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War Quotes - 7/6/2012 3:58:28 AM   
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list some cool war quotes


found one from a movie about hannibal

"the romans are trained to fight in one way only, that makes them predictable
- we'll present them with the unexpected, and watch them fall apart"



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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 5:08:38 AM   
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There's a quote I heard. "Hannibal knew how to win a battle but he did not know how to win a war".


I got it from Rome Total War.

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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 5:12:49 AM   
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'Armies do not exist for peace; they exist solely for triumphant exertion in War.'

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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 12:45:40 PM   
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History is written by the victors. - WS

There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with. - WH


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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 2:53:39 PM   
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Colonel "Madman" Maddox - "Your guns! Ack, ack, ack, ack, ack!"

Oh... wait..

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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 3:04:27 PM   
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quote:

I got it from Rome Total War.



Rome Total Realism Mod... get that
(and if possible my micro mod that really fixes the ecomics and combat mechanics of the game.. lol.. as usual)


I made an aar for a little bit (chronicles of pontus)




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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 3:08:31 PM   
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The Bactrian Phalanx against the barbarian horde






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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 4:53:58 PM   
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Commander, you know how to add a mod to a steam account? I lost my disks years ago and got RTW off of steam the other day. Sucks not having a mod, the vanilla game is not playable anymore.

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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 6:21:04 PM   
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once i dropped my RTW discs and bought a steam account for it. result = forgot the steam account name and bought the discs again

must be getting old..

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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 6:22:17 PM   
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also couldn't install the RTR mod into the steam version, need the RTW gold discs.. those are the best

though they might be out of print by now

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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 6:32:38 PM   
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"War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means".

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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 6:38:16 PM   
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Don't know if it's word-for-word authentic, but I've always loved this one from the movie Patton:

"No b*****d ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb b*****d die for HIS country."

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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 6:51:40 PM   
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"We are going looking for trouble. I expect we'll find it". Captain Tennant - HMS Repulse - December 1941

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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 7:18:36 PM   
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One of my favorites is from Eisenhower:
“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”

So true in this game as well! Many things change so you can't follow a plan to the letter, but the understanding gained from the process will allow you to adapt and develop new responses quickly!

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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 8:29:34 PM   
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Thanks, I will look around for the gold edition.

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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 8:56:22 PM   
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"The Italians only end a war on the side they have begun it when they change sides twice."
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RE: War Quotes - 7/6/2012 9:51:36 PM   
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RE: War Quotes - 7/7/2012 9:15:39 PM   
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Friendly fire - isn't!

Murphys Laws of War.

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RE: War Quotes - 7/7/2012 9:27:38 PM   
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"I think World War II just started" 1st Lt Rafe McCawley, United States Army Air Corps, December 7th 1941.

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RE: War Quotes - 7/7/2012 9:59:42 PM   
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quote:

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"I think World War II just started" 1st Lt Rafe McCawley, United States Army Air Corps, December 7th 1941.


Dude, you got guts...

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RE: War Quotes - 7/7/2012 11:34:54 PM   
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"I think World War II just started" 1st Lt Rafe McCawley, United States Army Air Corps, December 7th 1941.



"NUTS" - General Anthony Clement McAuliffe, 101st Airborne Division

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RE: War Quotes - 7/7/2012 11:55:24 PM   
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RE: War Quotes - 7/8/2012 6:29:28 AM   
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Can anyone recall a quote from Admiral Somerville (I think it was) referring to the R-class ships of the Eastern Fleet? Something about them being old tarts.....

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RE: War Quotes - 7/8/2012 7:07:54 AM   
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Upon seeing the Eastern Fleet: "Many a good tune has been played on an old fiddle."

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RE: War Quotes - 7/8/2012 8:50:45 AM   
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Upon seeing the Eastern Fleet: "Many a good tune has been played on an old fiddle."
Warspite1

Was that in response to my post???

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RE: War Quotes - 7/8/2012 10:57:35 AM   
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I think the battle at the Chosin Reservoir gave the two best quotes :
OP Smith's
"Gentlemen, we are not retreating. We are merely advancing in another direction"
and Chesty Puller's
"We're surrounded. That simplifies our problem of getting to these people and killing them"

And OP Smith wasn't lying and Chesty Puller wasn't just fake bravado.

This is a great book on that conflict, and will firmly cement anyone's hatred of Macarthur who this time almost added a division of marines to his list of units lost (if they would have obeyed Almond/Macarthur's orders to the letter, the 1st Marine division and Puller's first Marine regiment would have certainly perished
http://www.amazon.com/The-Coldest-Winter-America-Korean/dp/1401300529/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341741265&sr=8-1&keywords=coldest+winter+ever+halberstam

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RE: War Quotes - 7/8/2012 2:43:45 PM   
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I have met Marine vets from WWII that to this day hate MacArthur.

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RE: War Quotes - 7/8/2012 3:46:27 PM   
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Yes that was one of the things Somerville said

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RE: War Quotes - 7/8/2012 4:14:40 PM   
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I have met Marine vets from WWII that to this day hate MacArthur.


I've met some from the Korea war would felt the same.

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RE: War Quotes - 7/8/2012 5:50:01 PM   
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'....the War situation has developed not necessarily to Japans advantage, while the general trends of the world have all turned against her interest.'

If that is not the all time master of the understatement, then I don't know what is!

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