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Here's Why Captain America Was a Terrible Commander in the Battle Against Thanos

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Really bad strategy.

Here's Why Captain America Was a Terrible Commander in the Battle Against Thanos

Captain Rogers failed to keep any sort of reserve force back from the fighting. Instead, he committed them all into one action.

The world is blessed that Steve Rogers never made it past captain. The Battle of Wakanda in Avengers: Infinity War is a master class in how not to use an infantry battalion. However, from his failure, we can extract some fundamental lessons:

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To set the stage – Captain Rogers and his host nation ally Black Panther positioned a Wakandan infantry battalion in close order on the plains outside Benin Zana, the capital city of Wakanda. While they were transported to the battlefield by vehicle, these craft were sent away. This dramatically cut down on the tactical mobility of the overall force and forced an engagement at that location. Given the enemy had superior numbers, this complete disregard of manoeuvre was a critical mistake.

This article by Matthew Ader originally appeared on The Angry Staff Officer in 2019.

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