You're to find Volos in his personal office around the council meeting room. And then, when he is attacked, you are to throw yourself at the enemy in a desperate bid for time so that Volos can escape at the insignificant cost of your lives.
It's standing Nod policy that if a Brother or Sister is wounded in battle, we leave them be until we can recover them safely. No heroics. It'll simply cost us more men trying to recover the wounded in battle, and we've got the manpower to replace the injured if they die in the meantime. If there's three things the Brotherhood has in plentiful supply, those are Tiberium
, hate, and manpower.
Archers. English Commander:
I beg your pardon sire, but... won't we hit our own troops? Longshanks:
Yes. But we'll hit theirs as well. We have reserves
Gen. "Bloodbath" McGrath:
I demand you give the order to stop this slaughter NOW! Dr. Arliss Loveless:
We're gonna need some more loading drills
; I'm hearin' too much time between screams. McGrath:
You give them the order to desist!! Loveless:
I understand your distress, but these men are not dying senselessly; it is for a far greater cause than you can possibly imagine. McGrath:
) You go straight to hell
, sir! Loveless: After you, sir.
) "Bloodbath" McGrath, indeed! That concludes the festivities. Ladies, feed him to the crabs.
Here's to the soldiers that march to the wars,
With lovely tin hats, and long woolen drawers
The Colonel says, "Right, lads, over the top,"
Then stands back to watch while the poor buggers drop!''
— Alistair Hulett, "Buy Us a Drink"
Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! yoh.
What a lovely day, yeah we won the war.
May have lost a million men, but we got a million more.
— Portugal The Man, "People Say"
Fill the moat with the corpses of your comrades. Trample on their broken carcasses to reach the ramparts. Bring down the walls with the weight of the dead.
— Arbaal the Undefeated
to his Warriors of Chaos during the Siege of Praag, Warhammer
What is the greatest weapon that mankind has? The Tank? The Gun? The Fist? No! It is will and will alone that has taken me to this desolate place and it is by my will that this place will be cleansed. It matters not how. If needs must, then we will drown them in our blood. We will crush them beneath the weight of our dead.
What? Don't tell me how many millions we have lost. Tell me what ground we have gained. This is a crucible of attrition, we are forging a new world on the anvil of battle. Send in more men! More Tanks!
Losses are acceptable, failure is not.
Pay no heed to casualties Comrade-Commander, for every Conscript that dies in this glorious crusade, there are a thousand more eager to replace him.
Do the deaths of your soldiers mean so little to you? Are you that mad? Brother-Captain Davian Thule:
Do the deaths of yours mean so much to you, alien? Are you that weak?
Hostages only work if your enemy cares if they live.
: Sir, how much longer do we have to put up with these amateurs? Blackwatch Officer
: Since your brain can't fathom why the Marines are here, I'll lay it bare. The old man brought them in for two reasons: they're the shock troops, they move in, take the losses, point out the enemy, and we do the cleanup. Second, they're the public face of this occupation. When the city's burned to the ground, they take the fall.
[They're] kinda killin' our guys. Freeza:
Oh, we have more of those things back at the ship. It's not like we're losing anything valuable.
Aah! We go through soldiers like copy paper
Sometimes espatiers will enter hostile spacecraft by way of a Boarding Pod
. This is sort of the ship-to-ship version of a Dropship
. You stuff one or more espatiers into a hollow missile with an armor-piercing nose and shoot it at the enemy ship. Boarding pods are usually guided, except in 40,000 AD
where life is cheap.
— Project RHO
Fire Nation General
: But the 41st is entirely new recruits. How do you expect them to defeat a powerful Earth Kingdom Battalion? Jerk Ass Fire Nation General
: I don't. They'll be used as a distraction while we'll mount an attack from the rear. What better to use as bait than fresh meat
You see, the Killbots have a preset kill limit. Knowing this, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them, until they reached their limit and shut down. Kif, show them the medal I won.
Quantity has a quality of its own.
To keep you is no benefit, to destroy you is no loss.
In [Gen. Alexander] Haig's presence, [Sec. State Henry] Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as "dumb, stupid animals to be used" as pawns for foreign policy... Once when the Air Force was authorized to resume bombing of North Vietnam
, the planes did not fly on certain days because of bad weather. Kissinger assailed Haig. He complained bitterly that the generals had been screaming for the limits to be taken off but that now their pilots were afraid to go up in a little fog.
— Bob Woodward, The Final Days