Not every but all our top generals went there-Patton, MacArthur, Ike, Bradley...the list goes on and on. If you can even name a decent general (nothing special general but not a bad one) that DIDN'T go there, ill give you total victory.
Originally Posted by Radu
Because invading another country isnt modeled in HoI.
Like I said,NONE of the operations prior to the Iraq war come even close to being represented what HOI2 calls wars. Furthermore, the lavish praise you heaped on him ostentatively refers to *post-war Iraq*,namely the occupation.Performance in occupations is not something HOI2 is concerned or can even model.
an iraq strategy that works. rose from a meager major general commanding some paratroopers to a full general running a war in 4 years.
Petraeus will be a top-tier (skill-wise) US general,and his most recent commands of Airborne/Air Assault units earn him a "Commando" trait,but that's it.
from wiki: A poll recently conducted by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines selected Petraeus as one of the world's top 100 public intellectuals. And in 2007, Time named Petraeus one of the 100 most influential leaders and revolutionaries of the year as well as one of its four runners up for Time Person of the Year
theyre the turkeys ever since patraeus took over. also, how come modern generals cant be good? and, u said all other generals, well, mark clark wasnt too good and lets leave clark at that...
It would be an insult to all the other generals, particularly the WWII greats, if we fucking put an equal sign between them and today's American generals that are in charge of a virtual turkey shoot in Iraq.
It would be an insult to the two World Wars, WW1 where most generals got their first taste of war and WW2 where some managed to brilliantly adapt to the new warfare type, to equate their intensity to the small war of choice in Iraq.
so this is a type of warfare we've been fighting for years? hmm, i remember 1 example of a gorrilla war and that was vietnam, before Patraeus even graduated from west point.
Face it, he deserves skill 4 or 5. major general at skill 5 is my lobby for the game start. i wouldnt give him commando as hes essentially running a war, something commando leaders dont do and has still shown his expertise commanding a large force. perhaps give offensive and defensive doctrine with commando as it will only be a small bonus for most units (-5 for commando and +10 for off/def)