Usually it is established that Rommel and Manstein were some of the very best Army Group commanders in World War 2. What if Manstein had been sent to North Africa instead of Rommel? Could he have defeated the British and captured Egypt, and maybe even the Middle East? I still tossed in my chips with Rommel, though, since Manstein's tactics were better suited to the brutal Eastern Front in which he served. Also, Manstein and his fellow Eastern Front commanders received the lion's share of supplies and war material, while Rommel had to make do with what he got. Anyway, it is a close call, so I wonder what others might think.