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* ''Anime/LibraryWar''

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* ''Anime/LibraryWar''''LightNovel/LibraryWar''

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* ''Film/TheDeserter''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''


* The Gold Eagle Books action-adventure series of the 1980's -- SOBS (Soldiers of Barrabas, a mercenary unit secretly employed by the US Government), and the anti-terrorist groups [[Literature/TheExecutioner Phoenix Force and Able Team]].

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* The Gold Eagle Books action-adventure series of the 1980's 1980s -- SOBS (Soldiers of Barrabas, a mercenary unit secretly employed by the US Government), and the anti-terrorist groups [[Literature/TheExecutioner Phoenix Force and Able Team]].


* Damocles Squad in ''Literature/BrothersOfTheSnake''



* J Squad in ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow''.



* ''Series/GarrisonsGorillas''



* ''ComicBook/HuntersHellcats''



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' all play the trope fairly straight with a few character-based subversions.



* The Ins-and-Outs in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''



* ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'', about the 1942 Doolittle Raid against Japan, focuses on the five-man crew of a single B-25 bomber. A five-man B-52 bomber crew. Lt. Lawson's the leader, the co-pilot likes to play poker, the bombardier is a home movie enthusiast, and Cpl. Thatcher is a hick from Montana who proves unexpectedly tough under pressure.
* ''ComicBook/{{Tomahawk}}'': Tomahawk commanded a squad of guerrilla soldiers known as Tomahawk's Rangers.



* ''Literature/TheUnknownSoldier''

















* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' all play the trope fairly straight with a few character-based subversions.
* ''ComicBook/{{Tomahawk}}'': Tomahawk commanded a squad of guerrilla soldiers known as Tomahawk's Rangers.
* J Squad in ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow''.
* The Ins-and-Outs in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''
* Damocles Squad in ''Literature/BrothersOfTheSnake''
* ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'', about the 1942 Doolittle Raid against Japan, focuses on the five-man crew of a single B-25 bomber. A five-man B-52 bomber crew. Lt. Lawson's the leader, the co-pilot likes to play poker, the bombardier is a home movie enthusiast, and Cpl. Thatcher is a hick from Montana who proves unexpectedly tough under pressure.
* ''Literature/TheUnknownSoldier''


* ''Film/{{Aliens}}''
* ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront''
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''



* ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany''
* ''Literature/TheBlackCompany''



* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''
* ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho''



* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar2''



* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''
* ''OverThere''
* ''Series/TheRatPatrol''
* ''Series/TourOfDuty''
* ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond''
* ''Series/TheUnit''

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''
''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad''
* ''OverThere''
* ''Series/TheRatPatrol''
* ''Series/TourOfDuty''
* ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond''
* ''Series/TheUnit''
''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''



* ''VideoGame/GeneralChaos'', which makes players choose between four different squad types.
* ''Literature/GenerationKill''
* ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' (the Japanese-language title is really their official group designation)
* The Gold Eagle Books action-adventure series of the 1980's -- SOBS (Soldiers of Barrabas, a mercenary unit secretly employed by the US Government), and the anti-terrorist groups [[Literature/TheExecutioner Phoenix Force and Able Team]].



* ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho''



* ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany''
* ''Literature/GenerationKill''
* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad''
* ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' both Rogue and Wraith Squadrons, though Wraith Squadron features more ground/Special Operations missions
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'', both the [[VideoGames video game]] and [[Literature/RepublicCommandoSeries the novels]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RoughnecksStarshipTroopersChronicles''
* Literature/GauntsGhosts of TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}



* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam''
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''



* [[WorldWarIII ''The Zone'' novels]] by James Rouch.
* ''{{Anime/Simoun}}''
* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''
* The Gold Eagle Books action-adventure series of the 1980's -- SOBS (Soldiers of Barrabas, a mercenary unit secretly employed by the US Government), and the anti-terrorist groups [[Literature/TheExecutioner Phoenix Force and Able Team]].
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a squad consisting of [[PsychoForHire deranged mercenaries]] and parodies of the above tropes.



* ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' (the Japanese-language title is really their official group designation)
* ''Literature/TheBlackCompany''
* ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront''
* ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict''
* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar2''
* ''Film/{{Aliens}}''

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* ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' (the Japanese-language title is really their official group designation)
''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam''
* ''Literature/TheBlackCompany''
* ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront''
* ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict''
* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar2''
* ''Film/{{Aliens}}''
''OverThere''



* ''VideoGame/GeneralChaos'', which makes players choose between four different squad types.

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* ''VideoGame/GeneralChaos'', which makes players choose between four different ''Series/TheRatPatrol''
* ''WesternAnimation/RoughnecksStarshipTroopersChronicles''
* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''
* ''{{Anime/Simoun}}''
* ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond''
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'', both the [[VideoGames video game]] and [[Literature/RepublicCommandoSeries the novels]]
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a
squad types.consisting of [[PsychoForHire deranged mercenaries]] and parodies of the above tropes.
* ''Series/TourOfDuty''
* ''Series/TheUnit''
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''
* ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict''
* ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' both Rogue and Wraith Squadrons, though Wraith Squadron features more ground/Special Operations missions
* [[WorldWarIII ''The Zone'' novels]] by James Rouch.















* ''ComicBooks/XWingSeries'' both Rogue and Wraith Squadrons, though Wraith Squadron features more ground/Special Operations missions

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* ''Literature/TheUnknownSoldier''


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Some works featuring TheSquad The Squad include:


The trope's inspiration comes from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireteam fireteam]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squad squad]] units of infantrymen. Such a setup possibly first appeared in UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, where open order skirmishers armed with rifles (at the time, more accurate but slower to reload than standard muskets) depended on close coordination to be effective. They would stealthily get into a good position to fire good shots and avoid the sweeping, densely-formed gunfire that enemy line infantry units provided. The use of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_and_Movement fire and movement]] tactics - some soldiers move towards the enemy, others provide covering fire - also contributed to the reorganisation of militaries into small squads. However, gunpowder in UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars was "black powder" that would quickly fill a battlefield with thick smoke, which made firing accurately difficult. [[TropeCodifier It was not until]] UsefulNotes/WorldWar1, where breech-loading rifles using smokeless powder had become commonplace, that the average infantryman became far more accurate and quick-firing. Throwing in the ([[MoreDakka proliferation of machine gun crews]]) that would inevitably shoot first when a mass of men approached them, defenders in cover were granted a huge advantage. Military science thus experimented: infantrymen would attack fortified positions in small groups, approaching with methodical covertness. This became the default method of military tactics, and remains so to this day.

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The trope's inspiration comes from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireteam fireteam]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squad squad]] units of infantrymen. Such a setup possibly first appeared in UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, where open order skirmishers armed with rifles (at the time, more accurate but slower to reload than standard muskets) depended on close coordination to be effective. They would stealthily get into a good position to fire good shots and avoid the sweeping, densely-formed gunfire that enemy line infantry units provided. The use of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_and_Movement fire and movement]] tactics - some soldiers move towards the enemy, others provide covering fire - also contributed to the reorganisation of militaries into small squads. However, gunpowder in UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars was "black powder" that would quickly fill a battlefield with thick smoke, which made firing accurately difficult. [[TropeCodifier It was not until]] UsefulNotes/WorldWar1, where breech-loading rifles using smokeless powder had become commonplace, that the average infantryman became far more accurate and quick-firing. Throwing in the ([[MoreDakka proliferation of machine gun crews]]) crews that would inevitably shoot first when a mass of men approached them, defenders in cover were granted a huge advantage. Military science thus experimented: infantrymen would attack fortified positions in small groups, approaching with methodical covertness. This became the default method of military tactics, and remains so to this day.


There are quite a few similarities with the types and roles of the CommandRoster. The main difference is the CommandRoster is a very specific combination of skills that may not be [[MildlyMilitary strictly military]]. TheSquad may be a BadassCrew and have a SquadNickname. If it's made up of women, it's an example of an AmazonBrigade.

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There are quite a few similarities with the types and roles of the CommandRoster. The main difference is the CommandRoster is a very specific combination of skills that may not be [[MildlyMilitary strictly military]]. TheSquad The Squad may be a BadassCrew and have a SquadNickname. If it's made up of women, it's an example of an AmazonBrigade.



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[[caption-width-right:350: Your typical [[SemperFi Marine squad]]. [[note]] From left: TheMedic, [[FriendlySniper the Friendly Sniper]], TheBigGuy, and TheLeader [[/note]] ]]


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