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#1 User is offline   Flakk 

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 01:47 PM

Id like to say that although they sound cool, the names for many of the postions don't fit the role of the player. the sabre, for exame isn't "slashing and stabbing" so much as perpetually poking the enemy until they make a mistake. sabre would be a better name for infantry firing from the troop bay of a light transport like a helicopter or horse (if you happed to be feeling a bit suicidal)

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.

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 05:22 PM

the javelin was a sharp spear like weapon that was shorter and thrown(like a launcher shoots a rocket) a sabre was common to use among infantry(the sabre is the back bone of the team). the broadsword was a larger sword that dished out a beating(the broadsword lays suppressive fire). the dagger was used for close combat and was quick and manuverable(the dagger runs and flanks to get back door shots and flag runs) sniper doesnt fit and commander well, they're a commander. the hammer was a huge lethal weapon that took lots of strength to wield(like the DT and 15pods of paint takes a strong man/woman to carry around and dish out tons of rounds).

"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.
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:13 PM

You are said to be in defilade when you are taking cover behind a hill or bunker to aviod line-of-sight, which is equililent to using a shield. A large axe seems to be the type of weapon that could bash through a shield, so it is linked to blowing your enemy out of cover with a grenade.

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.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:27 PM

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the sabre, for exame isn't "slashing and stabbing" so much as perpetually poking the enemy until they make a mistake.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 11:47 PM

WTH is "defilade" and "equililent"! fix ur english man!

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.
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 11:58 PM

^^^is that a joke?^^^ lol just kidding i will agree with...hmmm lets see...flakk :P
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Posted 30 December 2006 - 05:58 AM

at least us hammers get to keep the "blunt force trauma" conotation.. muahahahahahaha. :unsure:
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Posted 30 December 2006 - 12:09 PM

The katana is the most widely used weapon from japan. During the samurai era, it was a weapon so devestating in the right hands that most would just get out of the way. Cutting the path was a term devolped by Miyamato Musashi. I prefer this term because it just sounds cooler. I'm Samurai of OOPS, my marker is named the Muramusa.
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:55 PM

^^^And yet you name your position as broadsword.

I think the forums need a spellcheck: "equililent"= Equivilent or however you spell it in this most phonetic language of ours.


Definition of Defilade:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defilade

it means taking cover.
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 07:29 PM

ahh didn't realise its a word, just thought u misspelled something horrible. let me guess u used a thesaurus for that word or do you really use that word on a regular basis? trying to sound smart...good job i'd give ya an A for word choice.
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:08 AM

Well Flakk, about the Javalin, if you knew about modern weaponry you would know that a modern day Javalin is a hand held rocket launcher. When modern weaponry comes on the History Channel don't touch that remote as the Gunny would say. :ghillie:
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:53 PM

http://www.army-tech...ojects/javelin/

sorry dude but i dont think they were going for medieval on that one




EDIT: didnt think what was here was apropriate

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 05:36 PM

When you find a guided missle for paintball, you can call it a javelin. untill then... ah screw it, using today's paintball rpg's is a lot like throwing a stick after all... just let the hampster run a little before you sugget your next position, im hungry now.
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Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:34 PM

lol....nice, i'm also hungry and its pretty darn late where i live.
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:12 AM

The Javelin makes perfect sense, as do all of the other positions' names.
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