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16th Oct '17 8:47:51 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe has ''[[http://uesp.net/wiki/Lore:The_Art_of_War_Magic The Art of War Magic]]'', a homage to Sun Tzu's ''Art of War''. it consists of a series of proverbs by Imperial Battlemage Zurin Arctus dealing with applications of magic and military strategy, with commentaries on the proverbs supplied by other mages.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe series has ''[[http://uesp.net/wiki/Lore:The_Art_of_War_Magic The Art of War Magic]]'', a homage to Sun Tzu's ''Art of War''. it War'' that is even written in the same style. It consists of a series of proverbs by former [[CourtMage Imperial Battlemage Battlemage]] Zurin Arctus (who served [[GodEmperor Emperor]] [[TheConqueror Tiber]] [[FounderOfTheKingdom Septim]]) dealing with applications of [[MilitaryMage magic and military strategy, strategy]], with commentaries on the proverbs supplied by other mages.
3rd Oct '17 2:13:19 PM StarTropes
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* ''NCIS'' has, while it's clearly not in written form (which in itself is even referenced several times), Gibbs' rules. Several (but not all) have been named and numbered, most of which have been brought up multiple times.

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* ''NCIS'' ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has, while it's clearly not in written form (which in itself is even referenced several times), Gibbs' rules. Several (but not all) have been named and numbered, most of which have been brought up multiple times.
2nd Aug '17 1:58:41 PM Divra
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*** Actually, it's no use of nuclear weapons ''on humans''. Paul uses nukes to blow a hole in a mountain range and let his Fremen into the Sardaukar camp. He acknowledges that the difference is splitting hairs, but believes that considering what he is planning to do, the powers-that-be will accept it.
2nd Aug '17 1:54:40 PM Divra
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**** It is very telling that we have yet to encounter a canon Guardsman who considers the ''Primer'' to be anything more than a glorified spare toilet roll.
8th Jul '17 4:04:30 PM Kadorhal
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A specific type of FictionalDocument (and occasionally EncyclopediaExposita), the BigBookOfWar is an oft-quoted, but rarely seen in its entirety, book or code which some military ([[MildlyMilitary mildly]] or otherwise) or other group follows. In addition to providing strategies for battle (and occasionally diplomacy), it frequently alludes to some kind of moral, chivalric code which its adherents are supposed to follow. Characters will frequently recite passages or rules from it when faced with some dangerous situation or conundrum. A RulesLawyer may insist on "sticking to the code" no matter what happens, while a MilitaryMaverick is more likely to shout "[[ScrewThisIndexIHaveTropes screw the code]]!" and do things his/her own way. The book in question might be Sun Tzu's ''Art of War'' but is at least as likely to be entirely fictional and specific to that organization.

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A specific type of FictionalDocument (and occasionally EncyclopediaExposita), the BigBookOfWar Big Book of War is an oft-quoted, but rarely seen in its entirety, book or code which some military ([[MildlyMilitary mildly]] or otherwise) or other group follows. In addition to providing strategies for battle (and occasionally diplomacy), it frequently alludes to some kind of moral, chivalric code which its adherents are supposed to follow. Characters will frequently recite passages or rules from it when faced with some dangerous situation or conundrum. A RulesLawyer may insist on "sticking to the code" no matter what happens, while a MilitaryMaverick is more likely to shout "[[ScrewThisIndexIHaveTropes screw the code]]!" and do things his/her own way. The book in question might be Sun Tzu's ''Art of War'' but is at least as likely to be entirely fictional and specific to that organization.



* Doyle Brunson's ''Super System'' and its sequel are Poker's traditional BigBookOfWar. Its advice is typically considered out-of-date these days, leaving the title up for grabs. ''Phil Gordon's Little Green Book'' and Daniel Negreanu's ''Power Hold'Em Strategy'' are two contenders. ''Caro's Book of Poker Tells'' is another classic, if more specialized.

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* Doyle Brunson's ''Super System'' and its sequel are Poker's traditional BigBookOfWar.Big Book of War. Its advice is typically considered out-of-date these days, leaving the title up for grabs. ''Phil Gordon's Little Green Book'' and Daniel Negreanu's ''Power Hold'Em Strategy'' are two contenders. ''Caro's Book of Poker Tells'' is another classic, if more specialized.
6th Jun '17 9:37:38 AM PaddyMurphy
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* ''Guerrilla Days in Ireland'' by Tom Barry is part memoir of the [[TheIrishRevolution Irish War for Independence]] and part instruction manual on how to run a guerrilla campaign.



* ''Guerrilla Days in Ireland'' by Tom Barry is part memoir of the [[TheIrishRevolution Irish War for Independence]] and part instruction manual on how to run a guerrilla campaign.
6th Jun '17 9:37:11 AM PaddyMurphy
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* ''Guerrilla Days in Ireland'' by Tom Barry is part memoir of the [[TheIrishRevolution Irish War for Independence]] and part instruction manual on how to run a guerrilla campaign.
16th Apr '17 1:23:04 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** In ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', mention is made of the ''Art of War'', although unlike Roundworld's version, nobody remembers who wrote it. Because all the ruling classes of the Agatean Empire fight according to the Five Rules and Nine Principles, warfare is much more organised and civilised and mostly consists of short periods of excitement followed by long periods of checking the index. (The Silver Horde, on the other hand, don't fight according to any rules at all.)

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** In ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', mention is made of the ''Art of War'', although unlike Roundworld's version, nobody remembers who wrote it. Because all the ruling classes of the Agatean Empire fight according to the Five Rules and Nine Principles, warfare is much more organised and civilised and mostly consists of short periods of excitement followed by long periods of checking the index. (The Silver Horde, on the other hand, don't fight according to any rules at all.)) It's also noted that the majority of generals follow the tactics by rote, with no understanding of the logic behind them or the underlying philosophy; the result is that the country is effectively in a permanently stalemated civil war.
12th Mar '17 11:10:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''The Book Of Five Rings'', a martial arts and military strategy book written by legendary {{Samurai}} warrior MiyamotoMusashi at around 1645. The Japanese-inspired TabletopRPG ''Legend of the Five Rings'' is named in reference to it.

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* ''The Book Of Five Rings'', a martial arts and military strategy book written by legendary {{Samurai}} warrior MiyamotoMusashi UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi at around 1645. The Japanese-inspired TabletopRPG ''Legend of the Five Rings'' is named in reference to it.
9th Jan '17 11:41:08 AM WillKeaton
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* [[[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_land_warfare ''The Law of Land Warfare'' (aka The Geneva Convention)]] explicitly states TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar. Unlike most other Big Books of War, it tells you only what ''not'' to do if you wish to conduct war like a civilized country and expect other countries to do the same. It's also binding, and is what gives tribunals like the Nuremburg Trials the justification for trying people for war crimes, among other things.

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* [[[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_land_warfare ''The Law of Land Warfare'' (aka The Geneva Convention)]] explicitly states TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar. Unlike most other Big Books of War, it tells you only what ''not'' to do if you wish to conduct war like a civilized country and expect other countries to do the same. It's also binding, and is what gives tribunals like the Nuremburg Trials the justification for trying people for war crimes, among other things.
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