was way more decisive than Isandhlwana. Also, Koenniggratz and Solferino were very important for giving the world united Germany and united Italy.

                          I also think that, for WWII, Stalingrad, Midway, El Alamein and El Guettar and Guadalcanal should have been running neck and neck. Stalingrad and Midway were obvious, but El Guettar proved that the Americans, when properly led, could beat the Germans. And Guadalcanal proved that the image of the Japanese as masters of jungle fighters was wrong. They were tough, single-minded fighters, but not necessarily superior in the jungle. The aftermath of Guadalcanal meant that the Japanese would not be on the strategic offensive in the war again.
                          El Alamein for me was one of the most decisive battles, not only was it the. truely first British and commonwealth victory in the field, but for the rest of the world it showed that the germans could be beaten, so it also served as a ray of hope to countries. including britain, that had seen defeat after defeat.
                          The capture of tunis just after stalingrad also deserves a mention because more axis prisoners were taken than at stalingrad.
                          I am a bit biased because my great uncle fought right through the north african campaign firstly with the middle east commando and then the lrdg.
                          In fact he was evacuated from france in 1940, joined the commandos war on the lafoton raid. middle east, scicily, italy, back home, normandy where he got wounded and decorated, battle of the bulge( yes british troopr were involved ) wounded again, recovered and volunteered for service in burma.
                          He liked a fight.
                          He also said that they knew the germans could be beaten and that el alamein was the proof, i have never forgotten this.

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                          • Originally posted by queensman View Post
                            El Alamein for me was one of the most decisive battles, not only was it the. truely first British and commonwealth victory in the field, but for the rest of the world it showed that the germans could be beaten, so it also served as a ray of hope to countries. including britain, that had seen defeat after defeat.
                            The capture of tunis just after stalingrad also deserves a mention because more axis prisoners were taken than at stalingrad.
                            I am a bit biased because my great uncle fought right through the north african campaign firstly with the middle east commando and then the lrdg.
                            In fact he was evacuated from france in 1940, joined the commandos war on the lafoton raid. middle east, scicily, italy, back home, normandy where he got wounded and decorated, battle of the bulge( yes british troopr were involved ) wounded again, recovered and volunteered for service in burma.
                            He liked a fight.
                            He also said that they knew the germans could be beaten and that el alamein was the proof, i have never forgotten this.
                            Of course the Germans had already been beaten in front of Moscow, but your choice was a decisive battle in WWII terms.

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