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11th Apr '16 8:05:40 AM Tron80
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* Played with in ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient''. When the forces of [[BigBad Marder]] -which included infantry and cavalry equipped with beam weapons and giant war mechas- invaded the capital of the Kingdom of Arst, they easily won because the Arstians were armed with nothing but swords and spears. Later on, though, a rebel army equipped with bladed weapons and reinforced by {[[HumongousMecha Galient]] managed to beat Marder's war mechas.

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* Played with in ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient''. When the forces of [[BigBad Marder]] -which included infantry and cavalry equipped with beam weapons and giant war mechas- invaded the capital of the Kingdom of Arst, they easily won because the Arstians were armed with nothing but swords and spears. Later on, though, a rebel army equipped with bladed weapons and reinforced by {[[HumongousMecha [[HumongousMecha Galient]] managed to beat Marder's war mechas.
11th Apr '16 7:43:27 AM Tron80
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* Played with in ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient''. When the forces of [[BigBad Marder]] -which included infantry and cavalry equipped with beam weapons and giant war mechas- invaded the capital of the Kingdom of Arst, they easily won because the Arstians were armed with nothing but swords and spears. Later on, though, a rebel army equipped with bladed weapons and reinforced by {[[HumongousMecha Galient]] managed to beat Marder's war mechas.
6th Apr '16 5:32:13 AM Adept
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** The [[AnAesop Aesop]] of the CarWars inspired song "The Discards":

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** The [[AnAesop Aesop]] of the CarWars TabletopGame/CarWars inspired song "The Discards":
27th Mar '16 12:35:25 PM KZN02
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* In one of Danial da Cruz's ''Texas'' novels (''The Ayes of Texas'', I believe), an invading Soviet armored division is defeated by one man on a horse armed with a ''flare gun''... [[spoiler:and several acres of diesel-soaked ground]].

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* In one of Danial da Cruz's ''Texas'' novels (''The Ayes of Texas'', I believe), an invading Soviet armored division is defeated by one man on a horse armed with a ''flare gun''...''FlareGun''... [[spoiler:and several acres of diesel-soaked ground]].
27th Mar '16 7:11:21 AM RustyBill
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* In one of Danial da Cruz's ''Texas'' novels (''The Ayes of Texas'', I believe), an invading Soviet armored division is defeated by one man on a horse armed with a ''flare gun''... [[spoiler:and several acres of diesel-soaked ground]].
27th Mar '16 6:32:27 AM ecto8iologist
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*** There's also the first Railroad quest after you join, which has you taking up the Railway Rifle (a steam powered hand cannon that fires massive iron spikes) and using it against a squad of [[spoiler:Brotherhood of Steel Paladins]] clad in advanced PoweredArmor.

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*** There's also the first Railroad quest after you join, which has you taking up the Railway Rifle (a steam powered hand cannon that fires massive iron spikes) and using it against a squad of [[spoiler:Brotherhood of Steel Paladins]] clad in advanced PoweredArmor. Granted, the weapon is specifically designed to shred armor like tissue paper, allowing the supposedly wimpy Railroad to level and possibly tip the playing field in their favor.
14th Mar '16 5:54:36 PM EDP
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*** [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with the old fusion-powered Romulan ships still in service and the rest of the Alpha Quadrant ships (including the newer Romulan ships), all powered by antimatter: the antimatter-powered ships are slightly more powerful and the fusion reactors of the older Romulan ships are much larger and with smaller fuel reserves to compete, but the fusion-powered ships don't suffer of the antimatter shortage.
8th Mar '16 1:16:57 AM Alceister
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* The Russian Antonov-2 is a large all metal Bi-plane designed between WWI and WWII as a transport and scout plane. Today several countries still use it in military service because it flies so slowly and so low to the ground that it evades radar. They are almost impossible to shoot down too, their sturdy construction means they can take a beating from AA batteries and still remain flying and its low and low flight altitude often means anti aircraft missiles will miss or steer themselves into the ground before they hit the An-2.
** Not true. The An-2 prototype first flew in 1946. An improved version, the An-3, appeared in 1980s. These are quite modern rocks. It is true, however, that their development was inspired by successful use of old biplanes for all sorts of missions by USSR during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, however.

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* The Russian Antonov-2 is a large all metal Bi-plane designed between WWI and WWII as a transport and scout plane. Today several countries Today, it is still use it in military service because it flies so slowly and so low is very forgiving to the ground that fly: it evades radar. They are almost can take off from anywhere, is near impossible to shoot down too, their sturdy construction means they stall, and can take actually travel ''backwards'' if heading into a beating from AA batteries and strong enough wind. North Korea still remain flying and its low and low flight altitude often means anti aircraft missiles will miss or steer themselves into the ground before they hit the An-2.
** Not true. The An-2 prototype first flew in 1946. An improved version, the An-3, appeared in 1980s. These are quite modern rocks. It is true, however, that their development was inspired by successful use of old biplanes
employs them for all sorts of missions by USSR during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, however.actual military uses, including as a transport plane for special ops teams.
1st Mar '16 9:16:24 PM erforce
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-->-- ''[[Literature/TourOfTheMerrimack Tour Of The Merrimack: The Myriad]]''

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-->-- ''[[Literature/TourOfTheMerrimack Tour Of The of the Merrimack: The Myriad]]''



* In the first battle in ''TheLastSamurai'', the Emperor's army, which is armed with rifles, is defeated by Katsumoto's samurai army equipped with swords, spears, and bows.



* ''Film/{{Predator}}'':
** [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Dutch]] used this trope in the climax of the first movie making traps out of sticks and stones and covering himself in mud to mask his heat signature. But it doesn't actually work. Despite exploiting the predator's heat vision to his advantage, Arnold's low-tech approach fails to beat the alien. It's only when the latter decides to "even things out" by removing its multipurpose helmet and shoulder gun that Arnold manages to beat it. And even then it's more due to dumb luck more than anything. In the expanded ''Predator'' material, the Predators are shown to particularly enjoy hunting humans because of our ability to make rocks beat lasers. Being intelligent, wily, and resourceful makes us the second-ultimate prey. The expanded universe goes on to reveal that Predators themselves gain more honor from [[WillfullyWeak hunting things using only low-tech weapons]]: any hunter can laser someone with a rock from a kilometre away, but using a rock to beat someone with a laser takes true skill. In the 2010 ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' game, you gain bonus points for completing a level using only your wrist blades.
** ''Predator 2'' shows us a Predator trophy room which contains, among other things ([[spoiler:like the skull of an alien from the Alien franchise]]) a ''flintlock pistol''... implying that not only did a human attempt to challenge a Predator with this weapon, this individual put up enough of a fight to be considered a {{worthy opponent}}!

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* ''Film/{{Predator}}'':
''Franchise/{{Predator}}'':
** [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Dutch]] used this trope in the climax of the [[Film/{{Predator}} first movie movie]] making traps out of sticks and stones and covering himself in mud to mask his heat signature. But it doesn't actually work. Despite exploiting the predator's heat vision to his advantage, Arnold's low-tech approach fails to beat the alien. It's only when the latter decides to "even things out" by removing its multipurpose helmet and shoulder gun that Arnold manages to beat it. And even then it's more due to dumb luck more than anything. In the expanded ''Predator'' material, the Predators are shown to particularly enjoy hunting humans because of our ability to make rocks beat lasers. Being intelligent, wily, and resourceful makes us the second-ultimate prey. The expanded universe goes on to reveal that Predators themselves gain more honor from [[WillfullyWeak hunting things using only low-tech weapons]]: any hunter can laser someone with a rock from a kilometre away, but using a rock to beat someone with a laser takes true skill. In the 2010 ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' game, you gain bonus points for completing a level using only your wrist blades.
** ''Predator 2'' ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'' shows us a Predator trophy room which contains, among other things ([[spoiler:like the skull of an alien from the Alien franchise]]) a ''flintlock pistol''... implying that not only did a human attempt to challenge a Predator with this weapon, this individual put up enough of a fight to be considered a {{worthy opponent}}!
1st Mar '16 8:14:26 PM Ohio9
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* In the first battle in ''TheLastSamurai'', the Emperor's army, which is armed with rifles, is defeated by Katsumoto's samurai army equipped with swords, spears, and bows.
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