TO HELL WITH THAT! No matter what happens to me, all I do is to attack! I know no defense! And I have no need of defense!! The only thing I wanted to protect had been... had been already stolen by YOU!
—Yukishiro Enishi, Rurouni Kenshin
To the ork mind, the best form of defense is to beat the enemy to death.
Everything in that general direction must die!
— Eddie Riggs, Brutal Legend
Jones: We need an action plan.
Rex: I got one: punch him 'til he's down!
— Generator Rex, "Lost Weekend"
We're the Death Korps of Krieg, son. Did you think that was just a pretty name? We never retreat. We fight and we die, that's the Krieg way.
— Lieutenant Konarski, at the war on Tarsis Ultra, Warhammer 40,000
We outnumbered them 1,000 to 1, and they kept shooting at us. We offered them quarter, and they kept shooting at us. We backed away, and they kept shooting at us. We tried to embark into our transports to leave them be, and they kept shooting at us. They forced us to kill them. These Gue'la are insane.
— Shas'O Bupo Jun'ka, Warhammer 40,000
Retreat, Hell! We're just attacking in another direction.
— Major General Oliver P. Smith, U.S. Marine Corps
No Captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.
— Lord Horatio Nelson, Royal Navy
The best means of Defence is Attack, an' the best means of Attack is a really really Big One, right, with lots of Boys an' dead big shooty things an' what have ya.
—Drek Zog, Legendary Smartboy, Warhammer 40,000
"I punch, I punch, I punch, I punch...!"
Hard pressed on my right, my center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent; I attack.
Sarge: "Men, we have a perfect ambush scenario here."
Simmons: "I agree. Unless wait... Are we the ambushers or ambushees? Hey, can you ambush something that's beating its way through metal plating to get to you?"
Thor: What is our plan to fight with this Skull?
Iron Man: Hit everything! Hard!
Hawkeye: So... the plan is that there is no plan. I thought he was the smart one.
My rule is: If you meet the weakest vessel, attack; if it is a vessel equal to yours, attack; and if it is stronger than yours, also attack...
— Admiral Stepan O. Makarov (1849-1904)
"A Coy is astride Damascus-Beirut road at map reference 19831751. Water rations and ammo almost depleted and troops becoming exhausted. Enemy on high ground dominate this position from both sides of road and at dawn position will become untenable. I intend to attack."
— Signal from an outnumbered and outgunned Australian unit in Syria, 1941
"Attack! Attack! Attack!"
—Richard Marcinko, SEAL Team Captain, CO of Team Two and creator and CO of Team Six, Rogue Warrior
—Lanoe Hawker's orders for 24 Squadron, in their entirety, for June 30, 1916.
"There are only two tactics a real warrior needs! Frontal assault, and death by frontal assault!"
—Barras Lehr, Bravely Default
"Attack! Always attack!"
— Adolf Anderssen (19th century German Chess Master)
"When Frank [Mir] survived the first round, the remaining parts of his brain took one look at the beast that almost killed him and thought, 'If we're not dead, that can only mean one thing: we are invincible.' It's the only reason I can think of to explain why he got close to Brock and attempted a flying double knee. It had all the foresight of going to an Alabama family reunion without a condom. Sure enough, Frank bounced off and fell onto his back. It was such an open invitation to a ravaging that I think he might have been trying to confuse and overload Brock Lesnar's sex glands... The referee stopped the fight right before it became a recipe for Swedish meatballs."