Position Names by Aincient Equivelant Fitting the Specops motif
Posted 27 December 2006 - 01:47 PM
second of all, the bazooka user isn't so much a "javelin" so much as a pike/ halberd, a long pole tipped with a barbed axe used to stop mounted knights, the "tank" of the middle ages.
thirdly, an appropriate name for the grenadier would be "AXE" becuase it stikes a heavy blow that can kill a unit in defilade behind his shield, be it buckler or tree.
before you go and name your new position something like KATANA or GLAIVE, brush up on your military history and see how those weapons were actually used in a melee.
Posted 27 December 2006 - 05:22 PM
"in defilade behind his shield, be it buckler or tree." ummmm.....whats "in defilade"????
oh btw javelin was a name that came around from spec ops not me.....correct me if i'm wrong.
in my poll i was asking what fit the motif best not saying that glaive fits best or napalm or whatnot does, i'm asking everyone to pitch in so we can help spec ops choose.
oh umm if ur were to think of a medieval tank it would probably be a trebuchet or catapult because those launched projectiles, like tanks do....but thats just my opinion.
Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:13 PM
The term "sabre" refers to a type of curved sword used by cavalry in colonial and early industrial periods, and were used to slash and stab anyone that wasn't trampled to death. The curved slashing surface only made a difference because no one was wearing armor.
During the middle ages the standard hand weapons for infantry were pikes and halberds, which were cheaper and effective against the dicisive cavalry charge.
But i'll give specops this: sabre sounds a lot better than any word for "Spear" i can think of.
This post has been edited by Flakk: 29 December 2006 - 09:41 PM
Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:27 PM
That's the new Sabre motto. It's SO going in my signature.
The Sabre isn't "slashing and stabbing" so much as perpetually poking the enemy until they make a mistake. - Flakk
Sling mud and argue for my entertainment
Posted 29 December 2006 - 11:47 PM
PS i dont think you actually perpetually poke an enemy. maybe poke at or stab would work better. no offense but ur grammar or typing skillz suck.
Posted 30 December 2006 - 12:09 PM
If there was a fire in your house and the first thing you would grab was your paintball gear, put this in your sig.
Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:55 PM
I think the forums need a spellcheck: "equililent"= Equivilent or however you spell it in this most phonetic language of ours.
Definition of Defilade:
it means taking cover.
Posted 31 December 2006 - 07:29 PM
Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:08 AM
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:53 PM
sorry dude but i dont think they were going for medieval on that one
EDIT: didnt think what was here was apropriate
This post has been edited by i only need one: 02 January 2007 - 01:40 PM
Posted 03 January 2007 - 05:36 PM