It is said that Joseph Stalin once stated: “Quantity has a quality all it’s own” ….meaning that large numbers of less well trained and/or equipped fighters can be an effective, if inefficient, fighting force, often able to overwhelm, if not outfight, a better trained or equipped one.
We are seeing the opposite today, in that the Ukrainian army is, if not winning against, is at least acquitting itself well against the Russian army…..which appears to be larger, but not as well trained, nor as well led…..They may well have MORE people, but the Russians do not appear to be winning as well as they should. Poor leadership, unmotivated troops, poorly maintained equipment, poor logistics…..poor performance.
Of course, the Ukrainans are fighting for their homeland, so better motivation may well play a very large part.
Indeed, it would appear that in today’s world, better training, properly maintained equipment (and a decent logistics plan) will win the day….as opposed to a largely untrained army with corrupt and inept commanders.