wtf? lol no nub, you can take ur spad3 & whack all nubs! lol pwn3d!!!shadowmoses said:If you lost ur gear then you ur dead...a soldiers weapon is his life.
Eater1 said:Damn... this thread has really degenerated. You know, bayonet drills weren't held for nothing. Just because you all read in All Quiet on the Western Front about how German soldiers in World War I used spades (I won't even comment on that *other* piece of literature some people have referred to, because unlike the afore mentioned novel, that gentleman's works are NOT historically accurate) doesn't mean that it was the primary means for close-quarters combat in the German army. If it was, German soldiers would be issued spades to attach to the ends of their guns instead of knives.
It's not about realism. It's about the realism-fun barrier...KrazyKraut said:Sorry to rain on your "let's teach this DOD kiddie a lesson"-parade, but...
He is completely right!
Even in todays German Bundeswehr every subscript is told that when he's in the Alarmstellung (the defense nest of the camp) he always has the Klappspaten (spade) readily next to him. Bayonets are unsuitable for trench warfare and combat knives not only were rare but also require a lot more skill to use than a spade which is simply swung like an axe until there's nothing left of you opponent. My grandfather told me how they used to sharpen one side of the spades blade for this exact purpose.
Next time before you jump on someone with the realism-club better check yourself.
No i try to leave out the word fun...this is not a fun game...its enjoyable...SgtH3nry3 said:It's not about realism. It's about the realism-fun barrier...