Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Difference between the Infantry, the Armoured and the Artillery in the Army....



The Difference between the Infantry, the Armoured and the Artillery in the army........

HAPPINESS IS . . .

Infantry: A good rifle
Armoured: A big tank
Artillery: A loud boom

UPON HEARING FIREWORKS:

Infantry: Cool, just like a live fire exercise
Armoured: Not loud enough
Artillery: Fireworks? What fireworks?

OTHER TRADES:

Infantry: Waste of rations
Armoured: Waste of rations
Artillery: Waste of rations

IDEA OF FUN:

Infantry: Not having to "pepper-pot" an entire grid square before the
objective
Armoured: Racing across a grid square on "full stab"
Artillery: Leveling a grid square

FAVOURITE SONG:

Infantry: "Ballad of the Green Beret"
Armoured: "Purple Haze"
Artillery: Anything, just play it LOUD!

BIGGEST LUXURY IN THE FIELD:

Infantry: Engineers blowing trenches for them with C4
Armoured: Grunts to dig their trenches for them
Artillery: Cable

A LONG ROUTE MARCH WITH FULL KIT:

Infantry: 20 clicks
Armoured: From the hangars to the tank
Artillery: What's a route march?

OFFICERS:

Infantry: Are morons and should stay away from the trench lines
Armoured: Are morons and should stay out of the vehicles
Artillery: Are morons and should stay away from the gun lines

FAVOURITE MODE OF TRANSPORTATION:

Infantry: Anything but walking
Armoured: Tanks. Tanks. Tanks. TankstankstankstanksTANKS!
Artillery: Don't you have to move around to require transport?

BIGGEST GRIPE IN THE FIELD:

Infantry: The weather
Armoured: Coffee maker in tank not working
Artillery: Only having basic cable

BREAKFAST IN THE FIELD:

Infantry: I don't care what it is, just so long as I can sit down to eat it
Armoured: Hot coffee and rum with a beer chaser
Artillery: Eggs over easy, crispy bacon, sausages, toast and fresh coffee

48 comments:

  1. That was awesome! Leveling a grid square. Where do I sign up?

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  2. Brilliant, although I was under the impression that all hard pressed infantry love the artillery!

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  3. Excellent! Ex infantryman myself and I can agree with most of it apart from the song. More of a metallica fan myself ;0)

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  4. I think I got about half of all that - funny!

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  5. I've leveled a few grid squares here and there also play music, TV, and everything else very loud...yup I'm a retired gun bunny...)

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  6. Armoured: Tanks. Tanks. Tanks. TankstankstankstanksTANKS! Good stuff.

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  7. Excellent! Difference between the (British)army and the RAF? The Army digs in, the RAF checks in.

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  8. Artillery: Cable
    LOVE IT!

    What about the air force? Do a post for them too! Please?
    Oh, and on the topic, do you have fighters and bombers in your wargaming collection?

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  9. this is the 4th time i've tried to leave a comment and my computer is really fecked up right now. i can't use caps or the bloody starts spewing gibberish.

    civilian-hand me the remote and while you're up, get me a kabob.

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    1. Anne: I hate when the keyboard has a mind of its own.

      Lurker: Howdy Hello to you :-)

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  10. Brilliant, really brilliant. As an old infantryman, I agree with all the points of the "Queen of Battles" (the Infantry!!!).

    Very nice.

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  11. Nice one Fran!! I liked the Coffee maker not working, made me chuckle! Unlike you!

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  12. Great stuff Fran! As an ex tanker happiness is having the wash rack behind you and finished especially if you were manoeuvring in European red clay!

    Christopher

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  13. Goota be the artillery for me... Still love that line from Good Morning Vietnam; "Anything just play it loud!"

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  14. I'm not sure if I would rather be in the artillery or in the armoured section. I love big explosions so either would do really.

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  15. poor infantry always has to walk.... not that I feel sorry for any of them...

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  16. this is so close to being 100% true. I was Cav attatched to mech. infantry units. I was ina HMMWV, but still did my fair share of dismounted patrols. They absolutely suck.

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  17. I salute you, General, Sir!

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  18. I'm amused. This post made me smile.

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  19. You made my day, Fran!
    As a former artilleryman I must absolutely agree!

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  20. Ha! Beauty.. nice list here..

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  21. Would like to apply for Artillary role.

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  22. I'd go with armored, like hiding behind a big tank

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  23. Infantry is tough,Armor is cool but, as we used to say in the artillery "don't get close to it, just make it go away!" or never send a man where a 100lb HE love letter will do! ;-)

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  24. Good post, I'm joining the Artillery.

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  25. Main difference...infantry are best:-D
    Cheers
    paul

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    1. paul I think that even though they are the best, it's nicer to be the artillary

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  26. Good post...

    "Even the summit of Mt. Everest would flood if someone ordered infantry to dig in on it"

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  27. nice share dude for be i will go with armored also

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