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23rd Jul '16 2:05:32 AM morane
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* Pretty much the standard [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian]] (and Soviet) operative procedure since Generalissimus Aleksandr Suvorov: ''Defence exists solely to enable attack''. The Russian way of warfare is focused solely on attack. Justified, since most of Russia is plain (steppe and fields) where defensive warfare is pretty much doomed to fail, but has produced appalling losses abroad in terrain which favours the defender and against an enemy skilled in defence.

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* Pretty much the standard [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian]] (and Soviet) [[RedsWithRockets Soviet]]) operative procedure since Generalissimus Aleksandr Suvorov: ''Defence exists solely to enable attack''. The Russian way of warfare is focused solely on attack. Justified, since most of Russia is plain (steppe and fields) where defensive warfare is pretty much doomed to fail, but has produced appalling losses abroad in terrain which favours the defender and against an enemy skilled in defence. The standard Russian defence strategy is to simply retreat, [[ScorchedEarth trade space to time]] and prepare for counterattack.
23rd Jul '16 1:58:36 AM morane
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* Pretty much the standard [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian]] (and Soviet) operative procedure since Generalissimus Aleksandr Suvorov: ''Defence exists solely to enable attack''. The Russian way of warfare is focused solely on attack. Justified, since most of Russia is plain (steppe and fields) where defensive warfare is pretty much doomed to fail, but has produced appalling losses abroad in terrain which favours the defender and against an enemy skilled in defence.
17th Jul '16 6:57:02 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** This seems to be the main strategy behind [[PlayingWithFire firebending]] in general, being fueled by anger and having few (if any) defensive techniques. Although he tries to seem sophisticated about it, Firelord Ozai for instance seems to rely on this, or twist his advisers' suggestions into this.
** Earthbending similarly requires a head-on, no-hesitation strategy. While the inherent properties of earth make it quite practical for defense as well as attack, those same properties make it pretty obstinate to deal with, so a bender who isn't prepared to grab it by the metaphorical balls and make it his bitch isn't going to get very far, no matter what he plans to actually do with it.

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** This seems to be the main strategy behind [[PlayingWithFire firebending]] in general, being fueled by anger and having few (if any) defensive techniques. Although he tries to seem sophisticated about it, Firelord Ozai for instance seems to rely on this, or twist his advisers' suggestions into this.
this. This turns out to be a recent thing; the older style that Iroh uses and the heroes learn is based on internal balance.
** Earthbending similarly requires a head-on, no-hesitation strategy. While the inherent properties of earth make it quite practical for defense as well as attack, those same properties make it pretty obstinate to deal with, so a bender who isn't prepared to grab it by the metaphorical balls and make it his bitch isn't going to get very far, no matter what he plans to actually do with it. That said, choosing your moment is also central to the style.
17th Jul '16 6:40:50 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: Literature/SpaceWolf'' novel ''Grey Hunter'', facing an ice fiend pack, Ragnar knows they will fight until their prey are dead, or they are.

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* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: Literature/SpaceWolf'' novel ''Grey Hunter'', facing an ice fiend pack, Ragnar knows they will fight until their prey are dead, or they are. This is also one of Ragnar's defining traits; taking a hit so his counterattack will get through is practically a signature move.
16th Jul '16 12:29:55 PM nombretomado
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* The Sauron SuperSoldiers of the ''CoDominium'' universe are trained to attack at all costs; the result is that they attack until they have nothing left, and the Galactic Empire waltzes in and sterilizes their planet; the only Sauron ship to flee and survive is [[ItsProbablyNothing disregarded as impossible]], since Saurons never run. But the Empire also commits the same basic mistake, attacking the Saurons with increasing fanaticism until their own forces are all but gone; only their greater numbers allow a few Imperial worlds to barely survive [[AfterTheEnd knocked back to barbarism]].

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* The Sauron SuperSoldiers of the ''CoDominium'' ''Literature/CoDominium'' universe are trained to attack at all costs; the result is that they attack until they have nothing left, and the Galactic Empire waltzes in and sterilizes their planet; the only Sauron ship to flee and survive is [[ItsProbablyNothing disregarded as impossible]], since Saurons never run. But the Empire also commits the same basic mistake, attacking the Saurons with increasing fanaticism until their own forces are all but gone; only their greater numbers allow a few Imperial worlds to barely survive [[AfterTheEnd knocked back to barbarism]].
14th Jul '16 1:31:26 PM REV6Pilot
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** There was also such a strong cultural imperative among the Japanese to ''not surrender under any circumstances'' that they would make such a charge knowing they would all die, precisely ''because'' they would all die. This was made all the more evident during the Battle of Okinawa, where the Japanese put up such a fierce resistance against the far superior US military (who clearly had the tide in favor of them ever since the Midway battle) that the losses were so great on both sides; this eventually culminated in the US dropping the A-bombs on two of Japan's cities two months after that fateful battle because the Americans wouldn't want to risk putting up another bloody battle against the extremely obstinate Japanese forces.

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** There was also such a strong cultural imperative among the Japanese to ''not surrender under any circumstances'' that they would make such a charge knowing they would all die, precisely ''because'' they would all die. This was made all the more evident during the Battle of Okinawa, where the Japanese put up such a fierce resistance against the far superior US military (who clearly had the tide in favor of them ever since the Midway battle) that the losses were so great on both sides; this eventually culminated in [[NuclearOption the US dropping the A-bombs on two of Japan's cities cities]] two months after that fateful battle [[CuttingTheKnot because the Americans wouldn't want to risk putting up another long, costly and bloody battle campaign against the extremely obstinate Japanese forces.forces]].
8th Jun '16 9:43:18 PM Doug86
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* [[ComicBook/ThePunisher The Punisher]] is usually smart enough to stick to attacking non-superpowered people, and CrazyPrepared enough to know what to do if he runs into superpowered people. But in ''The Incredible Hulk'' # 395, he runs into [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]] in Las Vegas, and has no other idea of what to do besides just throwing everything (down to and including a hand grenade) at him. Naturally, nothing works. In fairness, the Punisher didn't realize it was the Hulk at first, but the fact that he was bullet-proof, eight feet tall and ''green'' should've tipped him off.

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* [[ComicBook/ThePunisher The Punisher]] ComicBook/ThePunisher is usually smart enough to stick to attacking non-superpowered people, and CrazyPrepared enough to know what to do if he runs into superpowered people. But in ''The Incredible ''Incredible Hulk'' # 395, #395, he runs into [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] in Las Vegas, and has no other idea of what to do besides just throwing everything (down to and including a hand grenade) at him. Naturally, nothing works. In fairness, the Punisher didn't realize it was the Hulk at first, but the fact that he was bullet-proof, eight feet tall and ''green'' should've tipped him off.
5th Jun '16 10:27:38 AM thatmadork
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* Used in ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer'' as a game mechanic for the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Greenskins]]. Their [[BloodKnight pathological need to keep fighting]] is represented by a "Fightiness Meter"; winning battles fills the meter while losing battles depletes it, and the meter also gradually depletes on its own. As the bar begins to drain, the morale and battle effectiveness of the units in your army too decreases dramatically, and at ''really'' low levels, the warriors might even start fighting amongst themselves, causing gradual losses. This can be curbed somewhat by establishing raiding camps, but they come with their own downsides: they may harm growth in your own regions and may bring diplomatic fallout if they target neighbours.
1st Jun '16 4:55:57 PM daydreamlab
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** Averted in ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'': DUP troops will drop their weapons, put their hands up, and surrender once most of their comrades are down.


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* ''VideoGame/JustCause2'' and ''[[VideoGame/JustCause3 3]]:'' Panauan soldiers and DRM recruits never hesitate to engage that guy who's singlehandedly tearing apart every military base in the country. In ''Just Cause 3'' it's suggested this is because the government's troops believe if they're captured they'll be subjected to the same treatment as the rebel troops under their control.
1st Jun '16 12:09:14 AM hpl
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** His enemies fall prey to it as well. One particular example has him and another (already wounded) character surrounded by a small army of foes. He tells her to run for help while he holds them off. By the end time she returns with reinforcements, Guts is standing against a tree, wounded and exhausted, surrounded by the bloody corpses of around a hundred dead soldiers. Only at one point during this battle do the soldiers question if it's wise to continue attacking someone who has already cut through dozens of men as if they were hot butter, before resuming the attack.
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