What's your choice of a cool historic military branch? For me its the Polish Winged Hussars, elite heavy cavalry.
ITT: sweet ass historic military imagery.
United States Marine Corps.
>Most successful armed forces branch in the world
>Haven't lost a single engagement to date
>Won the Korean war
>Won the Vietnam war
>Won Gulf war 1 & 2
>Won in Afghanistan
>Will soon defeat ISIS
... Jesus Christ, rest of the world, are you even trying?
Lithuanian Hussars ware better and actually got their feathers in battle, the Polish nobles wore the armor and all the awards on them as a decoration in meeting while wars use to go on
more like our choice of cool fantasy military branch. Said hussars never wore the wings, shit was made up by the batalistic painters long after the last hussar died. Still a great cavalry tho, just not nearly half as cool without the wings.
i'd go with the dutch UN peacekeeping forces deployed to Srebrenica in the nineties.
Did a magnificent job protecting those civvies, we should have them sent to every civil-war-ridden shithole around the world any day.
Yuropoor defeatists detected.
Being Irish I had a particular draw toward the Irish infantry regiments who served in various countries, particularly France and Spain.
Information is pretty limited, usually it only says they would fight particularly hard and effective against the English, but little else.
US Airforce. But only if I get to become Bob Ross for it.
Why can't we have a baitless nice debate/conversation about history for once?
Varangians, mercenaries from a bunch of different countries.
>Not mentioning Ultramarines
YOUR HERESY ENDS HERE! THE EMPEROR WILL CRUSH YOU
>Not mentioning Vikings
Looted, pillaged, conquered and explored entire Europe, far into Asia and discovered North America
Most successful fighters ever
mighty spanish tercios
>airborne anarchist battalion
>paratroopers of commando anarchists
>air to land aerial defense
>hundreds if not thousands of Molotovs
>squadron of anarchist raiders
>elevated theaters of war
>Not mentioning Swiss Guard
Best Army ever, undefeated throughout history. Defend the most important man world wide, the pope, and are the highest trained soldiers ever.
>unless they fucking leave the wagon wall like shitheads
While I'm sure its nothing like Dynasty Warriors portrays it, I've always wanted to live and fight during the 3 kingdoms period in China.
Either that or being a German blitzkrieg soldier in WW2 just fucking doing a line of meth then storming the field and killing the enemy in their ditches. I dont think anything would ever make anyone feel more fucking alive. Would have to be the best rush ever.
While that is true, they were still great at fighting and sometimes came close to being an army.
Also if they would have tried, they would have kicked even more asses, like quadruple the amount of ass they already kicked.
I'm fine with pirotu in general.
The branch is kinda secondary here.
So you're telling me there was no one in those villages to defend it, like soldiers home from battle, guards men etc. They were skilled, they could kill anything from a small village to a big army with their expertise.
Yes, the Blue Helmets and dont forget OESS' observers. They keep the world safe.
Hawaiian koa warriors the elite of an already elite fighting bloodline
Anyone who carries one of this into a modern battlefield deserves to be mentioned.
Ye, maybe sometimes, but other times, 40-50 vikings vs 100s of trained well equipped soldiers. They ran around for nearly 400 years, of course they also fought large battles too
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This is how my people came to the United States during the Revolutionary War...
Operation Barbarossa summed in one sentence
>disregarding the 20'000 vs 1000 part of course.
There where mostly vikings but they weren't picky. After England got invaded by Norway the nobles that didn't die in the wars got kicked out of the country. Some of them ended up joining the Varangians.
>Doesn't know about Mad Jack Churchill
origionally from modern day sweeden and norway, but after 1066 many saxons from MD england went over their for work as well. One of Norways early kings gained fame as a varangian guardsman, Harold Bluetooth.
The varangians were nails as fuck though
What can I say, guy was made of madness and awesomeness.
>rarely if ever fought in actual battles
>only power was politically driven as they were allowed to wear armour and carry arms in Rome to stop dissenters.
>average legionnaire could rip them a new one
I wasn't really that far from being right, I mean, I was just saying the thing you said could as well be said about Operation Barbarossa, not that this particuar battle is just like Operation Barbarossa.
So actually, I'm still right.
These avian super soldiers have proven time and time again that they are willing to take on even the most dangerous and daring missions beak first. Since even the first time in history they were mentioned, they have been locked into a seemingly endless war with the Pig's. They fight much like most modern special forces and opt for specialization over numbers before taking on a mission. There are even records of a single warrior acting alone have surfaced illustrating that some individuals have been capable of destroying entire complexes and killing all their occupants single-highhandedly.
>mfw everyone thinks this faggot is trolling
>mfw he is 100% right
militaries are judged on their capabilities, and the Marine Corps. is the most advanced and capable force in the world, as well as throughout history. They might not be as cool as some ancient armies, or as revolutionary in respect to the time period, but they are certainly the most powerful. for fucks sake, you could join the military and bomb enemies miles away with a joystick, without even getting close to them. that shits as good as it gets.
>Yeah but praetorians wore better armor
Are you sure? I imagine it was probably better decorated than the average infantries armour, but i'm pretty sure romes armour was standardised to the lorica Hamata in early period (the chain) and lorica segmentum (the basic plate) in the later period, and neither branch had easy (if any) access to good steel so i don't think there was a tenable difference.
Mamluks,especially when commanded by Circassians
Bane of the Mongols
>is the most advanced and capable force in the world, as well as throughout history
is that why the Ameritards lost to some vietnamese peasant boys armed with thrown rocks and sharpened sticks?
>shot over 500 Russians when they invaded in WW2
>Got shot in the face himself
>coma for 9 days
>Regained consciousness the say day that the war ends.
>Russians stoped the war when they heard this guy was awake.
coward? who says war has to be fair? its fucking war, there is nothing fun about getting killed on a battlefield. Do you really think that the US military should fight recklessly and dangerously and put the lives of peoples husbands, fathers, and loved ones in jeopardy just so they can seem 'manly' to some call of duty neckbeard on the internet? their style of fighting only proves the abilities that they have to win warfare.
>their style of fighting only proves the abilities that they have to win warfare.
their style of fighting that still lost them the vietnam war
Claiming something and not providing any proof is more retarded, don't you agree?
Every war the british have fought in this side of WW2, the rest of the advance may have stalled but these baddasses always either held the ground till the last man or bullet left to fire, or won the day.
>britain tally ho!
>kicking the ass of an overwhelming foreign force in an equally foreign land with barely gum and paperclips for supplies
A stark gem of the kind of American spirit I wish was more present today
The Spartans where fucking ruthless.
The Juice do have a pretty successful army.
They werent long out of the camps when the surrounding sand niggers surprise attacked them.
But they kicked muslim ass with ease. And since then they have made killing muslims who fuck with them in to an artform.
>held the ground till the last man
I am German.
They held the ground to the last man because they were executed on capture.
Few of these survived losses not because of their combat prowess but because we put them against a wall.
At least any kind of Commando.
So we certainly captured some alive, but they didn't survive that poart.
>polish II corps
>under constant artillery and mortar fire
>managed to take monte cassino, opening the road to Rome for allied forces
>"actually, it wasn't poles that did it, canadians did it for sure guys"
>"also, marketgarden was your fault too"
>"fuck you in general poles, now we will embrace some good nazi propaganda about you"
Maybe Poles in WW2 weren't the greatest soldiers ever, but you have to give them at least some credit.
landsknechte. going into battle while looking like total fags, only they can pull it off
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Im sure you did..
But the German discipline and respect for the rules would have acted against that.
Here's a quote from Jack Churchill which illustrates that:
>"I maintain that, as long as you tell a German loudly and clearly what to do, if you are senior to him he will cry 'jawohl' (yes sir) and get on with it enthusiastically and efficiently whatever the situation."
Jesus Christ stop it with him he is in every god damn thread
he did nothing remarkable, the only thing the Soviets had plenty of were soldiers. Every goddamn flying ace did better job.
Hiding for years in snow and shooting few soldiers a day won't win you shit.
It's why we had them executed, I guess.
And your troops were fooled as easily.
I guess a few German commandos got executed, as well.
It seems fair.
If they don't wear proper uniform it's fair game.
>but I doubt the Germans cared about that
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Why has nobody mentioned these fuckers
Polish insurgents. Because you don't always have that chance to choose if you want to fight or not.
they used a combination of two-handed pikes, which were longer than the average infantry spear, and a shield held on the left forearm, supported by shoulder-strap. They could skewer infantry and cavalry before anything non-ranged could reach them.
Be practical please. Spears (!) *and* shields against infantry. On horseback.
No, on horseback you use cutting light weaponry for chasing down stragglers or catching artillery off-guard. Not against any kind of infantry in formation.
Yes Im sure our troops were fooled easily, but in different ways.
I think as wars go we fought a very civilised war on the western front.
If sand niggers capture someone today they burn him to death or something messed up.
Back in WW2, at least between the Brits and Germans we treated each other humanely.
I am not aware of them protecting shit.
I'm Serbian, and to the extent of my knowledge, Serb-oriented guerrillas came in there, massacred the whole fucking village and waltzed out.
Which makes me sad, because I would have preferred that not happening
The moment you set foot in afghanistan you have lost.
Its like being a burglar and breaking in to someones home only to find they are poorer than you could imagine.
And they are homosexual pedos. But only heterosexual pedophilia is natural.
I guess two songs are better than nothing.But I just don't like the "we saved you alright" british attitude, because that's far from truth, actually.
You know how generals on retirement are supposed to live nicely 'n' shit? Well, the british decided "bollocks to that!" and made polish generals live like shit, working in a warehouse, etc.That really rustles my jimmies.
We didn't win? Remind me, who did we surrender to? I must have forgotten. Oh we didn't, because we steamrolled that motherfucker and toppled the government in an embarrassingly short amount of time.
It's really complicated.
Germany never wanted a drawn out war in the West, or a lot of fighting against 'Aryans' in general.
But it couldn't be avoided.
I'm sure people got mad on both sides occasionally, and would have preferred some atrocities, but neither wanted to escalate the war to genocide levels.
The small, ragtag force commanded by Colonel Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. Though not an official military unit, they held off thousands of well-armed and organised British troopers for days, taking less than a hundred casualties in the bargain.
most supreme force via weaponry and tactics for whatever century it was, there shield wall was unbeatable
i love that one formation where a second rank of soldiers actually stands on top of the shields of the men below them, making a huge red human-tank thing. What was that called?
The only reason Britain didn't kill 20 Million German civilians and made 1/4 of the land mass uninhabitable was a remote thread of poison gassing the British in return.
You had that contaminated island for a reason.
So tell me about white-on-white barbarism and the honour of political leaders.
>let's give all these all these people into Russians hands where they are executed
The Poles certainly appreciated it.
Maybe you should have stood up to Stalin as you stood up to Hitler if you wanted to talk about honour now.
And your commandos were really annoying.
There was little honour in this for anybody.
vikings very rarely formed any actual armies, but hey had very sophisticated fighting tactics and they were extremely organised to be just a bunch of raiders, and also there are stories of more than 20 000 vikings raiding england at once, if thats not an army then what is?
Light Brigade at Balaclava
>Command fucked up, in you go, boys
>cannons on three sides,
>with just lances, sabres and horses.
>"Ah, fuck it! Who wants to live forever?
Although I'm sure the Western Allies did their best, for the most part.
And Germans/Russians tried to torch shit, for the most part.
It's certain some still have the moral high ground.
But it might not be as high as you think.
I can't believe nobody posted these.
>all painted black black
I bet all of you would turn a 360 and run away
Rangers. Boss cunts.
i can't tell if trolling or not, but theres no historical evidence of people actually standing on sheilds to this effect
It looked like this >>599428671 just with more men
0/10 if troll
Will reply anyways for people supporting your troll view.
>WW1 because Europe was exhausted
>WW2 was one by the Allies + Soviet - the most contributing nation was Soviet.
>Why do North-Korea exist?
>Why did Vietnam still become Communist?
>If you believe fucking up a region, giving it to terrorists is winning
>Afghanistan was won topkek
>Not before the US goes in on land - and that will cost.
The US is by far the most uneffective army in the world if you take into account how many billions it cost to have.
>they also founded Russia
The Vikings called themselves "Russes" The men who row.
Polish winged hussars at Hodow
>fuck, tatars are coming yo
>you there, go and stop them
>400 cavarlymen charged at 700 cavarlymen, causing them to retreat
>then they retreated to the nearest village "Hodow"
>they killed shitload of crimeans
>when they ran out of bullets they used tatar arrows as ammunition
>shit was so cash that tatars retreated back to Crimea
>Eventually took control of entire Europe
>The US is by far the most uneffective army in the world if you take into account how many billions it cost to have.
>biggest and best army costs the most
it's always been that the biggest and best army costs the most are you fucking dumb? Pick up a history book, i'm sure you'll see how stupid you sound
would you explain what the fuck you even mean? You don't like the way ancient battle-uniforms looked, or hearing languages other than English makes you constipated, or what? German Landschneckt, Napoleon's Old Guard, and English Dragoons could all kick the living fuck out of you before you knew what was happening, just to name three.
Honorable mention for awesome haircuts and giving zero fucks.