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Old 03-17-2014, 04:28 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Frost View Post
I would be tempted to make this putative military genius a logistic specialist rather than rather than the classic choice of a military commander. French performance in 1871, at least in the opening stages of the war was an artefact of haphazard mobilisation.

If the French were able to mobilise and deploy more effectively they might have been in a position to exploit the fairly significant weaknesses in the Prussian deployment. From the Prussian point of view a stalemate would be the least of their problems outright defeat would be a significant possibility.
Good point, much of the advantage the Germans had in the Franco-Prussian war and for that matter the Union in the ACW was logistics.
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