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Top 5/10 Tacticians

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Beniboybling
11.19.2012 , 01:07 PM | #1
OK, so there's all this debate going on about Revan being a good strategist or not. And I'm currently starting up a Kaggath VS thread. As well as getting ideas for future threads, I thought this would be fun. So, who do you rank as your top five (or ten if your a star wars guru) tacticians ever?

Here's my list:

1. Thrawn - I haven't read anything about this guy but I know he's the best of the best, besides I know if I don't place him here I'll be flamed.
2. Ackbar
3. Vader
4. Grievous
5. Revan
6. Malgus

^^ I'm not really sure about this, I just bashed something together.

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Aurbere
11.19.2012 , 03:24 PM | #2
Obviously Thrawn is up at the top. How many non-Force-sensitives could pull off what he did. I suggest you read the Thrawn books. Best books in post-ROTJ imo.
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Beniboybling
11.19.2012 , 04:25 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurbere View Post
Obviously Thrawn is up at the top. How many non-Force-sensitives could pull off what he did. I suggest you read the Thrawn books. Best books in post-ROTJ imo.
Anyone you think could challenge him? I'd kinda like to have him in my Kaggath Series.

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Aurbere
11.19.2012 , 04:41 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Beniboybling View Post
Anyone you think could challenge him? I'd kinda like to have him in my Kaggath Series.
In a battle of wits. Very, very few. Maybe Admiral Ackbar. There was this one Galactic Alliance Admiral (Bwatu or something) that beat the Thrawn simulator, but I don't really think a simulator can replace the real thing.

If anything, you would have to have someone with Battle Meditation in order to have a good chance at winning. Maybe Yoda, or Sidious. Possible Bastila, but she's not really a military commander.
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Wolfninjajedi
11.19.2012 , 04:57 PM | #5
Always did think General Carlist Rieekan was a good tactician and leader. He even had a bounty on his head, one large enough to buy a moon in the Core Planets or an entire planet in the Outer Rim Systems...I mean you don't get a bounty on your head that big without causing trouble.

A notable example on Hoth as soon as he was put in charge, he made an evacuation plan that would be ready at a moments notice. He put Major Derlin in charge of security which was a good move and when the Tauntauns became agitated he sought to work with the instincts of the animals rather then away, there was a lot of things Rieekan did for Echo Base and beyond that.
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Aurbere
11.19.2012 , 05:50 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
Always did think General Carlist Rieekan was a good tactician and leader. He even had a bounty on his head, one large enough to buy a moon in the Core Planets of an entire planet in the Outer Rim Systems...I mean you don't get a bounty on your head that big without causing trouble.

A notable example on Hoth as soon as he was put in charge, he made an evacuation plan that would be ready at a moments notice. He put Major Derlin in charge of security which was a good move and when the Tauntauns became agitated he sought to work with the instincts of the animals rather then away, there was a lot of things Rieekan did for Echo Base and beyond that.
Yeah, Rieekan is a pretty smart guy. He did a lot for the Rebellion and deserves to be recognized for it... *hint*
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DesmoASD
11.19.2012 , 06:15 PM | #7
Yeah Bwua'tu, Pellaeon and Daala were considered great tacticians their in time.

From what i recall of Daala though she is referred to as a great tactician but nearly always gets outmaneuvered in the books. That probably down to plot need though.

Gar Stazi from the Legacy era was also good.
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Idunhavaname
11.19.2012 , 09:41 PM | #8
1. Thrawn- this guy is like Napoleon on drugs. Timothy Zahn made him a future reader with great precision that its almost unreal. Not that im complaining as I am a huge fan of Thrawn but no other character can predict outcomes like he does AND competent enough to know when to retreat.
2. Ackbar-
3. Revan- I would have put him in second place but Ackbar won due to him not being force sensitive.
4. Malgus or Kilran- I honestly cant decide. Both were supposedly highly respected tacticians but they were idiotic in the game. One literally tried to stop a group of 5 Republic invaders BY HIMSELF with 2 random guards and the other didn't really do a great job of becoming emperor.
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