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10th Jan '17 7:21:58 PM jake38
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* ''VideoGame/FrontMission'' has plenty of these, especially in its video games. ''FM Alternative'' has the IMAC (Independent Mobile Assault Company), Bamia, Sinsemilla, and the Cerberus Garde; ''FM 2089'' and ''FM 2089-II'' have the Storm Unit, Chariots, and the Vampires; ''FM 1st'' has the Canyon Crows, Hell's Wall, Black Hounds, and the Silver Lynxes; ''[=FM2=]'' has the Muddy Otters, Dull Stags, and the Dark Geese; ''FM Online'' has the Chasm Owls, Iron Hearts, and the Proud Eagles; ''[=FM3=]'' has the Purple Haze and the Wulong; ''[=FM4=]'' has the Durandal and the Blauer Nebel; ''5'' has the Strike Wyverns and the Barghest. ''FM Evolved'' has the Apollo's Chariot; and lastly, ''FM Gun Hazard'' has the Crimson Blow. In the other media, there's the Akatsuki (The Drive), Smile Dogs (Dog Life & Dog Style), and the Strike Eagles (Dog Life & Dog Style).

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* ''VideoGame/FrontMission'' has plenty of these, especially in its video games. these.
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''FM Alternative'' has the IMAC (Independent Mobile Assault Company), Bamia, Sinsemilla, and the Cerberus Garde; Garde
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''FM 2089'' and ''FM 2089-II'' have the Storm Unit, Chariots, and the Vampires; Vampires
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''FM 1st'' has the Canyon Crows, Hell's Wall, Black Hounds, and the Silver Lynxes; Lynxes
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''[=FM2=]'' has the Muddy Otters, Dull Stags, and the Dark Geese; Geese
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''FM Online'' has the Chasm Owls, Iron Hearts, and the Proud Eagles; Eagles
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''[=FM3=]'' has the Purple Haze and the Wulong; Wulong
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''[=FM4=]'' has the Durandal and the Blauer Nebel; Nebel
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''5'' has the Strike Wyverns and the Barghest. Barghest
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''FM Evolved'' has the Apollo's Chariot; and lastly, Chariot
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''FM Gun Hazard'' has the Crimson Blow. Blow.
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In the other media, there's the Akatsuki (The Drive), Smile Dogs (Dog Life & Dog Style), and the Strike Eagles (Dog Life & Dog Style).
27th Dec '16 3:00:44 PM Narsil
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* ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'':
** "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roughnecks_Starship_Troopers Roughnecks]]".
** The book and board game mention other units as well, such as "Anton's Apaches" and "Smith's Centaurs". After [[spoiler: Rasczak is KIA]] in the book, a suggestion to rename [[spoiler: Rasczak's Roughnecks]] "Jelly's Jaguars" is shot down by the commander. [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Alliteration is restored]] later on, when it becomes [[spoiler:Rico's Roughnecks]].

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* ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'':
** "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roughnecks_Starship_Troopers Roughnecks]]".
** The book and board game mention
''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'': Mobile Infantry units usually have AlliterativeName nicknames, based on the commanding officer. Protagonist Juan Rico is assigned to Lieutenant Rasczak's "Rasczak's Roughnecks"; other units as well, such as with similar names are mentioned, like "Anton's Apaches" and "Smith's Centaurs". Centaurs".
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After [[spoiler: Rasczak is KIA]] dies early in the book, a suggestion novel, the men decide to rename [[spoiler: Rasczak's Roughnecks]] the unit "Jelly's Jaguars" is shot down by after acting C.O. Sgt. "Jelly" Jelal, but Jelal vetoes it--they remain the commander. [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Alliteration is restored]] later on, when it becomes [[spoiler:Rico's "Roughnecks" to the end of the book [[spoiler:when Rico takes command, and they become Rico's Roughnecks]].
23rd Nov '16 3:29:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* According to some of ''{{Starcraft}}'''s fluff, Jim Raynor once belonged to the 321 Colonial Ranger Battalion, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Heaven's Devils]] (probably a sort of reversal on the Hells Angels' name). The back cover of the art book is the fancy version of their unit emblem, and features TheGrimReaper holding a [[GatlingGood a machine gun]] in one hand, and a [[DropTheHammer hammer]] in the other.

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* According to some of ''{{Starcraft}}'''s ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'''s fluff, Jim Raynor once belonged to the 321 Colonial Ranger Battalion, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Heaven's Devils]] (probably a sort of reversal on the Hells Angels' name). The back cover of the art book is the fancy version of their unit emblem, and features TheGrimReaper holding a [[GatlingGood a machine gun]] in one hand, and a [[DropTheHammer hammer]] in the other.



** According to the book ''Heaven's Devils'', young Raynor had his PoweredArmor painted black with a skull on the visor. In ''StarcraftII'', he still wears it to battle.

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** According to the book ''Heaven's Devils'', young Raynor had his PoweredArmor painted black with a skull on the visor. In ''StarcraftII'', ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'', he still wears it to battle.
15th Nov '16 12:39:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Soviet WWII 46th and 588th Guard Night Bombers, [[AmazonBrigade all-female regiments]], were known as "The Night Witches". If you don't know, a night bomber is an old WWI-esque wooden bomber that is light enough to glide unpowered for a relatively long time; the pilots used this tactic to stealthily fly above enemy lines after dark. Yes, they were BadAss {{Action Girl}}s that made the Germans actually be afraid of those old pieces of junk.

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* The Soviet WWII 46th and 588th Guard Night Bombers, [[AmazonBrigade all-female regiments]], were known as "The Night Witches". If you don't know, a night bomber is an old WWI-esque wooden bomber that is light enough to glide unpowered for a relatively long time; the pilots used this tactic to stealthily fly above enemy lines after dark. Yes, they were BadAss badass {{Action Girl}}s that made the Germans actually be afraid of those old pieces of junk.
17th Oct '16 3:00:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* The U.S. Marines are called "Leathernecks" for the same reason.[[note]]If you're curious, the purpose of the collar was to protect the neck, particularly from cavalry soldiers.[[/note]] They are also referred to as "Devil Dogs"; Corps legend states this is because during an attack on a German position in WW1 the gas mask wearing Marines began to foam at the mouth from the heat and gas, while the steep hill they had to climb made them clambor up on all fours. Seeing these rabid, four legged figures charging them, the Germans dubbed them "Teufel Hunden". Like with the "Old Contemptibles" mentioned below, [[ShroudedInMyth there are no German records of this]], so it may have been made up by Allied propagandists, given that "Teufel Hunden" is orthographically and grammatically incorrect German ([[YouMakeMeSic it should be 'Teufelshunde']]). Also worth noting: The "Devil Dogs[=/=]Teufel Hunden" thing already was used in American newspapers two months before the battle (Belleau Wood) in which according to legend it was coined.

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* The U.S. Marines are called "Leathernecks" for the same reason.[[note]]If you're curious, the purpose of the collar was to protect the neck, particularly from cavalry soldiers.[[/note]] They are also referred to as "Devil Dogs"; Corps legend states this is because during an attack on a German position in WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 the gas mask wearing Marines began to foam at the mouth from the heat and gas, while the steep hill they had to climb made them clambor up on all fours. Seeing these rabid, four legged figures charging them, the Germans dubbed them "Teufel Hunden". Like with the "Old Contemptibles" mentioned below, [[ShroudedInMyth there are no German records of this]], so it may have been made up by Allied propagandists, given that "Teufel Hunden" is orthographically and grammatically incorrect German ([[YouMakeMeSic it should be 'Teufelshunde']]). Also worth noting: The "Devil Dogs[=/=]Teufel Hunden" thing already was used in American newspapers two months before the battle (Belleau Wood) in which according to legend it was coined.
10th Oct '16 8:33:37 PM Essex
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* The Trooper storyline from ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has Havoc Squad, commanded by the PlayerCharacter, and the Safecrackers, a team that specializes in bunker assaults.

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* The Trooper storyline from ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has Havoc Squad, Squad (Officially Infantry Squad 326), commanded by the PlayerCharacter, and the Safecrackers, a team that specializes in bunker assaults.
10th Oct '16 8:29:30 PM Essex
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** According to the book ''Heaven's Devils'', young Raynor had his PoweredArmor painted black with a skull on the visor.

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** According to the book ''Heaven's Devils'', young Raynor had his PoweredArmor painted black with a skull on the visor. In ''StarcraftII'', he still wears it to battle.
10th Oct '16 8:26:41 PM Essex
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*** Team Prothean would like to let the other two fireteams know that they have a higher bodycount than both combined.
10th Oct '16 8:13:59 PM Essex
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* ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'': Imperial Army State Section III, aka "Pumpkin Scissors". Rather subversive, seeing as they're a war relief unit, rather than a combat force.

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* ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'': Imperial Army State Section III, aka "Pumpkin Scissors". Rather subversive, seeing as they're a war relief unit, unit rather than a combat force.force, not to mention how silly it sounds. Squad leader LT Alice Malvin, who came up with the name, pictures it as a metaphor of the unit acting as a pair of scissors to cut through the thick pumpkin rind-like corruption in the Empire.
9th Sep '16 10:03:44 AM Morgenthaler
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This has been TruthInTelevision since at least the days of the TheRomanEmpire.

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This has been TruthInTelevision since at least the days of the TheRomanEmpire.
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