History Awesome / Worldwar

10th Oct '14 6:09:09 AM ChronoLegion
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** And even the [[spoiler:five weeks]] is only the time to [[spoiler:get to the outer edge of the Solar System before engaging the FTL drive, which is instantaneous]].
10th Oct '14 6:06:28 AM ChronoLegion
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** Also, to be fair, the Race really has no other forms of defense that could stand up to a Dora shell. They later add more close-in defenses like machineguns, but even that would be useless against the Dora.
9th Oct '14 8:09:50 PM Meshakhad
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* One for the Japanese Imperial Troops in China: they managed to shoot down a killercraft using massed fire from ''bolt-action rifles'', hitting ''both'' engines.
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* One for the Japanese Imperial Troops in China: they managed to shoot down a killercraft using massed fire from ''bolt-action rifles'', hitting ''both'' engines.engines. * Molotov's meeting with Atvar. He remains as impassive as a stone while dropping the bombshell that not only did the Russians murder their emperor (a MoralEventHorizon for the Race) but he himself took part in the Revolution.
16th Aug '14 7:11:28 PM adbrown
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** And again shortly after, when the Race evens the playing field and begins to talk lasting peace... [[spoiler:by explaining that their own starships can still be used as relativistic kill vehicles to obliterate just about all life on Earth if the Humans attack first.]]
12th Jun '14 1:00:28 PM FordPrefect
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* During the Race invasion of Britain, the RAF duped the killercraft pilots into wasting dozens of missiles by using older aircrafts transformed into early remote-controlled drones. As soon as the missiles were exhausted, the actual fighters, comprising the Spitfires, the Hurricanes, the Mosquitoes and the Gloster Meteors (Britain's first ''jet-powered'' combat aircraft) would engage their cargo aircrafts, forcing the killercrafts to engage in a battle at such low speeds that the RAF fighters had the manouverability advantage.
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* During the Race invasion of Britain, the RAF duped the killercraft pilots into wasting dozens of missiles by using older aircrafts transformed into early remote-controlled drones. As soon as the missiles were exhausted, the actual fighters, comprising the Spitfires, the Hurricanes, the Mosquitoes Mosquitoes, and the Gloster Meteors (Britain's first ''jet-powered'' combat aircraft) aircraft), would engage their cargo aircrafts, forcing the killercrafts to engage in a battle at such low speeds that the RAF fighters had the manouverability advantage.
12th Jun '14 12:59:42 PM FordPrefect
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* When Stalin sets off the first human-built nuclear bomb, annihilating a significant fraction of the Lizard armed forces (later, when humans and Lizards start taking turns nuking each others cities, it gets a lot darker. But that first human-built nuke is awesome).
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* When Stalin sets off the first human-built nuclear bomb, annihilating a significant fraction of the Lizard armed forces (later, forces. (Later, when humans and Lizards start taking turns nuking each others other's cities, it gets a lot darker. But that first human-built nuke is awesome).awesome.)

* During the Race invasion of Britain, the RAF duped the killercraft pilots into wasting dozen of missiles by using older aircrafts transformed into early remote-controlled drones. As soon as the missiles were exhausted, the actual fighters, comprising the Spitfires, the Hurricanes, the Mosquitoes and the Gloster Meteors (Britain's first ''jet-powered'' combat aircraft) would engage their cargo aircrafts, forcing the killercrafts to engage in a battle at such low speeds that the RAF fighters had the manouverability advantage.
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* During the Race invasion of Britain, the RAF duped the killercraft pilots into wasting dozen dozens of missiles by using older aircrafts transformed into early remote-controlled drones. As soon as the missiles were exhausted, the actual fighters, comprising the Spitfires, the Hurricanes, the Mosquitoes and the Gloster Meteors (Britain's first ''jet-powered'' combat aircraft) would engage their cargo aircrafts, forcing the killercrafts to engage in a battle at such low speeds that the RAF fighters had the manouverability advantage.
12th Jun '14 12:58:46 PM FordPrefect
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** Also, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the first time we see him]]: he enters the Kremlin without papers, browbeats the guards into submission through sheer ballsness, and he's doing all of this ''wearing his SS uniform '''in the very middle of Moscow'''''. By this very scene you may understand why you forget he's an hardcore Nazi [[spoiler: until he tries to nuke Lodz under pretense of helping the Jewish resistance to take over the city]].
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** Also, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the first time we see him]]: he enters the Kremlin without papers, browbeats the guards into submission through sheer ballsness, ballsiness, and he's doing all of this ''wearing his SS uniform '''in the very middle of Moscow'''''. By this very scene you may understand why you forget he's an hardcore Nazi [[spoiler: until he tries to nuke Lodz under pretense of helping the Jewish resistance to take over the city]].
12th Jun '14 12:58:24 PM FordPrefect
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** Among the things he pulled, the most unbelievable one was to ''[[CrazyAwesome steal a Race tank from one of their bases]]''. His bosses gave him a pack of ginger and told him to recover a rangefinder from the landcruisers, so he reached a town near one such base, found one of the few ginger addicts who had not been caught and imprisoned a few days before and told him that for so much ginger he'd sell him the whole landcruiser, [[SureLetsGoWithThat took his words at face value]], and ''[[RefugeInAudacity drove out with the landcruiser from the main gate as the landcruisers had been mobilized in response to the German attack providing him a distraction to escape]]'' [[RefugeInAudacity (the idea being that the guards wouldn't expect an enemy to be at the drive of one of their landcruisers leaving the base)]]. For obvious reasons, both Jaeger (who was providing the distraction) and Atvar could barely believe it.
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** Among the things he pulled, the most unbelievable one was to ''[[CrazyAwesome steal a Race tank from one of their bases]]''. His bosses gave him a pack of ginger and told him to recover a rangefinder from the landcruisers, so he reached a town near one such base, found one of the few ginger addicts who had not been caught and imprisoned a few days before and told him that for so much ginger he'd sell him the whole landcruiser, [[SureLetsGoWithThat took his words at face value]], and ''[[RefugeInAudacity drove out with the landcruiser from the main gate as the landcruisers had been mobilized in response to the German attack providing him a distraction to escape]]'' [[RefugeInAudacity (the idea being that the guards wouldn't expect an enemy to be at the drive of driving one of their landcruisers leaving the base)]]. For obvious reasons, both Jaeger (who was providing the distraction) and Atvar could barely believe it.
12th Jun '14 12:57:10 PM FordPrefect
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* When the Nazis use the Dora supergun against the landed Race starships in ''In the Balance''. The Race assume the shell arcing miles into the sky towards them must be a missile, so hit it with their equivalent of Patriot counter-missiles... The text then unprecedented cuts to a third-person narrator who explains that counter-missile shrapnel works well against thin-skinned missiles... Not so much against ''solid seven-ton brass shells''. And then the Race defenders get a moment of OhCrap before it hits... Bonus: The ship had most of their nuclear weapons on board.
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* When the Nazis use the Dora supergun against the landed Race starships in ''In the Balance''. The Race assume the shell arcing miles into the sky towards them must be a missile, so hit it with their equivalent of Patriot counter-missiles... The text then makes an unprecedented cuts cut to a third-person narrator who explains that counter-missile shrapnel works well against thin-skinned missiles... Not so much against ''solid seven-ton brass shells''. And then the Race defenders get a moment of OhCrap before it hits... Bonus: The ship had most of their nuclear weapons on board.
24th Apr '14 8:00:47 AM AK47Productions
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** Also, [[CharacterEstablishingMoment the first time we see him]]: he enters the Kremlin without papers, browbeats the guards into submission through sheer ballsness, and he's doing all of this ''wearing his SS uniform '''in the very middle of Moscow'''''. By this very scene you may understand why you forget he's an hardcore Nazi [[spoiler: until he tries to nuke Lodz under pretense of helping the Jewish resistance to take over the city]].
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** Also, [[CharacterEstablishingMoment [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the first time we see him]]: he enters the Kremlin without papers, browbeats the guards into submission through sheer ballsness, and he's doing all of this ''wearing his SS uniform '''in the very middle of Moscow'''''. By this very scene you may understand why you forget he's an hardcore Nazi [[spoiler: until he tries to nuke Lodz under pretense of helping the Jewish resistance to take over the city]].
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