Hua Mulan was a legendary female sodier. A figure from a folk song. Not credible.
Eh. I dare say when one cannot be proven to be true DOES NOT imply that it is false. Like, though I think Graviton exists, I cannot yet prove it to be true.
Han Xin did pretend to be defeated but in actual fact he won in every battle that he fough against Xiang Yu.
Name one battle in which Xiang Yu is defeated [aside from the last one]. When he is pursuing someone and then got stopped at a fortress really doesn't count. It was said, Xiang Yu fought seventy some battles and never lost. [吾起兵至今八岁矣，身七十馀战，所当者破，所击者服，未尝败北，遂霸有天下。 It is 8 years since I raise my banner, fought over seventy battle, whosoever tries to stop me were broken, whosoever I strike are defeated, I never taste defeat, thus I reign.]
Even if Huo Qubing really won all his battles (historical records are no guarantee for this, but let's keep this knockout argument aside), he died at age 24. His military service was so short, that I'd consider him barely noteworthy in the context of this topic.
If you compare generals, you should also put their time of service into account imo.
Hum. So, shouldn't we divide great victories over years of service? I mean, why should time of service matter?
Shouldn't it be the impact they made, and not YOS? I mean, we aren't doing pension........
Besides which, any man who dream of glory in China would say, I want to be like Huo Qu Bing
Edited by mariusj, 13 February 2008 - 05:08 AM.