History Main / TheHorde

7th Feb '18 2:26:10 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The third standard fantasy government alongside TheEmpire and TheKingdom, The Horde is a large group of barbaric or beastly warriors bound solely through either tribal ties (if disorganized) or the will of the EvilOverlord (if organized). Like the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, they value strength above all else, but are usually nowhere near as honorable. Their leader is usually [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority the strongest, toughest, and/or most vicious or cunning of the group]], often because the fastest way to advance through the ranks is via [[KlingonPromotion killing your superiors]].

to:

The third standard fantasy government alongside TheEmpire and TheKingdom, TheGoodKingdom, The Horde is a large group of barbaric or beastly warriors bound solely through either tribal ties (if disorganized) or the will of the EvilOverlord (if organized). Like the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, they value strength above all else, but are usually nowhere near as honorable. Their leader is usually [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority the strongest, toughest, and/or most vicious or cunning of the group]], often because the fastest way to advance through the ranks is via [[KlingonPromotion killing your superiors]].
29th Jan '18 8:15:07 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* UsefulNotes/NaziGermany worked very successfully to portray the RedArmy as this from the first day of the German invasion of the USSR in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. In the first six months, it worked to Germany's interests to portray their setbacks and failures as being the result of a ruthless Soviet Scorched-Earth strategy[[note]] No fields were actually burnt or poisoned and no-one's food was stolen, the formal adoption of the term 'scorched earth strategy' being entirely nominal. The strategy actually concerned railway infrastructure, bridges, and power generators. Some dozen million not killed by the fighting and anti-partisan actions did die in the German-occupied areas, but only as a result of German forces taking food and clothing and shelter from them [[/note]] and Endless Asiatic Hordes overwhelming The Superior Germanic Ubermensch with the sheer weight of their depravity, bestial bloodlust, and numbers. The emphasis on the 'Endless' part was partly because Soviet strategic reserves really were larger than German ones (largely due to WWI-losses and willingness to use women in the economy and military), but also because the Germans simply refused to believe that the Soviets could do something so sophisticated as carefully husbanding their resources and concentrating their only-slightly-greater numbers at several critical points. Some post-war memoirs, such as those of the infamous Erich von Manstein, seriously claim that the Soviets had them outnumbered by ten-to-one in late 1942 when in fact Soviet numerical superiority at the time was barely 2:1 (his lesser-known subordinate Friedrich von Mellenthin didn't speculate on exact ratios but was also firmly convinced of a greater ratio than the real one). Invoking the trope one last time, during the endless retreats of 1942-5 many German officers justified their Scorched-Earth tactics in the occupied Soviet Union by claiming that [[InsaneTrollLogic the Soviets would have stolen all the food and clothing and destroyed all the homes of their own people if the Germans hadn't done it first.]]

to:

* UsefulNotes/NaziGermany worked very successfully to portray the RedArmy UsefulNotes/RedArmy as this from the first day of the German invasion of the USSR in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. In the first six months, it worked to Germany's interests to portray their setbacks and failures as being the result of a ruthless Soviet Scorched-Earth strategy[[note]] No fields were actually burnt or poisoned and no-one's food was stolen, the formal adoption of the term 'scorched earth strategy' being entirely nominal. The strategy actually concerned railway infrastructure, bridges, and power generators. Some dozen million not killed by the fighting and anti-partisan actions did die in the German-occupied areas, but only as a result of German forces taking food and clothing and shelter from them [[/note]] and Endless Asiatic Hordes overwhelming The Superior Germanic Ubermensch with the sheer weight of their depravity, bestial bloodlust, and numbers. The emphasis on the 'Endless' part was partly because Soviet strategic reserves really were larger than German ones (largely due to WWI-losses and willingness to use women in the economy and military), but also because the Germans simply refused to believe that the Soviets could do something so sophisticated as carefully husbanding their resources and concentrating their only-slightly-greater numbers at several critical points. Some post-war memoirs, such as those of the infamous Erich von Manstein, seriously claim that the Soviets had them outnumbered by ten-to-one in late 1942 when in fact Soviet numerical superiority at the time was barely 2:1 (his lesser-known subordinate Friedrich von Mellenthin didn't speculate on exact ratios but was also firmly convinced of a greater ratio than the real one). Invoking the trope one last time, during the endless retreats of 1942-5 many German officers justified their Scorched-Earth tactics in the occupied Soviet Union by claiming that [[InsaneTrollLogic the Soviets would have stolen all the food and clothing and destroyed all the homes of their own people if the Germans hadn't done it first.]]
3rd Jan '18 6:13:01 AM Cryoclaste
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera'', a LostRomanLegion meets ''{{Pokemon}}'' light romp, has no less than three examples.

to:

* Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera'', a LostRomanLegion meets ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' light romp, has no less than three examples.
8th Dec '17 2:46:06 PM BluTaiger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The third standard fantasy government alongside TheEmpire and TheKingdom, The Horde is a large group of barbaric or beastly warriors bound solely through either tribal ties (if disorganized) or the will of the EvilOverlord (if organized). Like the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, they value strength above all else, but are usually nowhere near as honorable. Their leader is usually [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking the strongest, toughest, and/or most vicious or cunning of the group]], often because the fastest way to advance through the ranks is via [[KlingonPromotion killing your superiors]].

to:

The third standard fantasy government alongside TheEmpire and TheKingdom, The Horde is a large group of barbaric or beastly warriors bound solely through either tribal ties (if disorganized) or the will of the EvilOverlord (if organized). Like the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, they value strength above all else, but are usually nowhere near as honorable. Their leader is usually [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority the strongest, toughest, and/or most vicious or cunning of the group]], often because the fastest way to advance through the ranks is via [[KlingonPromotion killing your superiors]].
20th Nov '17 9:26:01 AM RedScharlach
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Literature/TheWanderingInn'': When the Horns of Hammerad, and a few other adventurer groups, explore a recent discovered dungeon, they, accidently, free an Eldritch Abomination that unleashes a small horde of undead on them, and afterwards on the nearby located city, resulting the the death of a few hundreds.

to:

* ''Literature/TheWanderingInn'': When the Horns of Hammerad, and a few other adventurer groups, explore a recent discovered dungeon, they, accidently, accidentally, free an Eldritch Abomination that unleashes a small horde of undead on them, and afterwards on the nearby located city, resulting the the death of a few hundreds.
10th Nov '17 6:27:28 PM TSBasilisk
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The Charr of ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' were originally depicted as this. Violent and pitiless, they swept down from the north, pillaging any city they found and sentencing any captured humans to be sacrificed or thrown into gladiator pits. Their onslaught destroyed two of three human Tyrian kingdoms and left Ascalon a barren wasteland for generations. Later installments gave more nuance to their history, revealing the Charr were the original inhabitants of Ascalon until humans drove them out and that their religion was created and controlled by a fallen ''human'' god seeking revenge. With the fall of the religion and the reclamation of their homeland, the Charr have modernized and formed into organized armies.
2nd Nov '17 8:00:13 AM IdumeanPatriot
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has a loose coalition of rampaging [[TheApunkalypse Apocalypse Punk]] gangs ravaging the AfterTheEnd Midwest, who in turn are fought by the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName effectively neo-Nazi militiamen]] of the Landwehr. From the good guys' POV, this is strictly EvilVersusEvil--though they actually tend to favor the Nazis, the barbarians are ''that'' bad.
15th Oct '17 7:38:09 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The nomad tribes in the ''Warworld'' series (part of the ''Literature/CoDominium'' setting) fill this role towards the settled farming societies. The [=HaBandari=] and the Saurons manipulate the nomads strategically, driving them back and forth across the steppe into each others' territories. In ''Blood Vengance'' when some of the allied tribes slip past the Sauron Citadel into the undefended Shangri-La Valley, one of the Bandari compares them to packs of ravenous wolves and the valley's unarmed farmers as sheep.

to:

* The nomad tribes in the ''Warworld'' ''Literature/WarWorld'' series (part of the ''Literature/CoDominium'' setting) fill this role towards the settled farming societies. The [=HaBandari=] and the Saurons manipulate the nomads strategically, driving them back and forth across the steppe into each others' territories. In ''Blood Vengance'' when some of the allied tribes slip past the Sauron Citadel into the undefended Shangri-La Valley, one of the Bandari compares them to packs of ravenous wolves and the valley's unarmed farmers as sheep.
10th Oct '17 6:06:05 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* JimButcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera'', a LostRomanLegion meets ''{{Pokemon}}'' light romp, has no less than three examples.

to:

* JimButcher's Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera'', a LostRomanLegion meets ''{{Pokemon}}'' light romp, has no less than three examples.
20th Jul '17 11:07:31 PM Galacton
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The third standard fantasy government alongside TheEmpire and TheKingdom, The Horde is a large group of barbaric or beastly warriors bound solely through either tribal ties (if disorganized) or the will of the EvilOverlord (if organized). Like the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, they value strength above all else, but are usually not as honorable. Their leader is usually [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking the strongest, toughest, and/or most vicious or cunning of the group]], often because the fastest way to advance through the ranks is via KlingonPromotion.

to:

The third standard fantasy government alongside TheEmpire and TheKingdom, The Horde is a large group of barbaric or beastly warriors bound solely through either tribal ties (if disorganized) or the will of the EvilOverlord (if organized). Like the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, they value strength above all else, but are usually not nowhere near as honorable. Their leader is usually [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking the strongest, toughest, and/or most vicious or cunning of the group]], often because the fastest way to advance through the ranks is via KlingonPromotion.
[[KlingonPromotion killing your superiors]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 183. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheHorde