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"It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it."
Robert E. Lee

War stories are not quite as convention-laden as The Western or commedia dell'arte, but it is a near thing. And The Army is frequently featured in such stories for some reason... Here are some things you may rely on.

Contrast Peace Tropes.


Generic Settings:

Settings sub-indexes

Individual characters (please, do not put entire military units here):

Armies and units:

Army & units sub-indexes

Military structure and practices



Alternative Title(s): Military Tropes