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8th Feb '16 4:07:16 AM Morgenthaler
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Cut natter.
** Scholars are actually divided as to whether the sea made Britain impregnable or vulnerable from all sides (hence the need for a strong navy might make this an inversion). *** Seeing as Britain has been uninvaded for almost 950 years, we can probably go for ''impregnable''. ****** Untested and untried, therefore invulnerable? **** Eire's an island as well, and that didn't noticeably stop it getting repeatedly invaded in the last few centuries. *** Heard of the Spanish Armada? One hundred twenty ships set sail for England. They anchored off the coast, waiting for reinforcements to begin an invasion. A preemptive strike by the British sent them sailing north. They sailed around the northern end of the island and headed back toward Spain, but they were hit by a nasty storm. Twenty-four ships were sunk or wrecked, in addition to the ones destroyed in the battle. About seventy ships sailed home in humiliating defeat, never even having set foot on land. **** Britain has been invaded during the Revolutionary Wars, during the war of Austrian Succession, by the forces of the Netherlands during the Glorious Revolution, during the Second Anglo-Dutch war, by France during the Italian wars. It was also invaded during the first Barons' war but this predates the existence of the Royal Navy by three centuries. Additionally, England lost the war despite beating the Spanish armada, Drake's own armada being met with the same level of failure. **** ''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Ultimately]]'', much like the Russian example above, the success or failure of an invasion of Britain depended largely on how capable the attackers were at making use of the terrain (in this case, the sea) as opposed to the defenders. The fact that an invasion occurred does not mean that it was successful or that the country was conquered, as the Russians can attest. This also explains Britain's success at invading Ireland, since they had the powerful navy and the Irish didn't. Besides, Napoleon and Hitler both called off invasions of Britain when it became obvious they just wouldn't succeed, and the Dutch King was ''invited'' by the English Parliament during the Glorious Revolution--after all, is it really an invasion if the most powerful institution in the country asked your army to show up?
8th Feb '16 3:41:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sun Tzu's ''TheArtOfWar'', the oldest tactical and strategic manual in existence, includes chapters on how to use terrain to best military advantage.
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* Sun Tzu's ''TheArtOfWar'', ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'', the oldest tactical and strategic manual in existence, includes chapters on how to use terrain to best military advantage.
3rd Jan '16 11:55:54 AM nombretomado
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** GeoEffects also appear in the other Creator/NipponIchi tactical [=RPGs=], including ''[[LaPucelle La Pucelle Tactics]],'' ''PhantomBrave,'' and ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters''.
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** GeoEffects also appear in the other Creator/NipponIchi tactical [=RPGs=], including ''[[LaPucelle La Pucelle Tactics]],'' ''PhantomBrave,'' ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave,'' and ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters''.''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters''.
15th Dec '15 12:15:58 PM OldBen
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* Having height advantage over the enemy(by flying or simply standing on the higher ground) in ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' grants your unit bonus to accuracy and evasion. This effect can be boosted by Snipers' ''Damn Good Ground'' ability or, in the ''Enemy Within'' ExpansionPack, by ''Depth Perception'' gene mod.
7th Dec '15 6:07:56 AM Prfnoff
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* ''{{Holyland}}'' mentions how judo and other wrestling or grappling styles can be very effective on the street because getting thrown or taken to ground on concrete or asphalt is a very different - read: more painful - beast from falling on the mat in training or competition. Also, being on soft ground like grass allows the wrestler Tsuchiya to go all out without fear of hurting himself from a whiff.
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* ''{{Holyland}}'' ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'' mentions how judo and other wrestling or grappling styles can be very effective on the street because getting thrown or taken to ground on concrete or asphalt is a very different - read: more painful - beast from falling on the mat in training or competition. Also, being on soft ground like grass allows the wrestler Tsuchiya to go all out without fear of hurting himself from a whiff.
26th Nov '15 7:59:53 PM nombretomado
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* In SandyMitchell's Literature/CiaphasCain novels, the Valhallan regiments he is attached to fight well on cold worlds.
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* In SandyMitchell's Creator/SandyMitchell's Literature/CiaphasCain novels, the Valhallan regiments he is attached to fight well on cold worlds.
25th Nov '15 5:04:59 AM REV6Pilot
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** In the''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' games, [[http://www.serebii.net/games/combo.shtml you can make your own]] GeoEffects, by using three specific moves in different combinations.
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** In the''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' the ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' games, [[http://www.serebii.net/games/combo.shtml you can make your own]] GeoEffects, by using three specific moves in different combinations.

* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has various weather effects and day cycles. When it rains, the sky grows dark enough for some monsters to spawn in the middle of a field and the rain also extinguishes wild fires. Thunderstorms do the same thing, but make the sky darker and the lightning bolts can strike mobs for damage (including you), set flammable blocks on fire, change pigs into zombie pigmen, or make a creeper super charged for more explosive damage to everything. When it is daylight outside, monsters can't spawn and zombies and skeletons catch on fire from the sunlight. When night falls, all the baddies come out to play, making exploration in the fields more dangerous.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'': ** The game has various weather effects and day cycles. When it rains, the sky grows dark enough for some monsters to spawn in the middle of a field and the rain also extinguishes wild fires. Thunderstorms do the same thing, but make the sky darker and the lightning bolts can strike mobs for damage (including you), set flammable blocks on fire, change pigs into zombie pigmen, or make a creeper super charged for more explosive damage to everything. When it is daylight outside, monsters can't spawn and zombies undead monsters (zombies and skeletons skeletons) catch on fire from the sunlight. When night falls, all the baddies come out to play, making exploration in the fields more dangerous. When it rains, the sky grows dark enough for undead not to burn up, and the rain also extinguishes wild fires. Thunderstorms do the same thing, but make the sky even darker, to the point where hostiles can spawn, and the lightning bolts can strike mobs for damage (including you), set flammable blocks on fire, change pigs into zombie pigmen, or make a creeper super charged for more explosive damage to everything.
3rd Nov '15 2:11:17 PM Willbyr
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* In the manga ''BladeOfTheImmortal'', Magatsu's main schtick is taking advantage of his surroundings to overcome his (usually more dangerous) opponents. An early quote of his is "He who controls the land can conquer Heaven."
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* In the manga ''BladeOfTheImmortal'', ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'', Magatsu's main schtick is taking advantage of his surroundings to overcome his (usually more dangerous) opponents. An early quote of his is "He who controls the land can conquer Heaven."
23rd Oct '15 11:17:23 AM CompletelyNormalGuy
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First person natter is the worst kind
** I've walked across the battlefield. There is literally no place to hide when you are on the low ground.
8th Oct '15 5:57:20 PM nombretomado
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* In JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, Wildcat defeated Vandal Savage by goading him into following him across the street, where a fire truck hit him.
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* In JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', Wildcat defeated Vandal Savage by goading him into following him across the street, where a fire truck hit him.
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