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Posted: 9/20/2004 3:57:36 PM EDT
I know wars aren't something you would WANT to be in but the civil war thread got me thinking.

For me it would probably be either the War of 1812, 1st time we were ever invaded, or our current war on Terrorism.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:01:29 PM EDT
I would have to say the war against terrorism that we are fighting now.

AKASL
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:02:41 PM EDT
War of 1812 is not one I'd want to be in. The army was pretty screwed up at the time. Our invasion of Canada was a clusterfuck of epic proportion. It was God that saved DC, not the army. And, I sure as shyte would not have wanted to live through the pounding of Fort McHenry. Of course, it would've been fun to load up an alligator with powder and shot at the battle of new orleans.
I'd have to go with GW1.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:06:23 PM EDT
If by "our" you are referring to western civilization, then I would vote for:

732 AD, the Battle of Tours

Or maybe not....
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:06:34 PM EDT
WWII.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:11:33 PM EDT
Revolutionary War.

Just so I could go tactical on their asses. Screw all that formation marching through open fields and fighting like "gentlemen".

Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:11:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 4:12:00 PM EDT by ANGST]
Revolutionary War... and I get to take my guns with me .
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:12:39 PM EDT
Sexual Revolution. Okay, I would have surrendered to the chickies. And yes, I am desperate.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:12:53 PM EDT
The War of Independence
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:16:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ANGST:
Revolutionary War... and I get to take my guns with me .



+1
I would have fun with my bolt action .308, camoflague clothes, and many AR-15s!!!
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:23:34 PM EDT
Probably 'Nam, hell, sometimes I feel like I was in that War anyway. I was born in '61, grew up watchin' it on the TV and for some reason I identify with those guys more then any other group of Vets.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:24:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 20iner:
WWII.



+1
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:25:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 4:25:38 PM EDT by Stryfe]

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Revolutionary War.

Just so I could go tactical on their asses. Screw all that formation marching through open fields and fighting like "gentlemen".





Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:

Originally Posted By ANGST:
Revolutionary War... and I get to take my guns with me .



+1
I would have fun with my bolt action .308, camoflague clothes, and many AR-15s!!!



It wouldn't really make a lot of difference.
A company of mechanized infantry would, at least for as long as they could keep the equipment running.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:25:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AKASL:
I would have to say the war against terrorism that we are fighting now.

AKASL

+1
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:29:52 PM EDT
I would like to have worn crimson at Thermopylae.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:40:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Revolutionary War.

Just so I could go tactical on their asses. Screw all that formation marching through open fields and fighting like "gentlemen".





Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:

Originally Posted By ANGST:
Revolutionary War... and I get to take my guns with me .



+1
I would have fun with my bolt action .308, camoflague clothes, and many AR-15s!!!



It wouldn't really make a lot of difference.
A company of mechanized infantry would, at least for as long as they could keep the equipment running.



I would make a difference, because I would only target officers... HIGH ranking officers. Losing the commander of EVERY major battle I could travel to would definitely have some effect.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:41:41 PM EDT
World War II. I'd like to have been CO of a Fletcher class destroyer then a Cleveland class light cruiser. As built the cruisers' armament was twelve 6" guns (4 turrets x 3 guns each), twelve 5" DP guns (2x6), 28 40mm AA, 28 20mm AA (Later both were more than doubled.) four aircraft, 33 kts max spd. Fine sea boats that were reportedly a shitload of fun to drive. They sent a lot of Sons of Nippon to their ancestors.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:26:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
I would make a difference, because I would only target officers... HIGH ranking officers. Losing the commander of EVERY major battle I could travel to would definitely have some effect.



Great, if you can manage it.
First you have to get yourself to the battle. Then you have to locate the officers, in the meantime, you have to evade the infantry and cavalry, and survive the artillery.
Then there's the matter of succesion. A commander still has a staff.
It takes more than gear to win a battle.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:29:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:59:54 PM EDT
I was sure that more people would have said Vietnam so they'd have their M-16's to play with. My second choice would have been WWII and I'd have went Thompson all the way.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:01:27 PM EDT
WWII - European Theatre
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:03:08 PM EDT
I would like to have been a fighter pilot in the European theater in WWII.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:07:56 PM EDT
The drive on Baghdad last year, or OEF.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:09:18 PM EDT
Does the Whiskey Rebellion count? It was this nation's first incident of civil insurrection. The other one, the War of the Rebellion, makes for great reading but I've read enough to be glad to be born over a century too late for it.

How about chasing Pancho Villa? Nahh, I hate the heat.

OK, Spanish American War and I want to be with Dewey when he sailed into Manila Bay. "You may fire when ready, Gridley." Sure beat's "Damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead."

I have the honour to be, Sir, your humble and obedient (and cowardly) Servant,

Me.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:12:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
I would make a difference, because I would only target officers... HIGH ranking officers. Losing the commander of EVERY major battle I could travel to would definitely have some effect.



Great, if you can manage it.
First you have to get yourself to the battle. Then you have to locate the officers, in the meantime, you have to evade the infantry and cavalry, and survive the artillery.
Then there's the matter of succesion. A commander still has a staff.
It takes more than gear to win a battle.



True, but with a modern bolt .308 with good glass and a suppressor, he could do a lot of damage to the morales of the enemy troops. Think of it, they are accustomed to seeing their comrades fall with the sound of rifle fire, but just how would they react if they saw their commander fall without so much as a whisper?

I would like to fight in the American Revolution as well. A lot of sneaking around with night vision and suppressed guns and claymore mines...
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:14:25 PM EDT
Ill be the first. Mogadishu. They needed all the help they could get...
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:14:29 PM EDT
I, like TNFrank, grew up watching the Viet Nam war on tv and reading TIME magazine at the time. I would like to fight that one.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:17:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ghost-Shooter:

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
I would make a difference, because I would only target officers... HIGH ranking officers. Losing the commander of EVERY major battle I could travel to would definitely have some effect.



Great, if you can manage it.
First you have to get yourself to the battle. Then you have to locate the officers, in the meantime, you have to evade the infantry and cavalry, and survive the artillery.
Then there's the matter of succesion. A commander still has a staff.
It takes more than gear to win a battle.



True, but with a modern bolt .308 with good glass and a suppressor, he could do a lot of damage to the morales of the enemy troops. Think of it, they are accustomed to seeing their comrades fall with the sound of rifle fire, but just how would they react if they saw their commander fall without so much as a whisper?

I would like to fight in the American Revolution as well. A lot of sneaking around with night vision and suppressed guns and claymore mines...


In the middle of battle, they would never notice.
On the road, you'd only hit one or two at a time, and they would likely send cavalry out to find you.
.308 against several riders armed with sabers or lances. No thanks.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:18:24 PM EDT
This one.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:19:42 PM EDT
The next one.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:21:34 PM EDT
The wars of conquest the Spaniards had over the Incas and the Aztecs.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:25:45 PM EDT
Any which one that needed my expert demon slaying skills.

But seriously, I'd say the revolutionary war.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:26:48 PM EDT
The American Revolution.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:27:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shootemup:
Ill be the first. Mogadishu. They needed all the help they could get...



Same here, followed by being in Iraq now....
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:30:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 7:34:45 PM EDT by JackBurton]
Revolutionary War, but I get to go into it leading an SS Panzer Division against the British.


I would have said the current conflict but since I am going, it isn't a fantasy.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:34:53 PM EDT
I'd have to say Vietnam, then after Rhodesia. Darn I was pissed when the Commies gave up, and now I'm to old for the Islamic Terrs.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:36:24 PM EDT
WWII
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:37:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I like TNFrank, grew up watching the Viet Nam war on tv and reading TIME magazine at the time. I would like to fight that one.


Well, heck, Capt.Pooby, ya' could have ended that sentance right there,LOL.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:38:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tac45:
I know wars aren't something you would WANT to be in but the civil war thread got me thinking.

For me it would probably be either the War of 1812, 1st time we were ever invaded, or our current war on Terrorism.



The current one, so long as we keep doing it the way we are...

Our first pro-active, agressive war... The first time we are actually going out to fix a problem BEFORE we get bit in the ass...

And so on...
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:41:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hydguy:

Originally Posted By shootemup:
Ill be the first. Mogadishu. They needed all the help they could get...



Same here, followed by being in Iraq now....



Yup, same here.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:47:37 PM EDT
I would choose a future war rather than a historical one...and it would have to be on home soil.


What a picky bastard.

MT
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:49:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:56:05 PM EDT
WWII pilot.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 8:03:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tac45:
I know wars aren't something you would WANT to be in but the civil war thread got me thinking.

For me it would probably be either the War of 1812, 1st time we were ever invaded, or our current war on Terrorism.



The war of 1812 is the one I would pick too. That's where Canada kicked your butts! he
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 8:05:00 PM EDT
I'm glad I've never had to fight in a war, and I appreciate all those who have.
From a standpoint of historical interest, though, I think I'd want to be either a partisan/ranger in the Revolutionary War, or a paratrooper in the European theatre of WWII.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 8:09:32 PM EDT
World War 1 (The Great War)
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 8:19:46 PM EDT
Now. Today. Fastest and Best Medical care EVER available.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 8:22:30 PM EDT
I want to be a P47 pilot in WW2

Or a D boy in the Moug.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 8:29:54 PM EDT
If you had to fight any war in our history what war would it be?

The Cold War! Not too many people got hurt.

Link Posted: 9/20/2004 8:32:05 PM EDT
Civil War.

Link Posted: 9/20/2004 8:43:52 PM EDT
None...I fought in war....its not something I would like to experience again.
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