It's intended to be used as a slogan of a war-type game. Should the subject be "war" or "a war" or "wars"? And what the verb form should be accordingly?

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  • Why not? Simple "subject - indicative verb - object". No different to Horses need hay. – WS2 Mar 18 '16 at 9:14
  • Any of the three would be correct: which is best in context is a matter for the writer to decide. – TimLymington Mar 18 '16 at 10:57
  • When General Sherman said "War is hell", no one argued with him. – Hot Licks Mar 18 '16 at 12:53

Taking into consideration that war may act as noun, verb or an adjective (ex.war preparations) in a sentence, I guess it would be alright to use war needs heroes.

As an abstract noun, war, as an event, needs a singular verb to follow grammar rules.

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