History Literature / HammersSlammers

27th Jan '17 1:02:04 PM StarSword
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* FantasticRacism: An interesting {{inversion}}: racism in the Slammerverse has actually gone ''backwards'' from skin color (20th century racism) to national origin (19th century racism), making white-on-white racism as likely as the other kinds. The Slammers, for example, are of Dutch descent, and in one of the early stories they get involved in a civil war between Dutch and French colonists.
9th Jan '17 2:48:23 PM dvorak
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* TeleportationSickness: Invoked. FTL induces cluster headaches because the human mind cannot fathom going so fast.
3rd Jan '17 12:34:29 PM dvorak
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* HandCannon: Pistols have 2 centimeter bores. This works out to having a 20 millimeter pistol. 20mm and up are ''grenade calibers''. Justified in that they're shooting the "powergun" energy beams, so there's no bullet and significantly less recoil than the barrel diameter would indicate for a typical firearm.
30th Nov '16 8:24:13 PM LexiDizzle
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** Appropriate considering the same description applies to [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben]], the badass Prussian drillmaster of the Continental Army during the American Revolution who is thought to have been gay.
25th Nov '16 1:12:57 AM PaulA
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In this particular story, the interrogated person comes from a heavily defended town, [[spoiler: a "red-pill target"]]. When the authorization [[spoiler: to nuke the town]] is given, the interrogator shares one last vision with the interrogated person - as he envisions [[spoiler: his baby girl's eyeballs melted by the nuclear blast]]. Both the interrogator and the interrogated individual were disconnected from the machine when it happened. DavidDrake does not write ''nice'' stories - perhaps because he WAS a interrogator assigned to the 11th Cavalry during Vietnam.

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In this particular story, the interrogated person comes from a heavily defended town, [[spoiler: a "red-pill target"]]. When the authorization [[spoiler: to nuke the town]] is given, the interrogator shares one last vision with the interrogated person - as he envisions [[spoiler: his baby girl's eyeballs melted by the nuclear blast]]. Both the interrogator and the interrogated individual were disconnected from the machine when it happened. DavidDrake David Drake does not write ''nice'' stories - perhaps because he WAS a interrogator assigned to the 11th Cavalry during Vietnam.
25th Nov '16 12:34:14 AM PaulA
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Joachim Steuben.



* ShoutOut: In the story "Cultural Conflict", the position initially set up by the Slammers contingent is named Firebase Literature/{{Bolo}}.

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In the story "Cultural Conflict", the position initially set up by the Slammers contingent is named Firebase Literature/{{Bolo}}.Literature/{{Bolo}}.
** In ''The Sharp End'', a ship from the [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvelan Confederacy]] was known as the ''[[ComicBook/SilverSurfer Argent Server]]''.
22nd Nov '16 8:29:17 PM zarpaulus
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* NuclearNullifier: Nuclear suppression fields prevent nuclear bombs from detonating. However, when an enemy can't afford suppressors, as is often the case, Colonel Hammer doesn't have any qualms about nuking them.
16th Oct '16 4:51:41 PM MasoTey
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* BFG: The main gun of a tank is said to be powerful enough to flash-fry a mountainside.

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* BFG: {{BFG}}: The main gun of a tank is said to be powerful enough to flash-fry a mountainside.
30th Sep '16 3:29:33 AM dvorak
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* BFG: The main gun of a tank is said to be powerful enough to flash-fry a mountainside.
28th Sep '16 11:56:40 PM 59Efra
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* BuryingASubstitute: In one of the stories it's mentioned that the next-of-kin of many Slammers receive a sealed coffin filled with 70 kilos of sand.
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