History Literature / RanksOfBronze

5th Apr '17 11:18:03 PM PaulA
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** In EricFlint's short story in ''Foreign Legions'', we discover that Earth [[spoiler:has reverse-engineered its own starships, after being warned of the existence of the Federation. A short battle between a Guild exploratory fleet and the Terran ships [[CurbStompBattle doesn't end well for the aliens]]. And the leading Terran ship may be a ShoutOut to ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'':]]

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** In EricFlint's Creator/EricFlint's short story in ''Foreign Legions'', we discover that Earth [[spoiler:has reverse-engineered its own starships, after being warned of the existence of the Federation. A short battle between a Guild exploratory fleet and the Terran ships [[CurbStompBattle doesn't end well for the aliens]]. And the leading Terran ship may be a ShoutOut to ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'':]]
25th Nov '16 1:28:38 AM PaulA
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-->''We're soldiers. Warriors are meat on the table for soldiers with discipline.''
-->--'''Centurion Clodius Afer'''

-->''They were Roman soldiersó and they were still alive because there were no better killers in the galaxy.''
-->--'''Tagline'''

''Ranks of Bronze'' is a science fiction short story, later expanded into a novel, written by DavidDrake.

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-->''We're ->''We're soldiers. Warriors are meat on the table for soldiers with discipline.''
-->--'''Centurion -->-- '''Centurion Clodius Afer'''

-->''They ->''They were Roman soldiersó and soldiers--and they were still alive because there were no better killers in the galaxy.''
-->--'''Tagline'''

-->-- '''Tagline'''

''Ranks of Bronze'' is a science fiction short story, later expanded into a novel, written by DavidDrake.
Creator/DavidDrake.



'''The Setting Provides Examples of the Following Tropes:'''

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'''The Setting Provides Examples !!The setting provides examples of the Following Tropes:'''
following tropes:



* BadassArmy: The entire Legion by the end of the book, given that they've been fighting for over a millenium and have won '''every single time'''.

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* BadassArmy: The entire Legion by the end of the book, given that they've been fighting for over a millenium and have won '''every ''every single time'''.time''.
25th Oct '16 1:20:31 PM dvorak
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* BigBeautifulWoman: The alien prostitutes are implied to be this, given that willowy=beautiful is a relatively recent thing.
31st Aug '16 12:07:29 PM zarpaulus
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* MakeAnExampleOfThem: The Commander demonstrates the force field by tossing a random legionaire into it. [[spoiler:After the mutiny he becomes an example for the surviving crew when said legionaire's cousin crucifies him.]]
29th Aug '16 4:38:45 PM zarpaulus
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* GreekFire: One of the alien races the Legion fight use what's essentially Greek Fire, poured down murder holes or flung from ballistas in pots. Vibulenus invents a siege weapon using a bellows to shoot lit greek fire up a 120-foot hollowed log onto the top of an enemy tower.
30th Jul '16 1:00:37 PM nombretomado
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The anthology ''Foreign Legions'', edited by David Drake, contains a number of short stories by various authors which expand the universe. DavidWeber's ''Literature/TheExcaliburAlternative'' is based on a short story within the anthology.

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The anthology ''Foreign Legions'', edited by David Drake, contains a number of short stories by various authors which expand the universe. DavidWeber's Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/TheExcaliburAlternative'' is based on a short story within the anthology.
7th Jan '16 1:11:53 PM nombretomado
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** In EricFlint's short story in ''Foreign Legions'', we discover that Earth [[spoiler:has reverse-engineered its own starships, after being warned of the existence of the Federation. A short battle between a Guild exploratory fleet and the Terran ships [[CurbStompBattle doesn't end well for the aliens]]. And the leading Terran ship may be a ShoutOut to ''UchuuSenkanYamato'':]]

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** In EricFlint's short story in ''Foreign Legions'', we discover that Earth [[spoiler:has reverse-engineered its own starships, after being warned of the existence of the Federation. A short battle between a Guild exploratory fleet and the Terran ships [[CurbStompBattle doesn't end well for the aliens]]. And the leading Terran ship may be a ShoutOut to ''UchuuSenkanYamato'':]]''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'':]]
28th May '14 7:39:42 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* LostRomanLegion [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]

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* LostRomanLegion [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]LostRomanLegion
28th May '14 7:39:12 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* CoolVersusAwesome: Romans vs. aliens.
28th May '14 7:38:06 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* LostRomanLegion

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* LostRomanLegionLostRomanLegion [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]
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