posted on Jul, 10 2004 @ 04:35 PM
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
A soldier capable of beating a 100 enemy soldiers You think they would try for something alittle more realistic. Even the spartans
back in the day were only as good as 10 men. They should try alittle harder with the propaganda
It's just propaganda, but it's possible. Sgt. Alvin York cleared a series of machine gun nests, took several prisoners, then an officer, and made
the officer order more Germans to surrender. I think he ended up with over 100. that was WWI. Several CMH recipients, specifically machine gunners,
have been credited with over 100 kills. I believe Gunnery Sergeant John Bassilone is among them. Bassilone's section of 2 crew served weapons and 4
men (if memory serves) killed several hundred japanese defending the airstrip, I think on Guadalcanal, but my memory is fuzzy, it might have
specifically been at Edson's Ridge on Guadalcanal- i hope thats not wrong.
In manuever warfare, you don't have to kill the enemy to defeat them either. 1 man can destroy a bridge, or laser-designate a fuel depot, and keep
1000 men from entering the fight in time. Read Rifleman Dodd: a single English soldier set out to stop an entire army in its tracks, and actually did
it, except that by the time he had succeeded his army had already won without him.
In my home town, just a couple of men could probably crush an army. bomb the aquaduct and the largest wells, then sabotage the railroad tracks, set
hide out by the freeway, in the pass coming into the valley, where you could destroy an incoming shipment of water. Men who haven't been drinking
water would be easy to bribe into neglecting their duties or handing over information too. You could probably get a clean shot at a general just by
waving gatorade in some poor grunt's face.
So for what it's worth, it's doable. You can't disrespect the enemy- you always have to expect the fight of your life, because sooner or later,
somebody just might give it to you.