->''"It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it."''
-->-- '''Robert E. Lee'''

->''“War is the father of us all, King of all. Some it makes gods, some it makes men, some it makes slaves, some free.”''
-->-- '''Heraclitus'''

War stories are not quite as convention-laden as TheWestern or ''[[CommediaDellArte commedia dell'arte]]'', but it is a near thing. And TheArmy is frequently featured in such stories for some reason... Here are some things you may rely on.

Contrast PeaceTropes. See also CombatTropes, EspionageTropes, ForcesWithFirepower, FriendlyFireIndex, HiredGuns, MilitaryAndWarfareSuperindex, PoliticsTropes, SpyFiction, and WeaponsAndWieldingTropes.

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[[index]]
!!Generic Settings:

* AlienInvasion
* AlwaysOnDuty
* AntWar
* AntiAir
* AntiArmor
* AntiCavalry
* AntiInfantry
* AntiVehicle
* ApocalypseWow
* AvoidingTheGreatWar
* BackInTheSaddle
* BigBadassBattleSequence
* BombersOnTheScreen
* BombWhistle
* BootCampEpisode
* BurningTheShips
* BugWar
* BuzzingTheDeck
* CloneArmy
* CorporateWarfare
* DecisiveBattle
* DivineConflict
* DraftDodging
+ DuringTheWar - list, comparison, and series
* EarthIsABattlefield
* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion
* EpicShipOnShipAction
* FantasyConflictCounterpart
* FeudingFamilies
* ForeverWar
* FriendlyWar
* GreatOffscreenWar
* GuiltFreeExterminationWar
* HiddenArmyReveal
* HomeFieldAdvantage
* HopelessWar
* HomeByChristmas
* HumanWeapon
* InvadedStatesOfAmerica
* InvadingRefugees
* IWillFightSomeMoreForever
* KeystoneArmy
* LoweredRecruitingStandards
* MilitaryCoup
* NavalBlockade
* NeutralityBacklash
* OrbitalBombardment
* OvernightConquest
* PossibleWar
* POWCamp
* PressGanged
* PretextForWar
* PreventTheWar
* PunishedForSympathy
* QuarantineWithExtremePrejudice
* {{Reveille}}
* RobotWar
* RunningTheBlockade
* ScrewTheWarWerePartying
* ShockingDefeatLegacy
* SillyReasonForWar
* SoldiersAtTheRear
* SoldierVsWarrior
* SpaceColdWar
* SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic
* StraightForTheCommander
* StrategyVersusTactics
* {{Taps}}
* ToWinWithoutFighting
* TradingBarsForStripes
* UrbanWarfare
* WarFic
* WarForFunAndProfit
* TheWarOfEarthlyAggression
* TheWarToEndAllWars
* WarWasBeginning
+ UsefulNotes/WarsInHistory
* WashingtonDCInvasion
* WeHaveBecomeComplacent
* WeirdHistoricalWar
* WinterWarfare
* WoodenShipsAndIronMen
* WorldWarIII
* WorldWarWhatever

!!Individual characters (please, do not put entire military units here):
* AcePilot
* ArmsDealer
* BloodKnight
** ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* TheBrigadier
* CampFollower
* TheCaptain
* CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough
* CavalryOfficer
* ChildSoldiers
* ColdSniper
* ColonelBadass
* ColonelKilgore
* CommandingCoolness
* CommunicationsOfficer
* ConsummateProfessional
* CulturedWarrior
* CunningLinguist
* DadTheVeteran
* DangerousDeserter
* DangerDeadpan
* DemolitionsExpert
* DeskJockey
* DoAnythingSoldier
* DrillSergeantNasty
* TheEngineer
* EnsignNewbie
* ExaltedTorturer
* FatherNeptune
* AFatherToHisMen
* FourStarBadass
* FriendlySniper
* FrontlineGeneral
* GeneralFailure
* GeneralRipper
* TheGeneralsDaughter
* GentlemenRankers
* GlamorousWartimeSinger
* GloryHound
* GlorySeeker
* GoodLookingPrivates
* GungHolierThanThou
* GuyInBack
* HeroOfAnotherStory
* ImprobableCover
* TheInquisitorGeneral
* InsaneAdmiral
* KeepTheHomeFiresBurning
* MajorlyAwesome
* MaryTzu
* TheMedic
* MilesGloriosus
* MilitaryBrat
* MilitaryMaverick
* MilitaryMoonshiner
* MilitarySuperhero
* ModernMajorGeneral
* MonsterKnight
* TheMusketeer
* TheNeidermeyer
* NewMeat
* OfficerAndAGentleman
* OldSoldier
** PerilousOldFool
* OneManArmy
* OverrankedSoldier
* OutrankingYourJob
* PhonyVeteran
* PluckyMiddie
* ThePoliticalOfficer
* {{Privateer}}
* RebelLeader
* RebelliousRebel
* ReturningWarVet
* TheScrounger
* SergeantRock
* ShellShockedVeteran
* SociopathicSoldier
* TheSquadette
* SouthernFriedPrivate
* TheStrategist
* SuperSoldier
* TargetSpotter
* UpThroughTheRanks
* VeteranInstructor
* WarGod
* WarHawk
* WarRefugees
* WarriorMonk
* WarriorPrince
* {{Wingman}}

!!Armies and units:
* UsefulNotes/{{Abwehr}}
* AmazonBrigade
* ArmiesAreEvil
* ArmyOfTheAges
* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores
* AttackDrone
** SurveillanceDrone
* BadassArmy
* BattleCouple
* CadreOfForeignBodyguards
* CallThatAFormation
* CannonFodder
* ChurchMilitant
* ACommanderIsYou
* CreatureHunterOrganization
* DeployableCover
* DoomTroops
* EagleSquadron
* EliteArmy
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous
* FlauntingYourFleets
* [[HomeGuard The Home Guard]]
* HomingProjectile
* InstantMilitia
* LegionOfLostSouls
* LostRomanLegion
* MillionMookMarch
* MenOfSherwood
* PlanetLooters
* PraetorianGuard
* PrivateMilitaryContractors
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]]
* RedshirtArmy
* TheRemnant
* SemperFi
* SpaceMarine
* StandardSciFiArmy
* StandardSciFiFleet
* StateSec
* SuspiciouslySmallArmy
+ TheSquad
** SquadNickname

!!UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar:
* AggressiveNegotiations
* AttackPatternAlpha
* BlingOfWar
* ClassifiedInformation
* CommandRoster
* UsefulNotes/CommonMilitaryUnits
* UsefulNotes/CommonRanks
** FantasticRankSystem
* CustomUniform
* FictionalGenevaConventions
* InsigniaRipOffRitual
* TheMenFirst
* MilitaryAlphabet
* MilitarySalute
* NonUniformUniform
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind
* PuttingOnTheReich
* RadioSilence
* RageHelm
* ReportingNames
* SealedOrders
* SoundOff
* TheSpartanWay
* StaffOfAuthority
* StrangeSalute
* StrawCivilian
* UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems
* ThisIsNotADrill
* WouldNotShootACivilian

!!Tropes:
* AirstrikeImpossible
* ArmchairMilitary
* ArmedFarces
* ArmsFair
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* AwesomePersonnelCarrier
* BattleEpic
* BattleTrophy
* BlindedByTheLight
* BoardingPod
* BodyCountCompetition
* BoobyTrap
* ChestOfMedals
* CitadelCity
* CivilWar
* ComingInHot
* CorporalPunishment
* {{Conscription}}
* CourtMartialed
* CurbStompBattle
* DawnAttack
* DearJohnLetter
* DeathFromAbove
* DeathNotification
* DEFCONFive
* DefensiveFeintTrap
* DelayingAction
* DoABarrelRoll
* DoomsdayDevice
* DressCodedForYourConvenience
* DropPod
* EpicTankOnTankAction
* FastRoping
* FeedTheMole
* FieldPromotion
* FightingForAHomeland
* FriendlyFireIndex
* FriendOrFoe
* GenderIsNoObject
* GeoEffects
* GoingDownWithTheShip
* GotVolunteered
* GovernmentInExile
* GrandTheftPrototype
* TheGreatWall
* GreaterNeedThanMine
* GunboatDiplomacy
* HelloSailor
* HelmetMountedSight
* HighlyConspicuousUniform
* HollywoodTactics
* HotSubOnSubAction
* JustForFun/HowToSurviveAWarMovie
* HyperspaceArsenal
* IAmNotAGun
* InItsHourOfNeed
* InsertGrenadeHere
* InterserviceRivalry
* IrrevocableOrder
* ISurrenderSuckers
* ItsRainingMen
* JoinTheArmyTheySaid
* KeepingTheEnemyClose
* KillSat
* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter
* LastStand
* LastVillainStand
* LeaveNoSurvivors
** SinkTheLifeboats
* MacrossMissileMassacre
* MildlyMilitary
* MilitariesAreUseless
* MilitaryAcademy
* MilitaryMashupMachine
** TheBattlestar
* MilitarySchool
* MisfitMobilizationMoment
* MisguidedMissile
* MoreDakka
* MountedCombat
* TheMutiny
** AntiMutiny
* NicknamingTheEnemy
* NoBloodForPhlebotinum
* NonLethalWarfare
* NoseArt
* ANuclearError
* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene
* OneRiotOneRanger
* OnrushingArmy
* OpposingCombatPhilosophies
* OrchestralBombing
* PeelingPotatoes
* PendulumWar
* PermissionToSpeakFreely
* PinPullingTeeth
* PiggybackingOnHitler
* {{Plunder}}
* PunishmentDetail
* RankUp
* ReassignedToAntarctica
* RecruitersAlwaysLie
* RedAlert
* RemilitarizedZone
* RepeatToConfirm
* SensorSuspense
* TheSiege
** SiegeEngines
*** BatteringRam
* SittingDuck
* SniperDuel
* StandardHollywoodStrafingProcedure
* StandYourGround
* StormingTheCastle
* SuicideMission
* SurprisinglyEliteCannonFodder
* TacticalWithdrawal
* TanksButNoTanks
* TankGoodness
* TanksForNothing
* TechnicallyATransport
* ThatsAnOrder
* ThingsGetReal
* TimeToStepUpCommander
* TokyoRose
* ToothbrushFloorScrubbing
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers
* TrappedBehindEnemyLines
* TropesThatGoBoom
* TwoKeyedLock
* UnfinishedUntestedUsedAnyway
* UnfriendlyFire
* UnusualWeaponMounting
* TheUriahGambit
* WalkieTalkieStatic
* WalkingArmory
* WarArc
* WarElephants
* WarIsGlorious
* WarIsHell
* WarMemorial
* TheWarRoom
* WarfareRegression
* WartimeCartoon
* WeaponTombstone
* WeaponsUnderstudies
* WeHaveReserves
* WheresTheKaboom
* WithDueRespect
* TheWorkhorse
* WorldsBestWarrior
* WonTheWarLostThePeace
* VehicularTurnabout
* YouAreInCommandNow
* YouShallNotPass
* ZergRush

!!Other:
* ModernBattlefieldWeapons
* NavalGazing
** UsefulNotes/NavalWeapons
** UsefulNotes/TypesOfNavalShips
** UsefulNotes/HistoryOfNavalWarfare
* PlaneSpotting
** AirLaunchedWeapons
** UsefulNotes/WildWeasel
* ''Magazine/PSMagazine''
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