Post by odinfish on Sept 15, 2007 9:09:50 GMT -5
docbutzen said:.... rubber bayonets are stupid .... a guy was almost stabbed to death by charge someone with a rubber bayonet, guy dropped him and pulled out a REAL m3 knife... and honestly... if someone charge me with a bayonet i don't care if its rubber or real... I will drop that idiot hard and give him a few blows to the face because in the world we live in you can't trust that they don't have a real one... and your natural reflex tells you TAKE THAT FOOL OUT COLD!
I agree totally. I'm reminded of a WW1 re-enactment I was at years ago. With a large group of doughboys, I was in our trench line when a German night charge came across no-man's land. We could only see them from the flashes of the flares going up, when one of the guys near me yelled, "Holy $%*#, they've got fixed bayonets!" We were all groggy, this being past midnight. The front row of Germans had rubber bayonets but didn't tell anyone and we couldn't tell in the night. Keep in mind that we'd already heard rumors of someone being stuck a few months before by a bayonet at another event. What resulted got UGLY. Guys were either jumping out and running to the rear, or were standing their ground and quickly (and painfully) showing the Germans the butt ends of their M1903 rifles. I'll never forget a "German" who yelled from the bottom of a trench, in a think Jersey accent, "Hey man, get offa me, what is ya doing?"
I heard of a similar occurrence at another event that summer, a "Marine" with a trench shotgun and a plastic bayonet got his clock cleaned by a German in a trench in the same fashion.
Everyone is entitled to their opinions... the use of rubber/resin bayonets or knives should be clearly disclosed before the scenario begins. If the use is approved or banned by the majority, whiners can leave whatever way the decision goes. However if the use of these instruments are accepted then the participating individuals "should" handle the situation maturely...that is not "blacking out" or finding some excuse to make a mountain out of a molehill as some of you over dramatic types are wont to do. These scenarios/events are meant to be as immersive as planned but NEVER forget that it is supposed to be fun too. Go ahead, turn an event into some hillbilly brawl and if I'm there I will be sure to arrest your ass and then your weapon and possibly even your gear will be the property of the County as evidence...meaning you will be out several hundred bucks genius.
My zwei pfennigs worth,