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Gentlemanorcus assigns you a WW2 era weapon or role

edited 2011-11-21 14:42:09 in Forum games
Rip-off Offshoot of Madass Alex's thread. Post that you want to be assigned a weapon/role, and also which country you want to be a part of for the purposes of this thread.


    edited 2011-11-21 14:46:37
  • Till shade is gone, till water is gone, into the Shadow with teeth bared, screaming defiance with the last breath, to spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the last Day.

  • edited 2011-11-21 14:58:37
    Pony Sleuth
    inb4 Alex assigned as Madass Jack Churchill.

    I want to be a Nazi. :D
  • edited 2011-11-21 14:57:51
    One foot in front of the other, every day.
    England me up.

    ^ read my mind : D
  • ^It was never hard to do.
  • edited 2011-11-21 15:02:17

    Inb4 auschwitz prisoner or the bear jew.
  • @AHR: Let's start simple. Soldier, you have been assigned the M1 Garand.

    The M1 was the first semi-automatic rifle commonly issued to infantry and is considered a great advancement, with Patton calling it "the greatest battle implement ever devised." It replaced the M1903 Springfield, which was bolt action. Along with being a useful rifle at medium range, it was also used by snipers once they attached a scope to it. The M1 is gas operated and clip-fed. The clip-fed system is the main criticism leveled against it. Still, the M1 Garand is a popular weapon for collectors and some countries still use it in their training,
  • Give us fire! Give us ruin! Give us our glory!
    USA, I guess.

    Also, old meme is old.
  • @Forzare: Soldier, you have been assigned the M9 Bazooka.

    The M9 Bazooka is an advancement in the Bazooka family, issued later in the war. Firing HEAT warheads, or High Expolsive Anti-Tank warheads, the M9 was primarily an anti-tank weapon. It was also used, mainly in the Pacific Theater, against enemy fortifications and pillboxes. In theory, a lone soldier could take out any tank with it. However, it would prove to become more ineffective as Germany started to focus production on making incredibly heavy tanks like the King Tiger. 
  • edited 2011-11-21 15:31:01
    @Gelzo: You are part of a small crew operating the MG 42 machine gun.

    The MG 42 had a history of reliability and ease of operation. However, it's main feature was it's incredibly high rate of fire, firing about 1200 rounds per minute (though it was advised not to use that many rounds to prevent reliability issues). At that rate you would not be able to hear individual bullets. Allied soldiers were actually trained to withstand its psychological effects. It was called "Hitler's Bonesaw". However, because of it's high rate of fire, it obviously ran out of ammunition fairly quickly and overheated the barrel, meaning it was not suitable to prolonged fire.
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    OOOooooOoOoOOoo, I'm a ghoOooOooOOOost!
    -lines up-

  • No rainbow star
    Canada here :D
  • I am Dr. Ned who is totally not Dr. Zed in disguise.
    Britain here!
  • -lines up- UK, Scotland specifically. 
    Oh I forgot nation. Mother Russia.
  • They're somethin' else.
  • @MadassAlex: You use the Sten submachine gun.

    The Sten gun was a submachine gun commonly issued to British troops. It went through many models. It had a mixed reputation. Called the "Stench Gun" by its detractors, some early models were made of cheap parts and were faulty, and was very temperamental, often discharging if dropped or even laid on a surface while cocked. It would sometimes fire the opposite mode it was set to (aautomatic when single shot is selected, ect). However, it was easy to produce, and was deadly in close quarters if maintained properly.
  • @Malkavian: You are part of a crew manning the T-34.

    The T-34 was the most common Soviet tank and is most likely the most influential tank design from WWII. The T-34 proved essential to battling the surprise German attack on Soviet soil. The sloped armor design allowed it to repel almost all German anti-tank weapons. It's 76 mm gun could pierce almost any German tanks (if loaded with anti-tank ammunition). It had good mobility, but it had poor ergonomics. It was cramped and the view from the driver's seat was limited. Later in the war, Germany was able to invent anti-tank weapons to destroy it. Still, it proved to be a reliable medium tank and influenced later tanks with it's sloping armor design.
  • @Neo_Crimson: You are part of a crew flying the B-17 Flying Fortress. 

    Pressured to build a large amount of bombers, the Flying Fortress far outperformed competitors and exceeded expectations. It was mainly used to attack German industries, and had some role in the Pacific Theater. Though initially bombers conducting air-time raids had low survival rates, sending escorts to protect them reduced losses below seven percent. It was also one of the man planes used by the Allies in Operation Pointblank, a mission meant to let the Allies control the skies and to divert air attention from Operation Overlord, also known as D-Day. Today, 13 B-17s remain air-worthy.
  • Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
    We princesses require battle experience!
  • No rainbow star
    ^ Too bad you aren't one :3
  • @INUH: You are a soldier in the Pacific with the Ithaca 37.

    WWII was the first war where shotguns were commonly used, in contrast to WWI where only marines used them. They were mostly used in the Pacific Theater. The Ithaca works much like modern pump-action shotguns, and can be considered a model for future pump-actions. Most models have a feature where you can hold down the trigger, and new rounds will be fired when they are ready without having to release the trigger.
  • @Icalasari: You use the Ross Rifle.

    The Ross Rifle was a bolt-action rifle issued to Canadian troops in WWI. It had many problems dealing with the environment of trench warfare, including a low dirt tolerance. It could be dissembled for cleanup, but once assmbled again, some soliders found that it would fail to lock but still allow a round to be fired, which meant the bolt would fly back in his face, leading to injury or death. It fell out of favor, many soldiers switching it for a Lee Enfield from dead British troops. However, in WWII, it found new lease a sniper rifle, with its long range that had proved noneffective in trench warfare. 
  • if u do convins fashist akwaint hiz faec w pavment neway jus 2 b sur
    -stands in line-
  • ^ And your nation?

    @PrincessApricot: Need to know your nation too.
  • They're somethin' else.
    Hm... I'll be American.
  • You can change. You can.
    The fact that his title says "Resident Serb" should tip you off.

    Colombian, you might know me from such infamous shows as "TvTropes" or "Troper Tales, the deletion"

    Pleased to meet ya and waiting for an assignment.
  • if u do convins fashist akwaint hiz faec w pavment neway jus 2 b sur
  • ^ Okay. Though for the record they didn't really have any unique weapons. 
  • if u do convins fashist akwaint hiz faec w pavment neway jus 2 b sur
    Yep, I know that. Mostly British and French guns, with a few German weapons.
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