Genesis of the Field Artillery




 
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Boots
 
December 29th, 2003  
Gunner13
 
 

Topic: Genesis of the Field Artillery


To all those who may be offended by this: You have thin skin - this is a joke!

Genesis of the Field Artillery

In the beginning, there was chaos, and the chaos was the Infantry, the Queen of Battle. However, the Queen was alone. And fear was with the Infantry, so she cried out unto the Lord saying, "Lord, save us for we are afraid!"

And the Lord heard her grunts and set some of the Infantry on beasts of burden, and these He called Cavalry, and the Cavalry became Armor. And when the Lord saw what He had done, He laughed saying, "Well, you can't win them all!"

As time passed, the Infantry and the Armor again cried out unto the Lord saying, "Lord, save us, for we are afraid." The Lord heard their cries and decided to end their weeping.

The Lord said unto them, "I shall send unto you a race of men noble in heart and spirit." And the Lord created the Field Artillery, and named them the King of Battle. And the Lord said unto the Infantry and the Armor, "When it is dark, the King shall light your way. And when you need smoke, there shall be smoke, and when you need it to rain down death and destruction upon the enemy, you shall have it."

And the Lord gave the King big guns and big bullets. And the Infantry and the Armorr were jealous, for they had none. And the Lord gave the Field Artillery rockets and missiles and nukes. And when the Infantry and the Armor saw this, they fell to their knees in awesome wonder, saying surely the Lord is on the side of the Field Artillery, the King of Battle.

And the Lord said, "CHECK!"

And now abide Infantry, Armorand Artillery, but the greatest of these is the FIELD ARTILLERY! 8)
January 1st, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Amen....
January 1st, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
What are we gonna do with you two
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Boots
January 1st, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
Umm, accept us as we are - as we do all the other branches?
January 2nd, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Just Joshing you buddy, It's greta you guys are passionate for what you do
January 2nd, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
Of course and so am I (joshing that is) :!:

Passionate for what I do? Most certainly, or I would not have stuck with it for all these years - 22, in fact, later this very month.

An Army of One is just a recruiting slogan - we all need each other to get the job done (except the bureaucrats who always find a way to say NO!)
January 2nd, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Hoah!
January 2nd, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
Bureaucracy kept Patton for crushing the Germans months before the Russians and possibly averting the Cold War. Bureaucrats should not be apart of wars they wont fight in.
January 2nd, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
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Bureaucracy kept Patton for crushing the Germans months before the Russians and possibly averting the Cold War. Bureaucrats should not be apart of wars they wont fight in.
Thats how the story goes, as far as Ike and Monty were concerned, but remember that Patton did spread his guys out farther then the supply line could support him.
January 2nd, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
Only because bureaucracy wouldn't give him the supplies he needed to get to Berlin. They are the ones that cut his supplies and killed a bunch of his men when they got stuck with nowhere to retreat to.