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8th Aug '16 11:33:08 AM Ohio9
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* Generals in the ''VideoGame/TotalWar]]'' series appear as units on the battlefield accompanied by bodyguards. Although you generally want to keep them out of direct combat unless your situation is very desperate, friendly units near the general get stat bonuses, so it's generally best to keep them close to the front lines.
7th Aug '16 8:48:02 PM LtFedora
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* Generals in the ''VideoGame/TotalWar]]'' series appear as units on the battlefield accompanied by bodyguards. Although you generally want to keep them out of direct combat unless your situation is very desperate, friendly units near the general get stat bonuses, so it's generally best to keep them close to the front lines.
7th Jul '16 5:22:41 AM Ohio9
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* Also during the Revolutionary War, American general Benedict Arnold was wounded in the leg while leading his army to victory at the battle of Saratoga, one of the most important American victories of the war. Arnold's wound was so painful he later said he wished the bullet had struck him in the heart. That certainly would have been a better thing for his legacy. If he had died from his wound, he would likely be remembered as one of the greatest heroes in American history. Instead, he went on to defect to the British and his name would become synonymous with treason.
1st Jul '16 10:09:31 AM Ohio9
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* Generals in the ''VideoGame/TotalWar]]'' series appear as units on the battlefield accompanied by bodyguards. Although you generally want to keep them out of direct combat unless your situation is very desperate, friendly units near the general get stat bonuses, so it's generally best to keep them close to the front lines.
30th Jun '16 7:39:25 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Bionicle}} Sidorak, the King of the [[BigCreepyCrawlies Visorak horde]], was known to lead his troops on the front line. Unfortunately for him this part of what led to him being blind to the schemes of his second in command [[TheStarscream Roodaka]].

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\n* In {{Bionicle}} Toys/{{Bionicle}}, Sidorak, the King of the [[BigCreepyCrawlies Visorak horde]], was known to lead his troops on the front line. Unfortunately for him this part of what led to him being blind to the schemes of his second in command [[TheStarscream Roodaka]].
23rd Jun '16 10:14:13 AM ElodieHiras
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' sourcebook Mass Combat allows the commander of an army to take a frontline role. It is a [[DeathOrGloryAttack high-risk/high-reward option]], as while the presence of their commander on he front allows to see the siuation in more detail and inspires the troops to do better, the commander is more vulnerable to misfortunes of war (random injuries sustained during batle).

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' sourcebook Mass Combat allows the commander of an army to take a frontline role. It is a [[DeathOrGloryAttack high-risk/high-reward option]], as while the presence of their commander on he front allows to see the siuation situation in more detail and inspires the troops to do better, the commander is more vulnerable to misfortunes of war (random injuries sustained during batle).battle).
20th Jun '16 8:34:14 PM PaulA
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** Some frontline generals liked to demonstrate this by showing off how much they trusted their men to relieve them of the need to wield a weapon themselves. For instance Marshal Joachim Murat led the great charge at the [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars battle of Eylau]] (1807) wielding a riding-crop instead of a sabre, and it was said of General Hans Joachim von Zieten, UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat's cavalry leader, that he went through the entire UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar having to draw his sword in anger exactly once.

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** Some frontline generals liked to demonstrate this by showing off how much they trusted their men to relieve them of the need to wield a weapon themselves. For instance Marshal Joachim Murat led the great charge at the [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars battle of Eylau]] (1807) wielding a riding-crop instead of a sabre, and it was said of General Hans Joachim von Zieten, UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat's cavalry leader, that he went through the entire UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar having to draw his sword in anger exactly once.
7th Jun '16 6:56:50 PM Doug86
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* To their own intense frustration, these were forced to abandon their ways ''fast'' after the first few months of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. This was not because they were morons or somehow Lacked Moral Fibre (LMF), but because they wanted to actually be able to receive information from and command their men. Away from a telephone-exchange, the force any one man could receive information from and give orders to within the space of a minute was limited to less than a hundred metres and about that number of men (men spread out to decrease losses from artillery fire). It was not unheard of for it to take twelve hours to physically carry a message across five kilometres of contested battlefield, and if a General wasn't in place to 'phone the artillery up and give them new orders based upon that information as and when he received it, then friendly fire and/or massive losses inevitably ensued.

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* To their own intense frustration, these were forced to abandon their ways ''fast'' after the first few months of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. This was not because they were morons or somehow Lacked Moral Fibre (LMF), but because they wanted to actually be able to receive information from and command their men. Away from a telephone-exchange, the force any one man could receive information from and give orders to within the space of a minute was limited to less than a hundred metres and about that number of men (men spread out to decrease losses from artillery fire). It was not unheard of for it to take twelve hours to physically carry a message across five kilometres of contested battlefield, and if a General wasn't in place to 'phone the artillery up and give them new orders based upon that information as and when he received it, then friendly fire and/or massive losses inevitably ensued.
31st May '16 1:04:04 AM erforce
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--> -- '''General Barnard Bee''' at the First Battle of Manassas during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar

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--> -- -->-- '''General Barnard Bee''' at the First Battle of Manassas during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar



* A civilian variant in ''JurassicWorld''. Simon Masrani, the billionaire who built and owns the now fully functional dinosaur park after his friend John Hammond's death, realizes that the ''Indominus Rex'' needs to be killed after the super-violent, highly intelligent, genetically engineered monster of a dinosaur kills nearly all members of a security team sent to recapture it. They decide to kill it from the air with a helicopter mounted chaingun. Since all the pilots are either off-island or trapped in lock down during the incident, Masrani volunteers himself to fly the chopper himself despite not ''quite'' earning his pilot license yet (he had two more days). While flying towards the ''I. Rex'', he finds out at least one of his crewmen is ex-military and an Afghanistgan veteran. He even [[LampshadeHanging asks if his general ever flew into combat with him]].

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* A civilian variant in ''JurassicWorld''.''Film/JurassicWorld''. Simon Masrani, the billionaire who built and owns the now fully functional dinosaur park after his friend John Hammond's death, realizes that the ''Indominus Rex'' needs to be killed after the super-violent, highly intelligent, genetically engineered monster of a dinosaur kills nearly all members of a security team sent to recapture it. They decide to kill it from the air with a helicopter mounted chaingun. Since all the pilots are either off-island or trapped in lock down during the incident, Masrani volunteers himself to fly the chopper himself despite not ''quite'' earning his pilot license yet (he had two more days). While flying towards the ''I. Rex'', he finds out at least one of his crewmen is ex-military and an Afghanistgan veteran. He even [[LampshadeHanging asks if his general ever flew into combat with him]].



* Cohaagen in the 2012 remake of ''[[TotalRecall2012 Total Recall]]'' becomes this, the sort of BigBad who still has henchmen and a souped-up robotic bodyguard, but also has a flak jacket and prefers to execute his enemies personally rather than delegate it to an underling. And while both versions confront Quaid in the end, in the original version it was because Quaid had killed any {{Mooks}} who could get between them.

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* Cohaagen in the 2012 remake of ''[[TotalRecall2012 ''[[Film/TotalRecall2012 Total Recall]]'' becomes this, the sort of BigBad who still has henchmen and a souped-up robotic bodyguard, but also has a flak jacket and prefers to execute his enemies personally rather than delegate it to an underling. And while both versions confront Quaid in the end, in the original version it was because Quaid had killed any {{Mooks}} who could get between them.
25th May '16 8:34:31 AM NativeJovian
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** The Jedi in all Clone Wars-related media, such as ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', and the animated series ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Clone Wars]]''. They are all automatically generals, and prefer to command from the frontlines. Probably because they [[ImplausibleFencingPowers don't fear enemy blaster fire]]. Pong Krell from ''The Clone Wars'' is an exception, preferring to stay in the back. But he has a good reason to do that. [[spoiler: He's killing as many clones as possible and using HollywoodTactics before he officially betrays the Republic.]]

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** The Jedi in all Clone Wars-related media, such as ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', and the animated series ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Clone Wars]]''. They are all automatically generals, and prefer to command from the frontlines. Probably because they [[ImplausibleFencingPowers [[ParryingBullets don't fear enemy blaster fire]]. Pong Krell from ''The Clone Wars'' is an exception, preferring to stay in the back. But he has a good reason to do that. [[spoiler: He's killing as many clones as possible and using HollywoodTactics before he officially betrays the Republic.]]
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