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Bird_of_Thunder
12.27.2012 , 12:37 PM | #18
The Clone Army was growth-accelerated, which means while the trained 24/7, they didn't have the years of experience the Mandalorians had, meaning the Mandalorians probably had ongoing training almost 3 times longer than the clones. Not to mention Mandalore himself held a duel against Revan, but ultimately lost. If not for the interference of Revan and his Jedi, the Mandalorians would've destroyed the Republic. Revan had many Jedi backing him, while the CIS (in this case) had Grievous (a four-armed lightsaber duelist and master strategist, but not Force-sensitive) and Assaj Ventress (a deadly Force-sensitive, lightsaber-weilding assassin). While both are deadly, Mandalore the Ultimate was a profficient duelist and Cassus Fett was a renowned strategist.

However, the CIS had more expansive forces, and if Grievous copied what Revan did (use the Mandalorian tactics against the Mandos), he would have a cutting edge against the Mandos. On the other hand, the Mandalorians commandos were supposedly the best in the galaxy, better than the Republic commandos. This would lead to the commandos performing covert ops against the CIS infrastructure. Not to mention the super-commandos, who are an elite variant of the regular Mando commandos. While CIS commando droids are effective, the Mandalorian commandos have an edge due to expansive training of the Mandalorians vs. programming. While programming may be advance, it cannot necessarily replace the hardcore training of the Mandalorians.

While the CIS fleet was quite large and quite strong, the Mandalorians blocked the Hydian Way (which couldn't be broken by the Republic) until a smuggling cartel assisted the Republic in breaking it. Keep in mind that Hylo Visz was a well-experienced pilot and cunning in general. The CIS fleet was strong, but could still be brought down by the Mandalorians cunning tactics. Here's where the Mandalorian commandos come in again. If the commandos can sneak on board the CIS ships, they could destroy the ship without a large threat looming over them.

In a one-on-one between Grievous and Mandalore, while Grievous has four-arms, Mandalore stood up to Revan. This section goes to Grievous due to the fact that he was one of the greatest Jedi hunters ever.

All in all, I'd give it to the Mandalorians due to their extravagent tactics and the factor of the commandos and supercommandos
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