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11th Jun '16 4:07:24 PM nombretomado
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* The Imperial Order in the later ''SwordOfTruth'' books fields an army that numbers in the millions. To put this in perspective, before they showed up, 100,000 troops was considered a large army.

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* The Imperial Order in the later ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' books fields an army that numbers in the millions. To put this in perspective, before they showed up, 100,000 troops was considered a large army.



* In ''TheWheelOfTime'' The Dragon Reborn has armies numbering in the hundreds of thousands. In ''The Path Of Daggers'', one character thinks to himself that he can remember when 5000 men was a large army, before the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt coming of the Dragon]]. Several scenes describe the tiresome logistics of marching and supply, though that gets (much) easier with the advent of MassTeleportation.

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* In ''TheWheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' The Dragon Reborn has armies numbering in the hundreds of thousands. In ''The Path Of Daggers'', one character thinks to himself that he can remember when 5000 men was a large army, before the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt coming of the Dragon]]. Several scenes describe the tiresome logistics of marching and supply, though that gets (much) easier with the advent of MassTeleportation.
20th Feb '16 5:55:12 PM NhazUl
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** The army of the Last Alliance in ''Film/LordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing'' as a flashback.

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** The army of the Last Alliance in ''Film/LordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing'' ''Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing'' as a flashback.
20th Feb '16 5:54:33 PM NhazUl
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* Saruman's army in ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]''.
** And Sauron's outside the gates of Minas Tirith in ''The Return of the King''.
* ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'' has Azog's army of Orcs and Wargs marching out of Dol Guldur.

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* Happens at least once in every part of both of Peter jackson's Middle Earth trilogies:
** In ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'' Thranduil's army marching up a hill overlooking Erebor is shown in a flashback.
** ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'' ends with Azog's legions leaving Dol Guldur.
** ''Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies'' shows the armies of Azog, Bolg, Thranduil, Dain and Bard marching in formations.
** The army of the Last Alliance in ''Film/LordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing'' as a flashback.
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Saruman's army in ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]''.
** And
Towers'' as well as Sauron's soldiers leaving Minas Morgul.
** Sauron's army
outside the gates of Minas Tirith in ''The Return of the King''.
* ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'' has Azog's army of Orcs
King'' and Wargs marching out of Dol Guldur.the Rohirrim coming to Gondor's aid.
20th Dec '15 4:23:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSilmarillion'', at the Great Battle of the War of Wrath, Morgoth's army of Orcs, Trolls and Balrogs has grown so large that it ''fills the entire plain'' on which the previous battles were fought.

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* In ''TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', at the Great Battle of the War of Wrath, Morgoth's army of Orcs, Trolls and Balrogs has grown so large that it ''fills the entire plain'' on which the previous battles were fought.
23rd Oct '15 10:54:35 AM Tacitus
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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Imperial Guard forces are usually shown in this way in their codex books. Considering the Imperium of Man is TheEmpire of a million worlds, the amount of forces marching can literally go up to the horizon. It's said that if the SpaceMarines are the tip of the spear, the Imperial Guard are the spearhead, the spear's shaft, the spearman itself... and the three thousand others behind him.
** And that's not counting [[FlauntingYourFleets the tanks, artillery and other vehicles]].

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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' art likes to do this with the Imperial Guard, Space Marine chapters, Eldar warhosts, Ork hordes, etc. (though in the case of the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]] it's more like a Billion Bug March). One Imperial Guard forces are usually shown in this way in their codex books. Considering the Imperium even used photo-editing tricks to show just how large a single regiment was, resulting in a two-page spread of Man is TheEmpire of a million worlds, the amount of forces marching can literally go up to the horizon. It's said that if the SpaceMarines are the tip of the spear, the Imperial Guard are the spearhead, the spear's shaft, the spearman itself... and the three four thousand others behind him.
** And that's not counting [[FlauntingYourFleets the tanks, artillery and other vehicles]].
toy soldiers all lined up in formation.


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* Be very careful about using this in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} V''. Obviously the best way to keep your rivals informed about the size and state of your armies is to have them visible, and the best way for them to be visible is for them to be right on the border. But if an AI player sees a force mustering on its border, it may call you up and straight-out ask if you're declaring war or not. If you answer "no" and subsequently end up fighting that rival civilization anyway, you'll take a diplomatic penalty when interacting with leaders.
28th Aug '15 12:49:36 PM SchmittLenin
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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Imperial Guard forces are usually shown in this way in their codex books. Considering the Imperium of Man is TheEmpire of a million worlds, the amount of forces marching can literally go up to the horizon. It's said that if the SpaceMarines are the tip of the spear, the Imperial Guard are the spearhead, the spear's shaft, the guy holding the spear... and the three guys behind him.

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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Imperial Guard forces are usually shown in this way in their codex books. Considering the Imperium of Man is TheEmpire of a million worlds, the amount of forces marching can literally go up to the horizon. It's said that if the SpaceMarines are the tip of the spear, the Imperial Guard are the spearhead, the spear's shaft, the guy holding the spear... spearman itself... and the three guys thousand others behind him.
28th Aug '15 2:29:32 AM SSJMagus
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* Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick makes use of this trope. %%A more specific example would be appreciated, of course.

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* Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick makes use of this trope.trope, with several strips showing the vastness of the hobgoblin army (30,000 strong) before and during the invasion of Azure City. %%A more specific example would be appreciated, of course.
15th Jun '15 5:05:17 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{Music/Gorillaz}} Jamie]] [[ComicBook/TankGirl Hewlett's]] music video ''Monkey Bee'' is a remix of a song from his ''Monkey: Journey To The West'' album. As expected, it is loosely based on ''JourneyToTheWest''. At the end of the video, the Monkey King is faced with a massive amry of the undead, resulting in a BolivianArmyEnding. The video can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdZjO-i_vxg here]].

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* [[{{Music/Gorillaz}} Jamie]] [[ComicBook/TankGirl Hewlett's]] music video ''Monkey Bee'' is a remix of a song from his ''Monkey: Journey To The West'' album. As expected, it is loosely based on ''JourneyToTheWest''.''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''. At the end of the video, the Monkey King is faced with a massive amry of the undead, resulting in a BolivianArmyEnding. The video can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdZjO-i_vxg here]].
15th Apr '15 1:54:39 PM Chabal2
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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Imperial Guard forces are usually shown in this way in their codex books, considering the Imperium of Man is TheEmpire of a million worlds, the amount of forces marching can literally go up to the horizon.

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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Imperial Guard forces are usually shown in this way in their codex books, considering books. Considering the Imperium of Man is TheEmpire of a million worlds, the amount of forces marching can literally go up to the horizon.horizon. It's said that if the SpaceMarines are the tip of the spear, the Imperial Guard are the spearhead, the spear's shaft, the guy holding the spear... and the three guys behind him.
31st Mar '15 9:55:24 PM jormis29
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* Mongol armies of GenghisKhan and his successors zigzag between this and SuspiciouslySmallArmy. On the one hand, Mongol armies were rarely exceptionally large, if only because there weren't that many Mongolians to begin with. However, as a nomadic people, Mongols could divert much larger proportion of their small population into armies. Since Mongols, due to their nomadic culture and exceptional discipline, could advance far faster than any other army of the period, they could appear seemingly everywhere at once multiplying the appearance of their numbers--and in fact could ensure that their armies could converge where they were needed when they were needed in a manner that their enemies could not match. Finally, as each Mongol warrior had five or more horses, each Mongol army was accompanied by a vast herd of horses when horsed cavalry was relatively uncommon among agrarian peoples.

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* Mongol armies of GenghisKhan UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan and his successors zigzag between this and SuspiciouslySmallArmy. On the one hand, Mongol armies were rarely exceptionally large, if only because there weren't that many Mongolians to begin with. However, as a nomadic people, Mongols could divert much larger proportion of their small population into armies. Since Mongols, due to their nomadic culture and exceptional discipline, could advance far faster than any other army of the period, they could appear seemingly everywhere at once multiplying the appearance of their numbers--and in fact could ensure that their armies could converge where they were needed when they were needed in a manner that their enemies could not match. Finally, as each Mongol warrior had five or more horses, each Mongol army was accompanied by a vast herd of horses when horsed cavalry was relatively uncommon among agrarian peoples.
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