Real-life Warfare

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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby IVhorseman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:22 pm

Wanna know the replacement San Diego is in the Fallout universe?

The Glow.

We've got one of the biggest naval bases in the world, AND Camp Pendleton. Gonna be nukes ALL OVER this bitch if thermonuclear war breaks out.
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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Zupponn » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:17 pm

Wisconsin has cheese.
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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Silverdream » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:24 pm

The only country we have to worry about invading is the USA, and even then most of the fighting would take place in the east. :cry:

Does anyone else miss the days when Japan could have invaded?
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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Pwnerade » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:15 am

A successful invasion of North America by the Empire of Japan doesn't seem like a feasible scenario.

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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Keldoclock » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:46 am

badagle wrote: Iowa :asterios:.
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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Ben-Jammin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:21 pm

"I would never invade the U.S., as there would be a gun behind every blade of grass" -Isoroku Yamamoto

He couldn't have been more correct.
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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Whiteagle » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:51 pm

Keldoclock wrote:
badagle wrote: Iowa :asterios:.

Fee, more like pray to God no crackpot with a dirty nuke is smart enough to hit America in the Breadbasket.
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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Ben-Jammin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:14 pm

Well, all I can say is whoever decided to put nuke silos in the middle of a grain field is one smart cookie.
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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Ross_Varn » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:37 pm

On the note of ridiculous war stories-

G.I. Joe is based off of a Real American Hero.

Hasbro approached retired US Marine Mitchell Paige back in the day, asking to use his face in a new line of toys that they were putting on the shelves.

Paige's claim to fame?

During the Pacific war, Guadalcanal was another one of those ridiculous islands that the Japanese and American troops pushed back and forth over.

When the enemy broke through the line directly in front of his position, P/Sgt. Paige, commanding a machine gun section with fearless determination, continued to direct the fire of his gunners until all his men were either killed or wounded. Alone, against the deadly hail of Japanese shells, he fought with his gun and when it was destroyed, took over another, moving from gun to gun, never ceasing his withering fire.

In the end, Sgt. Paige picked up the last of the 40-pound, belt-fed Brownings and did something for which the weapon was never designed. Sgt. Paige walked down the hill toward the place where he could hear the last Japanese survivors rallying to move around his flank, the belt-fed gun cradled under his arm, firing as he went.

Coming up at dawn, battalion executive officer Major Odell M. Conoley was the first to discover how many able-bodied United States Marines it takes to hold a hill against two regiments of motivated, combat-hardened infantrymen who have never known defeat.

On a hill where the bodies were piled like cordwood, Mitchell Paige alone sat upright behind his 30-caliber Browning, waiting to see what the dawn would bring.

The hill had held, because on the hill remained the minimum number of able-bodied United States Marines necessary to hold the position.
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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Keldoclock » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:30 am

Semper Fi indeed.
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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Ben-Jammin » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:05 am

Sheer bad-assery. :mbd: that day.
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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Zupponn » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:59 pm

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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Robot Monkey » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:58 pm

Since I got into 40K, I've been really interested in WW2 recently, and I'm considering using blitzkrieg-style tactics, since my guard army will be mostly composed of armored units.
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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Keldoclock » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:37 pm

Depends on the tank options you're using. IG lends itself *very* well to a shooty game, running circles around the other guys whilst hitting them with heavy weapons. Flamers and such can make good frontline assault dudes, but I wouldn't really know much about that- I don't play 40k, just given the rulebook and a few codexes a read.
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Re: Real-life Warfare

Postby Pwnerade » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:30 am

Ben-Jammin wrote:"I would never invade the U.S., as there would be a gun behind every blade of grass" -Isoroku Yamamoto

He couldn't have been more correct.


Except he didn't actually say that.
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