History Main / ArmchairMilitary

19th May '18 7:33:45 PM eroock
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14th May '18 11:20:23 AM Mooncalf
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** When Father Elijah was Elder of the local Brotherhood of Steel chapter, he was every bit this; he insisted on trying to hold Helios One against the NCR despite the fact that they were outnumbered and dying in droves, and the only reason they survived at all was because they pulled a coup and removed him from leadership. Many cite the reason for his failure as having been a Scribe (scientist) before becoming an Elder, whereas most Elders are chosen from the ranks of Paladins (soldiers with considerable front line experience). However, when you encounter him at the Sierra Madre, it becomes clear that the problem runs much deeper; Elijah is in fact a complete sociopath who treats people as though they are machines, or resources, that can be used and discarded.
12th May '18 12:57:17 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* In [[Literature/{{Okuyyuki}} "Okuyyuki"]], the hero falls afoul of a Pentagon general who cares more about scoring points with his politically correct superiors than about rewarding old-school heroism.
9th Apr '18 3:24:30 PM StarSword
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* Admiral Omega in ''[[Literature/TheFourHorsemenUniverse Winged Hussars]]'' is a famed commander from a rarely seen species that practically invented the modern SpaceNavy, and wrote many of the tactical manuals that nearly every navy uses. The Hussars under the command of Alexis Cromwell ignore the manual and kill him by [[ColonyDrop throwing an asteroid jury-rigged with sensor spoofing packages into his flagship at a measurable fraction of the speed of light]]. Afterwards, {{exposition}} reveals that Admiral Omega learned everything secondhand and had never actually fought a battle before.
26th Mar '18 10:05:02 PM VulgarBee
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* {{Averted|Trope}} for the Germa Kingdom’s military in ''Manga/OnePiece''. Not only do the royal Vinsmokes command their armies, but they directly participate in their battles as well.
27th Feb '18 7:18:46 AM Odacon_Spy
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** While the first three seasons do make a few jokes about armchair generals across history (particularly the third one), the fourth and final season is entirely devoted to this trope. It is basically a magnificent take-that for ruthless, uncaring military commanders who lead from behind and forget that they're sending people to fight and die. The british top brass of the Great War are depicted as insane, childish, ignorant idiots who run almost entirely on insane troll logic, sending millions to die so that they can move their desks a few inches closer to Berlin, as evidenced from this quote after a successful push forward in "[[Recap/BlackadderS4E4PrivatePlane Private Plane]]".

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** While the first three seasons do make a few jokes about armchair generals across history (particularly the third one), the fourth and final season is entirely devoted to this trope. It is basically a magnificent take-that for towards ruthless, uncaring military commanders who lead from behind and forget that they're sending people to fight and die. The british British top brass of the Great War are depicted as insane, childish, ignorant idiots who run almost entirely on insane troll logic, InsaneTrollLogic, sending millions to die so that they can move their desks a few inches closer to Berlin, as evidenced from this quote after a successful push forward in "[[Recap/BlackadderS4E4PrivatePlane Private Plane]]".
26th Feb '18 9:10:10 AM brianify
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is halfway to this trope. While he did have combat experience, he only made it to the rank of Corporal before taking the reins of the largest army in Europe. Hitler also spent much of the war as a messenger, which depending on whom you ask was probably one of the more "rear echelon" positions in the army. While Hitler did come up with some effective strategies, he greatly overestimated his military acumen. The fact that he had made a lucky guess regarding his disposition of forces during the French invasion[[note]] and in fact many of the successes happened because his generals ''ignored'' his orders to stop the advance[[/note]] gave him the impression that he was a closet military genius, which would color many of his decisions throughout the remainder of the war.

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is halfway to this trope. While he did have combat experience, he only made it to the rank of Corporal before taking the reins of the largest army in Europe. Hitler also spent much of the war as a messenger, which depending on whom you ask was probably one of the more "rear echelon" positions in the army. While Hitler did come up with some effective strategies, he greatly overestimated his military acumen. The fact that he had made a lucky guess regarding his disposition of forces during the French invasion[[note]] and in fact many of the successes happened because his generals ''ignored'' his orders to stop the advance[[/note]] gave him the impression that he was a closet military genius, which would color many of his decisions throughout the remainder of the war.
22nd Feb '18 4:54:04 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/UtawarerumonoMaskOfTruth'': Most military generals and emperors in the series will command from the front lines, and even fight at the head of their formations. Pillar General Raikou of Yamato is one of the few exceptions. It's noted that he has almost no combat ability himself, but he's a genius tactician whose strategies have lead Yamato's armies to victory time and time again, so he doesn't get too much grief for this.
22nd Feb '18 3:49:03 PM nighttrainfm
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->'''Melchett:''' Don't worry my boy, if you should falter, remember that Captain Darling and I are behind you.
->'''Captain Blackadder:''' About ''thirty-five miles'' behind you.

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->'''Melchett:''' Don't worry worry, my boy, if boy. If you should falter, remember that Captain Darling and I are behind you.
->'''Captain
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'''Captain
Blackadder:''' About ''thirty-five miles'' behind you.
12th Feb '18 1:23:02 PM ironballs16
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** While the first three seasons do make a few jokes about armchair generals across history (particularly the third one), the fourth and final season is entirely devoted to this trope. It is basically a magnificent take-that for ruthless, uncaring military commanders who lead from behind and forget that they're sending people to fight and die. The british top brass of the Great War are depicted as insane, childish, ignorant idiots who run almost entirely on insane troll logic, sending millions to die so that they can move their desks a few inches closer to Berlin, as evidenced from this quote after a successful push forward.

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** While the first three seasons do make a few jokes about armchair generals across history (particularly the third one), the fourth and final season is entirely devoted to this trope. It is basically a magnificent take-that for ruthless, uncaring military commanders who lead from behind and forget that they're sending people to fight and die. The british top brass of the Great War are depicted as insane, childish, ignorant idiots who run almost entirely on insane troll logic, sending millions to die so that they can move their desks a few inches closer to Berlin, as evidenced from this quote after a successful push forward.forward in "[[Recap/BlackadderS4E4PrivatePlane Private Plane]]".
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