Aesthetics Wiki

The Military aesthetic is based on war and other aspects of military life. While some with the aesthetic may identify as nationalistic or otherwise patriotic to their own country, many people with interest in militaries and military history take interest in other countries' histories and militaries as well rather than their own.

Visuals & Motifs

  • Camouflage
  • Military uniforms
  • Trenches
  • Weaponry, including hand grenades, knives and guns
  • Recruitment and/or propaganda posters
  • Flags



  • Courage
  • Dedication
  • Discipline
  • Duty
  • Honor
  • Integrity
  • Loyalty (to one's country and to fellow soldiers)
  • Nationalism (sometimes)
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Tradition


  • Uniform
    • Modern militaries tend to have a variety of uniforms for different occasions.[1]
    • Historical uniforms are also featured in this aesthetic.
  • Practical clothing



  • Battle Dress by Amy Efaw
  • Inside Delta Force by Eric L. Haney
  • Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
  • The Guerrilla Factory by Tony Schwalm
  • The Red Circle by Brandon Webb


These are by former members of the military and/or about military-related topics.

  • Eagle Nation
  • Fieldcraft Survival
  • Jocko Podcast
  • Mentors for Military Podcast
  • Military Wives Unfiltered Podcast
  • Mind of the Warrior
  • SOFREP Radio
  • Team Never Quit Podcast
  • Veteran Cafe Podcast
  • Women of the Military


Military music typically includes marches and songs related to a country or its military, such as national anthems. However, music can have military themes without being explicitly related to a country. There's more to this than nationalism. For example, songs that focus on life in the military or war would fit this aesthetic.


Country-specific Music

United States of America

  • The Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa)
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • The Star-Spangled Banner

United Kingdom

  • Lillibullero
  • Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits
  • The British Grenadiers
  • Scotland the Brave
  • Men of Harlech

Songs with Military Themes


Games that have the military aesthetic are primarily FPS (First-Person Shooters) or war simulators, but some strategy games are also related.

  • Age of Empires
  • Arma 3
  • Call of Duty
  • Company of Heroes
  • Day of Infamy
  • Hearts of Iron IV
  • Men of War
  • Rising Storm
  • Ultimate General: Civil War
  • Verdun
  • World of Tanks
  • World of Warships



Revolution specifically focuses on the buildup to a revolution, typically one that involves the military. Nationalism and a desire for change are particularly important for this subgenre.


After the War

After the War specifically focuses on the impact of war, particularly on members of the military. Disillusionment is a common theme.


  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut