History Literature / LegacyOfTheAldenata

16th Jul '17 10:27:33 AM nombretomado
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** Museum ships like old battleships are reactivated and upgraded to fight the invading alien Posleen. A WW2 cruiser, the USS ''Des Moines'', is brought back into service and upgraded with Galactic Federation tech to help secure the Panama Canal region in ''Yellow Eyes''

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** Museum ships like old battleships are reactivated and upgraded to fight the invading alien Posleen. A WW2 [=WW2=] cruiser, the USS ''Des Moines'', is brought back into service and upgraded with Galactic Federation tech to help secure the Panama Canal region in ''Yellow Eyes''
13th Jul '17 6:22:09 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* PunchClockVillain: Brasche in ''Watch on the Rhine'', in his flashbacks to World War II. He is a sympathetic protagonist and brave and competent soldier, fighting against the totalitarian and murderous Soviet Union... But for the Nazis.
13th Jul '17 6:17:38 AM IdumeanPatriot
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** Particularly controversial is probably the Judas Maccabeus division, an SS legion made up of Israeli volunteers.
24th May '17 12:41:34 PM Xtifr
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* AnimalWrongsGroup: "Greens" conspire with [[spoiler: the Darhel]] to sabotage the war effort and let most of humanity die.


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* EcoTerrorist: "Greens" conspire to sabotage the war effort and let most of humanity get killed by a HordeOfAlienLocusts that eat anything organic on invaded planets, and then swarm to others once the biosphere collapses, fueled by a mixture of antipathy towards civilization and ignorance of Posleen behavior.
21st May '17 6:15:47 PM nombretomado
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** ''Hell's Faire''. Oh dear oh dear, Hell's Faire. The Posleen are shown as green and not yellow, with ''red blood'' despite the fact that the blood is described as yellow almost as much as the WorldWar series reminds us the Race have turreted eyes. You can see through the ACS faceplates, the suits look positively skinny despite ranging from 'muscular' to 'spherical' from books in the description, and the [=SheVa=] in the background looks nothing like the functional, non-aesthetic vehicle's 3D models provided at the end of the book. Still, the cover's [=SheVa=] does look a lot more [[RuleOfCool awesome]].

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** ''Hell's Faire''. Oh dear oh dear, Hell's Faire. The Posleen are shown as green and not yellow, with ''red blood'' despite the fact that the blood is described as yellow almost as much as the WorldWar Literature/WorldWar series reminds us the Race have turreted eyes. You can see through the ACS faceplates, the suits look positively skinny despite ranging from 'muscular' to 'spherical' from books in the description, and the [=SheVa=] in the background looks nothing like the functional, non-aesthetic vehicle's 3D models provided at the end of the book. Still, the cover's [=SheVa=] does look a lot more [[RuleOfCool awesome]].
2nd Feb '17 4:21:34 PM Nohbody
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* DeadlineNews In ''Gust Front'', a reporter doing a feature on the human forces battling the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Posleen]] on another world is witness to and victim of an unexpected attack that's deliberately shown on the air when the President of the US does a press conference announcing Humanity's FirstContact and the pending AlienInvasion. The last scene shown, recorded by the camera that was dropped when the operator was killed, was one of the [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades French Foreign Legion]] bodyguards shouting ''[[BattleCry "Camarón!"]]'' [[note]]Referencing the Battle of Camarón against the Mexicans in 1855, where outnumbered Legionairres held off a much larger Mexican force even as they were killed almost to a man, with the Mexicans calling them [[WorthyOpponent "The Demons of Camarón"]][[/note]] as he jumps into combat with just his knife, presumably killed off-screen.

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* DeadlineNews DeadlineNews: In ''Gust Front'', a reporter doing a feature on the human forces battling the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Posleen]] on another world is witness to and victim of an unexpected attack that's deliberately shown on the air when the President of the US does a press conference announcing Humanity's FirstContact and the pending AlienInvasion. The last scene shown, recorded by the camera that was dropped when the operator was killed, was one of the [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades French Foreign Legion]] bodyguards shouting ''[[BattleCry "Camarón!"]]'' [[note]]Referencing the Battle of Camarón against the Mexicans in 1855, where outnumbered Legionairres held off a much larger Mexican force even as they were killed almost to a man, with the Mexicans calling them [[WorthyOpponent "The Demons of Camarón"]][[/note]] as he jumps into combat with just his knife, presumably killed off-screen.



* DungeonBypass: The "Screaming Meemie" units accompanying the 7000 ton "Bun Bun", in ''When the Devil Dances'' and ''Hell's Faire'', tend to take full advantage of the passage of the [=SheVa=] smashing everything in its path flat. The resultant path is still impassable for wheeled vehicles, but for the tanks[[note]]The [=MetalStorm=] turrets replace the regular turrets on otherwise normal [[YanksWithTanks M-1 Abrams tanks]][[/note]] traveling through the impressions that each section of tread leaves isn't a problem, and a [=SheVa=] isn't going to be noticeably slowed down even if a small town happens to be in its path.

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* DungeonBypass: The "Screaming Meemie" units accompanying the 7000 ton "Bun Bun", in ''When the Devil Dances'' and ''Hell's Faire'', tend to take full advantage of the passage of the [=SheVa=] smashing everything in its path flat. The resultant path is still impassable for wheeled vehicles, but for the tanks[[note]]The [=MetalStorm=] turrets replace the regular turrets on otherwise normal [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks M-1 Abrams tanks]][[/note]] traveling through the impressions that each section of tread leaves isn't a problem, and a [=SheVa=] isn't going to be noticeably slowed down even if a small town happens to be in its path.



** If there was a textbook example of this trope, a front-runner would be General Manuel Cortez from ''Yellow Eyes''. Not only is he [[Nepotism the nephew of the president of Panama]] and [[OverrankedSoldier a West Point graduate]], but he also [[DirtyCoward deserted the forces he was in command of during the American invasion of 1989]] [[HistoryRepeats and did it again during the first Posleen landings]] [[StupidEvil and even blows up his own tank to cover his cowardice]]. He also [[MilitariesAreUseless helped his uncle sabotage his own military logistics train]] [[CorruptPolitician so the president's family could travel offworld away from the alien invasion]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive courtesy of the Darhel, who want the humans to win the war, just barely, so they can control them.]]

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** If there was a textbook example of this trope, a front-runner would be General Manuel Cortez from ''Yellow Eyes''. Not only is he [[Nepotism [[{{Nepotism}} the nephew of the president of Panama]] and [[OverrankedSoldier a West Point graduate]], but he also [[DirtyCoward deserted the forces he was in command of during the American invasion of 1989]] [[HistoryRepeats and did it again during the first Posleen landings]] [[StupidEvil and even blows up his own tank to cover his cowardice]]. He also [[MilitariesAreUseless helped his uncle sabotage his own military logistics train]] [[CorruptPolitician so the president's family could travel offworld away from the alien invasion]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive courtesy of the Darhel, who want the humans to win the war, just barely, so they can control them.]]



* JoinOrDie: In ''Gust Front'', Mike O'Neal Sr is approached by an old acquaintance from his mercenary days, and offered a position in a shadowy KnightTemplar organization with access to Galactic technology. The acquaintance was about to kill O'Neal if he declined the offer for [[HeKnowsTooMuch knowing too much]] about the organization, until Mike was rescued [[spoiler:by his grand daughter Cally]], the acquaintance's brains being [[BoomHeadshot ballistically scattered]] around the room.

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* JoinOrDie: In ''Gust Front'', Mike O'Neal Sr O'Neal, Sr. is approached by an old acquaintance from his mercenary days, and offered a position in a shadowy KnightTemplar organization with access to Galactic technology. The acquaintance was about to kill O'Neal if he declined the offer for [[HeKnowsTooMuch knowing too much]] about the organization, until Mike was rescued [[spoiler:by his grand daughter Cally]], the acquaintance's brains being [[BoomHeadshot ballistically scattered]] around the room.



* KillItWithFire: A tanker truck, a fire truck, and an intentionally damaged bridge that the Posleen have to cross provides much fun for the humans defending Fredricksburg, in ''Gust Front''.
** Used again, though differently, in the climactic battle of ''Yellow Eyes''. The strategy involves luring the attacking Posleen to a narrow pocket of land between a mountain range and the ocean, then bombarding them with White Phosphorus at a certain time of day. The intense flames will consume all of the oxygen, which wouldn't be much of a problem, except due to the location and the timing, a temperature inversion will occur that will trap the hot, oxygen-deprived air for a couple of hours. [[BizarreAlienBiology Despite being immune to pretty much every biological and chemical agent in that universe]], [[RealityEnsues the Posleen still need oxygen]] [[FridgeBrilliance to keep living]].

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* KillItWithFire: KillItWithFire:
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A tanker truck, a fire truck, and an intentionally damaged bridge that the Posleen have to cross provides much fun for the humans defending Fredricksburg, in ''Gust Front''.
** Used again, though differently, in the climactic battle of ''Yellow Eyes''. The strategy involves luring the attacking Posleen to a narrow pocket of land between a mountain range and the ocean, then bombarding them with White Phosphorus at a certain time of day. The intense flames will consume all of the oxygen, which wouldn't be much of a problem, except due to the location and the timing, a temperature inversion will occur that will trap the hot, oxygen-deprived air for a couple of hours. [[BizarreAlienBiology Despite being immune to pretty much every biological and chemical agent in that universe]], [[RealityEnsues the Posleen still need oxygen]] [[FridgeBrilliance oxygen to keep living]].



* LawfulStupid: [[spoiler:In addition to various political entities and factions being subverted by the Darhel to sabotage humanity in order to gain offworld transport for their families to give them a chance to survive, the Darhel also have their tendrils in the International Criminal Court. In ''Yellow Eyes'', they manipulate The Inspector and use [[GeneralFailure General Manuel Cortez]] to capture war heroes for trumped-up war crimes, many of which do not technically apply to fighting the Posleen, since they are not human.]]

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* LawfulStupid: [[spoiler:In In addition to various political entities and factions being subverted by [[spoiler:by the Darhel Darhel]] to sabotage humanity in [[spoiler:in order to gain offworld transport for their families to give them a chance to survive, the Darhel survive]], they also have their tendrils in the International Criminal Court. In ''Yellow Eyes'', they manipulate The Inspector and use [[GeneralFailure General Manuel Cortez]] to capture war heroes for trumped-up war crimes, many of which do not technically apply to fighting the Posleen, since they are not human.]]



* MagicFromTechnology: The Indowy Zen manufacturing techniques.

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* MagicFromTechnology: The Indowy Zen manufacturing techniques.techniques using {{nanotechnology}} are effectively indistinguishable from magic..



* Nanomachines: The main building block of Galactic technology, aka ''GalTech''. Indowy use special swarms to construct items at the atomic level, allowing them to bend and subvert the laws of physics better than normal construction materials. However, the process is very resource and personnel-intensive for making a single item at a time over a long period, essentially making the Galactic manufacturing system, for all intents and purposes, cottage-level. On the other hand, these materials are built incredibly well, and are designed to last for centuries, and intended not to have to use spare parts.
* NarrativeProfanityFilter: In ''Gust Front'', Captain April Weston, commanding the frigate ''Agincourt'', is said to curse two minutes straight without repeating herself, in reaction to an official e-mail.

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* Nanomachines: {{Nanomachines}}: The main building block of Galactic technology, aka ''GalTech''. Indowy use special swarms to construct items at the atomic level, allowing them to bend and subvert the laws of physics better than normal construction materials. However, the process is very resource and personnel-intensive for making a single item at a time over a long period, essentially making the Galactic manufacturing system, for all intents and purposes, cottage-level. On the other hand, these materials are built incredibly well, and are designed to last for centuries, and intended not to have to use spare parts.
* NarrativeProfanityFilter: In ''Gust Front'', Captain April Weston, commanding the frigate ''Agincourt'', is said to curse two minutes straight without repeating herself, in reaction to an official e-mail.e-mail, without even a sample of her actual language.



* WorthyOpponent: Though they often whine about how humanity refuses to fight fairly, the Posleen do respect them as they are the only race they've encountered that has actually put up meaningful resistance against their advance.

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Though they often whine about how humanity refuses to fight fairly, the Posleen do respect them as they are the only race they've encountered that has actually put up meaningful resistance against their advance.
3rd Oct '16 10:29:43 AM iowaforever
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*WorthyOpponent: Though they often whine about how humanity refuses to fight fairly, the Posleen do respect them as they are the only race they've encountered that has actually put up meaningful resistance against their advance.
**The Posleen under Tulo'Stenaloor (at least the warrior caste) come to respect the Swiss Guard protecting the Catholic delegation that encounters them in ''The Tuloriad'', as they faced off against the physically and numerically superior aliens with only their halberds, swords, and faith in God. Tulo'Stenaloor is so impressed that he orders his underlings to convert to Catholicism once he steps in and ends the battle between the two.
31st Aug '16 4:35:18 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''The Legacy of the Aldenata''''', sometimes known as the Posleen War Series, is a science fiction universe created by MilitaryScienceFiction author Creator/JohnRingo. The series started in the year 2000 with the publication of ''A Hymn Before Battle'', set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. As you can imagine, it is now AlternateHistory. The story starts with the [[TheFederation Galactic Federation]], a coalition of seemingly, note the operative word here, benevolent races make first contact (not really though for numerous reasons) with Earth. That's the good news.

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'''''The ''The Legacy of the Aldenata''''', Aldenata'', sometimes known as the Posleen War Series, is a science fiction universe created by MilitaryScienceFiction author Creator/JohnRingo. The series started in the year 2000 with the publication of ''A Hymn Before Battle'', set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. As you can imagine, it is now AlternateHistory. The story starts with the [[TheFederation Galactic Federation]], a coalition of seemingly, note the operative word here, benevolent races make first contact (not really though for numerous reasons) with Earth. That's the good news.
28th Aug '16 3:28:08 AM Morgenthaler
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** Ordinary (if heavily upgraded) tanks also play a big role, earlier in the series. At one point, Mike O'Neal, Jr credits the conventional forces, which included [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht German]], [[GaulsWithGrenades French]], and [[YanksWithTanks American]] tank units, with holding against the Posleen swarm until he could pull out [[BigDamnHeroes the miracle that broke the Posleen army's back]]. And then there's the tank unit accompanying Bun-Bun in the final blitz of ''Hell's Faire'', hammering the Posleen ground forces along with the upgraded defensive weaponry of the [=SheVa=].

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** Ordinary (if heavily upgraded) tanks also play a big role, earlier in the series. At one point, Mike O'Neal, Jr credits the conventional forces, which included [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht [[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht German]], [[GaulsWithGrenades [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades French]], and [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks American]] tank units, with holding against the Posleen swarm until he could pull out [[BigDamnHeroes the miracle that broke the Posleen army's back]]. And then there's the tank unit accompanying Bun-Bun in the final blitz of ''Hell's Faire'', hammering the Posleen ground forces along with the upgraded defensive weaponry of the [=SheVa=].
3rd Apr '16 10:19:17 PM YT45
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* DeadlineNews In ''Gust Front'', a reporter doing a feature on the human forces battling the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Posleen]] on another world is witness to and victim of an unexpected attack that's deliberately shown on the air when the President of the US does a press conference announcing Humanity's FirstContact and the pending AlienInvasion. The last scene shown, recorded by the camera that was dropped when the operator was killed, was one of the [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades French Foreign Legion]] bodyguards shouting ''[[BattleCry "Camarón!"]]'' [[note]]Referencing the Battle of Camarón against the Mexicans in 1855, where outnumbered Legionairres held off a much larger Mexican force even as they were killed almost to a man, with the Mexicans calling them [[WorthyOpponent "The Demons of Camarón"[[/note]] as he jumps into combat with just his knife, presumably killed off-screen.

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* DeadlineNews In ''Gust Front'', a reporter doing a feature on the human forces battling the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Posleen]] on another world is witness to and victim of an unexpected attack that's deliberately shown on the air when the President of the US does a press conference announcing Humanity's FirstContact and the pending AlienInvasion. The last scene shown, recorded by the camera that was dropped when the operator was killed, was one of the [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades French Foreign Legion]] bodyguards shouting ''[[BattleCry "Camarón!"]]'' [[note]]Referencing the Battle of Camarón against the Mexicans in 1855, where outnumbered Legionairres held off a much larger Mexican force even as they were killed almost to a man, with the Mexicans calling them [[WorthyOpponent "The Demons of Camarón"[[/note]] Camarón"]][[/note]] as he jumps into combat with just his knife, presumably killed off-screen.
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