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29th Nov '16 11:21:55 AM LtFedora
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':''Franchise/StarTrek'': A rarity for Starfleet. The majority of admirals have [[ArmchairMilitary been far from the pointy end for too long.]] Nevertheless, a number do come to the defense of the Federation in combat.



*** General Martok. During the Dominion War, he maintains his flag on a Bird-of-Prey instead of one of the larger battlecruisers.
*** Once he became Chancellor, he took the Negh'Var as his flagship, but still got into the thick of the fighting wherever possible.

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*** General Martok. During the Dominion War, he maintains his flag on a Bird-of-Prey instead of one of the larger battlecruisers.
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battlecruisers. Once he became Chancellor, he took the Negh'Var as his flagship, but still got into the thick of the fighting wherever possible.
16th Nov '16 10:52:46 PM Ohio9
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** More generals were killed and wounded at Gettysburg than in any other engagement of the war, and largely because of this trope. Confederate generals Barksdale, Semmes, Armistead, Garnett, and Pender, and Union general Reynolds, Zook, Weed, and Farnsworth were all killed in action. Pettigrew would be mortally wounded shortly after during the Confederate retreat, and Union colonel Strong Vincent was promoted to Brigadier General after being mortally wounded defending Little Round Top. Reynolds was the highest-ranking officer killed, while personally directing the deployment of the Iron Brigade (Reynolds actually commanded the entire I Corps). Several other Confederate generals, including John Bell Hood, James Kemper, and Isaac Trimble were wounded leading attacks. Hood was wounded at Devil's Den, while Kemper and Trimble were both hit during Pickett's Charge. Union general Dan Sickles (commander of the III Corps) was wounded and lost his leg leading his own troops in battle while defending the Peach Orchard, while generals Hancock (commander II Corps) and Webb (2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps) were wounded personally directing their troops in defense of Seminary Ridge during Pickett's assault. Gettysburg was ''murder'' on generals.

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** More generals were killed and wounded at Gettysburg than in any other engagement of the war, and largely because of this trope. Confederate generals Barksdale, Semmes, Armistead, Garnett, and Pender, and Union general generals Reynolds, Zook, Weed, and Farnsworth were all killed in action. Confederate general James Pettigrew would be mortally wounded shortly a few days after the battle during the Confederate retreat, and Union colonel Strong Vincent was promoted to Brigadier General after being mortally wounded defending Little Round Top. Reynolds was the highest-ranking officer killed, while personally directing the deployment of the Iron Brigade (Reynolds actually commanded the entire I Corps). Several other Confederate generals, including John Bell Hood, James Kemper, and Isaac Trimble were wounded leading attacks. Hood was wounded at Devil's Den, while Kemper and Trimble were both hit during Pickett's Charge. Union general Dan Sickles (commander of the III Corps) was wounded and lost his leg leading his own troops in battle while defending the Peach Orchard, while generals Hancock (commander II Corps) and Webb (2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps) were wounded personally directing their troops in defense of Seminary Ridge during Pickett's assault. Gettysburg was ''murder'' on generals.
9th Nov '16 11:22:03 AM LtFedora
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* In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Admiral Hayes leads the Federation fleet against the Borg, though his ship is destroyed just before the Enterprise arrives. [[spoiler:(''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' confirms that he survived.)]]



** In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Admiral Hayes leads the Federation fleet against the Borg, though his ship is destroyed just before the Enterprise arrives. [[spoiler:(''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' confirms that he survived.)]]



* 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.
5th Nov '16 4:59:14 AM Ohio9
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** The 1864 Battle of Franklin was the deadliest single day for generals during The Civil War. After just 5 hours of fighting, 6 Generals from the Confederate Army of Tennessee were killed or mortally wounded: Patrick Cleburne, John C. Carter, John Adams, Hiram B. Granbury, States Rights Gist, and Otho F. Strahl. A 7th general, George Gordon, was capture, while 7 more were wounded. One reason for may be Army of Tennessee commander John Bell Hood's angry tirade against his generals the day before the battle for allowing the opposing Union army to slip past their lines in the night and reach the fortifications in Franklin. This may have made the Tennessee army commanders a little over-eager to prove themselves.

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** The 1864 Battle of Franklin was the deadliest single day for generals during The Civil War. After just 5 hours of fighting, 6 Generals from the Confederate Army of Tennessee were killed or mortally wounded: Patrick Cleburne, John C. Carter, John Adams, Hiram B. Granbury, States Rights Gist, and Otho F. Strahl. A 7th general, George Gordon, was capture, captured, while 7 more were wounded. One reason for may be Army of Tennessee commander John Bell Hood's angry tirade against his generals the day before the battle for allowing the opposing Union army to slip past their lines in the night and reach the fortifications in Franklin. This may have made the Tennessee army commanders a little over-eager to prove themselves.
5th Nov '16 4:58:07 AM Ohio9
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** The 1864 Battle of Franklin was the deadliest single day for generals during The Civil War. After just 5 hours of fighting, 6 Generals from the Confederate Army of Tennessee were killed or mortally wounded: Patrick Cleburne, John C. Carter, John Adams, Hiram B. Granbury, States Rights Gist, and Otho F. Strahl. A 7th general, George Gordon, was capture, while 7 more were wounded. One reason for may be Army of Tennessee commander John Bell Hood's angry tirade against his generals the day before the battle for allowing the opposing Union army to slip past their lines in the night and reach the fortifications in Franklin. This may have made the Tennessee army commanders a little over-eager to prove themselves.
4th Nov '16 11:44:30 PM Mhazard
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* Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', the first time we see General Shepherd, he's leading the Army Rangers in an assault over a bridge. He helps [[PlayerCharacter PFC Allen]] to get up and pretends to lead him at the field, only to back up and [[DirtyCoward leave the field immediately]], he's also responsible for [[spoiler: sending Allen to an undercover mission to slaughter civilians in an airport, get him killed and [[FlaseFlagOperation provoke the Russians to declare war]].]]. The only two occasions where he can be seen commanding on field are when he [[spoiler: betrays Task Force 141 and when he covers up the betrayal with the Shadow Company]]. "Rangers lead the way!", indeed.

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* Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', the first time we see General Shepherd, he's leading the Army Rangers in an assault over a bridge. He helps [[PlayerCharacter PFC Allen]] to get up and pretends to lead him at the field, only to back up and [[DirtyCoward leave the field immediately]], he's also responsible for [[spoiler: sending Allen to an undercover mission to slaughter civilians in an airport, get him killed and [[FlaseFlagOperation [[FalseFlagOperation provoke the Russians to declare war]].]].war]]]]. The only two occasions where he can be seen commanding on field are when he [[spoiler: betrays Task Force 141 and when he covers up the betrayal with the Shadow Company]]. "Rangers lead the way!", indeed.
4th Nov '16 11:40:48 PM Mhazard
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* Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', General Shepherd helps [[PlayerCharacter PFC Allen]] to get up and pretends to lead him at the field, only to back up and [[DirtyCoward leave the field immediately]], he's also responsible for [[spoiler: sending Allen to an undercover mission to slaughter civilians in an airport, get him killed and [[FlaseFlagOperation provoke the Russians to declare war]].]]. The only two occasions where he can be seen commanding on field are when he [[spoiler: betrays Task Force 141 and when he covers up the betrayal with the Shadow Company]].

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* Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', the first time we see General Shepherd Shepherd, he's leading the Army Rangers in an assault over a bridge. He helps [[PlayerCharacter PFC Allen]] to get up and pretends to lead him at the field, only to back up and [[DirtyCoward leave the field immediately]], he's also responsible for [[spoiler: sending Allen to an undercover mission to slaughter civilians in an airport, get him killed and [[FlaseFlagOperation provoke the Russians to declare war]].]]. The only two occasions where he can be seen commanding on field are when he [[spoiler: betrays Task Force 141 and when he covers up the betrayal with the Shadow Company]]. "Rangers lead the way!", indeed.



* In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'', the first time we see General Shepherd, he's leading the Army Rangers in an assault over a bridge. "Rangers lead the way!", indeed.
4th Nov '16 11:39:37 PM Mhazard
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* Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', General Shepherd helps [[PlayerCharacter PFC Allen]] to get up and pretends to lead him at the field, only to back up and [[DirtyCoward leave the field immediately]], he's also responsible for [[spoiler: sending Allen to an undercover mission to slaughter civilians in an airport, get him killed and [[FlaseFlagOperation provoke the Russians to declare war]].]]. The only two occasions where he can be seen commanding on field are where he [[spoiler: betrays Roach and cover up the betray with the Shadow Company]].

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* Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', General Shepherd helps [[PlayerCharacter PFC Allen]] to get up and pretends to lead him at the field, only to back up and [[DirtyCoward leave the field immediately]], he's also responsible for [[spoiler: sending Allen to an undercover mission to slaughter civilians in an airport, get him killed and [[FlaseFlagOperation provoke the Russians to declare war]].]]. The only two occasions where he can be seen commanding on field are where when he [[spoiler: betrays Roach Task Force 141 and cover when he covers up the betray betrayal with the Shadow Company]].
4th Nov '16 11:38:34 PM Mhazard
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* Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', General Shepherd helps [[PlayerCharacter PFC Allen]] to get up and pretends to lead him at the field, only to back up and [[DirtyCoward leave the field immediately]], he's also responsible for [[spoiler: sending Allen to an undercover mission to slaughter civilians in an airport, get him killed and [[FlaseFlagOperation provoke the Russians to declare war]].]]. The only two occasions where he can be seen commanding on field are where he [[spoiler: betrays Roach and cover up the betray with the Shadow Company]].
16th Oct '16 4:09:38 PM StevieG
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', TheBrigadier frequently leads his men in battles against this week's alien menace.
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