shock troops

NOUN
  1. soldiers who are specially trained and armed to lead an assault
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  • The temporary levies of the earlier period were replaced by standing armies, officered by professionals, comprising élite or shock troops plus conscripted peasants.
  • They are highly trained indigenous warriors who can wield their clubs with great skill and are often used as shock troops.
  • Scotland, as every schoolboy knows, provided the shock troops of the British empire.
  • On President Clinton’s so-called left-wing politics: “I find my blood pressure rising when Clinton’s cultural shock troops participate in homosexual-rights fund raisers but boycott gun-rights fund raisers—and then claim it is time to place homosexual men in tents with Boy Scouts and suggest that sperm donor babies born into lesbian relationships are somehow better served.” Outgunned
  • Scottish shock troops wielding a large two - handed sword and armoured in chain.
  • No way would anyone in their right mind even attempt an approach on one of the eco-warrior shock troops unless there had been some heavy duty trailing of coat tails before hand. Police Need Intelligence Shock « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
  • They are the shock troops of their deen — their religion. Times, Sunday Times
  • Stormtroopers were the elite shock troops of the Galactic Empire, loyal and answerable directly to Emperor Palpatine.
  • They serve in a variety of roles: infantry shock troops, raiders, sentries, spies, sappers, and porters.
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