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murphy's law of combat

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User avatar #13 - binbunny (05/08/2013) [-]
22. Once you pull the pin, Mr. Grenade is no longer your friend.
#95 to #13 - teenytinyspider (05/09/2013) [-]
A bullet may have a name but a grenade is addressed "To whom it may concern."
#25 to #13 - kaslin (05/08/2013) [-]
I have the T-shirt.
I have the T-shirt.
#8 - SirFail (05/08/2013) [-]
"1. if enemy is in range, so are you" Oh really? bit before the time i know but you get the point
#23 to #8 - misterymisterman has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #36 to #8 - unclaimedusername (05/08/2013) [-]
Actually interestingly, the English stole the idea of the longbow from the Welsh.
User avatar #45 to #36 - flifli (05/08/2013) [-]
The idea for the long bow was actually taken from the Mohawks
User avatar #56 to #8 - ithinkihaveaids **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
Not the point, you can combine all the laws into 1: always expect the worst.
#87 to #8 - fffffffuuuuuuuuuuu ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
I sure get the point.
User avatar #14 to #8 - Crusader (05/08/2013) [-]
Same applies to snipers
#34 to #14 - moofiefoof (05/08/2013) [-]
If you have a sniper with you, you better assume they have one too.
User avatar #24 to #8 - misterymisterman (05/08/2013) [-]
You know who else got the point? The French.
#35 to #24 - unclaimedusername (05/08/2013) [-]
You forgot this
You forgot this
User avatar #60 to #35 - misterymisterman (05/09/2013) [-]
I never had that gif.
User avatar #26 to #1 - murphypop (05/08/2013) [-]
i could really use this right about now...
#27 to #1 - John Cena (05/08/2013) [-]
i always imagined him being black. i had no idea who he was except that his toasts fall down on the butter-side, so propably thought his black cause eddie murphy
#6 - poach (05/08/2013) [-]
"If you have remained calm while all those around you are losing their cool, you may have misjudged the situation."
#44 - niggynignigganegro (05/08/2013) [-]

Are you irritated bitch
User avatar #79 to #44 - dapianoman (05/09/2013) [-]
holy ****
can u not
it's irritating
#54 to #44 - thewasteland (05/09/2013) [-]
Ok that made me giggle a little
Ok that made me giggle a little
#17 - jamesyoutwat (05/08/2013) [-]
'If the enemy is in range, so are you.' Is this what North Korea have been going by?
#29 - tomthehippie (05/08/2013) [-]
I always liked Sun Tzu

"On the high ground stand and let the enemy come to you
On the low ground, maneuver to find high ground and force the enemy to come to you
On the death ground, fight"
User avatar #30 to #29 - kievaughnb (05/08/2013) [-]

Battle of Fredericksburg
#31 to #30 - oedad (05/08/2013) [-]
User avatar #88 to #29 - ryander (05/09/2013) [-]

here, take this excellent audio adaptation
also check out the audiobooks from the same guy
User avatar #74 to #29 - lightninghedgehog (05/09/2013) [-]
Sun Tzu said that, and i think he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do pal, because HE INVENTED IT!
#106 to #74 - tomthehippie (05/09/2013) [-]
And how did I say anything other than that?
#105 to #74 - nigglettt (05/09/2013) [-]
When did he disagree with Sun Tzu? All he did was quote him. If anything one can infer that means he would agree.
#107 to #105 - tomthehippie (05/09/2013) [-]
Thank you.
#109 to #107 - nigglettt (05/09/2013) [-]
Either we're really dumb and missing something or he is.
#111 to #109 - tomthehippie (05/09/2013) [-]
I think he is. Unless he's trying to be sarcastic and say Sun Tzu wasn't **** because he didn't invent fighting and Chuck Norris did or some ******** .
#112 to #111 - nigglettt (05/09/2013) [-]
Let's hope that phase of the world is over with.
#114 to #112 - tomthehippie (05/09/2013) [-]
Meh, Chuck Norris jokes can be funny... but this is the internet... jokes come here to die a long painful death, get pulled out of the grave, killed again, and then pulled back out of the grave.
#119 to #118 - nigglettt (05/09/2013) [-]
My apologies good sir.
My apologies good sir.
#37 to #32 - tomthehippie (05/08/2013) [-]
Hey, its true. No matter what form of combat, the high ground always gives a huge advantage.
User avatar #82 to #37 - dapianoman (05/09/2013) [-]
Why do we use trenches then?
#108 to #82 - tomthehippie (05/09/2013) [-]
That is for defense, and it helps to hide you. How ever, if they are on lower ground and you dig in, then you have a greater advantage. If they have higher ground and you dig in, it does jack **** .

The point I was making was that the ARMY holding the high ground (regardless of weapons used by said army) has an advantage.
#115 to #108 - dapianoman (05/09/2013) [-]
lol. I was bored.

paint skills off the hizzle
#116 to #115 - tomthehippie (05/09/2013) [-]

Kind of the idea. Kinda. Sorta. If you squint while you are looking at it. While drunk or high out of your skull.

Just kidding, but yeah. Mostly we use trenches because it gives you something to put most of your body behind, so that you are a smaller target.

But even then, we really don't use trenches too much any more. We mostly use them for defending camps, and even then, only if its short term. Otherwise we bring in the US Army Engineers and build nice thick tall walls.
User avatar #65 to #37 - ithinkihaveaids **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
unfortunately no, think of this: 2 Platoons of infantry, the other is down in a valley full of trees (concealment) while the other one is on a bare hill, dose feels if you have played ARMA2 ACE/ACRE PVP.
User avatar #76 to #65 - BadManTaliban (05/09/2013) [-]
hide over the crest and chuck nades?
User avatar #121 to #76 - ithinkihaveaids **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
good idea, would be the one best courses of action while trying to fallback into a better position.
#110 to #65 - tomthehippie (05/09/2013) [-]
In real life, they would either back up the crest, or dig in, either way being on the hill confers an advantage.

Plus, trees don't offer that great of concealment. Yeah, for the first few minutes they do hide you, but then trees start taking rounds, which can ricochet, or send splinters flying everywhere (which can blind you, or even if you just get a cut, if you are talking a day long battle then it will get infected, and your medic might get shot, any number of ways that can **** you over), plus if you are stuck there long enough a SAW can cut down a tree (and you behind it) pretty damn easily. Then they can throw grenades down at you and possibly knocking down a tree. Or, even using grenade launchers (stand alone units, or attachments to their weapons) to target the trees themselves, or to hit behind a tree and fill you full of shrapnel.
User avatar #122 to #110 - ithinkihaveaids **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
+ WTF are you talking about being infected? a man is down if he's hit that's the end of it. Platoon leader doesnt give a **** about people getting infected until an AAR atleast.

digging in wont work due to already being in the open and under fire, only falling back will work (which is a temporary help due to enemy being able to use the trees as cover for flanking movement, hill is still bare.
#131 to #122 - tomthehippie (05/09/2013) [-]
My bad, I didn't realize you were talking about wargames. I was talking more real life. In a real life combat situation, even a minor wound that gets infected can take a soldier out of the fight, especially if fever sets in.
User avatar #133 to #131 - ithinkihaveaids **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
sure but that is up to the medic, now I havent gone to the army but if a medic comes to me while im trying to lead the platoon and whine about 1-a few guys getting bad cuts I'd tell him to **** off.

the concept of this situation is 2 highly trained military units having a meeting engagement, you will have soldiers dieing left and right, that means that the wounded wont get proper help until the end of the engagement.
#135 to #133 - tomthehippie (05/09/2013) [-]
Which is why I mentioned your medic could easily die during the engagement.
User avatar #120 to #110 - ithinkihaveaids **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
so you are saying a platoon of infantry, without ANY cover will win over another platoon with cover? remember, the Platoon down in the valley also has GPMGs, ATGMs, HEDP-rockets, Grenade lauchers, LMGs, ARs, and a TON of rifles.

Trees DO offer A lot of concealment thanks to it being an INF platoon, not motorised, mechanized, armoured or anything else, remember the platoon down in the valley can spread out all around the hill and be able to EASILY flank the enemy on the hill.

in the mean time the INF on the hill wont be able to move anywhere without being noticed.

Trust me, we have tried this is ARMA.
User avatar #129 to #120 - BadManTaliban (05/09/2013) [-]
i guess my only question now is why the **** is my platoon trying to take/hold this coverless ******* hill that is surrounded by trees that can be used to out maneuver my forces?
User avatar #134 to #129 - ithinkihaveaids **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
well I'm quoting tom: ''Hey, its true. No matter what form of combat, the high ground always gives a huge advantage.''

just giving him a situation where it is not good.

sure high ground gives you advantages but you also have disadvantages like exposure and such, at the end it depends of the experience of the commander, can he use the terrain.
#113 to #110 - tomthehippie (05/09/2013) [-]
SAW=Squad Automatic Weapon
User avatar #127 to #113 - ithinkihaveaids **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
or the actual name m249,
SAW is also LMG which is a more global term for a Squad Automatic Weapon
for example: MG4.
#128 to #127 - tomthehippie (05/09/2013) [-]
True enough.
#73 - tehgaemeh (05/09/2013) [-]
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User avatar #102 to #48 - xxELITExx (05/09/2013) [-]
Gotta love #11
#12 - toncheky (05/08/2013) [-]
well screw everyone around me.
#61 - heroicvenom (05/09/2013) [-]
don't tell me what to do
User avatar #101 to #61 - ihatem (05/09/2013) [-]
I am irritated
User avatar #68 - lolollo (05/09/2013) [-]
22. You always train like you fight.

23. The fight never goes how you train.
User avatar #125 to #68 - ithinkihaveaids **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
but you train for anything and 23 vanishes up in the air!


like ponies
User avatar #130 to #125 - lolollo (05/09/2013) [-]
You'd think.

"We're really training for when Op-For has automatic grenade lau- **** it, at least it's a bit of variety."
*begin actions on*
*Op-For has automatic grenade launchers and a tank*
"MOTHER ****** !"
User avatar #132 to #130 - ithinkihaveaids **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
ok I'm just going into army,
but GMG scares the **** out of me already.

Thanks Obama (ARMA)
#52 - triggathepirate (05/09/2013) [-]
7. Professionals are predictable, it's the amateurs that are    
7. Professionals are predictable, it's the amateurs that are


User avatar #58 to #52 - nuclearnarwhal (05/09/2013) [-]
I read that and it reminded me of Battlefield 3, where all the noobs are jetramming **** .
#38 - thatguyawsome (05/08/2013) [-]
22. Tracers work both ways
User avatar #53 - tikledpikle (05/09/2013) [-]
damn, i haven't heard this since my boot days in the corps
User avatar #28 - kievaughnb (05/08/2013) [-]
"The enemy diversion you have been ignoring will be the main


Battle of Chancellorsville
User avatar #3 - Kairyuka ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
I usually get lost in FPS games, and then I just remember that if I hear gunfire, there's an enemy on one or both sides of the fire.
User avatar #2 - typicalanomaly (05/08/2013) [-]
I remember reading these on RUSE.
User avatar #18 to #2 - smittywrbmnjnsn (05/08/2013) [-]
A fellow Ruser!
What did you play it on?
User avatar #43 to #18 - typicalanomaly (05/08/2013) [-]
I played it on Xbox, I know its not the best but I was young and reckless.
User avatar #51 to #43 - smittywrbmnjnsn (05/09/2013) [-]
That's quite alright.
I play on PS3 still.
User avatar #16 - Ganifromholland (05/08/2013) [-]

Those wondering what an''sucking chest wound is''
is nasty
#50 to #16 - sonicg (05/09/2013) [-]
Mfw sitting here eating Spaghetti and watching that.
User avatar #83 to #16 - Cambro (05/09/2013) [-]
I had to have a major surgery to cut out and repair faulty lung tissue. I had to have two chest tubes put into my chest cavity to drain out the excess fluid and air. After taking the chest tubes out there is pretty much just a gaping hole in your side which they cover with Vaseline and gauze only. Soon after having my chest tube taken out and being bandaged back up, I had a coughing fit. It blasted part of the bandage away and suddenly I could hear whistling when I breathed. Breathing heavily sounds similar to making farting sounds with your armpit. **** feels weird man.
#93 to #83 - Ganifromholland (05/09/2013) [-]
Da's messed up son
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#72 to #16 - vlandis (05/09/2013) [-]
1) Cover with ID or any other hard plastic material
2) tape and secure material over wound
3) Treat for shock
4) Get to medical profesional
#20 to #16 - beasert (05/08/2013) [-]
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