History Literature / TheFort

29th May '15 10:12:14 AM VenomLancerHae
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* AFatherToHisMen: General McLean initially believes that the Americans outnumber his forces by a factor of up to 3-to-1, and with the fort only barely established, intends on offering only token resistance before surrendering, so as to save the lives of his soldiers.
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* AFatherToHisMen: General McLean [=McLean=] initially believes that the Americans outnumber his forces by a factor of up to 3-to-1, and with the fort only barely established, intends on offering only token resistance before surrendering, so as to save the lives of his soldiers.
22nd Jan '14 11:17:50 AM Specialist290
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Namespacing.
''The Fort'' is a book by BernardCornwell, BasedOnATrueStory of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penobscot_Expedition Penobscot Expedition]] during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution.
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''The Fort'' is a book by BernardCornwell, Creator/BernardCornwell, BasedOnATrueStory of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penobscot_Expedition Penobscot Expedition]] during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution.
15th Jan '14 3:58:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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''The Fort'' is a book by BernardCornwell, BasedOnATrueStory of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penobscot_Expedition Penobscot Expedition]] during TheAmericanRevolution.
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''The Fort'' is a book by BernardCornwell, BasedOnATrueStory of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penobscot_Expedition Penobscot Expedition]] during TheAmericanRevolution. UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution.
26th Oct '13 8:54:26 PM Magestad
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* ContinuityNod: Among the British forces is the future general John Moore, founder of the Napoleonic-era Rifle Regiments that one day [[Literature/{{Sharpe}} Richard Sharpe]] will join. It is speculated that the green jackets of the British Riflemen were inspired by the green coats of the American Marines.
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* ContinuityNod: Among the British forces officers is the future general John Moore, founder of the Napoleonic-era Rifle Regiments that one day [[Literature/{{Sharpe}} Richard Sharpe]] will join. It is speculated that the green jackets of the British Riflemen were inspired by the green coats of the American Marines.Marines who Moore sees in action.

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* ContinuityNod: Among SemperFi: The Continental Marines are by far the British forces is the future general John Moore, founder of the Napoleonic-era Rifle Regiments that one day [[Literature/{{Sharpe}} Richard Sharpe]] will join. It is speculated that the green jackets of the British Riflemen were inspired by the green coats most professional and competent of the American Marines.forces present.
14th Oct '13 7:28:50 AM Magestad
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* ContinuityNod: Among the British forces is the future general John Moore, founder of the Napoleonic-era Rifle Regiments that one day [[Literature/{{Sharpe}} Richard Sharpe]] will join. It is speculated that the green jackets of the British Riflemen were inspired by the green coats of the American Marines.

* EpilepticTrees: Among the British forces is future general Sir John Moore, founder of the Rifle Regiments that one day [[Literature/{{Sharpe}} Richard Sharpe]] will join. It is speculated that the green jackets of the British Riflemen were inspired by the green coats of the American Marines.
14th Oct '13 7:26:34 AM Magestad
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* BadassArmy: The British Army certainly fits the mould. On the American side, there are the Continential Marines.
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* BadassArmy: The British Army certainly fits the mould. On the American side, there are the Continential Continental Marines.

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* BadassArmy: The EpilepticTrees: Among the British Army certainly fits forces is future general Sir John Moore, founder of the mould. On Rifle Regiments that one day [[Literature/{{Sharpe}} Richard Sharpe]] will join. It is speculated that the green jackets of the British Riflemen were inspired by the green coats of the American side, there are the Continential Marines.
25th Oct '12 4:14:20 PM Jallen
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* CurbStompBattle: Right at the end when the British reinforcements arrive.
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* CurbStompBattle: Right at the end when the British [[spoiler: British]] reinforcements arrive.
12th Oct '12 8:01:37 PM ThePhoenxiKing
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Added more tropes and fleshed out a bunch of the existing ones
* BadassArmy
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* BadassArmyBadassArmy: The British Army certainly fits the mould. On the American side, there are the Continential Marines.

* ChurchMilitant
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* ChurchMilitantChurchMilitant: A Reverend is amongst the American's officer corps, and is quick to (repeatedly) point out that God is on their side and [[TemptingFate that their victory over the British is guaranteed]].

* CurbStompBattle: Right at the end when the reinforcements arrive.
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* CurbStompBattle: Right at the end when the British reinforcements arrive.

* AFatherToHisMen
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* AFatherToHisMenAFatherToHisMen: General McLean initially believes that the Americans outnumber his forces by a factor of up to 3-to-1, and with the fort only barely established, intends on offering only token resistance before surrendering, so as to save the lives of his soldiers.

* RaceAgainstTheClock * RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The colonial army consisted mostly of press-ganged men. * ViolentGlaswegian
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* RaceAgainstTheClock RaceAgainstTheClock: The Americans have to take down the fort before British reinforcements arrive from New York and attack them in the rear. Meanwhile, the British race to construct the fort and bolster its defenses before the Americans can launch a full-scale attack. * RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The colonial army consisted mostly of press-ganged men. men. In a subversion of the usual trope, they prove to be considerably ineffective, and many of them wind up deserting and heading home even before the Americans officially call off the siege. * ViolentGlaswegianViolentGlaswegian: The British regiments are largely Scottish, and at one point, one of their officers uses a mention of an old Scottish blood feud to encourage his troops to recapture an artillery battery from the Americans.

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* RaceAgainstTheClock * RagtagBunchOfMisfits: WeAreStrugglingTogether: The colonial army consisted mostly Americans efforts are hampered considerably as a result of press-ganged men. * ViolentGlaswegianthe disputes between General [[DirtyCoward Solomon Lovell]] in charge of the land forces, Commodore [[{{Jerkass}} Dudley Saltonstall]] representing the Continental Navy, and Colonel [[SmallNameBigEgo Paul Revere]] in charge of the artillery.
7th Oct '12 3:42:58 PM Jallen
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''The Fort'' is a book by BernardCornwell, BasedOnATrueStory of the Penobscot Expedition during TheAmericanRevolution.
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''The Fort'' is a book by BernardCornwell, BasedOnATrueStory of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penobscot_Expedition Penobscot Expedition Expedition]] during TheAmericanRevolution.
7th Oct '12 3:10:37 PM CorahsUncle
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''The Fort'' is a book by BernardCornwell BasedOnATrueStory of the Penobscot Expedition during TheAmericanRevolution. The book itself follows the British forces at British Army forces as they attempt to build a fort overlooking Majabigwaduce and Penobscot bay. It also follows the American's attempts to push the British out of Massachusetts with General Solomon Lovell leading the assault and one Paul Revere taking control of the cannons. The story shows, and by extension the real conflict, how strong personalities can change the course of war and conflict.
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''The Fort'' is a book by BernardCornwell BernardCornwell, BasedOnATrueStory of the Penobscot Expedition during TheAmericanRevolution. The book itself follows the British forces at British Army forces as they attempt to build a fort overlooking Majabigwaduce and Penobscot bay. It also follows the American's American army's attempts to push the British out of Massachusetts with General Solomon Lovell leading the assault and one Paul Revere taking control of the cannons. The story shows, story, and by extension the real conflict, shows how strong personalities can change the course of war and conflict.

* AFatherToHisMen

* {{Dramatization}}: Some of the characters have been made up for the sake of the story but Cornwell points out every character that wasn't real. Also some events were added for narrative, but generally the story is what is believed to have happened.
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* {{Dramatization}}: Some of the characters have been made up for the sake of the story story, but Cornwell points out every character that who wasn't real. Also Also, some events were added for narrative, but generally the story is what is believed to have happened.

* {{Dramatization}}: Some of the characters have been made up for the sake of the story but Cornwell points out every character that wasn't real. Also some events were added for narrative, but generally the story is what is believed to have happened.AFatherToHisMen

* LastStand: Funnily enough the British were just pretending to do this at the start, allowing a few volleys to be fired to save face before giving up, but the Americans strangely decided not to attack allowing the British more time to finish the fort.
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* LastStand: Funnily enough enough, the British were just pretending to do this at the start, allowing a few volleys to be fired to save face before giving up, but the Americans strangely decided not to attack attack, allowing the British more time to finish the fort.

* {{Privateer}}: who were more interested in loot and riches than the battle itself.
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* {{Privateer}}: who {{Privateer}}s: They were more interested in loot and riches than the battle itself.

* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The colonial army consisting mostly of press-ganged men.
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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The colonial army consisting consisted mostly of press-ganged men.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The colonial army consisting mostly of press-ganged men.----
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