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by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:56 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Infantry Discussion Thread 10: Shovel Edition [NO FWORDS]
Replies: 12475
Views: 275951

In the essay The Soldier's Load by Col. S.L.A. Marshall, the author talks a great deal about how military planners consistently overestimated how much gear soldiers would need. GIs storming ashore on D-Day carried three day's rations when on the first day they ate and drank very little(likely due to...
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

To what degree could WWII warships repair themselves at sea, as far as expected damage from regular usage goes(e.g. not combat related damage)? I seem to remember reading somewhere that a major shortcoming with Italian ships was that they did not really have the facilities for extensive maintinence,...
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

In the earlier stages of the Eastern Front in WWII, did the fact that Soviet soldiers were more plentifully armed with semiautomatic and automatic weapons like the SVT-40 and PPSH, while Germans may have had their respective versions but not nearly as many of them, make much of a difference? They w...
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

In the earlier stages of the Eastern Front in WWII, did the fact that Soviet soldiers were more plentifully armed with semiautomatic and automatic weapons like the SVT-40 and PPSH, while Germans may have had their respective versions but not nearly as many of them, make much of a difference?
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

Are continental European militaries better at doing stuff without constant communication? I also remember someone here saying that the US military has an over-reliance on air and artillery support while being poor at accepting high casualties to get the job done.
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

Is this as big as they are saying it is? From what it sounds like all they did was jam the tankers' communications, and said tankers didn't know the plan well enough to stick to it.
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:50 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Infantry Discussion Thread 10: Shovel Edition [NO FWORDS]
Replies: 12475
Views: 275951

What was the most effective LMG by 1917-1918?

Also, what was the average section armed with at that point? I'm guessing most had whatever bolt action was most popular, the officer had a handgun, and then the LMG team had the LMG.
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Infantry Discussion Thread 10: Shovel Edition [NO FWORDS]
Replies: 12475
Views: 275951

AFAIK most of them were unreliable or prohibitively expensive compared to the bolt action weapons which were nearly at the apex of their design before self-loading rifles would come into their own in the next few decades. Were LMGs still able to be taken full advantage of as they were in the next war?
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Infantry Discussion Thread 10: Shovel Edition [NO FWORDS]
Replies: 12475
Views: 275951

What were LMGs like in WWI?
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:04 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

Is it true that interwar and WWII US Army had an obsession with reliability in its equipment because it had some pretty big problems with reliability in WWI? And can someone go into more detail on this?
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Tue May 30, 2017 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Infantry Discussion Thread 10: Shovel Edition [NO FWORDS]
Replies: 12475
Views: 275951

Is it true that late WWI German infantry tactics were some of the best in the world?
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Sun May 28, 2017 9:18 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Infantry Discussion Thread 10: Shovel Edition [NO FWORDS]
Replies: 12475
Views: 275951

Was re-reading those responses from the earlier thread. So if the bayonet's 'reach gap' was seriously considered to be a problem in infantry combat, how quickly did shorter weapons like shovels and fighting knives overtake the bayonet?
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Sun May 28, 2017 8:02 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Infantry Discussion Thread 10: Shovel Edition [NO FWORDS]
Replies: 12475
Views: 275951

Puzikas wrote:That's a broad question.

More narrow: why did generals assume that attacking infantry had a huge advantage? I remember reading a pdf document that gave some pretty good reasons why the bayonet was thought to be very important in infantry combat, but I can't remember those reasons.
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Fri May 26, 2017 6:53 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Infantry Discussion Thread 10: Shovel Edition [NO FWORDS]
Replies: 12475
Views: 275951

What were general schools of thought in pre-WWI infantry tactics?
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Thu May 25, 2017 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

What are AC-130s useful for? They're a bit of a meme thanks to Call of Duty but it seems to me that they are a big, fat, slow target that's most useful when there is neither enemy planes nor anti-air of any sort to threaten it. I suppose they have their roots in Vietnam gunships that we're shooting ...
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Fri May 19, 2017 2:33 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

How much does actual combat experience matter in modern, first-world armies?
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Sun May 14, 2017 5:47 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

Is there any realistic truth to the claim that soldiers in pre-gunpowder eras might not be as prone to combat stress, under the belief that they were raised and lived in a much harder society? There's literary evidence for soldiers having stressful reactions back in the day - off the top of my head,...
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Sun May 14, 2017 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

Does the way the killing is done matter? I'd imagine shooting someone 100 yards away might have a different effect than eviscerating their bowels with your bayonet.
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Sun May 14, 2017 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

Palmyrion wrote:What happens if you deliberately condition your recruits to find joy in killing?

Exactly how would you do that in the first place?
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Fri May 12, 2017 8:26 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

Ah, then it's stupid. Sarissa > everything else Depends on the terrain, doubtful it would have been that useful in a forest. I love spears but still. Also like most swords I imagine the aforementioned weapon would have been used as a side arm. In the case of the samurai from what I know probably in...
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Fri May 12, 2017 5:19 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

Okay, here's the planes that I think would be good to fight the East Germans with: F-4, because of its superiority to the MiG-23, as well as being fast enough to act as an interceptor in the stead of the F-104, A-4s, slowly being replaced by A-7s, as lightweight attack and CAS planes, Plans to intro...
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Fri May 12, 2017 4:53 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: MGVoYN Mk X "Adventurous" [NO HOPE]
Replies: 7951
Views: 195039

You can't really use a conventional shell like the MPAT as a base for a GLATGM, because the missile part requires a rocket motor that shells don't have. Also, I'm not sure how your 'over-cover camera' is supposed to work - are you targeting tanks that are entirely covered by something in front of th...
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Thu May 11, 2017 5:32 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Infantry Discussion Thread 10: Shovel Edition [NO FWORDS]
Replies: 12475
Views: 275951

Didn't the Japanese use bikes in some of their invasions of Southeast Asia, when they defeated the British who were there?
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Thu May 11, 2017 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

Hyggemata wrote:
Federated Kingdom of Prussia wrote:It visually looks pleasing, but what of it? It's a sword.

It's one of the predecessors of the katana.

Ah, then it's stupid. Sarissa > everything else
by Federated Kingdom of Prussia
Thu May 11, 2017 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultancy Thread Mk X Purps Safe Space
Replies: 12415
Views: 309792

( Image ) Anyone like this sword design? :P It visually looks pleasing, but what of it? It's a sword. Yes but why wouldn't the G.91 and EWR work? Specifically the EWR, I can't find much info as to why it was never adopted. VJ101 is highly unconventional even for jump jets--it flies on six weak jets...
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