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  • This is the primary tactic of the Yamani Empire in Open Blue. The Zerg Rush, combined with bushido.
  • This ends up being the only real recourse of the forces of hell in The Salvation War: Armageddon. Due to the fact they're at bronze age levels of technology and are up against modern armies, its not like they have much of a choice... they almost won, as the Human armies were close to run out of ammo.
  • From the Global Guardians PBEM Universe: Los Hermanos is a duplicator who can create thousands of clones of himself. Other than that, he's basically just an athletic, somewhat skilled martial artist. Guess what one of his primary tactics is when fighting a villain who is obviously much more powerful than he is?
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  • Whiro's minions are a swarm of mosquitos and sand flies that use this technique in The Tyrannosaur Chronicles.
  • The GameFAQs contests at times faced this when dealing with outside rallies, that at times only fail when instead of sheer numbers the "invaders" resort to vote stuffing. Twice it favored Blizzard - StarCraft had a great run in a games contest before bowing down to Super Smash Bros. Melee, Diablo reached the semifinals of Got Villains before Ganondorf proved too much - and the last contest so far in 2013 reached Hostile Show Takeover by a Reddit swarm interested in getting a title for League of Legends character Draven.
  • Put into action in this simulation of twenty Tyrannosaurus rex against ten thousand angry chickens.
  • The primary tactic of the Grimm in RWBY. Even the regular army forces of the human kingdoms can dispose of common young Grimm, and novice Huntresses can destroy several at once. However the Grimm are also Emotion Eaters, and if there's a mass panic involving the strong emotions of many people in a small area, they can draw in every Grimm for miles around and even the mighty defences of the kingdoms will be overwhelmed quickly. And that's just the little ones...
  • DSBT InsaniT: This is the main means of attack by the Biting Blue Fish.
  • Dreamscape: Vampire Lord can send out a swarm of bats from his cape to attack.
  • The Tim Tebow CFL Chronicles: Both the Montreal Alouettes and Atlantic Schooners attempt this against the Toronto Argonauts, creating armies that have never played football professionally, but can simply overwhelm the Argos through sheer numbers. And the Schooners would have won, if not for timely intervention from Greenland City.