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What is the slogan said in the classic C&C song used in the RA3 Uprising Generals Challenge video. Its used in a lot of other places in the C&C universe. It sounds to me like "Victor, march, ignite!", but that doesn't seem right. Sorry if I didn't format this right. First time poster.

The song is Hell March. This song was composed by Frank Klepacki as a theme song and used since RA1 and remixed in RA2 and RA3. It was not a slogan but a dramatic chant. Some players can make sure the word is German: "Die Waffen, Legt Ans"Red romanov 08:03, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Klepacki confirmed it was indeed "Die Waffen, Legt An!" That Furry Bastard 11:55, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

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So...anybody care to translate the "Die Waffen, Legt Ans" ? I'd like to know what it means in English. The.DreadnoughT 03:10, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

A literal translation is "lay in weapons". A contextual translation would be like: "Prepare to fire." - Meco (talk) 03:21, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

In German speaking military some commands in some situations are given in two parts: the announcement part and the execution part. "Die Waffen" means "The weapons" and is the announcement part, making clear to the soldiers that what follows involves the weapons. "legt an" in this context means "aim" (at the target) and is the execution part. So the whole command translated according to its meaning is "Aim the weapons" (in spoken English it would rather be "Aim your weapons") with the intent to prepare to fire, as Meco noted.

The above is just a rumor that was started by someone's subjective impression. I made a video explaining why it can't possibly be "die waffen legt an" here: