History Main / BatteringRam

19th Oct '17 5:52:16 AM Chabal2
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheMansionsOfTheGods'': As Astérix and Petiminus are trying to break into the building where Obélix is held, a dimwitted Roman soldier arrives... and joins them in trying to open the door, then is promoted to living battering ram. When that still fails, Dulcina steps in to pick the lock.



* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has the Caestus Assault Ram, a spacecraft intended to get close to enemy flagships, fire a magnamelta shot at it, then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2v3KQcjX5M#t=31s ram through the now-softened armor]] to deliver a squad of SpaceMarines inside. Later someone figured that what can ram a MileLongStarship without damage to itself or passengers will probably work well against ground targets as well.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has the Caestus Assault Ram, a spacecraft intended to get close to enemy flagships, fire a magnamelta shot at it, then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2v3KQcjX5M#t=31s ram through the now-softened armor]] to deliver a squad of SpaceMarines inside. Later someone figured that what can ram a MileLongStarship MileLongSpaceship without damage to itself or passengers will probably work well against ground targets as well.



* In the early ages of ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth'', the very first siege weapon available is the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Samson]], an infantry unit carrying a huge log he repeatedly bashes against whatever building he's pointed at. Due to TacticalRockPaperScissors, he's unable to attack anything but buildings. Later eras have wheeled battering rams that can still only attack buildings.
* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' has the Steam Tank / Siege Engine, which (despite being a steam-powered tank) is functionally a battering ram, as it has very short range and can only target buildings. In the expansion, it gains a MacrosMissileMassacre attack against air units.

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* In the early ages of ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth'', the very first siege weapon available is the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Samson]], an infantry unit carrying a huge log he repeatedly bashes against whatever building he's pointed at. Due to TacticalRockPaperScissors, he's unable to attack anything but buildings. Later eras have wheeled battering rams that can still only attack buildings.
buildings and are best used in large groups (the AI certainly will).
* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' has the Steam Tank / Siege Engine, which (despite being a steam-powered tank) is functionally a battering ram, as it has very short range and can only target buildings. In the expansion, it gains a MacrosMissileMassacre MacrossMissileMassacre attack against air units.
15th Oct '17 2:40:53 PM nombretomado
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* A smaller version that can be operated by one person, referred to by BritishCoppers everywhere as "the big red key", has shown up in ''Series/TheBill'' a few times, and probably a few other cop shows as well.

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* A smaller version that can be operated by one person, referred to by BritishCoppers UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers everywhere as "the big red key", has shown up in ''Series/TheBill'' a few times, and probably a few other cop shows as well.
12th Oct '17 1:44:34 PM ANTMuddle
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A common element in [[SiegeEngines sieges]] is the use of a large blunt object to batter down the fortification's gate. The type of object varies depending on the attacker, from tree trunks barely cleared of branches to metal-capped beams carried and swung on a wheeled carriage. Some can even be fully covered by a protective shield to ward off arrows and oil.

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A common element in [[SiegeEngines sieges]] is the use of a large blunt object to batter down the fortification's gate. The type of object varies depending on the attacker, from tree trunks barely cleared of branches to metal-capped beams carried and swung on a wheeled carriage. Some can even be fully covered by a protective shield to ward off arrows and oil.
oil. Just watch out if the [[DoorJudo gate opens just as you're about to hit]].
28th Aug '17 6:27:39 PM ANTMuddle
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:'' In "Red Riding Hoodwinked," the unnamed cat that accompanies Sylvester uses a log this way to bust down one of the doors to Grandma's House. But then he greets Sylvester's response: a boulder slingshot.
** In "Mouse Divided," Sylvester uses DoorJudo to foil a mob of cats using a larger log for such an assault.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:'' In "Red Riding Hoodwinked," the unnamed cat that accompanies Sylvester uses a log this way to bust down one of the doors back door to Grandma's House. House. But then he greets Sylvester's response: a boulder slingshot.
slingshot from the front door.
** In "Mouse Divided," Sylvester uses DoorJudo to foil this is how a mob horde of cats using a larger log for such an assault.attempts to access Sylvester's house. He answers with DoorJudo.
29th Jun '17 1:46:21 PM Vox
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-->'''[[FourStarBadass Gothmog''']]: What are you doing you useless ''scum?''

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-->'''[[FourStarBadass Gothmog''']]: Gothmog]]''': What are you doing you useless ''scum?''
29th Jun '17 1:44:19 PM Vox
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** Likewise, the orc army in ''Return of the King'' (see Literature, below). Their standard battering ram has absolutely no effect on Minas Tirith's gate, so they bring up Grond.

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** Likewise, the orc army in ''Return of the King'' (see Literature, below). Their standard battering ram has absolutely no effect on Minas Tirith's gate, so they bring up Grond.Grond...
-->'''[[FourStarBadass Gothmog''']]: What are you doing you useless ''scum?''
-->'''[[MookLieutenant Murgash]]''': The door won't give! It's too strong!
-->'''Gothmog''': Get back there, and ''smash it down!''
-->'''Murgash''': But nothing can breach it!
-->'''Gothmog''': ...Grond will breach it. ''[[SlasherSmile Bring up the wolf's head!]]''
12th Jun '17 4:42:05 AM JackG
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* ''Film/BenHur'' (2016). There's a HopeSpot when the Roman galley appears to have escaped danger, only for a Greek warship to come baring down on them and ram straight through their hull, causing their own galley to break up and sink. In a further horror, there's a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Roman prisoner strapped to the front of the ram]].
22nd May '17 10:07:15 AM Geoduck
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* ''Film/{{Dragnet}}'' features an LAPD vehicle which is a cross between a battering ram and a tank.
12th Mar '17 1:57:20 AM Doug86
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* As quoted above, in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', the army attacking Minas Tirith uses a battering ram called Grond against its gates.

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* As quoted above, in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the army attacking Minas Tirith uses a battering ram called Grond against its gates.



* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' has the Caestus Assault Ram, a spacecraft intended to get close to enemy flagships, fire a magnamelta shot at it, then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2v3KQcjX5M#t=31s ram through the now-softened armor]] to deliver a squad of SpaceMarines inside. Later someone figured that what can ram a MileLongStarship without damage to itself or passengers will probably work well against ground targets as well.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has the Caestus Assault Ram, a spacecraft intended to get close to enemy flagships, fire a magnamelta shot at it, then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2v3KQcjX5M#t=31s ram through the now-softened armor]] to deliver a squad of SpaceMarines inside. Later someone figured that what can ram a MileLongStarship without damage to itself or passengers will probably work well against ground targets as well.
3rd Mar '17 12:49:21 PM Xtifr
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* In the ''Literature/MastersOfRome'' series of novels, [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]] is fond of using "battering ram" as an UnusualEuphemism for his... you know what.

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* In the ''Literature/MastersOfRome'' series of novels, [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]] UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar is fond of using "battering ram" as an UnusualEuphemism for his... you know what.
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