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So /his/, what would be good examples of Pyrrhic Victories?

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The Battle of Heraclea for one.
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First half of ww2 eastern front
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Santa Cruz Island and Coral Seas
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>>597629
If you count all the conflicts on that front as one timely engagement it basically is a Pyrrhic victory.
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>>597593
Battle of Mogadishu
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Nam.
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most of the confederate victories in the American Civil War are a good start. the CSA won plenty of battles against armies twice their size, but Confederate soldiers were irreplaceable where the Union could always just recruit more.

Chancellorsville would be the big one with a victory with the loss of General Jackson.
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Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution. The British drove the Americans from the hill, but took over twice as many casualties. Officer casualties in particular were disproportionaly high too.
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>>598683
Would Borodino count?
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>>599956
Crap, didn't mean to quote.
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>>597593
The battle of Malplaquet. This one is not well known for some reason even though the Duke of Marlborough was an excellent general.
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>>598434
>the CSA won plenty of battles against armies twice their size
There were hardly five major battles where the CSA was outnumbered 2:1.
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>>597593
The emu war
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>>605628
whats this from
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oh my fuck this meme just keeps getting better and better
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Lots of your soldiers die at the cost of a victory

Like the Russians in WW2
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It's ironic how Pyrrhus himself has a limited military history. But he was known for winning battles with maximum casualties; i.e. when the result sets precedent over the task. Otherwise I would say the Eastern Front from the end of 1942 to early 1944 was entirely Pyrrhic for the Soviets.
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>>607326
>more casualties than they had soldiers
usually I'd call bullshit but this IS the soviet union we're talking about
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>>607362
>what is frontline strength (initial)
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>>607362
They kept sending more dudes out there.
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>>607369
If only the Soviets had a half way decent commander to take advantage of all those men they have.
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>>607380
They won.
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