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Old July 31st, 2012, 17:33   #31
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadia...itionary_Force

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Old July 31st, 2012, 17:33   #32
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Ahah thx foxhound, I didnt know they called them stormtroopers, i knew they called them shock troops though! Thanks for the info!
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Old July 31st, 2012, 17:34   #33
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You got me, I've heard all kinds of other weird slang for canadians (ladies from hell, for example) but I thought storm troopers was a german thing.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 19:29   #34
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they like sniper rifles because.....the COD is strong with this one....

On that note....I've always been more of a pistol guy than a rifle guy. I gujess I just like my small guns
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Old July 31st, 2012, 20:22   #35
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Cause they don't know any better
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Old August 1st, 2012, 01:02   #36
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Off course..... is not like your profile name is Snipetek and your avatar a sniper lol

And yes, German shock troopers are also known as storm troopers. I was specifically referring to those of the 1918 offensive :P
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Old August 1st, 2012, 03:52   #37
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well lets start with video games... COD &BF3, for me I like being close in the action, like a m4 or gbb subs
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Old August 1st, 2012, 10:08   #38
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Off course..... is not like your profile name is Snipetek and your avatar a sniper lol

And yes, German shock troopers are also known as storm troopers. I was specifically referring to those of the 1918 offensive :P
I actually hold a PAL and shoot long guns for distance - I also use to formally compete in small caliber shooting and was asked to join our national team for biathlon based out of Canmore, AB. So I suppose snipetek is a fitting name for me. As far as playing airsoft? It's not even close to what being a real marksmen is. At the end of the day it's plastic and we're playing army...
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Old August 1st, 2012, 13:42   #39
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when i played more i would carry both(primary and long rifle). and still didint use it that much. the only time the long rifle was my primary was in a set"mission" at a milsim, or dicking around.

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I've heard all kinds of other weird slang for canadians (ladies from hell, for example).
Hey there is nothing wrong with wearing a kilt during a game. it freaks/disturbs some people, but to bad for them.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 13:55   #40
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What bugs me is the fact younger players and even some older players have no concept of safety and it really bugs me i mean i was taught by my parents since i could speak dont point guns unless you are sure you want to hurt it or if there is some sort of protection and that isn't little safety glasses that's full seal. It's sad though because little story here there was a kid about a year ago and he is a year or two younger than me and im 16 but anyways he was putting a loaded pellet gun away and he shot himself up his nose and lived and is lucky because living that is slim. the pellet barley missed a main artery and he was flown out to have surgery to get the lead pellet out of his skull because it was in the fluid in his skull but he lost his vision after an attempt and they said if they did it again he would probably be killed and its sad though because he has to live with it now and can only be out for half a day and after that he has to sleep.

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Old August 1st, 2012, 14:47   #41
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You got me, I've heard all kinds of other weird slang for canadians (ladies from hell, for example) but I thought storm troopers was a german thing.


Sturmtruppen .. assault troops .. every army has them

the word Storm Troops comes from an error in translation, Sturm means both Storm and Assault



Sniper.. cold hearted slayer, all the other soldiers kinda stay clear of him.. because he's soo cool, and he tends to remain aloof, because you know .. all those regular guys are just not in his league.

what 14 year old boy would not want to play that guy?
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Old August 1st, 2012, 18:59   #42
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Ladys from Hell was for our Highlanders. It was really the Germans who were first coined as Stormtroopers and was a miss quote. We had an amazing ability in Trench raiding we were feared by the "HUNS" for our raiding!

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Old August 9th, 2012, 12:29   #43
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most kids think sniping is going to be much more exciting than it really is. they dont understand what sniping is all about. most kids get these guns thinking they are gunna rack up a ton of kills because of video games and movies, when in reality they get outshot because they are running in too close. i have a sniper on my team (brad/lumberjack) who goes games without firing his gun because he does a snipers real job in airsoft. recon and cover. ive played games where he would sit up on a hill and be my UAV/anna grimsdottir for the entirety of the game telling us of enemy movements and numbers. i want to hear more "Dusk i see three guys moving on your left, they see you be careful, also the guys in front of you are on thier last clips" rather than "dont worry i got him....:infantry:....sorry i missed" CoD kids.

it also doesn't help that snipers are usually cheaper than AeGs lmao.
thank the media for ruining the sniper scene.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 13:53   #44
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I could have sworn there was a similar thread many years back on the same topic.....
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Old August 11th, 2012, 22:04   #45
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The same reason most 14 year olds pick the bolt action sniper class in any first person shooter game. At this rate, if there is a musket class that shoots 3 rounds per minute, they'll probably eat that right up too. If more games were like ArmA2, then this wouldn't happen.
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