Wolery wrote:Yeah, the Kaiser's generals weren't always very smart. I do remember reading somewhere that the Germans did have a penchant for capturing Mark Vs, and there where pictures too, but damned if I could find them when I need them.
Why is it not smart? Both the Allies and Central Powers recognized the problems of trench warfare.
The Central Powers focused on tactical innovations- better tactics that works rather well. Knocked out Russia, and almost knocked out Italy and France.
The Western Allies focused on technological innovations- the tank.
If it wasn't for the Americans stiffening the Western powers, a truce could have broken out... neither method could avoid the fundamental problem that reinforcements could patch up a broken front faster then it could be exploited.
Neither the tank nor stormtroopers were "smarter" or "better" then the other. Merely two different solutions to the same problem. Combined together with motorized logistics and better tank engines, what anglos know as blitzkrieg is invented.
Not building lots of tanks in WWII isn't dumb. Until 1918, a few artillery pieces were pently to stop any feasible tank attack. Allied tank attacks large just gave Germany more tanks to experiment with.