Commander-in-Chief or Supreme Commander is the title given to the leader of an enormous army or the chief of military affairs who presides over a state's overall military command.
The commander-in-chief is traditionally a general appointed by the king and his war council. There are exceptions to a commander-in-chief being either a handpicked general or the supreme commander of the kingdom's military such as experienced strategists or even political leaders.
The commander is not only placed in charge of the army's various generals but can delegate other military commanders to function as executives or deputy generals.
In the event that the commanding general is killed or otherwise indisposed, another general is sometimes chosen to act as an acting commander-in-chief.
Generals who've held this post Edit
- Haku Ki - Battle of Chouhei
- Ou Kotsu - Qin-Chu war
- Duke Hyou - Keiyou Campaign
- Mou Gou - Anhou Campaign
- Ou Ki - Battle of Bayou
- Mou Gou - Sanyou Campaign
- Heki - Battle of Tonryuu
- Tou - Chiyoyou Campaign
- Mou Bu - Battle of Gento
- Kan Ki - Koku You Campaign
- Ou Sen - Western Zhao Invasion
- Yo Tan Wa - Battle of Ryouyou
- Ren Pa - Battle of Chouhei (later replaced by Chou Katsu)
- Hou Ken - Battle of Bayou, Yan-Zhao war (Sanyou Aftermath)
- Kei Sha - Koku You Campaign
- Ri Boku - Battle of Shukai Plains
- Shun Sui Ju - Battle of Ryouyou