History Main / UnderequippedCharge

27th Mar '18 5:07:58 PM erana
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* That story about cavalry charging tanks you might have heard is actually not an example, in case you wondered.

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* Cavalry charges in [=WWII=]:
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That story about Polish cavalry charging German tanks you might have heard is actually not an example, in case you wondered.wondered, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charge_at_Krojanty because it didn't happen]]. It would belong into Fan Fiction, as it was a piece of German propaganda.
** And then, played straight: That story about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charge_of_the_Savoia_Cavalleria_at_Izbushensky Italan cavalry charging Russian guns]] ''and winning'' [[MemeticMutation that you most likely didn't heard]] ''is'' actually an example, in case you wondered, because it happened when a crack cavalry unit sent to reinforce the Italian infantry in the Russian front got itself surrounded by [[MoreDakka numerically superior Rusian infantry and artillery]] and was left with no other option than charging (or be wiped out in place).
13th Aug '17 3:34:10 PM gophergiggles
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Contrast NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight and NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight. May be the mark of a ProudWarriorRaceGuy or a {{Determinator}} of any kind. May take the form of AttackAttackRetreatRetreat if PlayedForLaughs.

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Contrast NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight and NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight. May be the mark of a ProudWarriorRaceGuy or a {{Determinator}} of any kind. May take the form of AttackAttackRetreatRetreat if PlayedForLaughs. Compare NoGearLevel, when a game forces you to undertake a challenge under or unequipped, and can be done intentionally by gamers as a SelfImposedChallenge.
26th Jun '17 8:26:21 AM gophergiggles
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* [[TheCaptain Shining Armor]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has nothing more than the standard unicorn load-out: a basic horn blast and one spell related to his talent ([[BarrierWarrior raising shields and barriers]]). This doesn't stop him from taking on King Sombra and the tag-team of Discord and Tirek, knowing he doesn't stand a snowball's chance in hell. ''Alone''.
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15th May '17 11:18:25 AM Koveras
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* Due to their LeeroyJenkins personality, most No,-player characters in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrolls Skyrim]] (unless under the effect of a fear spell) will recklessly charge at ennemies as powerful as giants or dragons (or a [[MookHorrorShow high-level Dragonborn]]), even if they are equipped with no more than an iron dagger, or their bare fists.
15th May '17 7:02:10 AM PehesIII
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* Due to their LeeroyJenkins personality, most No,-player characters in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrolls Skyrim]] (unless under the effect of a fear spell) will recklessly charge at ennemies as powerful as giants or dragons (or a [[MookHorrorShow high-level Dragonborn]]), even if they are equipped with no more than an iron dagger, or their bare fists.
28th Dec '16 9:26:55 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode "Born to be King", Richard IV is believed lost in battle after he charged a Turkish army, on his own, armed only with a small fruit knife. Between ConservationOfNinjutsu, RuleOfFunny, and the fact that he's played by {{BRIAN BLESSED}}, he triumphed "thanks to his trusty fruit knife".

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* In the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode "Born to be King", Richard IV is believed lost in battle after he charged a Turkish army, on his own, armed only with a small fruit knife. Between ConservationOfNinjutsu, RuleOfFunny, and the fact that he's played by {{BRIAN BLESSED}}, Creator/BrianBlessed, he triumphed "thanks to his trusty fruit knife".
27th Nov '16 1:39:59 PM kalkarrin
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* Seen at the end of ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', when lacking anything better to do facing a German tank, George Clooney's character draws a pistol and starts shooting at it.

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* Seen at the end of ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', when lacking anything better to do facing a German tank, George Clooney's Tom Hanks' character draws a pistol and starts shooting at it.
19th Aug '16 11:39:10 PM Koveras
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* In Act III of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', Geralt finds Carmen, the resident HookerWithAHeartOfGold, out in the swamps, mustering courage to cross them in an attempt to reach the druids' hideout. When Geralt points out that a frail city girl like her won't have a chance against the high-level monsters roaming the swamps, she says she's got a dagger and will make it somehow, because the druids ''may'' have a cure for her TrueLove's lycanthropy.
19th Aug '16 6:51:24 PM HeroGal2347
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Of course, unless TheCavalry enters the fray in that very moment (which it often does), it might very well cue a DyingMomentOfAwesome.

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Of course, unless TheCavalry enters the fray in that very moment (which it often does), it might very well cue a DyingMomentOfAwesome.
DyingMomentOfAwesome. In some cases, it may lead to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu an incredible victory instead.]]



* Sergeant Calhoon in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' runs out of bullets in both her guns, covering the Sugar Rush inhabitants' escape, and is fully prepared to fight [[BigCreepyCrawlies Cy-Bugs]] with her knife to prevent them from escaping that world.

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* Sergeant Calhoon Calhoun in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' runs out of bullets in both her guns, covering the Sugar Rush inhabitants' escape, and is fully prepared to fight [[BigCreepyCrawlies Cy-Bugs]] with her knife to prevent them from escaping that world.


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* In ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', Sam attacks [[GiantSpider Shelob]], the daughter of a monster even Sauron's former boss Morgoth had trouble handling, with a knife. The book itself points out how outmatched he is, but [[UndyingLoyalty Sam]] is so furious that she dared to lay a claw on [[TheNotLoveInterest his beloved master]] that he [[RoaringRampageOfRescue runs at her without even thinking about it]]. Against all odds, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu he wins.]]
10th May '16 11:39:09 AM aziuka
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