Spot on Sir! To over-analyse and under-inform, as Oscar Wilde said to Whistler: 'I wish I had said that'. I was half-way there though and I shall remember it now, with gratitude.
One further thought, though difficult to express, one hazards a try. It has occurred to me from time to time that eventhough modern historiography claims to be 'scientific' it cannot validly claim to be so in the absence of the provision of an analysis of the characters and personalities of the players. For instance, it may be asked whether Julius Caesar, or for that matter, Churchill, were psychopaths? Some argue that the bulk of war honours are won by psychopaths.
A recently published book on psychopathy asserts: Psychopaths are fearless, confident, charismatic, ruthless and focused. Qualities tailor-made for success in battle, or indeed, many other spheres of human activity? I leave it to the imagination of others.