What is your favorite unit?

Poll ended at Sun May 01, 2011 4:47 am

Indian
3%
1
Infantry
26%
9
Militia
6%
2
Artillery
31%
11
Field General
26%
9
Ship
9%
3
 
Total votes: 35
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Post which one you chose and why! :thumbsup:
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tagwyn
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Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:40 pm

Infantry is the "god of war." t

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Mortar
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Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:36 pm

I voted for artillery, though I could specify horse artillery in particular. I like to use at least one independent massed cavalry division in each main area of the map, when I can. Also I try to fold in sharpshooter or marines/sailors, when I can, to make them abit more effective and capitalize on their "celerity".
There are many unlisted troop types that also could be mentioned.

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Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:01 pm

[CENTER]Artillery is the god of war.
Stalin

A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets.
General William Tecumseh Sherman

The artillery assigns grandeur to a profane butchery.
Frederick the Great, king of Prussia
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Too much praise cannot be bestowed on those who managed my artillery.
General Andrew Jackson after the Battle of New Orleans, 1815

God fights on the side with the best artillery.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I do not have to tell you who won the war. You know, the artillery did.
Gen George S. Patton

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Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:43 am

gchristie wrote:Artillery adds dignity, to what would otherwise be an ugly brawl
Frederick the Great, king of Germany


Actually the quote is better translated with "The artillery assigns grandeur to a profane butchery." :bonk:
Friedrich der Große was king of Prussia. Maria Theresia was Emperor of Austria and thus Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation at that time for Germany didnt exist at all before 1871 and allthough this quote is one of the most duplicated in the web since CIV 4 I was never able to verify it by a reputable source and yes I know that backseat drivers have no friends ;)

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Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:53 pm

Your poll is missing something...

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If you want to have fun,
If you want to smell Hell,
Jine the cavalry !
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Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:26 pm

Militia and Indian units are (usually) not military.

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Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:28 am

I stand corrected. Artillery is the god of war. I apologize. t

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Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:42 am

Voted for artillery. I love the sound of the guns! I would have voted for cavalry but... :confused:
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Lewis Armistead
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Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:16 pm

Infantry. Forward, march!!!

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George McClellan
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Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:48 am

Bruit Bleu wrote:Your poll is missing something...


What Cavalry? :w00t:
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Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:00 am

Artillery may be the God of War, but it's the lowly grunt that has to take and hold the ground. In the end, the infantry is always at the sharp end, and wins or loses the battle.

You can't hold an objective with artillery. Infantry is the "Queen of Battle." A curious name for grunts, but then I didn't make it up. :)
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Lewis Armistead
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Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:59 pm

rsallen64 wrote:Artillery may be the God of War, but it's the lowly grunt that has to take and hold the ground.


Very well stated. The men are the most precious unit on the battlefield and therefore my loyality is to them.

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Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:24 am

I'd like to say a quick word of appreciation for partisans, both mounted and afoot. Thanks guys! :dada:

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Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:18 am

I voted for ships, for a number of reasons. First, I love naval and maritime history, and the sea in general. Second, I have expensive tastes, and capital ships have always been by far the single most expensive item in any military arsenal throughout history. Third, I just like really big things, and in the field of military hardware, capital ships take the cake. Some folks will try to tell you less is more - poppycock, I say! MORE is more! Ramming speed!
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:32 am

As a reserve officer in the Norwegian cavalry, I am deeply offended by this poll. I am tempted to fix it :D
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:51 pm

The General is the only important one.

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Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:28 pm

Ashbery76 wrote:The General is the only important one.


Are you kidding? :bonk:
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:35 pm

Rafiki wrote:As a reserve officer in the Norwegian cavalry, I am deeply offended by this poll. I am tempted to fix it :D


So what do the Norwegian cavalry ride? Snowmobiles? Reindeer? Helicopters no doubt...
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Little Mac!!

Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:06 pm

McCellan was a traitor!! L3 :(

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Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:38 pm

I voted for Artillery in honour of my Great...great Grandfather who served with 1st Battery, 1st Maine Mounted Artillery Regiment during the ACW.
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Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:11 am

Without Artillery, we would have to besiege the fortifications with meatballs... :D
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:25 pm

tagwyn wrote:McCellan was a traitor!! L3 :(

1 you spelled mah name wrong and didnt bother to edit
2 I am not a traitor! :nuts:
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