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16th Oct '17 6:33:05 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Literature/AMorePersonalUnion'' has the Battle of Toledo, the FinalBattle of the Great War. On one side, there's 90,000 [[TheAlliance Grande Alliance]] troops commanded by King Henri III of France. On the other, 200,000 Spanish soldiers and Italian mercenaries led by Henri's [[CainAndAbel cousin]] and [[ArchEnemy nemesis]] Crown Prince Ferdinand of Spain.
29th Sep '17 10:17:44 PM drakensis
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* On Luthien, in ''Fanfic/AlongCameASpider'' almost four thousand Battlemechs clash in the largest battle for over a century. At the end of the day, only about one in seven of them are still able to fight.
26th Aug '17 11:54:23 PM Doug86
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* The MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic FanFic ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'', has two examples at the same time. On one side, the capital city of the solar kingdom is being attacked by a {{War God}}ess, that is also creating an army of zombie like creatures as the entire city attempts to fend her off. On the other corner, criminal master mind Max Cash, is marching his private army onto a senator's mansion, guarded by almost forty Orion City Police, two SWAT teams, nine detectives, half a dozen sniper teams, two changeling agents, a resurrected ancient hero, and a ''dragon''.

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* The MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' FanFic ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'', has two examples at the same time. On one side, the capital city of the solar kingdom is being attacked by a {{War God}}ess, that is also creating an army of zombie like creatures as the entire city attempts to fend her off. On the other corner, criminal master mind Max Cash, is marching his private army onto a senator's mansion, guarded by almost forty Orion City Police, two SWAT teams, nine detectives, half a dozen sniper teams, two changeling agents, a resurrected ancient hero, and a ''dragon''.



* ''Film/{{Glory}}'' opens with the Army of the Potomac marching to the Battle of Antietam in 1862 along with the Army of Northern Virignia coming to meet them followed by a brief but violent sequence of the battle itself. The climax of the film is the (Second) Assault on Fort Wagner in 1863.

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* ''Film/{{Glory}}'' opens with the Army of the Potomac marching to the Battle of Antietam in 1862 along with the Army of Northern Virignia Virginia coming to meet them followed by a brief but violent sequence of the battle itself. The climax of the film is the (Second) Assault on Fort Wagner in 1863.



* ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' has the Battle Of Sector 001 with the Federation fleet facing off against a Borg Cube

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* ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' has the Battle Of of Sector 001 with the Federation fleet facing off against a Borg Cube



* ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor'' has a climatic battle with the Dragon Emperor and his Terracotta army fighting against the main heroes [[spoiler:and a couple thousand resurrected laborers who were buried under the Great Wall.]]
* The spectacularly shot church melee in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' is a variation in that instead of being two armies against each other, it's everyone for themselves due to the effect of BigBad Richmond Valentine's mind controlling SIM cards.

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* ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor'' has a climatic climactic battle with the Dragon Emperor and his Terracotta army fighting against the main heroes [[spoiler:and a couple thousand resurrected laborers who were buried under the Great Wall.]]
* The spectacularly shot church melee in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' is a variation in that instead of being two armies against each other, it's everyone for themselves due to the effect of BigBad Richmond Valentine's mind controlling SIM cards.



*** Also "The Battle Of The Seven Potters" could count.

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*** Also "The Battle Of The of the Seven Potters" could count.



** This is then followed by "The Dropsite Massacre of Istvaan V" in ''Fulgrim'', where three loyalist legions are drawn into a conflict with the traitor forces (now also backed up by deamons and insane noise marines) only to find the additional four legions they thought were coming to reinforce them also turning traitor and utterly [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] them. The fight on the planets surface involved hundreds of thousands of space marines, Imperial Army, Titans and tanks and war machines of all description, whilst the battle in space above contained at least a thousand warships. The battle was such a pivotal conflict for the series as a whole and involved so many major characters that later stories replay the events time and again from all the different points of view. It's equally as epic every time.

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** This is then followed by "The Dropsite Massacre of Istvaan V" in ''Fulgrim'', where three loyalist legions are drawn into a conflict with the traitor forces (now also backed up by deamons and insane noise marines) only to find the additional four legions they thought were coming to reinforce them also turning traitor and utterly [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] them. The fight on the planets planet's surface involved hundreds of thousands of space marines, Imperial Army, Titans and tanks and war machines of all description, whilst the battle in space above contained at least a thousand warships. The battle was such a pivotal conflict for the series as a whole and involved so many major characters that later stories replay the events time and again from all the different points of view. It's equally as epic every time.



** The king of them all so far though, has to go to "The Battle of Calth", shown in ''Know No Fear''. 250,000 Ultramarines and all their supporting Imperial Army and Mechanicum forces, vs 100,000 Word Bearers and their army of Deamons, cultists and a well executed betrayal that leaves an entire world near-uninhabitable. Thousands of starships and billions of people fighting and dying, a small moon shattered, hell, even ''the sun'' gets wrecked.

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** The king of them all so far though, has to go to "The Battle of Calth", shown in ''Know No Fear''. 250,000 Ultramarines and all their supporting Imperial Army and Mechanicum forces, vs vs. 100,000 Word Bearers and their army of Deamons, cultists and a well executed betrayal that leaves an entire world near-uninhabitable. Thousands of starships and billions of people fighting and dying, a small moon shattered, hell, even ''the sun'' gets wrecked.



* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has several during the Dominion War that are on a completely different level to any of the previous trek series. The First Battle of Deep Space Nine ("Way of the Warrior"), The Second Battle of Deep Space Nine ("Call to Arms"), Operation Return ("Sacrifice of Angels"), The First and Second Battles of Chin'toka, and the Battle of Cardassia ("What You Leave Behind"). Even the early battles with mere dozens of ships are larger than anything else in Trek history including the Borg attacks on Earth from TNG & First Contact, while the later battles during the Dominion War include ships in the thousands!

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has several during the Dominion War that are on a completely different level to any of the previous trek Trek series. The First Battle of Deep Space Nine ("Way of the Warrior"), The Second Battle of Deep Space Nine ("Call to Arms"), Operation Return ("Sacrifice of Angels"), The First and Second Battles of Chin'toka, and the Battle of Cardassia ("What You Leave Behind"). Even the early battles with mere dozens of ships are larger than anything else in Trek history including the Borg attacks on Earth from TNG & First Contact, while the later battles during the Dominion War include ships in the thousands!



** ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' also has one of these as its climax, when the Brotherhood of Steel finally attacks the Enclave. Especially its newest recruit, and we're not talking about the Lone Wanderer here ...

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** ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' also has one of these as its climax, when the Brotherhood of Steel finally attacks the Enclave. Especially its newest recruit, and we're not talking about the Lone Wanderer here ... here...



* ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' has many, but probably the best would be Michael vs Yahweh, with in-universe OrchestralBombing, including the theme from the Dam Busters and Holst's Mars.

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* ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' has many, but probably the best would be Michael vs vs. Yahweh, with in-universe OrchestralBombing, including the theme from the Dam Busters and Holst's Mars.
26th Aug '17 12:59:39 PM ZimFan89
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* ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'' has the Sack of Torus Filney, a massive battle that occurs as the Rebellion -- aided by the Guardians and Jade -- storm said fortified city. WarIsHell is in full effect, as is a deconstruction of ChildSoldier.
14th Aug '17 6:11:19 PM Bleazy02
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** The Battle of the Drill and the Siege of the North certainly count, if smaller in scope; both involving the Fire Nation attacking a city, the [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Northern Water Tribe]] and city of [[CitadelCity Ba Sing Se]] respectively. They are both considered key battles in the war effort, and both ending in victory against the Fire Nation.
10th Aug '17 6:50:44 PM GrammarNavi
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** That's nothing compared to what happens in the fourth series' last book. Basically, the cat versions of Heaven and Hell start fighting an epic war on Earth, and dozens of cats both living and dead kick ass. That one book alone has more CrowningMomentsOfAwesome to its name than any preceding it.

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** That's nothing compared to what happens in the fourth series' last book. Basically, the cat versions of Heaven and Hell start fighting an epic war on Earth, and dozens of cats both living and dead kick ass. That one book alone has more CrowningMomentsOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]] to its name than any preceding it.



** The king of them all so far though, has to go to "The Battle of Calth", shown in ''Know No Fear''. 250,000 Ultramarines and all their supporting Imperial Army and Mechanicum forces, vs 100,000 [[ReligiousFanatics Word Bearers]] and their army of Deamons, cultists and a well executed betrayal that leaves an entire world near-uninhabitable. Thousands of starships and billions of people fighting and dieing, a small moon shattered, hell, even ''the sun'' gets wrecked.

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** The king of them all so far though, has to go to "The Battle of Calth", shown in ''Know No Fear''. 250,000 Ultramarines and all their supporting Imperial Army and Mechanicum forces, vs 100,000 [[ReligiousFanatics Word Bearers]] Bearers and their army of Deamons, cultists and a well executed betrayal that leaves an entire world near-uninhabitable. Thousands of starships and billions of people fighting and dieing, dying, a small moon shattered, hell, even ''the sun'' gets wrecked.



* Minatures games, such as Warhammer and Warhammer 40K are another good example of this trope. It can be taken to ridiculous extremes even, if players decide in a casual game to have 'no point limit' for building their army.

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* Minatures games, such as Warhammer ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and Warhammer 40K ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' are another good example of this trope. It can be taken to ridiculous extremes even, if players decide in a casual game to have 'no point limit' for building their army.



* Likewise, there's the ever popular game of Risk. The goal of that game? [[TakeOverTheWorld World conquest!]]

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* Likewise, there's the ever popular game of Risk.''TabletopGame/{{Risk}}''. The goal of that game? [[TakeOverTheWorld World conquest!]]



* Lego Universe. Both in game and out. The intro has CrowningMusicofAwesome and the preparations for combat even. Sadly, it skip over the actual battle, but we're pretty sure it was epic.

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* Lego Universe.''VideoGame/LEGOUniverse''. Both in game and out. The intro has CrowningMusicofAwesome CrowningMusicOfAwesome and the preparations for combat even. Sadly, it skip skips over the actual battle, but we're pretty sure it was epic.



* The invasion of [[spoiler: Char]] in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII Wings of Liberty''.
** In the expansion, ''Heart of the Swarm'', the invasion of [[spoiler: Korhal]].
* VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings starts with a massive siege battle against one of the King's bastard sons, and they only get bigger from there.
* VideoGame/MountAndBlade battles are supposed to get ''very'' large, which, varying on your settings, can display over well over 100 to even 500 or more men with mods.
* VideoGame/StarFoxZero has the Battle of Sector Beta. The level opens with a massive skirmish between the main fleets of Corneria and Venom, with squadrons of star fighters flying everywhere in between. In the second phase you find yourself in an all out dogfight involving EVERY SINGLE NAMED PILOT from VideoGame/StarFox64. This includes your team, Bill Grey, Katt, and Star Wolf.

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* The invasion of [[spoiler: Char]] in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII Wings of Liberty''.
''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty''.
** In the expansion, ''Heart ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm'', Swarm]]'', the invasion of [[spoiler: Korhal]].
* VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings'' starts with a massive siege battle against one of the King's bastard sons, and they only get bigger from there.
* VideoGame/MountAndBlade ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'' battles are supposed to get ''very'' large, which, varying on your settings, can display over well over 100 to even 500 or more men with mods.
* VideoGame/StarFoxZero ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' has the Battle of Sector Beta. The level opens with a massive skirmish between the main fleets of Corneria and Venom, with squadrons of star fighters flying everywhere in between. In the second phase you find yourself in an all out dogfight involving EVERY SINGLE NAMED PILOT from VideoGame/StarFox64.''VideoGame/StarFox64''. This includes your team, Bill Grey, Katt, and Star Wolf.
11th Jul '17 2:36:43 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Planetside}} II'' actually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb54iuks3UM holds a Guinness world record]] for the largest number of players engaged in a single server at once for a first-person shooter: 1,158, [[MeleeATrois split between three factions]] - the [[TheEmpire Terran Republic]], the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits New Conglomerate]] and the [[TechnologicallyAdvancedFoe Vanu Sovereignty]], fighting in the swamps of Hossin for two hours. The New Conglomerate won.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Planetside}} II'' actually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb54iuks3UM holds a Guinness world record]] for the largest number of players engaged in a single server at once for a first-person shooter: 1,158, [[MeleeATrois split between three factions]] - the [[TheEmpire Terran Republic]], the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits New Conglomerate]] and the [[TechnologicallyAdvancedFoe Vanu Sovereignty]], fighting in the swamps of Hossin for two hours. The [[spoiler:The New Conglomerate won.just barely won, holding 35% of territory to the Terran's 34% and the Vanu's 30%]].
11th Jul '17 2:30:43 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Planetside}} II'' actually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb54iuks3UM holds a Guinness world record]] for the largest number of players engaged in a single server at once for a first-person shooter: 1,158, [[MeleeATrois split between three factions]] - the [[TheEmpire Terran Republic]], the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits New Conglomerate]] and the [[TechnologicallyAdvancedFoe Vanu Sovereignty]]. The New Conglomerate won, fighting in the swamps of Hossin for two hours. The New Conglomerate won.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Planetside}} II'' actually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb54iuks3UM holds a Guinness world record]] for the largest number of players engaged in a single server at once for a first-person shooter: 1,158, [[MeleeATrois split between three factions]] - the [[TheEmpire Terran Republic]], the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits New Conglomerate]] and the [[TechnologicallyAdvancedFoe Vanu Sovereignty]]. The New Conglomerate won, Sovereignty]], fighting in the swamps of Hossin for two hours. The New Conglomerate won.
11th Jul '17 2:30:06 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Planetside}} II'' actually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb54iuks3UM holds a Guinness world record]] for the largest number of players engaged in a single server at once for a first-person shooter: 1,158, [[MeleeATrois split between three factions]] - the [[TheEmpire Terran Republic]], the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits New Conglomerate]] and the [[TechnologicallyAdvancedFoe Vanu Sovereignty]]. The New Conglomerate won, fighting in the swamps of Hossin for two hours. The New Conglomerate won.
14th May '17 7:30:06 AM Dwoem
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' primarily has fights that span, at most, one or two chapters, with each chapter changing the situation as the antagonist either moves into a new stage or the protagonists achieve a lasting victory.



* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' primarily has fights that span, at most, one or two chapters, with each chapter changing the situation as the antagonist either moves into a new stage or the protagonists achieve a lasting victory. Then there's the Extermination arc, wherein Leviathan attacks the city and spends six chapters slaughtering hero and villain alike before finally being driven off.
** The battle against Scion has multiple campaigns and spans multiple arcs.
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