Combat Tropes

An' now the hugly bullets come peckin' through the dust,
An' no one wants to face 'em, but every beggar must;
So, like a man in irons, which isn't glad to go,
They moves 'em off by companies uncommon stiff an' slow.

Rudyard Kipling

All about combat, regardless of genre. See also War Tropes for war stories.

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