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Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Vol. 1 of 2 (chapter 1-60)
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John Seymour Related to Question 4, if you were a peasant, who would you prefer as your commander?

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Patrick Robitaille | 900 comments Considering the amount of "war fodder" that appeared to have been used at the time, I don't think peasants had really much a choice for their commander and, generally, would probably only end up knowing one (they wouldn't last long enough to see a second one)... If I were given the choice, I would pick one who is faithful to the emperor as well as considerate to his men outside periods of hostilities. There aren't many in that novel so far...

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John Seymour Since many of the battles seem to be decided by single combat between the generals, some one like Lord Guan might be best. Of course, a loss in single combat often triggered the massacre of the loser's troops unless they could surrender in time. Which seemed to generally result in immediate transfer into the victorious army.

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Book Wormy | 1840 comments Mod
Think I would prefer to run away and join the rebels in the wood.

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