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Is anyone else on here a military/uniform history buff? I really like learning about the differences between uniforms and weapons over time and how combat evolved. I actually went to Military History through the Ages last year in Jamestown, Virginia and they had presentations and re-enactors all the way from the Greek Hoplites to modern Special Forces. I've posted some links below:

 

https://www.historyisfun.org/jamestown-settlement/military-through-the-ages/

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK09g6gYGMvU-0x1VCF1hgA

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Philip of Macedon in a letter to Sparta: "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army onto your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city."

Sparta's reply: "If."

Both Philip and his son, Alexander the Great, made a point to avoid Sparta entirely.

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Guns ruined the military now it's just cowards hiding and shooting there is no actual skill of battle anywhere. Anyone can take a gun and kill people not so many can do the same with a sword or bow . World would be better place without guns ruining everything.

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13 hours ago, Manaka Hitomi said:

Guns ruined the military now it's just cowards hiding and shooting there is no actual skill of battle anywhere

I'm sorry, but have you actually made even the slightest amount of research about modern warfare? 

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15 hours ago, Manaka Hitomi said:

Guns ruined the military now it's just cowards hiding and shooting there is no actual skill of battle anywhere. Anyone can take a gun and kill people not so many can do the same with a sword or bow . World would be better place without guns ruining everything.

I have to disagree with you there. It's not like a video game where your bullet hits where you're looking at. You have to take into account how far your taget is, what material they are wearing, what's in proximity of the taget, are there any hazerds or civilians around, what stance you should be in, how heavy and manoeuvrable your firearm is, how many shots should be fired and at what rate, will there be bulletdrop, is the target on the move, is there enough ammo, will the wind or terrain effect your bullet, is the current equipment suitible for the task? The list goes on.

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2 minutes ago, Flutterstep said:

I have to disagree with you there. It's not like a video game where your bullet hits where you're looking at. You have to take into account how far your taget is, what material they are wearing, what's in proximity of the taget, are there any hazerds or civilians around, what stance you should be in, how heavy and manoeuvrable your firearm is, how many shots should be fired and at what rate, will there be bulletdrop, is the target on the move, is there enough ammo, will the wind or terrain effect your bullet, is the current equipment suitible for the task? The list goes on.

 

2 hours ago, Yamet said:

I'm sorry, but have you actually made even the slightest amount of research about modern warfare? 

Yeah what i was saying was pretty much nonsense but what i was talking about mainly was guns compared to older forms of weapons like swords etc

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I'm going to study history as a major with a related masters degree later on. Writing a thesis about a certain conflict doesn't sound like such a bad idea.

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1 hour ago, Flutterstep said:

I have to disagree with you there. It's not like a video game where your bullet hits where you're looking at. You have to take into account how far your taget is, what material they are wearing, what's in proximity of the taget, are there any hazerds or civilians around, what stance you should be in, how heavy and manoeuvrable your firearm is, how many shots should be fired and at what rate, will there be bulletdrop, is the target on the move, is there enough ammo, will the wind or terrain effect your bullet, is the current equipment suitible for the task? The list goes on.

In video games, a gun looks very easy to fire. But I don't think it will be that easy in real life

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I'd like to thank the band Sabaton for getting me more involved with military history. Without them I would never have learned of the winter war, the Warsaw uprising, the Gallipoli campaign, the Falklands war or anything about the Swedish Empire. 

 

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I am huge on World War II history. I actually know what you call the 'untold truth' or 'other side of the story', and I have a book by a former US air force pilot who delved into all the US secret archives after they were finally opened to the public. He did an incredible amount of research, footnoted throughout the book. If you have any questions about WWII or interested in it, talk to me. I'd love to share what I know. :P

 

On 5/1/2018 at 10:23 PM, Octavia_Melody2 said:

Anyone wanna talk about the Napoleonic wars?

I actually just finished reading about them in Winston Churchill's 'A History of The English Speaking Peoples'. I find it quite interesting how his greatest military blunder was deciding to invade Russia. One of the most important things European generals learn is this: Never invade Russia.

I also found it interesting how he almost came back into power at the battle of Waterloo. Just a few different moves and it would have gone badly for the british and the prussians. :o

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On 5/23/2018 at 8:01 PM, Manaka Hitomi said:

Guns ruined the military now it's just cowards hiding and shooting there is no actual skill of battle anywhere. Anyone can take a gun and kill people not so many can do the same with a sword or bow . World would be better place without guns ruining everything.

You have never fired a gun before, have you? 

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3 minutes ago, Stone Cold Steve Tuna said:

You have never fired a gun before, have you? 

That's right and i never will=)

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Just now, Manaka Hitomi said:

That's right and i never will=)

Then it's a bit silly to comment on how easy one is to use, don't you think?

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1 minute ago, Yamet said:

Then it's a bit silly to comment on how easy one is to use, don't you think?

yeah it is what i said in the earliest post was complete nonsense tbh I tried to emphasize my point bit too much there

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During the Korean war, the Chinese intervened. They managed to push back American infantry. But not the Marines. The Marines just kept killing them. The war ultimately resulted in a stalemate, but before the fighting ended, a Chinese courier was captured, and was carrying a file describing the Marine Corps by their black leather collars. It translated roughly to "Do not engage the men wearing the black leather collars. They are criminally insane."

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This is just a fun fact I found out about in History class, but did you know that the Army is older than America itself? That's right folks, the Army has been protecting America since before it even existed, the Army was created on June 14th, 1775, over a whole year before America was officially established on July 4th, 1776 :dash: 

I like fun little trivia facts like that, there's some really interesting ones once you get into the fields of History and such :fluttershy:

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