The Point Of It All
Originally posted by M6D
No offense to your army...but er..your history doesnt say much, like in world war II, a little thing about shermans...... that doesnt exactly speak
well, out numbereing the enemy in combat because it was the only way to beat them isnt anything to be proud off.
Losing a war isn't anything to be proud of either. The Germans didn't have to ship their tanks across the submarine-infested waters of the Atlantic,
so they could build tanks as big as they wanted.
Allied commanders decided a bunch of light, maneuverable tanks were a better choice for an invasion force than behemoths that would get stuck in the
first mud bog they encountered.
While that was just a small part of a big war, it is a tactic that seems to have paid off. Given the circumstances, the Sherman did an outstanding job
Carping about tactics that win
is silly. The best tactics are the ones that win
. How do you improve on victory?
I can 't understand how folks could lose sight of something so fundamental to war. I mean seriously.
All this penis-measuring over tanks is irrelevant if you can't win a war.