Quotes / The Cavalry

"Arise! Arise, Riders of Théoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered! A sword day... a red day... ere the sun rises!"
Théoden, Lord of the Rings

"Venimus, vidimus, deus vicit."note 
Jan III Sobieski after lifting the Turkish Siege of Vienna

"I have seen war in all its forms. I have seen feral world savages braining each other with stones, and I have monitored the death of a whole planet at the hands of a virus bomb. I have seen Space Marines drop to certain death, and win. I have seen Titans crush whole platoons underfoot. But there is no more stirring sight in war than the charge of massed cavalry."
Dravin Gratz, 14th Tharinga Regiment, Imperial Guard, Warhammer 40,000

"We stood at the edge of destruction and would have fallen, if not for the might of the God Emperor and his angels of death."
Sgt. Mudir, after the Battle for Inner City Five, Warhammer 40,000

"I would say that was the cavalry, but... I've never seen a line of horses crash into the battlefield from outer space before."
Agent Washington, Red vs. Blue: Revelation

"Tell the men the cavalry's arrived!"
Leman Russ commander, Dawn of War

"I think the cavalry's here!"

"Alliance ships, move in, save the Destiny Ascension!"
Admiral Hackett, Mass Effect

Woman: Who are you?
Eliot: Well ma'am, we'd be the cavalry.

The cavalry's here. Cavalry's a frightened guy with a rock, but it's here.
Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer season two finale

Arizona Kid: Colonel I hope you're not too late.
Colonel: Son, never in the history of motion pictures has the United States Calvary been too late.
The Three Stooges in Out West

"The cavalry has arrived!"
Jimmy, Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy

After courage and valor have long since fled, the day will be won by the guy who remembered to bring reinforcements to the party.

There is a rich history behind the terms used by those who conduct war. Consider "cavalry." On Earth, warriors on horseback played a significant part in the rise of numerous empires. Cavalry had such an impact on Terran warfare that the term remained in use far longer than the horse did. Fleets of armored limousines might be called "cavalry corps." Tank divisions were often called "armored cavalry." And "orbital cav" patrolled Lunar skies. In popular entertainment, "cavalry" became synonymous with rescue of some sort.
We might ask what the ancient warriors would think of the modern units bearing the name they made famous.
Sergeant Schlock has no horse, no armor, and no sword. But even the mightiest Mongol horse-warrior would see in him a fit heir.

Near dawn of the second night, the last remaining sorcerers gathered in the most defensible of the caverns. As they prepared their wards for the coming assault, the stone beneath their feet began to tremble. A ferocious screaming arose, as if the Baali had mustered the very legions of the infernal to sweep the Children of Haqim from the world. The judges braced their spears; the sorcerers gathered their energies.
Then blood began to flow into the cavern. Only a trickle at first, a few drops seeping down through the tunnels, gradually becoming a steady flow that left the surviving Children ankle deep in cooling crimson. Then footfalls: light, almost noiseless, slow, as if those of a child tentatively making its way down the steep passages.
Then a tiny figure, blackened and charred, its eyes burned from its skull, emerged into the flickering light of the single torch that a ghoul had managed to keep burning. "Haqim sends me," it whispered. "I am ur-Shulgi. And I am of the Blood."
Vampire: The Masquerade - Clanbook: Assamite (Revised)

A cry for help in time of need; await relief from Holy League;
60 days of siege outnumbered and weak.
Sent a message to the sky; wounded soldiers left to die;
Will they hold the wall, or will the city fall?

Dedication,
Dedication,
They're outnumbered 15 to one...
And the battle's begun.

And the Winged Hussars arrive!
Coming down the mountainside!
Let the Winged Hussars arrive!
Coming down they turn the tide!
Sabaton, Winged Hussars

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