History Main / WeHAveReserves

2nd Dec '16 1:04:59 AM aaronupright
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** This strategy failed because the Israelis [[GenreSavvy could do the math just as well]] and [[TookAThirdOption decided to bomb Cairo from the air]], directly and indirectly threatening the Nasser regime itself.

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** This strategy failed because the The Israelis tried to counter since theu [[GenreSavvy could do the math just as well]] and [[TookAThirdOption decided to bomb Cairo from the air]], directly and indirectly threatening the Nasser regime itself.itself. However, it turned out, they could not sustain a deep penetration bombing campaign either.[[note]] The Egyptians purchases scores of batteries of the latest Soviet Surface to Air Missiles and put them on the approaches to Cairo. It turns out that equipment not troops is the limiting factor in modern war[[/note]]
27th Nov '16 3:30:54 PM Jhonny
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** Seriously averted by, of all people, Genghis Khan. When your forces are usually a fraction of what your opposition can muster in you need to preserve those forces. They never engaged in hand-to-hand when they didn't have to, and leaving wounded men on the field was grounds for a commander's execution. Overly aggressive types tended not to get promoted because of the casualties they would take. Also, Genghis was known for a FatherToHisMen approach--at least to his own people.

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** * Seriously averted by, of all people, Genghis Khan. When your forces are usually a fraction of what your opposition can muster in you need to preserve those forces. They never engaged in hand-to-hand when they didn't have to, and leaving wounded men on the field was grounds for a commander's execution. Overly aggressive types tended not to get promoted because of the casualties they would take. Also, Genghis was known for a FatherToHisMen approach--at least to his own people.
27th Nov '16 3:11:05 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is mixed with SpareToTheThrone in TheHorseAndHisBoy: The Tisroc isn't concerned about Rabadash dying -- he has sired other potential heirs.

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* This trope is mixed with SpareToTheThrone in TheHorseAndHisBoy: Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy: The Tisroc isn't concerned about Rabadash dying -- he has sired other potential heirs.
27th Nov '16 1:38:33 PM nombretomado
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* Empress Jadis in ''[[TheChroniclesOfNarnia The Magician's Nephew]]'' brags that she "poured out the blood of her armies like water" in the civil war with her sister for control of Charn. And then trumped that by speaking the Deplorable Word, an unspecified spell which destroyed Charn and killed everything on it except herself.

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* Empress Jadis in ''[[TheChroniclesOfNarnia The Magician's Nephew]]'' ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'' brags that she "poured out the blood of her armies like water" in the civil war with her sister for control of Charn. And then trumped that by speaking the Deplorable Word, an unspecified spell which destroyed Charn and killed everything on it except herself.
15th Nov '16 4:49:01 AM Bissek
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* In the fantasy series ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'', one of [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] Hugh The Hand's jobs was to kill a mercenary captain who tended to take all the money his company was paid for a job, then order them into situations where as many of them died as possible so he wouldn't have to split the pay.
** Hugh was also hired to kill a human army captain that had repeatedly over the course of his career sent many men to their deaths while he ran away. While doing this again, Hugh caught him and listed the names of everyone who had wanted him dead before killing the man.

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* In the fantasy series ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'', one of [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] Hugh The Hand's jobs was to kill a mercenary captain who tended to take all the money his company was paid for a job, then order them into situations where as many of them died as possible so he wouldn't have to split the pay.
** Hugh was also hired to kill a human army captain that had repeatedly over the course of his career sent many men to their deaths
pay while he ran away.running away from the battle. While doing this again, Hugh caught him and listed the names of everyone who had wanted him dead before killing the man.
12th Nov '16 5:52:34 AM TheWanderer
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** Similar to Longshanks in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', Ramsay Bolton ([[BigBad the main human villain of seasons 5 and 6]]) orders his archers to fire volleys into the battlefield where his cavalry are engaging Jon Snow's smaller, ragtag army. This serves two purposes: first, as Jon's army is half the size of Ramsay's, Jon's side can't suffer the losses while he can. Second, the dead from both sides also form a wall of corpses, which is then used to box Jon's army in and leave them with no escape while a large unit of heavy infantry advances on them behind a shield wall, and come very close to completely wiping out Jon's army entirely. However, the use of this trope ultimately dooms him, since his volleys wipe out his cavalry, leaving his infantry helpless against the [[TheCavalry mounted reinforcements]] sent by the Vale to aid the good guys.

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** Similar to Longshanks in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', Ramsay Bolton ([[BigBad the main human villain of seasons 5 and 6]]) orders his archers to fire volleys into the battlefield where his cavalry are engaging Jon Snow's smaller, ragtag army. This serves two purposes: first, as Jon's army is half the size of Ramsay's, Jon's side can't suffer the losses while he can. Second, the dead from both sides also form a wall of corpses, which is then used to box Jon's army in and leave them with no escape while a large unit of heavy infantry advances on them behind a shield wall, and come very close to completely wiping out Jon's army entirely. army. However, the use of this trope ultimately dooms him, since his volleys wipe out his cavalry, leaving his infantry helpless against the when [[TheCavalry mounted reinforcements]] sent by the Vale to aid the good guys.
12th Nov '16 12:11:44 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Franchise/{{Superman}} and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} fight a warrior alien race called the J'ai that has this mindset. They don't care for casualties because they reproduce very, very quickly.
7th Nov '16 9:47:42 PM TheWanderer
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** Similar to Longshanks in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', Ramsay Bolton ([[BigBad the main human villain of seasons 5 and 6]]) orders his archers to fire volleys into the battlefield where his infantry are engaging Jon Snow's smaller, ragtag army. This serves two purposes. As Jon's army is half the size of his own, Jon's side can't suffer the losses while he can. The corpses on both sides also form a wall of corpses, which is then used to box Jon's army in with a shield wall, which comes very close to completely wiping out Jon's army. However, the use of this trope ultimately dooms him, since his volleys wipe out his cavalry, leaving his infantry helpless against the [[TheCavalry mounted reinforcements]] sent by the Vale to aid the good guys.

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** Similar to Longshanks in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', Ramsay Bolton ([[BigBad the main human villain of seasons 5 and 6]]) orders his archers to fire volleys into the battlefield where his infantry cavalry are engaging Jon Snow's smaller, ragtag army. This serves two purposes. As purposes: first, as Jon's army is half the size of his own, Ramsay's, Jon's side can't suffer the losses while he can. The corpses on Second, the dead from both sides also form a wall of corpses, which is then used to box Jon's army in and leave them with no escape while a large unit of heavy infantry advances on them behind a shield wall, which comes and come very close to completely wiping out Jon's army.army entirely. However, the use of this trope ultimately dooms him, since his volleys wipe out his cavalry, leaving his infantry helpless against the [[TheCavalry mounted reinforcements]] sent by the Vale to aid the good guys.
7th Nov '16 1:42:20 PM MCanter89
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'''English Commander:''' I beg your pardon sire, but...won't we hit our own troops?\\

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'''English Commander:''' I beg your pardon pardon, sire, but...butů won't we hit our own troops?\\
31st Oct '16 10:10:17 AM Premonition45
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** Played with by [[TheRemnant the First Order]] in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. They aren't shown [[YouHaveFailedMe executing soldiers that fail their duties]], most likely [[PragmaticVillainy because they don't have the resources, budget, or the man power of the former Empire and therefore replacing soldiers is more difficult]]. But [[TheSocialDarwinist those that die in combat are regarded as "too weak" for the First Order]].

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** Played with by [[TheRemnant the First Order]] in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. They aren't shown [[YouHaveFailedMe executing soldiers that fail their duties]], most likely [[PragmaticVillainy because they don't have the resources, budget, or the man power of the former Empire Empire]], and therefore therefore, replacing soldiers is more difficult]].difficult. But [[TheSocialDarwinist those that die in combat are regarded as "too weak" for the First Order]].
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