History Literature / HammersSlammers

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.
1st Aug '16 10:49:21 PM Azaram
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* FightingForAHomeland: The Slammers are from many worlds, but the goal is to eventually have a place of their own. They were originally formed as a unit similar to the French Foreign Legion but their client reigned on his end of the bargain and they ended up freelance mercenaries. [[spoiler: Eventually, they come back and pull off a coup.]]

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* FightingForAHomeland: The Slammers are from many worlds, but the goal is to eventually have a place of their own. They were originally formed as a unit similar to the French Foreign Legion but their client reigned reneged on his end of the bargain and they ended up freelance mercenaries. [[spoiler: Eventually, they come back and pull off a coup.]]
24th Jul '16 1:07:36 PM Nohbody
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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. Powergun technology is closer to lasers than explosive propellant ballistic technology.
** Actually, pistols and submachineguns used by the Slammers have 1cm bores, so that's 10mm, not 20mm. The shoulder arms used by the Slammers are 2cm or 20mm, and use the same ammunition as the tribarrels - that's actually a plot point in the stories where a local rebel steals a Panzer. While 10mm is not a light caliber for a pistol, technically it's smaller than a .45 (which is 11mm).
20th Jul '16 10:46:53 AM Crowe4wfg
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* CarFu: Done in "Rolling Hot" WITH A HOVERTANK!


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* RammingAlwaysWorks: In the story "Rolling Hot" (based on the campaign to recapture Hue after the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War), at one point a single Panzer and six combat cars are facing a force of nearly 2 dozen hostile, albeit far less advanced, tanks. The combat car of the Point Of View characters gets a hit that kills one of the gunners and stuns the commanding officer. As a hostile tank takes aim to finish them off, the Panzer, driven by a newly transferred truck driver, smashes the enemy tank into pulp.
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