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12th Jul '17 6:07:44 AM jormis29
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* In Palladium Books' ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' TabletopRPG 'verse a machine gun has to do 100 HP of damage (in a single burst, which is all but impossible) to a HumongousMecha before it counts, so people with ordinary weapons can't use this strategy against heavy armor. However, you can use this strategy with land mines vs HumongousMecha or HumongousMecha vs naval or space craft.

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* In Palladium Books' Creator/PalladiumBooks' ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' TabletopRPG 'verse a machine gun has to do 100 HP of damage (in a single burst, which is all but impossible) to a HumongousMecha before it counts, so people with ordinary weapons can't use this strategy against heavy armor. However, you can use this strategy with land mines vs HumongousMecha or HumongousMecha vs naval or space craft.
18th May '17 7:43:54 AM Saber15
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* In ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'', the British Aerial Corps uses hit-and-run tactics on Napoleon's invasion of Great Britain; swoop in [[DragonRider with their dragons]], destroy all equipment and LeaveNoSurvivors, and flee before the French aerial companies can react. The brutality of these attacks make the French more vicious in their occupation, turning the [[BreadAndCircuses previously complacent or indifferent]] British civilians against the occupiers.
16th May '17 5:54:53 PM nombretomado
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* These sort of tactics are recommended for lightly-armored characters in the ''TwistedMetal'' series when fighting a more heavily armored opponent.

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* These sort of tactics are recommended for lightly-armored characters in the ''TwistedMetal'' ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' series when fighting a more heavily armored opponent.
6th Apr '17 9:59:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PokemonSpecial'', the Sinnoh Gym Leaders employ this when fighting the Galactic admins. Whenever one of their Pokemon was close to fainting, Byron would pop it underground, give it a Potion, then pop it back out so it could continue fighting.

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* In ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', the Sinnoh Gym Leaders employ this when fighting the Galactic admins. Whenever one of their Pokemon was close to fainting, Byron would pop it underground, give it a Potion, then pop it back out so it could continue fighting.
5th Feb '17 2:27:42 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/IntoTheHinterlands'': The Riders use these to great effect, shattering a Brasilian troop column in the first book. Allenson learns well from them and is able to use raids to similarly destroy a Terran relief army, buying time for Brasilian troops to capture the Terran outposts in the Hinterlands.
24th Jan '17 12:06:13 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Bronn and Oberyn both use this tactic against heavily armoured opponents during their respective duels.
2nd Jan '17 12:19:47 PM StarTropes
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* On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', the Klingons use these tactics several times against the Dominion.
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13th Nov '16 5:36:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', in a duel between Prince Oberyn Martell, "The Red Viper", and Ser Gregor Clegane, "The Mountain". ([[MeaningfulName Just look at those nicknames]] and just guess who is employing the hit and run tactics.) Oberyn uses a spear to keep his distance, and spends much of the duel almost toying with Clegane as he stays just out of reach, trying to force Clegane to admit to the murder of Oberyn's sister Elia all the while. After wearing him down, Oberyn delivers a crippling blow, but [[spoiler:he underestimates Clegane's endurance. While Oberyn strings out the CoupDeGrace in an attempt to get Clegane to confess, Clegane, (despite being exhausted from a lengthy duel and impaled by a spear) still manages [[ThwartedCoupDeGrace to Thwart The Coup De Grace]] and kills Prince Oberyn with his bare hands. Ultimately, they both end up dead, because the spear had been coated with a nasty poison that induced a drawn-out and painful death.]]

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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Used in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', in a duel between Prince Oberyn Martell, "The Red Viper", and Ser Gregor Clegane, "The Mountain". ([[MeaningfulName Just look at those nicknames]] and just guess who is employing the hit and run tactics.) Oberyn uses a spear to keep his distance, and spends much of the duel almost toying with Clegane as he stays just out of reach, trying to force Clegane to admit to the murder of Oberyn's sister Elia all the while. After wearing him down, Oberyn delivers a crippling blow, but [[spoiler:he underestimates Clegane's endurance. While Oberyn strings out the CoupDeGrace in an attempt to get Clegane to confess, Clegane, (despite being exhausted from a lengthy duel and impaled by a spear) still manages [[ThwartedCoupDeGrace to Thwart The Coup De Grace]] and kills Prince Oberyn with his bare hands. Ultimately, they both end up dead, because the spear had been coated with a nasty poison that induced a drawn-out and painful death.]]
13th Nov '16 5:35:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the second ''CrocodileDundee'' film, the drug dealers chasing Mick and Sue into the Australian bush bring a party of about 10 guys with them. By the end of the movie, Mick's use of these tactics has reduced that number to 2. One of the drug dealers even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by noting that "He could have taken us any time he wanted to."

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* In the second ''CrocodileDundee'' film, ''Film/CrocodileDundeeII'', the drug dealers chasing Mick and Sue into the Australian bush bring a party of about 10 guys with them. By the end of the movie, Mick's use of these tactics has reduced that number to 2. One of the drug dealers even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by noting that "He could have taken us any time he wanted to."



* In ''StarFleetBattles'' this is known as the "Kaufman Retrograde". Federation ships could retreat from a pursuing enemy, using their photon torpedoes to slowly destroy the enemy's shields and then the enemy themselves. It worked fine as long as you had room to run, but not so well when defending a fixed position.

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* In ''StarFleetBattles'' ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles'' this is known as the "Kaufman Retrograde". Federation ships could retreat from a pursuing enemy, using their photon torpedoes to slowly destroy the enemy's shields and then the enemy themselves. It worked fine as long as you had room to run, but not so well when defending a fixed position.
22nd Oct '16 5:39:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* MaoZedong, who literally wrote the textbook on guerrilla warfare, summarizes the tactics as:

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* MaoZedong, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong, who literally wrote the textbook on guerrilla warfare, summarizes the tactics as:
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