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soldier: Polish soldier: “Didn’t know I needed this but thanks”

Polish soldier: “Didn’t know I needed this but thanks”

soldier: inquisitorhotpants: burntcopper: futureevilscientist: optimysticals: uovoc: konec0: sleepyferret: shitfacedanon: dat-soldier: sonnetscrewdriver: dat-soldier: did-you-kno: Source back the fuck up There’s another story that I like about a Chinese general who had to defend a city with only a handful of soldiers from a huge enemy horde that was in all likelihood going to steamroll the place flat within hours of showing up. So when said horde did arrive, they saw the general sitting outside the city’s open gates, drinking tea. The horde sent a couple of emissaries over to see what was what, and the general greeted them cheerfully and invited them all to come and take tea with him. The horde decided that this was a scenario that had “MASSIVE FUCKING TRAP” written all over it in beautiful calligraphy and promptly fucked off. Whoever that general was, he was clearly the Ancient Chinese equivalent of Sam Vimes. did he just invite us over for tea nah man i’m out This just keeps getting better I fucking love history. ok but tbh that story misses a lot of the subtlety of the situation like ok so this story is the Romance of Three Kingdoms, and essentially takes place between Zhuge Liang, resident tactician extraordinaire, and Sima Yi… OTHER resident tactician extraordinaire. The two were both regarded as tactical geniuses and recognized the other as their rival. Zhuge Liang had a reputation for ambushing the SHIT out of his opponents and using the environment to his advantage, thus destroying large armies with a small number of men. Sima Yi (who kind of entered the picture later) was a cautious person whose speciality was unravelling his opponent’s plans before they began. So it was natural that the two would butt heads; however, since Sima Yi tended to have more men and resources, he started winning battles against the former. Which, y’know, kinda sucked. On to the actual story: Zhuge Liang is all like “shit i gotta defend this city with like 10 men.” Literally if he fights ANY kind of battle here, he WILL lose; his only option for survival is not to fight. And that’s looking more and more impossible until he hears that his rival is leading the opposing army. And then he gets this brilliant idea. He basically opens all the gates, sends his men out in civilian clothes to sweep the streets, and sits on top of the gate drinking tea and chilling out and basically makes the whole thing out to be a trap When Sima Yi comes he’s all like “yo come on in bro” and Sima Yi is like “yeah he’s never been that obvious about his traps before. this is definitely a bluff” and he’s about to head in when he realizes wait. he knows that i think he’s bluffing. and so he gets it in his head that maybe, just MAYBE, Zhuge Liang has this cunning plan that will wipe out his army - recall that he has a pretty good handle on what his rival is capable of. And after a long period of deliberation (which is just like “he know that I know that he knows that etc.”), being the cautious man he is, SIma Yi eventually decides to turn his entire army around and leave. Zhuge Liang later points out that the plan was based specifically on the fact that he was facing his rival; if it had been anyone else, there’s no way it would have worked. A dumber or less cautious person would have simply charged in and won without breaking a sweat.  and that’s the real genius here: it was a plan formed entirely just to deceive one man, and it worked. Zhuge Liang is the most brilliant, sneaky-ass bastard in history. One time his side’s army was out of arrows, which pretty much meant they were screwed. So Zhuge Liang goes and does the logical thing, which is build a fuck ton of scarecrows and put them all on boats. Then he makes the men hide in the boats and sail them out on the river. Well, that day was super foggy (which Zhuge Liang had predicted. Did I mention he was also a freakishly accurate meteorologist?). So the enemy across the river sees a fleet of boats armed to the teeth with what appears to be half an army of men. They panic! and start firing arrows like crazy.  Zhuge Liang lets this play out for a while, then he’s like, ”Ok guys that’s enough.” They calmly turn the boats around and go back to base, where they dismantle the scarecrows and pull out all the enemy’s arrows. Zhuge Liang is legend. I love this post. It just keeps getting better. Like seriously, I would have adored learning about this in World History. If you want to see this in cinematic glory, watch Red Cliff. Especially since it makes Zhuge Liang look like this: Red Cliff is 50% bloody battles and 50% eye candy and about half of that eye-candy is due to Zhuge Liang I fully support watching Red Cliff; it’s gloriously silly entertainment during the battle scenes. Guess what just got moved to the top of my watch list?? :D
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There’s another story that I like about a Chinese general who had to defend a city with only a handful of soldiers from a huge enemy horde that was in all likelihood going to steamroll the place flat within hours of showing up.
So when said horde did arrive, they saw the general sitting outside the city’s open gates, drinking tea. The horde sent a couple of emissaries over to see what was what, and the general greeted them cheerfully and invited them all to come and take tea with him.
The horde decided that this was a scenario that had “MASSIVE FUCKING TRAP” written all over it in beautiful calligraphy and promptly fucked off.
Whoever that general was, he was clearly the Ancient Chinese equivalent of Sam Vimes.


did he just invite us over for tea nah man i’m out


This just keeps getting better

I fucking love history.

ok but tbh that story misses a lot of the subtlety of the situation like ok
so this story is the Romance of Three Kingdoms, and essentially takes place between Zhuge Liang, resident tactician extraordinaire, and Sima Yi… OTHER resident tactician extraordinaire.
The two were both regarded as tactical geniuses and recognized the other as their rival. Zhuge Liang had a reputation for ambushing the SHIT out of his opponents and using the environment to his advantage, thus destroying large armies with a small number of men. Sima Yi (who kind of entered the picture later) was a cautious person whose speciality was unravelling his opponent’s plans before they began. So it was natural that the two would butt heads; however, since Sima Yi tended to have more men and resources, he started winning battles against the former. Which, y’know, kinda sucked.
On to the actual story: Zhuge Liang is all like “shit i gotta defend this city with like 10 men.” Literally if he fights ANY kind of battle here, he WILL lose; his only option for survival is not to fight. And that’s looking more and more impossible until he hears that his rival is leading the opposing army. And then he gets this brilliant idea. He basically opens all the gates, sends his men out in civilian clothes to sweep the streets, and sits on top of the gate drinking tea and chilling out and basically makes the whole thing out to be a trap
When Sima Yi comes he’s all like “yo come on in bro”
and Sima Yi is like “yeah he’s never been that obvious about his traps before. this is definitely a bluff” and he’s about to head in when he realizes
wait. he knows that i think he’s bluffing.
and so he gets it in his head that maybe, just MAYBE, Zhuge Liang has this cunning plan that will wipe out his army - recall that he has a pretty good handle on what his rival is capable of. And after a long period of deliberation (which is just like “he know that I know that he knows that etc.”), being the cautious man he is, SIma Yi eventually decides to turn his entire army around and leave.
Zhuge Liang later points out that the plan was based specifically on the fact that he was facing his rival; if it had been anyone else, there’s no way it would have worked. A dumber or less cautious person would have simply charged in and won without breaking a sweat. 
and that’s the real genius here: it was a plan formed entirely just to deceive one man, and it worked.

Zhuge Liang is the most brilliant, sneaky-ass bastard in history. One time his side’s army was out of arrows, which pretty much meant they were screwed. So Zhuge Liang goes and does the logical thing, which is build a fuck ton of scarecrows and put them all on boats. Then he makes the men hide in the boats and sail them out on the river.
Well, that day was super foggy (which Zhuge Liang had predicted. Did I mention he was also a freakishly accurate meteorologist?). So the enemy across the river sees a fleet of boats armed to the teeth with what appears to be half an army of men. They panic! and start firing arrows like crazy. 
Zhuge Liang lets this play out for a while, then he’s like, ”Ok guys that’s enough.” They calmly turn the boats around and go back to base, where they dismantle the scarecrows and pull out all the enemy’s arrows.
Zhuge Liang is legend.

I love this post. It just keeps getting better. Like seriously, I would have adored learning about this in World History.

If you want to see this in cinematic glory, watch Red Cliff.
Especially since it makes Zhuge Liang look like this:
Red Cliff is 50% bloody battles and 50% eye candy and about half of that eye-candy is due to Zhuge Liang

I fully support watching Red Cliff; it’s gloriously silly entertainment during the battle scenes.

Guess what just got moved to the top of my watch list?? :D

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soldier: British soldier posing with captured Austro-Hungarian sergeant (captured during failed Austrian Piave offensive), WW1, June 1918 [Colorized
soldier: British soldier posing with captured Austro-Hungarian sergeant (captured during failed Austrian Piave offensive), WW1, June 1918 [Colorized

British soldier posing with captured Austro-Hungarian sergeant (captured during failed Austrian Piave offensive), WW1, June 1918 [Colorized

soldier: he wants to introduce you to his winter soldier by Agitated_Fox MORE MEMES
soldier: he wants to introduce you to his winter soldier by Agitated_Fox
MORE MEMES

he wants to introduce you to his winter soldier by Agitated_Fox MORE MEMES

soldier: he wants to introduce you to his winter soldier
soldier: he wants to introduce you to his winter soldier

he wants to introduce you to his winter soldier

soldier: American soldier arriving in Iraq, 2003
soldier: American soldier arriving in Iraq, 2003

American soldier arriving in Iraq, 2003

soldier: Be brave little soldier!
soldier: Be brave little soldier!

Be brave little soldier!

soldier: Soldier Caught While Sleeping On His Watch
soldier: Soldier Caught While Sleeping On His Watch

Soldier Caught While Sleeping On His Watch

soldier: Horny Soldier and Stupid Heavy
soldier: Horny Soldier and Stupid Heavy

Horny Soldier and Stupid Heavy

soldier: This "armed security guard company owner" (who supposably was a cop and soldier at the same time) trying really hard to impress this discord group I'm in
soldier: This "armed security guard company owner" (who supposably was a cop and soldier at the same time) trying really hard to impress this discord group I'm in

This "armed security guard company owner" (who supposably was a cop and soldier at the same time) trying really hard to impress this disc...

soldier: Did you know that custer was actually a former union soldier
soldier: Did you know that custer was actually a former union soldier

Did you know that custer was actually a former union soldier

soldier: Jojo Version of Wolfenstein soldier (sorry for everyone who saw it on Wolfenstein subreddit)
soldier: Jojo Version of Wolfenstein soldier (sorry for everyone who saw it on Wolfenstein subreddit)

Jojo Version of Wolfenstein soldier (sorry for everyone who saw it on Wolfenstein subreddit)

soldier: Soldier handing kid a cat
soldier: Soldier handing kid a cat

Soldier handing kid a cat

soldier: Saying the soldier who is just standing there waiting to be killed because he wants to have a "deep quote"
soldier: Saying the soldier who is just standing there waiting to be killed because he wants to have a "deep quote"

Saying the soldier who is just standing there waiting to be killed because he wants to have a "deep quote"

soldier: Posting this Picture of 99 once and never again in memory of this legendary soldier so he can be remembered at least for a day
soldier: Posting this Picture of 99 once and never again in memory of this legendary soldier so he can be remembered at least for a day

Posting this Picture of 99 once and never again in memory of this legendary soldier so he can be remembered at least for a day

soldier: Bolshevik Soldier’s Last Words before Dying of Influenza During the Russian Civil War (AD 1919)
soldier: Bolshevik Soldier’s Last Words before Dying of Influenza During the Russian Civil War (AD 1919)

Bolshevik Soldier’s Last Words before Dying of Influenza During the Russian Civil War (AD 1919)

soldier: Nick fury in winter soldier be like :
soldier: Nick fury in winter soldier be like :

Nick fury in winter soldier be like :

soldier: A moment of silence for our fallen soldier
soldier: A moment of silence for our fallen soldier

A moment of silence for our fallen soldier

soldier: laynor5005: We will always remember your feats, Soldier.
soldier: laynor5005:

We will always remember your feats, Soldier.

laynor5005: We will always remember your feats, Soldier.

soldier: American soldier moments before his death after running out of ammo during the Vietnam War (circa 1968)
soldier: American soldier moments before his death after running out of ammo during the Vietnam War (circa 1968)

American soldier moments before his death after running out of ammo during the Vietnam War (circa 1968)

soldier: Okay I know he's a "German Soldier" but his theme is still rad
soldier: Okay I know he's a "German Soldier" but his theme is still rad

Okay I know he's a "German Soldier" but his theme is still rad

soldier: The kid who said "you're disrespecting a future US Army soldier" is a soundcloud rapper now. Not sure if this fits the sub. But this seems like the best place to put this.
soldier: The kid who said "you're disrespecting a future US Army soldier" is a soundcloud rapper now. Not sure if this fits the sub. But this seems like the best place to put this.

The kid who said "you're disrespecting a future US Army soldier" is a soundcloud rapper now. Not sure if this fits the sub. But this seem...

soldier: (OFF-TOPIC) In honor of Rick May (The voice actor for Soldier from Team Fortress 2) who died because of COVID-19. May he rest in peace. We will never forget you. Get teleporting!
soldier: (OFF-TOPIC) In honor of Rick May (The voice actor for Soldier from Team Fortress 2) who died because of COVID-19. May he rest in peace. We will never forget you. Get teleporting!

(OFF-TOPIC) In honor of Rick May (The voice actor for Soldier from Team Fortress 2) who died because of COVID-19. May he rest in peace. W...

soldier: Rick may ask the tf2 soldier is safely dead but he will live on and fight many battles with his big pp so invite this in his honor
soldier: Rick may ask the tf2 soldier is safely dead but he will live on and fight many battles with his big pp so invite this in his honor

Rick may ask the tf2 soldier is safely dead but he will live on and fight many battles with his big pp so invite this in his honor

soldier: The virgin modern soldier VS The Chad Cold War soldier
soldier: The virgin modern soldier VS The Chad Cold War soldier

The virgin modern soldier VS The Chad Cold War soldier

soldier: For the soldier
soldier: For the soldier

For the soldier

soldier: Virgin U.S Soldier VS Chad Aussie Digger
soldier: Virgin U.S Soldier VS Chad Aussie Digger

Virgin U.S Soldier VS Chad Aussie Digger

soldier: Soldier helping kid use rpg
soldier: Soldier helping kid use rpg

Soldier helping kid use rpg

soldier: Soldier throws stielhandgranate at group of furries
soldier: Soldier throws stielhandgranate at group of furries

Soldier throws stielhandgranate at group of furries

soldier: An Italian soldier defends Sicily during Operation Husky (1943, colorized)
soldier: An Italian soldier defends Sicily during Operation Husky (1943, colorized)

An Italian soldier defends Sicily during Operation Husky (1943, colorized)

soldier: God Speed You Magnificent Soldier Wallpaper
soldier: God Speed You Magnificent Soldier Wallpaper

God Speed You Magnificent Soldier Wallpaper

soldier: If you are European, please don’t do this. Dress up as a WWII soldier.
soldier: If you are European, please don’t do this. Dress up as a WWII soldier.

If you are European, please don’t do this. Dress up as a WWII soldier.

soldier: The Soldier of 3 Armies
soldier: The Soldier of 3 Armies

The Soldier of 3 Armies

soldier: In honor of Rick May read this in the Soldier’s voice
soldier: In honor of Rick May read this in the Soldier’s voice

In honor of Rick May read this in the Soldier’s voice

soldier: In Spiderman: Homecoming (2017), the kids pass by a sign that mentions the Triskelion cleanup on their way to DC. This is a reference to the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier.
soldier: In Spiderman: Homecoming (2017), the kids pass by a sign that mentions the Triskelion cleanup on their way to DC. This is a reference to the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier.

In Spiderman: Homecoming (2017), the kids pass by a sign that mentions the Triskelion cleanup on their way to DC. This is a reference to...

soldier: hello my fellow soldier
soldier: hello my fellow soldier

hello my fellow soldier

soldier: Stay frosty, soldier
soldier: Stay frosty, soldier

Stay frosty, soldier

soldier: In honour of the late Rick May, who sadly passed away from COVID19 this week, the Team Fortress 2 wiki made Soldier, who Rick voiced, the featured article
soldier: In honour of the late Rick May, who sadly passed away from COVID19 this week, the Team Fortress 2 wiki made Soldier, who Rick voiced, the featured article

In honour of the late Rick May, who sadly passed away from COVID19 this week, the Team Fortress 2 wiki made Soldier, who Rick voiced, the...

soldier: Rick May, voice of Team Fortress 2’s Soldier, has passed away from COVID-19
soldier: Rick May, voice of Team Fortress 2’s Soldier, has passed away from COVID-19

Rick May, voice of Team Fortress 2’s Soldier, has passed away from COVID-19

soldier: CANT WAIT TO BECOME SOLDIER!!
soldier: CANT WAIT TO BECOME SOLDIER!!

CANT WAIT TO BECOME SOLDIER!!

soldier: When your a German soldier and the enemy has moving bunkers
soldier: When your a German soldier and the enemy has moving bunkers

When your a German soldier and the enemy has moving bunkers

soldier: In regards to the passing of Rick May the voice of Soldier (Team Fortress), Androf (Starfox N64), Peppy hare (Apso Starfox N64), and so many more.
soldier: In regards to the passing of Rick May the voice of Soldier (Team Fortress), Androf (Starfox N64), Peppy hare (Apso Starfox N64), and so many more.

In regards to the passing of Rick May the voice of Soldier (Team Fortress), Androf (Starfox N64), Peppy hare (Apso Starfox N64), and so m...

soldier: Soldier explaining something meme template
soldier: Soldier explaining something meme template

Soldier explaining something meme template

soldier: Rip Rick may... He was a voice actor for soldier in TF2
soldier: Rip Rick may... He was a voice actor for soldier in TF2

Rip Rick may... He was a voice actor for soldier in TF2

soldier: The voice actor for Soldier from TF2 got The virus
soldier: The voice actor for Soldier from TF2 got The virus

The voice actor for Soldier from TF2 got The virus

soldier: F in the chat for our Fallen Soldier
soldier: F in the chat for our Fallen Soldier

F in the chat for our Fallen Soldier