Military history can offer us numerous examples of graphics, maps, and illustrations to explain significant battles. Today’s graphics from Wired are no exception. Wired explores the future’s past—not today—by looking at the Battle of Hoth from Star Wars and arguing that the battle was a tactical victory but strategic blunder.
The author reasons his argument well. But apparently the argument caused quite the controversy and so for you very interested folks, the argument continued onto a subsequent post (alas, sans graphics).
Credit for the article goes to Spencer Ackerman. Credits for the illustrations go to Simon Lutrin, Ross Patton, and Dennis Crothers.