What is Snowball's role in the Battle of the Cowshed in Animal Farm?

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Snowball's strategic prowess mirrors his Russian Revolution counterparts quite effectively. Trotsy was an incredibly strategic military leader who got the job done under Lenin as he was supposed to.

Likewise, Snowball's effectiveness earned him an honor among the animals: "Animal Hero, First Class." He also gave an inspirational speech that moved and motivated the animals. He spoke of the need for all animals to be willing to die for Animal Farm. At this point, Snowball appears an appropriate fulltime leader for the animals.

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Snowball is the main leader of the animals' military defense in the Battle of the Cowshed.  This happens in Chapter 4.

In this chapter, we see that Snowball has learned a lot about leading military operations.  He apparently learned all of this from reading some old books about Julius Caesar's military campaigns.  He puts the information to good use.  He tells all the animals where to be as the battle is about to start.  And he is the one who orders the animals to attack when the time is right and when to pretend to retreat so as to trick the humans.

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