The most feared army or troop in History
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1. Board Game: Undead [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:11078]
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The Army of the Undead
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The Green Machine!
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3. Board Game: Devil's Horsemen [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:3394]
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Gengis Khan was the first to come to mind for me. I'm sure there will be arguments for many other options.
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4. Board Game: Indian Chief [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:8460]
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My vote goes to indians troops. When facing them, you know that if you lose, there will be no mercy. No rule of war exist with them. (no prisoner, scalpes, torture etc)
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5. Board Game: Port Stanley: Battle for the Falklands [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:9427]
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Gurkas
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6. Board Game: Trial Lawyer [Average Rating:3.33 Unranked]
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7. Board Game: Kings & Things [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1772]
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Two words: Killer Penguin.
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8. Board Game: Clown [Average Rating:4.33 Unranked]
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The Terrible clown army
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9. Board Game: Knights of Justice: The Siege of Malta, 1565 [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:11293]
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These 'fanatics' pitted against yet plenty 'MOOR'!
sauron in other 'parts' of the "civilized" & trivial World: "damm MOOPS!
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10. Board Game: Finland at War, v. I: Jatkosota [Average Rating:6.17 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.17 Unranked]
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The Finns...

Russian-Finnish War 1939 (from Wikipedia)

Casualties:

Finns:

26,662 dead
39,886 wounded
1,000 captured

Russians:

126,875 dead or missing
264,908 wounded
5,600 captured
2,268+ tanks

While these numbers are difficult to confirm, it seems like it was pretty rough for the Soviets.
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11. Board Game: Panzergruppe Guderian [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:1746]
 
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I think this fellow and his Panzers struck some fear into Uncle Joe Stalin back in 41'!
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12. Board Game: Destruction of Army Group Center (second edition) [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:8060]
 
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To be fair Marshal Koniev and his tanks scared the Germans to death on his way to Berlin.
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13. Board Game: Iron Brigade [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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These guys were pretty good.
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14. Board Game: Imperial Guard [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
 
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There have been several 'Fearsome' incarnations around the globe of 'Imperial Guard,' but the French Imperial Guard of Napoleon is the one that comes to mind.
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15. Board Game: History of the Roman Empire [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:5347]
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The legions of the conquering Roman Empire! Didn't they have to be good to have accomplished what they did by conquering so much of the known world?
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16. Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:1829]
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I don't know that the Seljuk Turks were the most feared army in history, but this is just about my favorite military anecdote ever, from the DBA Resource Page for the Pecheneg army, at http://www.fanaticus.org/DBA/armies/dba109.html:

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In the WRG 6th edition army lists (1982), Phil Barker notes that the Pechenegs were once asked by the Byzantine Emperor to attack the Seljuk Turks. The Pecheneg leader replied politely that since the the Turks were both numerous and fierce, they did not wish to do this, and furthermore, they hoped the Byzantine emperor would be so tactful as to never mention the matter again.

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17. Board Game: Monopoly: United States Army [Average Rating:4.74 Unranked]
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These years, the American Army is probably the most feared in the world. Ask the talibans.
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18. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15339]
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The Army of Monopoly Clones!

(Well, it's most feared here, anyway)
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19. Board Game: Operation Iraqi Freedom [Average Rating:5.92 Unranked]
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billyboy wrote:
I agree but Monopoly?


OK Billy, That one is better.
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20. Board Game: Phalanx [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:10140]
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The army of Alexander the Great conquered most of the known world (Eurasia). Only illness prevented Alexander from greater conquests.
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21. Board Game: Star Wars Miniatures [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1469] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...the Imperial 501st Legion was the most feared force of stormtroopers, under the command of Darth Vader.
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22. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Switzerland [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked]
 
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The Swiss guards.



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23. Board Game: Assyrian Wars [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:8132]
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Dan Carlin refers to the Assyrians as the "Nazis of the ancient world". Some of their tactics were truly brutal.
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