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"It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it."
Robert E. Lee
“War is the father of us all, King of all. Some it makes gods, some it makes men, some it makes slaves, some free.”
Heraclitus

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.


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Historical Wars

General

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

Armies and units:

The Laws and Customs of War:

Tropes:

Commentators

Other:

Notes

  1. Starting with Manzikert, when the Turks started to really threaten the Byzantines, and ending with the Second Siege of Vienna, after which the Turks stopped being a real threat.
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