Names for Warriors

Guess these words and proper terms that refer to various kinds of warriors.
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Last updated: September 15, 2020
First submittedMay 10, 2014
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Description
Answer
Mounted medieval warrior
Knight
Covert spy or assassin of feudal Japan
Ninja
Noble warrior of feudal Japan
Samurai
Soldier for amphibious or
ship-to-ship combat
Marine
Commander of 80 Roman soldiers
Centurion
Roman arena combatant
Gladiator
Elite special ops soldier of the US Navy
SEAL
Soldier who sells his services
to the highest bidder
Mercenary
Elite bodyguard of the Ottoman sultans
Janissary
American militiaman ready on
very short notice
Minuteman
Elite soldier of ancient Persia
Immortal
Description
Answer
Nepalese soldier of the British Army
Gurkha
Porthos, Athos, or Aramis, e.g.
Musketeer
Irregular soldier - not to
be confused with a large ape
Guerilla
Mounted soldier who dismounts
to fight on foot
Dragoon
Female warrior of Greek legend
Amazon
Soldier who parachutes into battle
Paratrooper
Sabre-wielding cavalryman originally
from Hungary
Hussar
Spanish conqueror of the New World
Conquistador
Spearman in a Greek phalanx
Hoplite
One of the twelve foremost warriors
in Charlemagne's court
Paladin
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Level 80
May 15, 2014
got paladin but it was just a guess. Thanks D&D.
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Level 49
May 15, 2014
For "Elite soldier of ancient Persia", I came up with "Cataphract" and then wasted several minutes trying to figure out how I was screwing up the spelling. Maybe make the clue more specific, like "Elite foot-soldier"?
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Level 72
Aug 12, 2016
I definitely went cataphract first. Immortals isn't even the Persian name - it's just the name used by the notoriously inaccurate Herodotus.
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Level 58
Jul 10, 2020
Cataphract isn't a Persian word either.
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Level 55
Jan 11, 2019
Why should be roman/byzanitine soldier an answer for question "Elite soldier of ancient Persia"?
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Level 35
May 15, 2014
Thank you, Age of Empires.
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Level 22
May 21, 2014
Thank you Assassin's creed revelations! ;)
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Level 39
Jul 29, 2015
Phalangite should also be accepted.
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Level 72
Aug 12, 2016
Only missed 'minutemen', though from the clue it's kinda obvious. Surprised 'paladin' is so low.
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Level 59
Aug 28, 2016
The term "musketeer" suggests they use muskets, certain fire-arms. Yet, the famous Three Musketeers rarely use muskets.
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Level 34
Aug 29, 2016
The soldiers were called musketeers, regardless.
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Level 80
Feb 28, 2019
The musketeers were trained in using muskets and swords, pikes, or daggers. Firearms of the age were slow to reload and not very accurate meaning that in a battle that started as a fire fight it might end up as a melee. Common musketeers were probably not very adept at using bladed weapons, as the musket was a way of making even a minimally trained soldier deadly, but the three musketeers in the Dumas novel are not just musketeers but part of the king's elite guard. Once the rifle replaced the musket and the bayonet was invented and popularized, use of swords by foot soldiers gradually died out, though cavalry continued to use sabers for almost another three centuries. The musketeers of France included both foot soldiers and light cavalry, the light cavalry were called dragoons.
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Level 66
May 5, 2020
Yes, Dragoon, why is this not also a correct answer for a sabre-wielding cavalryman?
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Level 50
Aug 28, 2016
thank you civ 5
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Level 46
Dec 2, 2016
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Level 89
Aug 28, 2016
When the Winged Hussars arrive!
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Level 33
Aug 29, 2016
Coming down the mountainside!
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Level 77
Sep 16, 2020
I'm disappointed that Charlemagne's 12 foremost warriors weren't called "the dirty dozen".
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Level 82
Oct 4, 2020
Nope, that was his 12 foremost concubines. ;)
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Level 68
Sep 17, 2020
I’ve never heard the term “minuteman” before. Looks like I am in a minority, or it’s a North American thing that hasn’t made it over the pond.
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Level 33
Oct 12, 2020
I am from New England and minute men are a pretty big deal, since they fought most of the revolution in the year of our lord 1775, including actions at Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. Until congress formally created the continental army they relied on militia who could be prepared at a minutes notice
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Level 62
Oct 12, 2020
The British soldiers at the beginning of the Revolutionary War knew who the minutemen were (wink)
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Level 55
Oct 12, 2020
It is an American thing, but that's like saying you don't know hoplites because you are not from Greece.
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Level 53
Sep 18, 2020
Please accept "navy SEAL" for "SEAL".
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Level ∞
Sep 18, 2020
Okay
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Level 71
Oct 12, 2020
I somehow read Ottoman Sultan as Byzantine Emperor, and was trying to figure out what the correct spelling of Varangian must be. Kind of funny that I would confuse those two...
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Level 58
Oct 12, 2020
Could you consider accepting "mounted infantry" for "mounted soldier who dismounts to fight on foot" (used extensively in Anglo-Boer War)? Either that or specify a time period for this question. Great quiz, thanks.
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Level 56
Oct 12, 2020
You should put "guerrilla", with 2 "r"s as the main form and accept it.
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Level 61
Oct 12, 2020
Shame, no Wigan Warriors.
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Level 65
Oct 12, 2020
No hobilar nitpicks? I'm surprised, Jetpunk....
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Level 62
Oct 12, 2020
Hard to understand the spelling accuracy requried in these quizzes. Centurian gets refused as a spelling of Centurion but Ghurka is accepted for Gurkha. Strange.
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Level 55
Oct 12, 2020
Hate to be "that guy," but the irregular soldier should technically be guerillero. Guerilla means "little war" and is a term for that style of combat, but the individual soldier in it is guerillero.
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Level 72
Oct 12, 2020
Please consider "sellsword" for "mercenary." Obviously mercenary is the better answer, but i've been watching a lot of game of thrones recently and it came to mind first and still matches the clue. :-)
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Level 18
Oct 13, 2020
Was guessing about the Hungarian Sabre wielding warrior, and typed huszar, the proper spelling and didn’t work. Maybe hange that so it will take that.
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Level 57
Oct 15, 2020
Hussars were at first Serbian soldiers in Hungarian army.