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5th Oct '17 1:08:53 AM morane
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*** Ilmari Juutilainen, 94-kill [[UsefulNotes/FinnsWithFearfulForests Finnish Air Force]] ace, described aerial combat as: ''Fighting six to eight enemies simultaneously is the most difficult. If there is one to four enemies, you can engage them in a dogfight and use superior flying and fighting skills. If there are six to eight, it becomes impossible to keep track of them simultaneously. But if there are twenty to one hundred enemies, it becomes easy. Just attack either from altitude or from below at dead angle, use the speed and momentum, surprise them and scatter their formation. You can pick one or two at will, and then zoom up or dive out. This is the idea of pendulum tactics. Repeat until the enemy jettisons the bombs and flees.

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*** Ilmari Juutilainen, 94-kill [[UsefulNotes/FinnsWithFearfulForests [[UsefulNotes/FinnsWithFearsomeForests Finnish Air Force]] ace, described aerial combat as: ''Fighting six to eight enemies simultaneously is the most difficult. If there is one to four enemies, you can engage them in a dogfight and use superior flying and fighting skills. If there are six to eight, it becomes impossible to keep track of them simultaneously. But if there are twenty to one hundred enemies, it becomes easy. Just attack either from altitude or from below at dead angle, use the speed and momentum, surprise them and scatter their formation. You can pick one or two at will, and then zoom up or dive out. This is the idea of pendulum tactics. Repeat until the enemy jettisons the their bombs and flees.
5th Oct '17 1:07:07 AM morane
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*** Ilmari Juutilainen, 94-kill [[UsefulNotes/FinnsWithFearfulForests Finnish Air Force]] ace, described aerial combat as: ''Fighting six to eight enemies simultaneously is the most difficult. If there is one to four enemies, you can engage them in a dogfight and use superior flying and fighting skills. If there are six to eight, it becomes impossible to keep track of them simultaneously. But if there are twenty to one hundred enemies, it becomes easy. Just attack either from altitude or from below at dead angle, use the speed and momentum, surprise them and scatter their formation. You can pick one or two at will, and then zoom up or dive out. This is the idea of pendulum tactics. Repeat until the enemy jettisons the bombs and flees.
5th Oct '17 12:57:15 AM morane
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* Genghis Khan was also a fan of this one. His feigned retreat, combined with this trope, was the bane of eastern european knights when he arrived in Europe.

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* Genghis Ögödei Khan was also a fan of this one. His The Mongol feigned retreat, combined with this trope, was the bane of eastern european knights Eastern European armies when he arrived in Europe.



** This was actually tried with pistols. It never worked out as the pistols of the time were too unreliable as compared with horse archers.

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** This was actually tried with pistols. It never worked out as the pistols of the time were too unreliable as compared with horse archers. The Finnish Hakkapeliittas found out the best tactics with pistols was to charge the enemy on gallop, shoot one at 10 m distance of the enemy, the other at 5 m and then engage him with sword.
24th Sep '17 9:13:07 AM nombretomado
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** A favored tactic on the tabletop for the Eldar in days of yore when they could move, shoot, then move again, making a return to the table in their newest rulebook. Also their primary strategy in the spin-off game BattlefleetGothic.

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** A favored tactic on the tabletop for the Eldar in days of yore when they could move, shoot, then move again, making a return to the table in their newest rulebook. Also their primary strategy in the spin-off game BattlefleetGothic.''TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic''.
26th Aug '17 4:22:07 AM EliasFW
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', the character Sombra has a translocater that she places where she which to be later. She then makes herself invincible, runs off reveals herself and starts to shoot at an opponent and when injured, she can press "E" to return to the position where she dropped her translocater.
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.
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