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Posted: 5/18/2005 1:18:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 3:01:33 PM EDT
Helicopter gunship. Result - complete & total route of the British. Wellington is a PoW and Crauford's famed Light Brigade including the 95th are but bodies awaiting burial.

M-14. Trouble is that you'll need to adopt new skirmishing tactics and train the men in them and the use of the gun.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 3:50:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 6:03:40 AM EDT
Arm each man with a single Claymore. That way, a single man would have the one-shot firepower of the whole formation - fire and forget, and return to his Musket.

Cavalry troops could take a dozen or so back behind enemy lines, set up a trio here and there to get the French horse units caught in the equivalent firepower of 3 battalions unloading at once. No more French horse...

Minimal training needed: "front towards enemy, set up, stand back, press button".

The marvel of this deployment of modern tech back in time is the following: it wouldn't totally screw up world history because even if they took one apart, they'd not have the tech to reverse engineer the explosives. And modern firearm brought back would screw things up by revealing lots of tricks - such as enclosed rounds, modern springs, moving parts, etc. that hadn't been invented but could have been jumpstarted thanks to a working model.

Link Posted: 5/19/2005 11:49:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/19/2005 12:04:56 PM EDT by obershutze916]
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 12:24:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/19/2005 12:44:37 PM EDT by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 12:58:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:41:07 AM EDT
Artillery is a good idea... and psychologically crew served weapons have been more lethal and individual rifles for the reason that individuals sometimes can't point at a human being like themselves (advancing only because he's a grunt told to do so) and shoot.

Thus a claymore or cannon provides a bit of distance - you're not aiming at anyone in particular and who knows, you might miss some. "it's not personal".

Of course, we could give them all some CS or Mustard and be done with it, providing the wind was blowing the right way....

Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:15:30 PM EDT
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