->''"Quantity has a quality all its own."''
-->-- [[BeamMeUpScotty Attributed to]] '''UsefulNotes/JosefStalin'''

Defeating a strong opponent with a very large number of disposable combatants. Usually used by the evil side, since [[WeHaveReserves their definition of "disposable" will stretch a lot farther]].

As an EvilOverlord, it is important to choose your EvilMinions so that this does not apply to ''your'' troops, since it [[ConservationOfNinjutsu usually doesn't work against heroes]].

The TropeNamer is the popular real-time strategy game ''VideoGame/StarCraft''; the original meaning of the term was more a form of SequenceBreaking where the Zerg race "rushed" to an attacking unit technology and invaded to take out all the {{Worker Unit}}s of their opponents. It evolved into the current definition by MemeticMutation.

See also DeathOfAThousandCuts and WeHaveReserves. May lead to TheWarSequence. Often a component of HollywoodTactics. Contrast the EliteArmy. SubTrope of QuantityVsQuality.


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