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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Reginmund Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Jun-2009 at 13:21
Originally posted by Emperor Barbarossa Emperor Barbarossa wrote:

Perhaps not a general, but the Anglo-Saxon that held off the Vikings at Stamford Bridge for hours until they took a boat under the bridge and stabbed him with a spear. Bravest general could possibly be Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Confederate cavalry commander who lead daunting raids at the front of his men.


You have it upside down. The Norwegians were the ones retreating and it was one of their berserkers that held the bridge against the Anglo-Saxon army, buying them time to regroup. It was an Anglo-Saxon who in the end speared him from underneath the bridge.

One that hasn't been mentioned yet is Guan Yu, one of Liu Bei's generals during the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history. He was perhaps the greatest warrior in his time as well as a paragon of integrity, if the sources are to be believed. After his death a cult sprang up around his name, similar to how a saint would be worshipped in Europe.
Hwæt! wē Gār-Dena in geār-dagum,
þeod-cyninga, þrym gefrunon,
hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon.
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Originally posted by REGINMUND REGINMUND wrote:


You have it upside down. The Norwegians were the ones retreating and it was one of their berserkers that held the bridge against the Anglo-Saxon army, buying them time to regroup. It was an Anglo-Saxon who in the end speared him from underneath the bridge.


Thank you Reginmund, I have to touch up on my Norse history (read the story about five years ago). But to add on to what you were saying about the Three Kingdoms era in China, Zhao Yun, also one of Liu Bei's generals, was a a very great warrior. At the Battle of Chang Ban, he rescued Liu Bei's son from capture by riding through Wei's lines, taking Liu Chan, and then riding back through Wei's lines with his spear in one arm and Liu Chan in the other. After returning to Liu Bei, Liu Bei tossed aside his own son and said that Zhao Yun's safety was more important to him than that of his own heir.

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Surely you need to mention Leonidas for his bravery against the persians.
Everybody's favorite Alexander the Great is also mentionable because of his near relation with his soldiers and the fact that he wanted to control his formation by own hand in the front. He's propably also one of the most beloved Generals amongst his soldiers.
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