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18 August 2011 - 07:28 PMHis life had gotten really bad. He felt that he could not go on any longer and killed himself. It's very sad and I found myself tearing up several times tonight.
R.I.P. Danijel Jagodic, you were an inspiration.
23 November 2010 - 02:10 PMLast time, The UN/US forces only really had trouble against the massive Chinese forces and their well trained shock troops. The stalemate happened because China threatened nuclear retaliation. Military leaders still wanted to continue while the political leaders hit the breaks on the war.
Some things to consider:
The United States (and her willing allies) will ultimately crush the North Korean military and government in the event of a war. No doubt about it. There would still be issues.
China is a wild card, and the deciding factor. China is technically an ally of North Korea. This is mostly because China likes to have a buffer between it and the Western countries. They still view them like a leech and a bad cousin. Also, the Dragon's and the Eagle's respective economies are very intertwined with each other. They need each other to survive in their current states.
North Korea has an estimated 13,000 artillery guns or more all along the DMZ and who knows what else. The sheer amount of destruction and death that South Korea will experience in the first hours (or even days) of the war will be staggering and there is NOTHING that ANYBODY can do to stop it. It will take a minimum of a few days days to maybe maybe a few weeks to take out all of the guns and stop the bombardment. Seoul is most likely going to be destroyed.
NOBODY knows how the occupation will turn out. We have a country of about 24 million starving, (more or less) uneducated and (more importantly) brainwashed Koreans. What ever the plan is, I'm sure it will be a nightmare in anyway imaginable.
Food for thought.
24 August 2010 - 11:30 AMPuzuma - I'll strip my marker down one more time and look at it, but I'm sure there aren't any sharp edges or burrs on the immediate parts. If I do find anything like that, should I grind/file it or replace the part?
Tom - Yeah I make sure of all that. I even had the tech guy at my local field take it apart a few times. He thinks it may be the power tube.
25 May 2010 - 11:10 PMHere is the best map I have of the field. It's drawn and doesn't give a real feel of the the environment, topography, or the scale of it all, but it helped my team and I so many times until I had the whole field memorized. Most of the field is under a high up and thick tree canopy. Sin City has been organized to be more complex and have city blocks. There is a bridge connecting Fort Not and Fort Myers. Like Trustme said, during the Monster game, there are two large battles going on at any given point, unless something goes horribly wrong for one team. Castle Rock and The Meat Grinder (small strip of land between the dead zone and the small creek) will usually have the largest and most intense battles at any given time. That area is pretty clean (no dead trees, logs or bushes) and has a bunch of tall, thick trees and bunkers. The entire back section (West Point, Firebase Bravo and Archie Bunker) of the field is where the other major battle usually occurs. That area is is thick with trees, bushes, uneven land and shallow swampland. Highlands and Sin City usually serve as auxiliary bases, but when a battle breaks out in or near either of those two, it is sure to be one heck of a fight. Tippmann Towers and any other named bunkers usually only serve as regular positions/bunkers or as landmarks rather than bases that are worth any points. I recommend saving and/or printing out that map if you are new or consider yourself inexperienced in that field.
25 May 2010 - 10:29 PMI don't mean to play on the deep rooted rivalry between Red and Yellow Teams, 1-I. I can sorta agree with you on trusting the officers. Still, as a veteran of the last two Monster games as a Yellow player, Yellow team has had mostly the same guys in high command (Generals and Colonels) both years and I have no doubt they'll be there this year. They were all very experienced in paintball, and some are even current and ex military. They were energetic but understood their roles as high command, playing from the very back of the lines or even off of the field and in the dead zone. I also played as an LT. in the 2009 MMG, so I was in close contact with the other officers, via radio and officer meetings.
In the 2008 MMG, Red team crushed Yellow. Yeah, Yellow was lacking in manpower and morale for most of the game, but as far as I can tell, Red Team had some good officers and leadership. One of their Generals is an older and heavily experienced player named Mechanic.
In 2009, Yellow beat Red in a similar manner as the previous year and from what I witnessed, Red Team commanders were lacking in organization and communication. At the last ceremony, it looked like they were at each other's throats. Mechanic was a ref that year.
I feel that an organized and smart band of officers can help their team of 1000 battle hungry paintball players play smart and beat the equal sized, but perhaps superior, opposing force in combat. There are good officers, but because most of the positions are first come first serve sign ups, there will be bad Officers, especially the Lt's and the Majors. A lot of them will fancy themselves to be the paintball version of George Patton or some crazy Russian commissar. This isn't the army, you don't have to listen to these guys. I especially don't recommend listening to the commissar type, no matter what they say or threaten to do. But it is a good idea to take some of what they say and use it or even try to counter act his or her negativity in some way. The good LT's (any players, for that matter) will be with you, or even be right up in the front, be supportive and will try to help you play more aggressively or smarter rather than try to force you. I'm gonna be an LT again this year, and I try to be as good of a LEADER as I possibly can be. You can probably find me by following the sounds of deep yelling coming from a small, skinny guy in Tiger Stripe Camo and a black bandanna hanging off my belt. =]
What does that prove? Not a lot, this is just from my perspective and experience. Sorry for the long read. =]
Also, I posted the Field's website in my Original Post.
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