Who was the most competent military commander?

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Who was the most competent military commander?

Post by hauptmannn » 27 Aug 2003 16:05

I think for the Austro-Hungarian military General Svetozan Borojevic von Bojna and Archduke Eugene were the two best and most competent military commanders because they both commanded the Italian Front and inflicted some very punishing blows to the Italians in terms of casualties, captured soldiers and equipment and their offensive might have knocked Italy out of the war if the Brusilov offensive was not mounted. Does anyone have any other commanders that are competent or at least able to command well?

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Post by Glenn2438 » 27 Aug 2003 20:56

I agree with your naming Boroevic as probably the most talented Austro-Hungarian Commander. Like all WW1 armies, Austro-Hungary had both bad and good senior commanders. Some of the better ones I would suggest were:

Feldmarschall Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza
Feldmarschall Eduard Freiherr von Böhm-Ermolli
Feldmarschall Erzherzog Joseph
Generaloberst Karl Freiherr von Pflanzer-Baltin
Generaloberst Viktor Graf Dankl
Generaloberst Karl Kritek
Generaloberst Stephan Freiherr Sarkotic von Lovcen
Generaloberst Josef Ritter Roth von Limanowa-Lapanów
Generaloberst Arthur Freiherr Arz von Straussenburg

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Post by hauptmannn » 28 Aug 2003 10:26

Thanks for conributing! :)

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Post by Erzherzog » 31 Aug 2003 16:53

Feldmarschall Johann Josef Wenzel Graf Radetzky is one of the best leaders.

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Post by fdewaele » 01 Sep 2003 09:55

Yes but Radetzky's last campaign dated from 1848... so he dates from an entirely different era.

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Post by Erzherzog » 01 Sep 2003 12:10

Well, yes. Actually 1849.

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Post by FW » 20 Nov 2003 16:19

Anton Haus, head of the Navy before Horthy

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Post by hauptmannn » 13 Dec 2003 04:54

I'm not very familiar with anton haus, can someone tell me about him and why you chose him as being competent? thanks :)

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