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4th Mar '16 2:42:32 PM Doug86
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* Temujin's (Genghis Khan's) forces in ''[[{{Conqueror}} Wolf of the Plains]]'' starts out as one of these, as he initially builds up his forces by recruiting the various outcasts and nomads who would otherwise have nobody to stand with.

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* Temujin's (Genghis Khan's) forces in ''[[{{Conqueror}} ''[[Literature/{{Conqueror}} Wolf of the Plains]]'' starts out as one of these, as he initially builds up his forces by recruiting the various outcasts and nomads who would otherwise have nobody to stand with.
4th Feb '16 6:33:23 PM SantosLHalper
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* This trope was deconstructed by the French Army during the {{UsefulNotes/Franco Prussian War}}. It had terrible morale, was plagued by alcoholism and petty theft, and to top is all off, it was run by {{General Ripper}}s who bordered on {{General Failure}}s. They were [[CurbStompBattle thoroughly thrashed]] the [[ProudWarriorRace Prussians]].

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* This trope was deconstructed by the French Army during the {{UsefulNotes/Franco Prussian War}}. It had terrible morale, was plagued by alcoholism and petty theft, and to top is all off, it was run by {{General Ripper}}s who bordered on {{General Failure}}s. They were [[CurbStompBattle thoroughly thrashed]] given a thorough beating]] by the [[ProudWarriorRace Prussians]].
2nd Feb '16 7:54:19 PM CorbenCypher72
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* In TheNightAngelTrilogy In the second and third books [[spoiler: Logan]] essentially puts this together. Some of them become his bodygards, others go back to the life they had for a bit, but mostly, he does this to redeem the once crime ridden country and give it hope for a corruption light future.
1st Feb '16 5:23:14 PM Geoduck
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* Hedley Lamarr organizes one of these for the climactic battle in ''Film/BlazingSaddles''. This is, as the page quote suggests, an evil version.

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* Hedley Lamarr organizes an evil version of one of these for the climactic battle in ''Film/BlazingSaddles''. This is, as the page quote suggests, an evil version.''Film/BlazingSaddles''.
28th Jan '16 4:02:47 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** Gunmetal City from the Dark Heresy RPG regularly raised regiments both from the cream of their local enforcers and from mass conscription of the local gangs. It worked quite well... as long as the resulting regiments were stationed on different planets from each other.
28th Jan '16 3:57:47 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The Night's Watch from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', which offers atonement for anyone who joins, and the outlaws of the Brotherhood Without Banners.

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* The Night's Watch from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', which offers atonement for anyone who joins, and the outlaws of the Brotherhood Without Banners.joins.
8th Jan '16 10:43:48 AM nombretomado
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* In one of the ''{{Spellsinger}}'' novels, the communist dragon Falameezar rallies the world's [[ButtMonkey rats and mice]] to rise up against oppression.

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* In one of the ''{{Spellsinger}}'' ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' novels, the communist dragon Falameezar rallies the world's [[ButtMonkey rats and mice]] to rise up against oppression.
13th Dec '15 2:08:44 PM SantosLHalper
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->''The French system of conscription brings together a fair sample of all classes; ours is composed of the scum of the earth— the mere scum of the earth. It is only wonderful that we should be able to make so much out of them afterwards.''

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->''The French system of conscription brings together a fair sample of all classes; ours is composed of the scum of the earth— the mere scum of the earth. It is only wonderful that we should be able to make so much out of them afterwards.''
24th Nov '15 6:41:27 AM Ramidel
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* In ''VideoGame/SabresOfInfinity'', the Tierran Army becomes this after the first year of war. By this time, they've run out of volunteers, and so they're forced to resort to [[TradingBarsForStripes emptying out the prisons]] to fill the ranks. This leads to your troop (as a Lieutenant) being mostly composed of lower-class conscripts, with correspondingly bad effects on all of the unit's stats.
22nd Nov '15 4:05:58 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SagaOfDarrenShan'', the vampeze get around their strict refusal to use projectile weapons by hiring human thugs and cutthroats. Debbie and Alice eventually come up with the idea for the vampires to join forces with humans for the same purpose. Those humans mostly end up being homeless people. It's justified because those are the people the vampeze are feeding off of, so they're only too happy to have a shot for revenge.

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* In ''SagaOfDarrenShan'', ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'', the vampeze get around their strict refusal to use projectile weapons by hiring human thugs and cutthroats. Debbie and Alice eventually come up with the idea for the vampires to join forces with humans for the same purpose. Those humans mostly end up being homeless people. It's justified because those are the people the vampeze are feeding off of, so they're only too happy to have a shot for revenge.
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