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*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachusetts'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and [[TakingYouWithMe finishes off the local base (one of the largest)]]; as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachusetts'' to come close, and that's when the USS '''''[[BreakOutTheMuseumPeice Constitution]]''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue]] and effectively [[MoreDakka broadsides the enemy to shreds]], as well as managing to pretty much tank the Race's [=APC=]s, and only needs some minor repairs afterwards. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!

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*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachusetts'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and [[TakingYouWithMe finishes off the local base (one of the largest)]]; as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachusetts'' to come close, and that's when the USS '''''[[BreakOutTheMuseumPeice '''''[[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece Constitution]]''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue]] and effectively [[MoreDakka broadsides the enemy to shreds]], as well as managing to pretty much tank the Race's [=APC=]s, and only needs some minor repairs afterwards. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!


*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachusetts'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and [[TakingYouWithMe finishes off the local base (one of the largest)]]; as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachusetts'' to come close, and that's when the ''USS'' '''''Constitution''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue]] and effectively [[MoreDakka broadsides the enemy to shreds]], as well as managing to pretty much tank the Race's [=APC=]s, despite being a [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece late-18th century heavy frigate]], and only needs some minor repairs afterwards. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!

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*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachusetts'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and [[TakingYouWithMe finishes off the local base (one of the largest)]]; as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachusetts'' to come close, and that's when the ''USS'' '''''Constitution''''', USS '''''[[BreakOutTheMuseumPeice Constitution]]''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue]] and effectively [[MoreDakka broadsides the enemy to shreds]], as well as managing to pretty much tank the Race's [=APC=]s, despite being a [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece late-18th century heavy frigate]], and only needs some minor repairs afterwards. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!


** In the US the Race tries to bisect the country... Then a large part of their invasion force is lured in an ambush at Route 55, and suffers ''massive'' losses in killercrafts before the USAF brings in everything that can drop a bomb and the US Army fires every gun they have in range at the ground force, before sending in their own tanks (including the [[TankGoodness[=M1A5=], an M1 variant]] with [[MadeOfIron better armor]], a [[BFG 140mm gun, and an autoloader]]) and troops. The invasion of the US was stopped cold, completely with conventional weapons and a few lasers.

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** In the US the Race tries to bisect the country... Then a large part of their invasion force is lured in an ambush at Route 55, and suffers ''massive'' losses in killercrafts before the USAF brings in everything that can drop a bomb and the US Army fires every gun they have in range at the ground force, before sending in their own tanks (including the [[TankGoodness[=M1A5=], [[TankGoodness [=M1A5=], an M1 variant]] with [[MadeOfIron better armor]], a [[BFG [[{{BFG}} 140mm gun, gun]], and an [[MoreDakka autoloader]]) and troops. The invasion of the US was stopped cold, completely with conventional weapons and a few lasers.



** When the Race forces in the US are attacked from south by the Mexicans, the Brazilians, and others, there's the problem of the Fithp anti-air lasers. How is it solved? Shelling from the battleships. By the time Straha orders an orbital bombardment and force them to retreat, not only the problem is solved, they were already hitting bases, tank columns, and everything else.

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** When the Race forces in the US are attacked from south by the Mexicans, the Brazilians, and others, there's the problem of the Fithp anti-air lasers. How is it solved? Shelling from the battleships.[[CoolShip battleships]]. By the time Straha orders an orbital bombardment and force them to retreat, not only the problem is solved, they were already hitting bases, tank columns, and everything else.



*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachussets'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and finishes off the local base (one of the largest); as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachussets'' to come close, and that's when the ''USS'' '''''Constitution''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue and drives the enemy away]], as well as managing to tank the Race's [=APC=]s, despite being a [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece late-18th century heavy frigate]], and only needs some minor repairs afterwards. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!

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*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachussets'', ''Massachusetts'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and [[TakingYouWithMe finishes off the local base (one of the largest); largest)]]; as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachussets'' ''Massachusetts'' to come close, and that's when the ''USS'' '''''Constitution''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue rescue]] and drives effectively [[MoreDakka broadsides the enemy away]], to shreds]], as well as managing to pretty much tank the Race's [=APC=]s, despite being a [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece late-18th century heavy frigate]], and only needs some minor repairs afterwards. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!



** The counterattack in Sicily: between the main force of the Italian armed forces, Russian reinforcements, and fighters from Tunisia, the island was taken back before the orbital bombardment started. And when the surviving Race forces tried to take refuge in the mountains... Let's just say it hadn't been a bright idea.

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** The counterattack in Sicily: between the main force of the Italian armed forces, Russian reinforcements, and fighters from Tunisia, the island was taken back before the orbital bombardment started. And when the surviving Race forces tried to take refuge in the mountains... [[CurbStompBattle Let's just say it hadn't been a bright idea.idea for them.]]


** Another moment of awesome for these pilots is that they were using the very own planes that were [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece flown]] in Korea and Vietnam courtesy of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/309th_Aerospace_Maintenance_and_Regeneration_Group 309th AMARG group]] in Tucson,Arizona.

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** Another moment of awesome for these pilots is that they were using the very own planes that were [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece flown]] in Korea and Vietnam courtesy of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/309th_Aerospace_Maintenance_and_Regeneration_Group 309th AMARG group]] in Tucson,Arizona.Tucson, Arizona.


** In the US the Race tries to bisect the country... Then a large part of their invasion force is lured in an ambush at Route 55, and suffers ''massive'' losses in killercrafts before the USAF brings in everything that can drop a bomb and the US Army fires every gun they have in range at the ground force, before sending in their own tanks (including the [=M1A5=], [[TankGoodness a M1 variant with better armor, a 140mm gun and an autoloader]]) and troops. The invasion of the US was stopped cold, completely with conventional weapons and a few lasers.

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** In the US the Race tries to bisect the country... Then a large part of their invasion force is lured in an ambush at Route 55, and suffers ''massive'' losses in killercrafts before the USAF brings in everything that can drop a bomb and the US Army fires every gun they have in range at the ground force, before sending in their own tanks (including the [=M1A5=], [[TankGoodness a [[TankGoodness[=M1A5=], an M1 variant variant]] with [[MadeOfIron better armor, armor]], a [[BFG 140mm gun gun, and an autoloader]]) and troops. The invasion of the US was stopped cold, completely with conventional weapons and a few lasers.


*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachussets'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and finishes off the local base (one of the largest); as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachussets'' to come close, and that's when the ''USS'' '''''Constitution''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue and drives the enemy away]], as well as managing to tank the Race's [=APC=]s, despite being a [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece late-18th century heavy frigate]]. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!

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*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachussets'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and finishes off the local base (one of the largest); as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachussets'' to come close, and that's when the ''USS'' '''''Constitution''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue and drives the enemy away]], as well as managing to tank the Race's [=APC=]s, despite being a [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece late-18th century heavy frigate]].frigate]], and only needs some minor repairs afterwards. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!


*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachussets'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and finishes off the local base (one of the largest); as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachussets'' to come close, and that's when the USS '''''Constitution''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue and drives the enemy away]], as well as managing to tank the Race's [=APC=]s, despite being a [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece late-18th century heavy frigate]]. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!

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*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachussets'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and finishes off the local base (one of the largest); as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachussets'' to come close, and that's when the USS ''USS'' '''''Constitution''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue and drives the enemy away]], as well as managing to tank the Race's [=APC=]s, despite being a [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece late-18th century heavy frigate]]. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!


*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachussets'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and finishes off the local base (one of the largest); as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachussets'' to come close, and that's when the USS '''''Constitution''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue and drives the enemy away]], as well as managing to tank the Race's [=ACP=]s, despite being a [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece late-18th century heavy frigate]]. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!

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*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachussets'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and finishes off the local base (one of the largest); as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachussets'' to come close, and that's when the USS '''''Constitution''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue and drives the enemy away]], as well as managing to tank the Race's [=ACP=]s, [=APC=]s, despite being a [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece late-18th century heavy frigate]]. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!


*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachussets'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and finishes off the local base (one of the largest); as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachussets'' to come close, and that's when the USS '''''Constitution''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue and drives the enemy away]].

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*** [[HeroicSacrifice The end of the]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice Missouri]]'': as the targeting lasers come down the ship ''charges'', getting on her the entire attack and covering the retreat of the ''Massachussets'', the carriers, and the escorts; then the ship is hit from orbit and ''[[NighInvulnerable survives two hits]]''; as they wait for the final attack, the crew discovers they have a Race starship and a digit ship in range, so, while most of the crew abandons ship, the remaining guys wreck those targets too before the digit ship scores the third orbital bombardment hit; as their ship '''survived that too''' but was critically damaged, the remaining crew charge into Galveston Bay, when the ship finally explodes with the force of a tactical nuke and finishes off the local base (one of the largest); as the currents had brought the crew near the shore, the surviving Race troops start shooting them, sure they were safe as the sea was too shallow for the ''Massachussets'' to come close, and that's when the USS '''''Constitution''''', brought there to symbolically start the shelling, [[BigDamnHeroes comes for the rescue and drives the enemy away]].away]], as well as managing to tank the Race's [=ACP=]s, despite being a [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece late-18th century heavy frigate]]. [[MadeOfIron Ol' Ironsides indeed]]!


** The counterattack in France: six millions between French, Germans, British, Russians, and Poles together against less than two millions Race troopers fighting desperately due the memory of Lyon, and giving them the beating of their lives. In particular, the Poles ''finally'' threw off the bad rep from WWII thanks to their performance against the invaders.

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** The counterattack in France: six millions between French, Germans, British, Russians, and Poles together against less than two millions Race troopers fighting desperately due the memory of Lyon, and giving them the beating of their lives. In particular, the Poles ''finally'' threw off the bad rep from WWII ''finally'', thanks to their performance against the invaders.invaders, managed to end all the jokes about themselves and their dubious fighting abilities once and for all.


** In the Iberian peninsula (temporarily turned into an island), the Race made a large headway, even coming into Portugal from the Mediterranean coast... Before being stopped by the weakest force involved.
** In Italy, the Race invaded Sicily with two million troopmales. Turns out, two million invaders with orbital support and a volcano erupting is not enough to defeat the Italians [[HomeFieldAdvantage on the terrain they prepared their armies to fight on]]... Especially when they know how to better take advantage of the volcano and they have prepared an insurgency. By the time Operation Earth started, two thirds of the island were under Race control, at the cost of ''200,000 dead''. And the Italians still hadn't engaged their forces from the mainland.

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** In the Iberian peninsula (temporarily turned into an island), the Race made a large headway, even coming into Portugal from the Mediterranean coast... Before being stopped by the weakest force involved.
involved and discovering just why [[LaResistance "guerilla" is a Spanish word]].
** In Italy, the Race invaded Sicily with two million troopmales. Turns out, two million invaders with orbital support and a volcano erupting is not enough to defeat the Italians [[HomeFieldAdvantage on the terrain they prepared their armies to fight on]]... Especially when they know how to better take advantage of the volcano and they have prepared an insurgency. By the time Operation Earth started, two thirds of the island were under Race control, at the cost of ''200,000 dead''. And the Italians still hadn't engaged their forces from the mainland.mainland, or used air support.


** As Straha has his VillainousBreakdown, Joshi, the human prisoner he was using as translator, finally has enough of him, and literally ''beats him to death''. By that single act, a human woman ended the war, as the Fithp's reaction was to name her herdmaster and she immediately ordered the 'fi to surrender.

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** As Straha has his VillainousBreakdown, Joshi, the human prisoner he was using as translator, finally has enough of him, and literally ''beats [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beats him to death''.into a pulp and almost kills him before she's pulled away]]. By that single act, a human woman ended the war, as the Fithp's reaction was to name her herdmaster and she immediately ordered the 'fi to surrender.


** The attack of the Earth spaceships, including the refitted ''space shuttles'', against the Conquest Fleet and the ''Thuktun Flishithy'', with the ''Michael'' single-handedly defeating the Conquest Fleet. But the ''Thuktun Flishithy'' is well-armed and ''fast'', and is preparing to escape... And that's why the ''Atlantis'' [[HeroicSacrifice rammed her in the engine at ten kilometers per second]], [[RammingAlwaysWorks slowing the enemy mothership enough for the warships]].

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** The attack of the Earth spaceships, including the refitted ''space shuttles'', against the Conquest Fleet and the ''Thuktun Flishithy'', with the ''Michael'' single-handedly defeating the Conquest Fleet. But the ''Thuktun Flishithy'' is well-armed and ''fast'', and is preparing to escape... And that's why the ''Atlantis'' [[HeroicSacrifice rammed her in the engine at ten kilometers per second]], [[RammingAlwaysWorks slowing the enemy mothership enough for the warships]].warships to come into range]].
** Atvar loyalists troopers on the ''Thuktun Flishithy'' casually freeing the prisoners in the middle of the battle.
** The exchange between Straha and the attacking ships:
--->He told me to tell the ships that if they continued with their present course and failed, he would go to the asteroid belt and return with a moon. He vowed that he would rescind his previous mercy, and immediately move to scour the planet, whether it be by the remaining explosive metal bombs, or the orbital bombardment.\\
[[BringIt The reply from the ships was 'if'.]]
** As Straha has his VillainousBreakdown, Joshi, the human prisoner he was using as translator, finally has enough of him, and literally ''beats him to death''. By that single act, a human woman ended the war, as the Fithp's reaction was to name her herdmaster and she immediately ordered the 'fi to surrender.


--->"Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line."

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--->"Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line.""
** The attack of the Earth spaceships, including the refitted ''space shuttles'', against the Conquest Fleet and the ''Thuktun Flishithy'', with the ''Michael'' single-handedly defeating the Conquest Fleet. But the ''Thuktun Flishithy'' is well-armed and ''fast'', and is preparing to escape... And that's why the ''Atlantis'' [[HeroicSacrifice rammed her in the engine at ten kilometers per second]], [[RammingAlwaysWorks slowing the enemy mothership enough for the warships]].


** In Italy, the Race invaded Sicily with two million troopmales. Turns out, two million invaders with orbital support and a volcano erupting is not enough to defeat the Italians [[HomeFieldAdvantage on the terrain they prepared their armies to fight on]]... Especially when they know how to better take advantage of the volcano. Sheer numbers didn't manage to get them on the mainland.

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** In Italy, the Race invaded Sicily with two million troopmales. Turns out, two million invaders with orbital support and a volcano erupting is not enough to defeat the Italians [[HomeFieldAdvantage on the terrain they prepared their armies to fight on]]... Especially when they know how to better take advantage of the volcano. Sheer numbers didn't manage to get them on volcano and they have prepared an insurgency. By the time Operation Earth started, two thirds of the island were under Race control, at the cost of ''200,000 dead''. And the Italians still hadn't engaged their forces from the mainland.



** After the first two hours, the Race manages to stop the human offensive thanks to orbital bombardment and launch a counterattack... That then suddenly stops due the ''real'' hit from Operation Earth: the spaceships have taken off. Turns out, the ground offensive was just to lure the digit ships out of position to counter ''that'' attack before it became lethal...

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** After the first two hours, the Race manages to stop the human offensive thanks to orbital bombardment and launch a counterattack... That then suddenly stops due the ''real'' hit from Operation Earth: the spaceships have taken off. Turns out, the ground offensive was just to lure the digit ships out of position to counter ''that'' attack before it became lethal...lethal...
** The counterattack in Sicily: between the main force of the Italian armed forces, Russian reinforcements, and fighters from Tunisia, the island was taken back before the orbital bombardment started. And when the surviving Race forces tried to take refuge in the mountains... Let's just say it hadn't been a bright idea.
--->"Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line."

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