History OneManArmy / RealLife

12th Mar '17 11:20:15 AM nombretomado
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* MiyamotoMusashi gained his reputation after pulling one of these on the entire Yoshioka school. After he beat its two heirs in one-on-one combat, the entire school attacked him with bowmen, gunmen and swords. Musashi ambushed them, killed their figurehead leader and got away.

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* MiyamotoMusashi UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi gained his reputation after pulling one of these on the entire Yoshioka school. After he beat its two heirs in one-on-one combat, the entire school attacked him with bowmen, gunmen and swords. Musashi ambushed them, killed their figurehead leader and got away.
2nd Jan '17 3:29:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* William Marshall definitely qualifies and is one of the most BadAss of people ever. A medieval knight with a record of 500 tournaments with no losses (and these were in the 12th-13th centuries before full-plate, when they were extremely dangerous), he had such a great reputation that other fighters used to gang-up on him to try to take him down. He was once so battered that they had to delay the award ceremony while a blacksmith hammered his helmet back into shape so he could get it off. Not only was he a brilliant tourney fighter, but also a great battlefield leader and warrior. At the age of 75, he led the charge at the Battle of Lincoln and personally killed the Count of Perche, the French leader and a man some 40 years his junior.

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* William Marshall definitely qualifies and is one of the most BadAss badass of people ever. A medieval knight with a record of 500 tournaments with no losses (and these were in the 12th-13th centuries before full-plate, when they were extremely dangerous), he had such a great reputation that other fighters used to gang-up on him to try to take him down. He was once so battered that they had to delay the award ceremony while a blacksmith hammered his helmet back into shape so he could get it off. Not only was he a brilliant tourney fighter, but also a great battlefield leader and warrior. At the age of 75, he led the charge at the Battle of Lincoln and personally killed the Count of Perche, the French leader and a man some 40 years his junior.
26th Nov '16 8:52:45 PM Stealth
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* Stanley "Swede" Vejtasa, an American bomber pilot during the Second World War; took down three Japanese Zeroes whilst flying a ''Dauntless'' - one of which tried to ram him. He would then go on to shoot down another seven planes whilst flying a ''Wildcat'' in the Battle of Santa Cruz.

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* Stanley "Swede" Vejtasa, an American bomber pilot during the Second World War; took down three Japanese Zeroes whilst flying a ''Dauntless'' ''Dauntless''[[note]]a large and somewhat unwieldly torpedo bomber, not a fighter[[/note]] - one of which tried to ram him. He would then go on to shoot down another seven planes whilst flying a ''Wildcat'' in the Battle of Santa Cruz.Cruz [[note]]at the time, a somewhat outdated and outclassed fighter craft[[/note]].
24th Aug '16 1:58:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* On one side: forty armed thieves, robbing, pillaging, and raping on a Nepalese train. On the other side: one retired [[NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkha with a kukri]]. [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/shrestha.html They shoulda brought more thieves.]]

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* On one side: forty armed thieves, robbing, pillaging, and raping on a Nepalese train. On the other side: one retired [[NepaliWithNastyKnives [[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkha with a kukri]]. [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/shrestha.html They shoulda brought more thieves.]]
5th Dec '15 6:50:28 PM ErichoTOME
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* Besides UsefulNotes/SimoHayha, there was Igor Sigorenko, who had about 500 confirmed kills, the most of any soldier on the Allied side. Noah Adamia is worth noting, in that he was the most prolific sniper (with about 300 kills) to actually die in battle.
29th Nov '15 11:53:23 AM ErichoTOME
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* The famous RedBaron got the most kills of any flying ace in World War I, with eighty. He did eventually die in battle, though. In World War II, his record was beaten by [[SerialEscalation over a hundred people.]]
17th Nov '15 5:58:01 PM ErichoTOME
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* The top ranking World War II flying aces according to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_flying_aces this]]. The one who scored the most kills that was finally himself killed in battle was Otto Kittel.
7th Oct '15 10:42:18 PM Isolder74
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** The bomber itself was also one-plane-air-force for the other missions it flew. It bristled with seven extra .50cals compared to a standard B-17E at the time. While adding extra guns was common practice, one of those guns was wired to the pilots control yoke... so Jay Zeemer had a gun to shoot with. These were all added because [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the crew wanted to take on the missions no one else would fly.]] These included a Skip bombing mission on a carrier [[note]] B-17s normally drop their bombs from an altitude of 10,000ft or higher [[/note]], a low-altitude raid on Rabaul Island, and a ''diving'' attack on Japanese search-lights during a night raid... all these were things that the B-17s smaller cousins like the B-25 Mitchel were used for, and yet, this crew did them any way.

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** The bomber itself was also one-plane-air-force for the other missions it flew. It bristled with seven extra .50cals compared to a standard B-17E at the time. While adding extra guns was common practice, one of those guns was wired to the pilots control yoke... so Jay Zeemer had a gun to shoot with. These were all added because [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the crew wanted to take on the missions no one else would fly.]] These included a Skip bombing mission on a carrier [[note]] B-17s normally drop their bombs from an altitude of 10,000ft or higher [[/note]], a low-altitude raid on Rabaul Island, and a ''diving'' attack on Japanese search-lights during a night raid... raid… all these were things that the B-17s smaller cousins like the B-25 Mitchel were used for, and yet, this crew did them any way.way.
* The ''USS-Enterprise'' CV-06 can qualify as a one ship navy. Especially during the period of 30 October 1942 to 27 May 1943 where it served as the only operation US carrier in the Pacific after the loss of the ''Hornet'' in the Battle of Santa Cruz. At the start of the period the ship sailed out into action with a placard on its deck labeled "Enterprise vs Japan."(the Enterprise won) During this period the ship sank a Japanese battleship and sixteen other ships while crippling 8 more.
31st Jan '15 11:44:42 PM maxwellsilver
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* Canadian LeoMajor in World War 2. He started his career on D Day, capturing a German half track. Then, he went on to capture 93 German soldiers during the Battle of the Scheldt, and then single-handedly liberated the Dutch town of Zwolle. During a whole night he stormed the city, firing a machine gun and throwing grenades, making the Germans believe a whole detachment of the Canadian Army was attacking, causing them to retreat.

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* Canadian LeoMajor UsefulNotes/LeoMajor in World War 2. He started his career on D Day, capturing a German half track. Then, he went on to capture 93 German soldiers during the Battle of the Scheldt, and then single-handedly liberated the Dutch town of Zwolle. During a whole night he stormed the city, firing a machine gun and throwing grenades, making the Germans believe a whole detachment of the Canadian Army was attacking, causing them to retreat.
11th Jan '15 2:16:29 AM CelPrevXXVI
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** The Germans had an even nastier surprise when they met the TonkaTough Kliment Voroshilov (KV) heavy tanks, especially the massive KV-2, which mounted an enormous [[{{BFG}} 152mm anti-fortification howitzer]] and was nicknamed "Dreadnought". When the 6th Panzer Division established a bridgehead on the Dubsya River, ''one'' KV-2 held the entire division off for a day. It wasn't destroyed either - it retreated when it ran out of ammunition. (This event was the basis for the infamous ''Raisenai Heroes'' medal in ''VideoGames/WorldofTanks'')

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** The Germans had an even nastier surprise when they met the TonkaTough Kliment Voroshilov (KV) heavy tanks, especially the massive KV-2, which mounted an enormous [[{{BFG}} 152mm anti-fortification howitzer]] and was nicknamed "Dreadnought". When the 6th Panzer Division established a bridgehead on the Dubsya River, ''one'' KV-2 held the entire division off for a day. It wasn't destroyed either - it retreated when it ran out of ammunition. (This event was the basis for the infamous ''Raisenai Heroes'' medal in ''VideoGames/WorldofTanks'')''VideoGames/WorldOfTanks'')
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