What are your favorite fictional militaries, /k/?
>Russian military best fictional military
>>58322971>cancerboxes on fanarteugh
>>58322985>>cancerboxesWhat, the Charger?
>>58322985I've only heard that term being applied to various gaming consoles. What does it mean in this case?
>>58322547in image related novel series, the decked out, combat implant laden body of an imperial cadre drop commando is possessed by one of the greek furies, goddess of vengeful destruction, Tisiphone
Indar will be ours you rat fucking commies.
>>58322590Based Stan Rogers enjoyer.
>>58322547Mandalorians. A religion based around weapons. This is the way.
>>58323116I like the corinthian helmet
>>58323155Not Corinthian. Barbute. 15th and 16th century replicas of Corinthian helmets.
>>58322547Helghast from Killzone.>"My people. Sons, and daughters of Helghan... This much, I vow... The history of these days will be written in blood... By crushing the armies of our enemy, by seizing the weapons they thought to turn against us, we were fighting for our very existence! But if there are those who would deny us peace, refuse our rightful place in the universe, then, we will unleash such terrible vengeance, that generations yet unborn will cry out in anguish! The enemy may shatter our bodies, but they cannot break our spirit... Even now, they advance on our homeworld to seize by force, what they cannot claim by right... They cannot imagine what awaits them.... We will SMITE the invaders from our skies! Though they sweep over our lands like the sands of winter, never again we´ll bow before them... Never again endure their oppression... Never again endure their tyranny... We will strike without warning, and without mercy, fighting as one hand, one heart, one soul... We will shatter their dreams, and haunt their nightmares...Drenchingour ancestor's graves with their blood! And as our last breath tears their lungs... as we rise again from the ruins of our cities... they will know, Helghan...belongs...to Helghast." - Scolar Visari
Name a single march, real or fictional, that sounds this goodhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jqoxBJl6dY
Daily reminder that the Helghast did nothing wrong.
>>58323116Mando season 1,i would've agreed with out. But the more they continue to go on with this show the dumber they seem to get.>Cant let anyone see your face>Whilst camping go out into the darkness alone to eat>Opfor just waits at your camp for everyone to go eat alone and takes you out one by one. or>Some hikers hiking at night see the fire and walk over, OH NO your leader is now an Apostate, Guess they need to go swear a new creed, OH NO your planet and the one place you can do it is destroyed. Why not give them an under helmet mask, A space balaclava that you could also explain away how they don't have the worst fucking skin and sores from wearing a helmet all the time. I really wish they just adapted the old bobafett dark horse comics instead of the book of bobafett.Dengar and Fett having a professional team up was just great.>>58322547Anyway the correct answer is ODST
>>58322547The Titans from Gundam, of courseThey were right about spacenoids the whole time
BSAA and any other bio terror unit
>>58322547The Combine Overwatch.
>>58323155>>58323175What do you guys make of the Armorer’s helmet?
>>58323231Plebeian taste. Play the REAL Yamato theme!https://youtu.be/QTY1i9F_7Yw
>>58323272Season 3 brings the conflicting tribes together to retake the planet. There’s a mix of helmet on/helmet off. I wish a darker, grittier version of this existed. Especially when we got to the Jack Black and Lizzie cameos.
>>58322590t. broken man on a Halifax pier
>>58323272>the dumber they seem to getMandalorians in a nutshell since forever. Their history is basically them shoving their heads further and further up their asses so they could better huff their farts.
>>58323394>>58323116Mandalorian is lame and those stupid helmets are just there to capitalize on muh viking popularity. Sneed. Disney tongues my sarlaac pit.
>>58323178>>58323260The higs also had the coolest guns.
>>58323116Lol a pic of the disney fanfic ones?Look at my pic. Thats a real man's mandos. With Basilisks. And hookers.
The motherfucking NCR. They have just enough industry to not be completely destitute but not enough that they are a apocalyptic powerhouse. The beat the Brotherhood of steel due to them being cunts about technology and are (at least trying to) fight the legion and bring Democracy back. They are one of the better chances the fallout setting has at reestablishing order to the lawless wastes
>>58323260They lost, like three times. They kinda suck at war, like Belka. I just find it funny, like treating both Korea campaigns as canon in Wargame Red Dragon>And this is the third time we annihilated the North Korean army by landing at Inchon
>>58324066You’re right. Your pretending is much stronger than mine. I bow to your greater fictional world. You win pretend. I bet you’re good at fantasy football too.
>>58322735>>58322965go fight in Ukraine then glow niggers
>>58322985better than cancerous cargo pants with cancer polo shirt. glow niggers dress like aids
>>58324215Did you post that GIF as a joke? You gotta be 12 years old or something lol. Thats shit is straight up Twilight/Young Adult/ Hunger Games level of corny
>>58324466Once again. you've proven your pretending is way more hardcore than mine and again, you win pretending. My pretending is of course, corny. While yours is a rich tapestry of lizards and prostitutes. Long live (You).
>>58322547The Replicas from FEAR.And Nod of course
Luv me Helghan
>>58323024Sounds incredibly gay
>>58324366Nah, I prefer enjoying watching your friends die horrible deaths.
>>58326186I'm not even him and I think your posts are gay as hell. I kinda like the show, but your retort is some shit a guidance counsel teaches elementary school kids to say to a bully.
>>58327121>gay>>58327768>gayI am starting to think this is projection
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GuVnZZ1sFIc" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe>>SIEG ZEON!>SIEG ZEON!>SIEG ZEON!
>>58327800I'll let you in on a little secret (don't tell your parents) but prior generations regularly used "gay" as a slur. Often to refer to someone with a cowardly, gawky or awkard disposition.Let's analyze why your original retort was stupid. Essentially, it's a variation of "everyone's got their subjective opinion/tastes and no taste is superior to another", "art is in the eye of the beholder", "all art is for its own sake, and the stakes are low" etc. Although there are flaws in the underlying perspective, the more concerning element of the response (for which you were being criticized) is that you are employing a relativst position out of cowardice. You don't want to defend your tastes and instead deflect criticism by suggesting all fantasy is equally stupid by virtue of it being fictional. From a literary perspective, this is akin to suggesting that Dantes inferno is equal in worth to curious george. It leaves no room for discussion and is ultimately any empty argument. Can't discuss nuance of colors with someone who sees black and white. In conclusion, there is nothing wrong with liking Disney's madalorian, but there is something wrong with being a little weiner on an anonymous picture board.
>>58322547Imperial Guard from Warhammer 40k. Normal men and women taking on an overpowered hell dimension's demonic forces leaking into reality, hostile genetically enhanced super soldiers who tower over the average human, tons of dangerous hostile alien species with major technological & biological advantages; fighting with weapons mediocre for the job and dragged down by an insane theocracy that kneecaps technological advancement and treats many of their own troops like crap. I find the stories about ordinary humans put up against the odds in that setting a lot more interesting and compelling than the space marines, where it sometimes goes Marvel-tier.
>>58327800Well at least your love for Mandalorian is explained. Maybe lay off the porn for awhile and you'll stop mistaking people's disgust with a secret desire to ravage your wizard's sleeve of an asshole
I feel sorry for NCR every time I replay New Vegas and I end up helping them most of the time.
>>58324215That's a pretty stupid looking gif
>>58324215Why did he swing the hammer so far away from the body?
>>58323358>BSAAextremely based. those dudes in Leon's story that selflessly hold off all those BOWs may go unappreciated by most but not me, I love each and every one of those guys
Am I late to the VDV joke?
>>58324215this looks fucking awful
>>58322590Unfathomably based, unlike the rest of the crewSHED NO TEARS
>>58326186>rich tapestry of lizards and prostitutes.Basilisks are a war droid that pretty much make up 1/3 of the identity of what you claim to be is your favorite guys. And the hookers thing was a Futurama reference as I was kinda just joking around with you at first. But holy shit man... I sincerely hope you aren't an adult cosigning all this CW Channel tier goofy shit
CnC4 proved that Kane is literally the messiah and Nod was right all along.
>>58330373They did a good job showing the NCR as a useless bureaucracy. I found them too annoying to help them.
>>58327965Any recs on good books on the Imperial Guard? That's also why they appeal to me but WH40K lore is so deep idk where to start
>>58323026fuck off fag you'll sit at quartz ridge or crossroads for the entire alert, contributing nothing to the greater war
>>58330451The way a friend started me quite deliberately was: >The Imperial Guardsman's Uplifting Primer >13 HoursThe first is an in-universe book issued to Imperial Guard soldiers that contains the Imperium's "party line" on the state of the universe, how different threats they face are easily surmountable, the excellent of their weapons and equipment compared to "xenos" alien races, and so on. 13 Hours is about a random farm boy from a quiet agricultural world who gets drafted into the military, goes through training and learns about the universe through the Uplifting Primer, then finds himself thrown into the front lines against one of the Imperium's alien enemies. You get to learn how fucked the situation actually is at the same time as the main character. Pirate all these books using Anna's archive or something like that. If you like books like Bernard Cornwell's "Sharpe" series or Glenn Cook's "Black Company" series, I'd then read the 40k series Gaunt's Ghosts. Like those two examples, it follows a unit and various characters within it. In this case, it's about the Tanith "First & Only" regiment, the only survivors of their planet's destruction by an enemy fleet that ambushed and wiped out most of their army while it was being loaded onto troopships for offworld deployment. The only ones who had embarked in time were a light infantry/scout regiment, with the highest ranking surviving officer being a commissar from another planet who gets put in charge of the unit. Imperial guard units that fight with enough valor and recognition sometimes get lucky and are granted a new frontier planet to colonize Roman-style, so the commissar is trying to balance keeping as many of the Tanith alive as possible so their culture and civilization can survive with having to perform dangerous missions to get the necessary recognition. In general you can't go wrong with Dan Abnett 40k books.
Been a long time since I read them but IIRC the "Last Chancers" omnibus was also good. That's about a low ranking officer in a penal unit made up of soldiers convicted of criminal activity and used for suicidal attacks and missions, led by a religious fanatic officer who will offer those he thinks have redeemed themselves a pardon. Main character is a low level officer who murdered another soldier fighting over a woman and is trying to stay alive long enough to get pardoned.
>>58329767I actually really liked the BSAA but I'm wondering what the next RE will do with them after the events in Village. Looks like Chris will be splintering off but it's kind of sad that it looks like his life's work went up in smoke
>>58322547Subterrain APCs, artillery with fucking heaps of damage, laser fences, cloak generators, they had it all and it was a coherent package to perform their strategy. I hate how it got dumbed down in C&C3 to some average shitty badguy army.
>>58322547>literally zero (0) GDI supporters in this threadBased
>nuke the site from orbit
Does this count?
>>58323775In all fairness the guys of the covert were seen as backward retards by other factiond.Almost like having the most autistic interpretation of the Creed might be a bit silly
>>58332474>Fictional>Organized>Has a uniformChecks out for me brother
>>58332318>Only iconic unit is some gay rc helicopter and lmao double sized tank>Versus lasers, scorpions, and KaneNo chance
>>58322547DEFENDERS OF THE HELGHAST DREAMNOW IS OUR TIME
Come for the AESTHETIC, stay for the alt-history political intrigue.
The Fighting 69 1/2thhttps://www.b98.tv/video/fighting-69-%C2%BDth/
>>58332583At least post stuff that's more interesting than blad promo art.
>>58332613You asked for it
>>58323700is that victoria moretti
>>58323178>>58323260>>58332583>>58332613>all these sons of Helghan ITTShame the series is dead
>>58330363I’m a functional adult with a job and a wife who doesn’t have near the extra time, much less space in my brain for this picky ass Star Wars minutia bullshit…Holy shit man, doesn’t it scare you how much of your gray matter is wasted on this? When’s the last time you touched grass or ass?
UNSC is okay overall but ODSTs are Kino
Was always quite fond of the empire and it's forces in legendsAside from the death star, that shit was just stupid and incompetent.
>>58332664Love that game. Incredibly ass blasted they're turning the second one into a soulless third person shooter
>>58323003boxy reillustrations / redesigns of Mechs
They also have a badass soundtrackhttps://youtu.be/cZAIhV_8eG4
COG.>"I am responsible for myself and my actions; I shall conduct myself honorably, and live a clean and frugal life. I have responsibilities to my fellow citizens. I shall be loyal to them, and humble, because we are elements of a greater whole, and without them I am nothing. I have responsibilities to our society; I shall understand and respect my place in it, defend it, and work to make it prosperous, so that I may receive society's protection, and that we may hand on safety and prosperity to future generations."
>>58322547>>58332318>>58332551What was his problem though?
UNSCFirst stomped neo nazis and neo communists. Then stomped on insurrectionists. Fought a defensive war all the way back to the home world.
>>58332825OT but can you recommend any good Halo novels? I'm not keen on the games for various reasons though I might try them in future when I have more time
>>58332801>literally know Kane is still alive>is a true believer in the plan>trying to keep Nod together and prepare for the 'final war'>surrounded by traitors (Hassan) and incompetents (Vega) and other literal Oligarch Generals (Inner Circle)>second in command is a hot head>MCNEIL!!!
Starfleet (TNG)Colonial Marine CorpsMobile InfantryClan Ghost Bear ToumanColonial FleetThe Resistance (Half-Life 2)The Last Alliance of Elves and Men
>>58332869The Thursday War is good, Contact Harvest was interesting, and I think the Fall of Reach is pretty good. There's some newer ones but I'm not up to speed. There's very little stuff on the pre-war events though. I would love a Rainforest War Game, as that would be kino as >Verification not required
>>58322547Fuck fremen Fuck atreides Fuck harkonnens while we at it
>>58332915Thanks very much!>>58332971>mogged 300-2 by sandniggersVEH DEH
>>58332782NC has some of the best players (to play with anyway, handheld VS probably had higher stats) but I still love the Republic
No love for the UBCS? I've always loved their look since I was a teen when i played re 3 back in '03.
>>58322590>GOD DAMN THEM ALL!
>>58323116They were pretty cool in the original trilogy when we knew nothing. And they got cooler in KOTOR when we saw what they were like a billion years ago. And they were cool in a weird way at the start of the Mandalorian. But then they became fucking retards because of garbage writing and instead of being sensible well-trained gun days they became moron meathead warrior stereotypes and I want them all to die.
>>58323728Crimson Guard are easily the most stylin’ villains around. Look at those threads.
>>58328070Here’s a question WHY the fuck can’t you seize the Mark 2 Securitrons and put them to use for the NCR? Or he’ll even Caesar if you want to. Like why is the only options to either use them against NCR & Caesar or else blow them up? It’s beyond regarded “oh hey we’re fighting this really drawn out battle against an enemy across a river with massive attrition no no no please don’t give us your invincible robot army requiring no food or shelter, we don’t want it” and why isn’t there an option to tell Yes Man “hey fuckin shoot the Legion but not the NCR with these guys capiche?” And hell if we can break into Mr House’s cryochamber why can’t we be like “okay mr house I ain’t gonna kill you but you recognize I could do so easily and I’ve disconnected you from all your controls so how about you grow some sanity and work with the NCR to make cool robots for a prosperous future? Come on man”
>>58322547Fuck Mhiggers. Hit that mf anthem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMpN_izTc3k
>>58322547The Cabal from DestinyTheir armor and weapons are sick as hell and they came the closes to fucking over Guardians (even though they had help and didn't know it or probably care).
>>58334234>be gigachads but incapable of using magic because you're too good at perceiving it and trying to wield it hurts you>realize you can indirectly channel it through machines>discover a magical oil-equivalent>invent bipedal walkers with cannons and missiles, dozens of different robot tanks and vehicles, mecha and airships, utterly buttfuck the magic-using civilizations that drove your ancestors into the shitty frozen wastelands>coincidentally also invent late 1800s-era firearms, pass out slick little top-breaks that look better than every single gun available to the PC for no reason to your officers>average tech level of the rest of the setting varies between medieval and colonial>take your tiny army and conquer almost the entire world>get undone only because (((ancients))) wanted to use your civilization as a time bomb to spark an apocalypse and you happened to invade the place where the Warrior of Light was living. >Your martial and scientific culture nonetheless remains noble and admirable and had loyalists from every species outside your ownGarlemald was too based to exist just like Amaurot was too cringe to exist.
>>58323700Season 3 sucks cock and Mary Sue'd the darksaber's way into Girlboss Redhead's hands because UM ACKSHOOALLY STAR WARS IS ABOUT FEMINISM!Never forget they literally remade Leia to dress and look like Hillary Clinton thinking Clinton would be president by then and to push a Democrats = Rebellion, Patriots = Empire narrative. Never forget that Disney is enemy number one.
>>58332494Do you also describe the Constitution as a "living document" you gormless faggot?
Brotherhood of Steel
>>58332653This is the neckbeardiest post I've ever read on any board on this website somehow and I'm here to shill for an actual weeb military from a game with catgirls. >>58330848For me it was the Caiphas Cain novels. Loved that cheeky fucker.
>O'er the hills and faraway>Through Flanders, Portugal, and Spain...
>>58332613Why is the Elite Shock Trooper a femboy?
>>58334625>fictionalEngland is real bro.
>>58334566i prefer the real brotherhood
>>58334642That's just what they want you to think.
>>58322547Am boomer chad, so for me it's the glorious Thembrian military
>>58322547The CIS, I love those Droid/Corpo niggas like you wouldn’t believe
>>58332318GDI was made as NATO with a coat of paint. It's a fine base, but they didn't give it more than said base.NOD was also given a fine base by drawing on some fairly typical villain imagery with the red-black paint scheme with some distinction brought about by the scorpion motif. But the presence of Kane distinctly elevated it above said base into something legendary.If GDI had their own iconic faction leader (I dunno, a tiberium-"restored" (ie. still visibly damaged) Abel who is disguised differently each game until a climatic point who has been in a chess game against Kane since time immemorial), it probably would have picked up more fans.
>>58322547The Helghast from Killzone are up there for me even though they are a bunch of seething bald dorks with respiratory issues and a history of getting beaten like a redheaded stepchild by colonial troops.
>>58335225>If GDI had their own iconic faction leader>If>IfExcuse you
>>58335286He was based, but he was also only in 1 game. By contrast, Kane was a consistent fixture across all of the games, and one who consistently showed up in opposing side's campaigns.
>>58332653>>58326186>>58324215Cringiest most euphoric reddit posts of the year to date. I tip my fedora to you.
>>58333498I really liked the USS. Way more badass. Altho the UBCS are admittedly more based, character wise, since they are given worse jobs and equipment. And often are cleaning up the USS's fuckups.
my completely batshit civ 2 army with elephants, tanks, dragoons and cruise missiles
>>58334139>became moron meathead warrior stereotypes>becameRead the EU.
>>58322547Torumekian army, when you combine airplanes, machine guns and artillery with armored lancers on big ostriches.
>>58335448TrueI was being semi-facetious anyway. You're right, GDI needs a Kane. If only they had Michael earlier, and for longer.
>>58322547>>58323026Nanite Systems Operatives are the best military>NEET it up in orbit >remote pilot robots and shoot people for fun with no real threat to yourself>fight on every side so you get to talk shit to everyone>NS basically already runs Auraxis since the people in power committed to the petty squabble >Semi-canonically the only winners of the Auraxis war
>best of EF forces
the Novo Exército do Povo.
>>58334951Boomers didn't watch that shit, they were like 30-40
>>58323700if you want star wars without as much plot armor and happy fun adventures watch andor.
>>58335735I like how the Portugese/BR aesthetic of this game evokes the feeling of being an illiterate gangpressed Angolan/Mozambican nigga in a hand me down shitbox Cuban T-55 fighting for a cause that he has no understanding of
>>58328070I don't. They messed with my boys the brotherhood and for that they must die.they are very stylish tho
>>58335662I wish they had just remade planetside 1 instead of trying to make 2 as a more accessible and easier to maintain version. 1 was such fucking kino
>>58323272If it made sense it wouldn't be religious zealotry. Those all tend to have pointless, sometimes painful rituals that you have to follow anyway, or you'll anger --object of worship--
>>58334975This image is gold, Jerry.
>>58335735>>58335777GREAT LEADER IS DEAD
>>58334566Based. Stratocratic feudalism based around a techno-knightly order is an unironically good system.I'm shocked that FNV is the 'political' game, yet it was bethesda in FO4 that was able present a faction with a political system that is actually workable, stable and desirable.
>>58335872SOLO NOMBRE MUST FALL.
>>58335842gotcher real Mandos right here ner vod>Sev...
>>58330994>but I'm wondering what the next RE will do with themSheva is the new commander of the BSAA and she's using bioweapon soldiers to capture Chris and his sperm.
>>58328070>>58328148Meh, they're exactly how I believe militarized Californians would behave; more competent then one would expect, but making every second of it insufferable for everyone involved. Whether or not I want to help them in a given play through hedges on whether I want to aid the Powder Gangers or no.
>>58333076The Sardaukar were brought in to deal with Atreides house military. And they did that damn well, considering that Atreides military was no pushover either. Fremen were not even considered a factor by the strategists. They were just some hobos living in the desert. Hell, even Harkonnen military managed to keep them somewhat at bay when they were in chage of the planet. They just were hundreds of different clans fighting as much amongst themselves as they were fighting against offworld occupiers. How can a bunch of savages on one tiny planet hold against great houses spanning entire solar systems? On any other planet, they would have been just wiped out without a second thought.This proved to be a grave miscalculation, as the Fremen had decisive advantage by local environment. They WERE on Arrakis, the one planet in the galaxy you can't just stomp into submission by orbital bombardment. You can't disrupt the spice harvesting. And they fought in that guerilla style that is so annoying to fight by conventional militaries. Kinda like insurgents in Afghanistan. They hit, they run, and then they disappear into the scenery and you will not find them. And Fremen had one more advantage: Sardaukar were extensively trained to fight in melee against people who had personal shields. You have to slow your strike just before contact in order to pass through the shield. They had this honed to a tee. They were VERY good at it. But that's the thing: Fremen did not have that training. You CAN'T wear personal shields in the desert, that attracts the worms. They the Fremen DON'T slow down their strikes. So to fight these guys you have to go into their turf, into the deep desert. And you can't wear shields. And when that sand dune next to you suddenly becomes alive and attacks you with melee weapons... the sardaukar instinct of slowing down their strikes is actually a detriment. It's that extra blink of an eye that makes the difference.
>>58337068All your arguments just boil down to fremen being bunch of overpowered mary sues
>>58335463>get's mogged by repurposed sex-dolls armed with 150 years old bolt-action riflesNah, thanks.I'd rather join the KCCO
>>58332869Halo: Evolutions is a great collection of shorter stories
>>58338140Not that guy but Fremen are not Mary Sues, they're more like Super Mongols in that each one of them is living a life so tough that going to war is like holidays. And that's not just a hollow statement made in the book, Dune deals extensively with daily Fremen life.
>>58335954BoS wasn't supposed to be sustainable. They were too reclusive, obsessed with hoarding old world tech and building nothing.
>>58337068There were also a lot more fremen than the rest of the galaxy thought there'd be, and they were led by a guy with some flat out supernatural powers.
>>58335752sorry i meant the "30 year old boomer" instead of literal boomer
>>58338664I fully agree with you when it comes to the west coast BoS.The East Coast BoS however are actively recruiting, expanding, securing their territory and collecting 'taxes' (food) from the settlements under their control. That seems pretty sustainable to me.
>>58332869Original series of Contact Harvest, First Strike (Novelisation of first game) and the floodnewer novels like Silent Storm focus on master chief and take place before any of the games (very start of HCW)I don't like the Fall of reach as its some of the earliest halo lore written and most of it is dated, inaccurate or retarded and never gets mentioned again
>>58338709This is true. Like said, most of the people though that Fremen are just some tribal desert hobos who spend just as much time fighting amongst themselves as fighting offworlders. Nobody though that someone might be able to unify all the tribes, stop them from fighting amongst themselves and form them into a cohesive fighting army which suddenly numbers hundreds of thousands strong. And that army is now lead not only by a well educated and trained nobleman who actually understand fine nuances of strategy and tactics but who also has some weird supernatural foresight where he can literally predict what the other side is going to do before they even think about it themselves.And now he has some fatalistic religious zelot death commandos in his disposal.
>>58337068>>58339345I could go into a lot of Dune stuff here and my take on it but ackshually I just wanted to make a VDV joke lmao
>>58338644Think about it for a whileWhole galaxy fights with shields so Herbert invented an excuse for them exclusively fighting without shields because shai hulud will vore you ( interestingly when Paul won at arrakis and started his galactic jihad Herbert does not elaborate how they won against much bigger forces of houses major who were trained with shields and this time no magic worm daddy to help). Secondly the melee fighting returned because of holtzmann effect, but nobody among imperium thought about destroying all fremen with lasguns and other ranged weapons, hell don’t even need the lasguns and just use same artillery harkonnens used at first battle of arrakeen. Lastly fremen were experts in desert warfare but how would they fight in caladan for example which is ocean world. Fuckers cannot even swim
>>58323272Eh, it worked in season 2 of mando when it showed that Din is part of an ultrafundamentalist sect that most mandos think are wierdos.
>>58323728https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ah2I166f_UThink about it, this operation was an utter failure yet at the same time they were able to raid and almost blow up the Statue of Liberty without the military stopping them miles away from the site.
>>58332613tag yourself, I'm Assault Infantry Advanced for the coolest mask or Rifleman for the space garand.
>>58332551What about Tiberian Sun GDI who have all the mechs?
>>58334645Nta but there is no "real" Brotherhood because literally every game, without exception, has a different interpretation of what they're like. FO2's BoS is not like in 1. Tactics' is not like in 1 or 2. BoS is not like 1, 2, or Tactics. 3 is not like 1, 2, Tactics, or BoS. NV is not like 1, 2, Tactics, BoS, or 3. And 76 is not like anything I listed before.There is literally 0 consistency, they just exist to be the faction with Power Armor that aren't the Enclave.
>>58323231Fuck you, Eurobeat your Yamatohttps://youtu.be/7WWlDgNpTvM
>>58335648They had James Earl Jones in TS.
>>58334625On first seeing a Sharpe post, I naturally gave the order to reply "thats soldierin'" that's my style, sir!
>>58338644You're not wrong but also that's literally not how that works. Yes, the whole "a harsh environment makes you better fighters" that the book keeps repeating over and over again. Which is hilarious considering the Fremen are explicitly based on the Sunni culture Arabs who we have documented reasons why they're absolutely godawful at fighting wars.BUT, the Sardaukar also purposely live tough lives on their prison world. Sure, that's definitely the explanation for why the Fremen and Sardaukar have _an_ advantage, but the other guy was pointing out how that shouldn't turn into galactic conquest against literal million-to-one odds.Scale the reasonable estimates down by a factor of a thousand, and you have a population of 10,000 against the modern Earth. That would be like the armies of Ireland or Kyrgyzstan conquering the world. I don't care how tough the grandmothers and children are, the logistics deserve consideration.
Duty from STALKER series
>>58332653Yeah I'm the dork for playing two, wildly popular AAA games in my childhood and you are the ultimo Chad for getting into actual reddit meme PG Disney Star Wars as a fucking adult.
>>58334642If England's real why do they say God save Ireland in the show? check mate britishers
>>58335777I like the way their mechs have that north korean/cuban feel to them, as if they are throwing everything at the wall to try and stay relevant while surrounded by militaries that have largely moved on technologically. With a large helping of insane procurement boondoggles and weird vanity projects by high ranking regime members that usually lead to stupid useless crap, but sometimes lead to stuff that would never get the green light in saner places, like the Leviathan and Citadel tanks.>>58342294Monolith is a weirder and more interesting paramilitary faction, I wish the game had more stuff to make them into a mechanized force, having monolith rolling around in urban/arctic camo BTR-80s or whatever would totally fit their style and would lead to some really cool fights.
>>58330095Came here to post these guys
>>58335461>you remember seeing this on the gaijin forums back when it was first posteda long time ago, I was a young man
>>58342106>FO2's BoS is not like in 1.FO2's BoS is not like in 1.Wut? BOS in Fallout 2 are litteraly the same, and is consistant with the story..Since they aren't looking to expand themselves through territory or population, they create advanced post to gather intel.And if they do hear about technology, they'll mount the best way to gather said technology with as little damage as possible.Which is why they recruit you in F2 to gather said technology, it's a win/win situation for them as they don't have to fight themselves against Enclave, nor Shi, or other faction.All the other games are stupid in their approach with BOS, the only one being faithful to the original idea of BOS is Fallout New Vegas, which lore was taken from Van Buren which was supposed to be the true Fallout 3.All the other are... dumb, plain and simple.
Nod for sure, Tiberian Sun eraBizarre semi religious paramilitary funded by anonymous shadow investors with a deep divide between experimental high tech and unwashed irregular militias led by a literal biblical figure who also is basically not actually doing anything wrong in the long term? Sign me up for the Black Hand, I want the flammenwerfer.
>>58343367>Wut? BOS in Fallout 2 are litteraly the same, and is consistant with the story..They let a tribal in not for passing a test but instead to do a favor for them, and for some wierd reason Matt who has known you for 10 minutes no only knows about the Chosen One prophecy but completely believes in it.
>>58334216>grow some sanity and work with the NCR to make cool robots for a prosperous futureAre you retarded ? That's literally what House is doing. Did you not pay attention at all to House's dialogue or do his path ?The only reason House has you pull a uno reverse on the NCR and takes the dam at gunpoint is to keep them from annexing Vegas and being retarded and overextending even more, You can even sign a treaty that is good for both parties, Mr. House even says this "Why would I want to go to war against the NCR? They're my best customers." The NCR tries to have you kill House for no reason other than pure greed of wanting the city, House doesn't even have you attack any NCR, He has you protect the President, He wants the NCR to fuel the economy so he can build society to a new future
>the only good bug is a dead bugalso apparently you get to shower with girls in the future which is pretty cool
>>58343722One step down from the Forever War dynamic of everyone constantly fucking and having orgies
>>58324101worthless currency destroyers that are already falling apart>democracyyou mean a brahmin baron oligarchy.I want a Casino in space.
>>58343722I heard you like dead bugs..>The Grand Alliance of Terrans, Orions, Gorm and Ophiuchi has suffered a catastrophic defeat at the hands of the Bugs during the Pesthouse Campaign. Many senior military commanders have been lost, along with the bulk of the Terran Federation pre-war fleet. The Bugs appear unstoppable and fight their way toward Federation space, reaching the key system of Alpha Centauri before they are narrowly repulsed. Now, with the war once more at a stalemate, the Grand Alliance must try to recover their losses and break the deadlock.>Unable to communicate or negotiate with the Bugs, the Alliance realises that the war has become a fight for the survival of their respective species and invoke Directive 18, last used against the Rigelians, and embark upon a war of species extermination.
>>58343764The sequel (Forever Free) kinda sucks.Also, Hammer's Slammers.
Hands down, The Black Company
>>58342785Spacers: Our low profile MBTs will surely win because of their superiror low profile designs that can go hull down!Great Leader's most loyal conscript soldier (brigador contracted): My tank is as tall as a small block of flats making every weapon a top attack weapon knai
>>58343878Hammer's Slammers is Kino, Tank Lords forever. >>58343722I'm unpopular for this opinion, but I actually dislike the Starship troopers movie because of how different it is from the book. The movie is literally a midwit's illiterate cope.
>>58332869Contact Harvest, Fall of Reach, First Strike and Ghosts of Onyx, following that, the Karen Travis trilogy is excellent and probably the best written books of all but needs background the others provide.
>>58343608The instant you hand over the Mk2 upgrade there’s a massacre of NCR troopers on the streets of Vegas, and it’s strongly implied he will annihilate them back to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Maybe he doesn’t want to take over California… *yet* but he sure ain’t friendly.
>>58334234>>58334456Based and Ceruleumpilled.
>>58344123>I'm unpopular for this opinionit's the most universal of takes for anyone who's read Heinlein>The movie is literally a midwit's illiterate copethe movie was a Paul Verhoeven original called "Bug Hunt" about a laughably fascist future government sending kids to kill bugs in a speciesist not!Vietnam R-rated blockbuster action gore extravaganzaalong the way a scriptwriter noted some similarities to the Starship Troopers novel and told Paul about it. the dude basically said "oh really? okay do whatever" and carried on filming his Bug Hunt movie. so they replaced some character names and tacked on the classroom scene and voila.
>>58338593>>58339124thank you!>>58344170>the Karen Travis trilogy is excellent and probably the best writtenI'm a big fan of her work and read everything she's put out except Wesshar Wars, but somehow I just have difficulty going through Kilo Five. It just doesn't instantly GRAB you like Hard Contact or Aspho Fields does.
>>58343608>picFuck, I even heard it in Rene's House voice. And then I heard it in his Odo voice.
>>58344182>The instant you hand over the Mk2 upgrade there’s a massacre of NCR troopers on the streets of VegasWat what game are you playing ? because I have never seen this in my over 1300 hours in NV or seen mention of it anywhere and I have done every route related to House>it’s strongly implied he will annihilate them back to the Sierra Nevada mountainsIts not implied anywhere?when did you last play NV ? as you're more delusional than a tranny
>>58344312That’s fair, I think I enjoyed Kilo Five so much because it gave me the psudo-CIA ONI shenanigans that I’m into and it’s great to see the story branch out into the UNSC being the biggest fish in the pond and the implications of such.
>>58343446He was very convincing.
>>58344123I have only seen clips of the movie and the RLM review. I'm sure the book is much better because it's Heinlein, but the alt view is the move is bad if you take it at face value. You are, supposedly, supposed to take it as a self aware portrayal of fascist propaganda. The whole movie is supposed to be show how this fascist civilization would see itself and show itself in a movie film. The problem with midwits is they respond to flashy fashy action and like it anyway.
EDF! EDF! EDF!
>>58344755Yeah I know but all that is still derived from the director being a retard that never actually read the book and assumed it was fascist propaganda. The physical movie itself is alright to me, I just hate the design behind it.
>>58344768TO SAVE OUR MOTHER EARTH FROM ANY ALIEN ATTACK
>>58322547PAC from BF2142
The Ukrainian military
>>58322547severe lack of Jihad in this thread
>>58322547And yes, i know they are likely the most ineffective ones in the thread.
>>58348005Great uniforms though.
>>58324366>Being this assblasted at a joke.te picaste
>>58323728>no one knows what its like. To be the bad man, to be the sad man. Behind blue eyes...
>>58346038NOTHING STOPS THE MAIL!
>>58341995Just in case you read this:The Fremen in Paul's Jihad were taught Bene Gesserit weirding way combat techniques, so that's how they won battles on other planets. His armies won wars in general because he held the Guild at hostage and so therefore controlled interstellar travel (so he ultimate mobility and economic power).Additionally, aside from native training in knife fighting and special Bene Gesserit training making the Fremen superior soldiers, they were superior because the practice of water discipline over generations bred them to be conscientious and ultra-disciplined, so the implication could be that they adopted other forms of combat expertly.But in my opinion it is a plothole that combat on Arrakis was knife melee like the rest of the galaxy - by foreigners like the Sardaukar as well as Fremen themselves. The Femen should basically have had 20th century warfare concepts with firearms etc.And also Fremen are literally mary sues.
>>58322547>tfw you have heavy machine guns, flamethrowers, chemical warfare artillery, genetically engineered cyborgs and tactical fucking nukes in a medieval setting
>>58342142Fremen are based on Circassian and Bedouin cultures, which are both pretty warlike.We forget what it's like for an entire people to live and breath both war and religious fanaticism from the cradle
Soon all of the Inner Sphere will belong to Clan Wolf
I love the foreign legion guys from Aquablue.
>>58348155>>58348110>>58342046imagine the pout of those lips wrapped around your cock, and the scowl on those noble eyebrows as you grab the back of her head and hold her in place as you fill her cheeks with cum, imagine that haughty patrician voice reduced to a forlorn whimper as you force her to swallow, and the heaving of those high full tits as she gasps for air while you brush those finely disheveled raven-black locks behind her ear and say "Well done, Baroness" and she whispers "thank you"truly the best army ITT
>>58334636why are there so much open fags on 4chan now?
>>58323700are there actual people shilling mandalorian itt??
>>58322547Say whatever you want about Star Wars, but you can’t deny that the clones, and especially ones such as the commando and ARC troopers, aren’t top tier /k/ino.
>>58335479>Read the EU.no
>>58342164DEADLY ANOMALIES, DANGEROUS MUTANTS, ANARCHISTS AND BANDITS. NONE OF THEM WILL STOP DUTY ON IT'S TRIUMPHANT MARCH TOWARDS SAVING THE PLANET.>THE WORLD FEARS THE ZONE'S EXPANSION, JOIN DUTY AND SAVE THE INNOCENTSTALKER, PROTECT THE WORLD FROM THE ZONE. JOIN DUTY.>FREE STALKERS, VETERANS AND HUNTERS, JOIN DUTY. PROTECTING THE WORLD FROM THE ZONE'S EVIL IS OUR COMMON GOAL.CHERNOBYL VETERANS, JOIN DUTY. WE HAVE A HUGE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THE WORLD FROM THE EXPANDING ZONE.
>>58323358BSAA is based, hound wolf squad is extremely gay, with Gucci coats especially. In games like ghost recon where you can customize your gear I usually just make hunk.
>>58330994Knowing modern Capcom they will completely drop the plot thread and never mention it again. They kind of already did with the rose dlc.
Technically not fictional but I like their look.
>>58322547GDI, Brotherhood of Nod, Frontier Militia.
>>58323260Based and VHS pilled
>>58330095MY. ASS. IS. HEAVY.
>>58323178They were just defending their planet and were winning
>>58330848Description of tanith sounded like some cybergoths to me when I read first book.>Abnormally white or pale>Black hair>Tattoos>Full black uniform>General purpose camo cloak(atac)>Straight silverI think their other gear is mentioned in passing>Grey flak jacket>Combat vestI have never seen any art on tanith that takes inspiration directly from books>>58330945Apparently first story was inspired by sven hassel
>>58352162Dammit they should have had a killzone where you play as the helghast, maybe even give a what if they won scenario but all we got was that shitty spin off Shadow Fall
>>58335286Why wasn't this guy in more stuff? he's the anti-Bruce Willis but they never go at it.
>>58336900unexpected lol>>58339106this is retarded>lots of pockets for any bits of tech he might come acrosspicrelmao
>>58328025Gigga based Idk if this counts since they're technically vehicles but the imperial knights are technically sentient and their own army
>>58322547Alternate US army from Möbius Front '83. I love how they're similar to our reality's US but just some things are off like FN FALs instead of M16s, M60A2 Starships as their MBT and lots of wheeled tanks with gun or ATGM variants.
>>58322547Systems Alliance, I love how they got around the whole dreadnought limit by just building carriers.
>>58323026Fuck I know the exact spot in that picture, wasted too many good years on that game to know that by heart.
I just they're neat
>>58322547United Nations Space Command (Halo)
>>58322590Utterly based. Was not expecting this level of class on this board.
>>58322971I fucking hate Dracs, their honor is a falsehood. You "Bushido Warrior" scum are no more trustworthy than Capellans.WE WILL NEVER FORGET KENTARES!
>>58335665ding a ling
>>58322547The Legion backed up by hullbusters.
>>58330095>earth saved in two days
>>58322547>tanks mounting battleship cannons>fuckhuge raygun tanks>satellite lasers>personal power armor with giant auto cannons>mechs ranging from spider mechs to kaiju fighting mechs>no concept of danger close>women are required to wear skimpy idol clothes >infantry will charge directly into alien horde with an m16 and a battle hymn Edf is the most based fictional army
>>58322547I love these adorable little rascals.
>>58335665I wonder if it's a Jap-anime-filtered corruption of Lloyd's Bell.
>>58323272I liked season 1 and 23 was shit though. The only good thing about 3 was when Bo Katan got inducted in the covert by the armorer.Other than that, shitty camera work, plot going everywhere and nowhere with multiple plotholes and just complete out of character writings
>>58322547bolo series was my gateway to military scifi. A Time to Kill was a personal favorite growing up.
>>58323116For me it’s the Imperial Army. Not Stormtroopers, I mean the guys getting thrown into incoming fire in plain ass gray uniforms and the setting equivalent of a plate carrierNu-SW is outright fucking based and I’m tiered of pretending it’s not. Can’t wait for Andor season 2 to have the Imps false-flag a mass shooting and start confiscating blasters only to realize how stupid an idea that is. Also really glad Mando S4 is just gonna go back to space gunslinger shit instead of whatever the fuck season 3 was
>>58323376I think their cybernetic augmentations are kinda neat, in a morbid curiosity kind of way.For example, those aren't goggles, those are cybernetic eyes plugged into ports installed in the eye sockets. Fucking horrifying but undeniably effective. Imagine being flashbang-proof with compact night vision built in. Elites probably have an advanced sensor suite to boot.
For me, it's the Empire.
>>58363583Episode 6 should have been on kashyyyk, getting btfo’d by wookies would have been far less embarrassing than ewoks lmao
>>58323026SMURFS AND BARNIES GO HOME
>>58330848Where can I find this annas archive or other WH40K books?
>>58363631Based and Tactical Superioritypilled
>>58363616That was the plan, but Lucas didn't have enough money for enough Wookie suits
>>58322547BATTALION WARS CHADS RISE UP, personally loved the Tundran troops but Brigadier Betty was a babe
>>58344170>the Karen Travis trilogyFucking garbage
>>58322993>>58323003Mechs are supposed to have round laser housings. The square ones are an invention of the video game studios that keep redesigning mechs arbitrarily.
>>58366098>entire army of modified tractorsHell, if things keep going how theyre going, this will probably be the russian army next year
>>58323309>the Titans get rekt by liberals and spacenoid terrorists to include a hyper war criminal >after the Titans fall Earth gets Colony Drop 2: Electric Boogaloo The only thing that the Titans did wrong was not nuke Zeon into oblivion.
>>58332738>third person shooter Hold up. A change in perspective dosen't mean that the game will be shit, but if they change the FORMULA (team based tactical shooter) then you should worry. >HaloRTS that became a FPS>Gears FPS that became a 3PS
>>58332318>>58335286>>58336900Are you picking this up?
>>58368489>arbitrarilyIt's called a face lift, which battletech desperately needed. The square lasers look way better than the not-a-cannon lasers
>>58368583>rts that became an fpsWait what?
>>58348586Yes but that doesn't really translate well when scaled up
>>58368634>>58368637Bungie originally started developing halo as an rts much like Myth
>>58332825>neo-liberal glownigger surveillance state>good Only the arrival of the Covenant turned the UNSC into the "good guys".>best option The UNSC fractures 75-100 years before the Covenant arrives, and the new human star nations force weapons technology forward from beyond canon level.
>>58332971>>58333076>defeated by plot armor and author fiat What Frank Herbert dosen't understand about anything is that the only thing living in harsh conditions does to a person is make them good at living in harsh conditions. The US utterly trashed the Taliban in every engagement and only political restrictions on policy prevented the US from turning Afghanistan into Jordan or Egypt.
>>58368903>The US utterly trashed the Taliban in every engagementOnly because the US Army hasn't forgotten the principle of "train hard fight easy", and the Taliban don't have a Muad'dib feeding them weapons and teaching them tactics and kungfu(Frank did however inadvertently predict the CIA giving the Mujahideen Stingers to shoot down Russian Hinds)Also the Middle East is not in fact Dune, which is turned to eleven with giant fucking sandworms and giant fucking sandstorms, which is where the "fi" part of sci-fi comes inFrank Herbert's military philosophy is basically a giant version of the picrel meme
>>58344755>low iq>cool gunfights and tits!>midwit >ackshully it's a satire of fascism >high iq>wow the Federation would be a cool place to live in Sargon and Arch both have the best reviews on Starship Troopers.
>>58368634>>58368637The OG Halo Combat Evolved (on Mac PC no less) was supposed to be a RTS, but during development the testers had so much fun with the vehicle physics that they said "hey what if instead of watching someone drive why don't WE do it?" And then for a short period of time they toyed with a third person view and finally a first person.
>>58369001>weaponsThe only weapons Paul brought were the house atomics, there were no other special weapons. >Kung fuOn any other world due to shield combat this would have turned the tide, but on Dune Holtzman tech would drive worms nuts, so nobody wore shields, and what should have happened, and would have made a far better book is Paul using his genetic memory to teach the Freman how to fight by ancient tactics.>Sardaukar show up>they charge the Fremen with swords>they get lit the fuck up by spessAK47's >the rest of the galaxy sees this as sorcery
>>58369185he also taught them to use rockets>aka Stingers lmao>On any other world due to shield combat this would have turned the tideit turned the tide anyway because Bene Gesserit can fight unshielded
"It didn't matter how hard they fought, it didn't matter at all."
>>58332664I loved doing missions with a without any ammo calldowns and using ballistic weapons. The feeling of going through all your weapons trying to make each shot count, hearing the tone of your gunfire go higher and higher, until the only thing you had left to beat off hordes of cyborgs and bugs was a bayonet and half a mag of pistol shots left is indescribable.
>>58332782Jesus christ Planetside 2 should die already, souless piece of shit game.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPJkM3uggc4
>>58322590>O' THE YEAR WAS 1778
>>58323116As the most loser retard that slurps up any and all star wars content, the mandalorian tv show fucking SUCKS. Where are the basilisk war droids disneyWHERE ARE MY FUCKING WAR DROIDS
>>58371012I want a basilisk war droid!
>>58371021You and me both brother
love me space marines
>>58323116>nu-Mandalorians Kill yourself
Game is a bit crappy (and expansions were extremely dogshit), but idea of a modern gladiator fight as part of military conflict was really good.
>>58322547The Gallian Army is definitely up there.
>>58372000Snipers and scouts are the only classes worth a shit. That game was horribly balanced and I love it
>>58371000Planetside 1 really needs to be remade by a competent studio
>>58350422TOTAL CLANKER DEATH