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All WARTBED versions are codenamed by military theoreticians, strategists, generals or commanders that have significantly contributed to the military arts.


Pool of codenames

Gustav II Adolf (1594--1632)
Gustav II Adolf (sometimes "Gustavus Adolphus Magnus", 1594--1632): Called "The Golden King" and "The Lion of the North" and the only Swedish king to be styled "the Great", Gustav II Adolf was a Swedish warrior king who during the Thirty Years' War expanded the Swedish Empire to its greatest extents and became the de facto champion of Protestantism. Among others, Clausewitz, Napoleon and general Patton considered him to be one of the greatest generals of all time.

He revolutionised contemporary military tactics partly by integrating infantry, cavalry, artillery and logistics, into combined arms of mutual support, by rejecting heavy but static artillery in favour of mobile light field artillery, and by fielding extremely well- and cross-trained soldiers (generally reloading and firing three times faster than any opponent).

His military tactics and army dispositions was characterised by the employment of mobile artillery--the first significant employment of light field artillery in world history--and and an aggressive stance where offence was stressed over defence. Using shallower formations he could redeploy and configure much faster than the generally deeper, often square, pike and shot armies of the day, a flexibility that confounded his opponents. He evolved the application of cavalry by operationally employing tightly formatted charges inspired by Hussar style from the safety of the combined lines, but where twin pistols where fired at short range before contact, thereafter switching to sabres at impact; meanwhile infantry was used defensively and with contingents specifically supporting the cavalry charges.

Because of his revolutionary tactics he earned the title "father of modern warfare". His method inspired other nations and later became standard tactics and the advancements to military science he introduced made Sweden the dominant Baltic power for the next one hundred years .

Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz, 1780--1831

Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz (1780--1831): Preussian soldier, military historian and military theorist. Clausewitz is arguably the father of modern warfare ("modern" here going beyond the Napoleonic era into 20th century warfare) and one of the most important theoreticians and writers on miiltary theory, strategy and tactics.

"Clausewitz" is the codename for WARTBED v0.1.

Baron Antoine-Henri de Jomini, 1779--1869

Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779--1869): French and Russian general and along with Clausewitz often considered the father of "modern" (here meaning "Napoleonic") military strategy. Outlived Clausewitz by thirty-seven years and discursively inseparable from him.

"Jomini" is the codename for WARTBED v0.2.

Persons not having a fancy picture and description yet

Influential authors (and strategikons) on military arts

  • Sun Tzu
  • Sun Pin
  • Gaius Julius Caecar
  • Maurice
  • Machiavelli
  • Yagyu
  • Moltke the Elder (Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke)
  • Schlieffen (Alfred Graf von Schlieffen)
  • Corbett (Julian Stafford Corbett)

Prominent strategikons and tacticians

  • Ramses II
  • Cyrus/Xerxes/Darius
  • Philip II of Macedon
  • Alexander III of Macedon
  • Chanakya - The Indian Machiavelli
  • Hannibal
  • Gaius Julius Arminius
  • Septemus Severus
  • Genghis Khan
  • Nobunaga
  • Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov [Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Суво́ров] (1729--1800), last generalissimo of the Russian Empire. (Book/miltary manual: "The Science of Victory")
  • Nelson
  • Napoleon
  • Wellington

Noteworthy achievements: Alexander, Genghis Khan and Suvorov never lost a battle.

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