The Faulklands was such a strange little war. I remember the lead up to it thinking there is NO WAY two civilized, modern countres are going to actually get in a shooting war over this. Margarette Thatcher was not a woman to triffle with. She was Churchill all over again. It was a brief but bloody affair and the professionalism of Britains NAVY, Air Force and Army really came through. It was a conflict with much video tape footage and fascinating to watch, pretty much as it happened. The Argentinians actually made the classic mistake of over occupying the Islands. they stuck so many troops on shore they outnumbered the invading British Forces by about 8 to 1. This is NOT the kind of ratio one expects to pull off with an amphibious operation thousands of miles from your homeland. usually you want to see the percentages reversed! In this case they had som many troops on the island and Britain isolated the battle area so effectively that the Argentinians had logistical challenges that quickly took their toll. The UK knocked out the defenders command and control and the swiftness of manuever by British Infantry and effectiveness of their field artillery was dominant.
Britain essentially kicked ass and took names. The 80s were a time when everyone saw England as a "has been" country whose greatness was well behind them. The Faulklands war rendered that observation pre mature.
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5