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Neyo Wargear

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In Topic: Poetry of a Wargear

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In Topic: Poetry of a Wargear

09 December 2019 - 03:01 PM

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In Topic: The Star Wars TV Show Topic: This Is The Way

08 December 2019 - 03:39 PM

Hey, question for the crowd:

Will we see a lightsaber in The Mandalorian this season?

I really don't think we will, but only time will tell.


In Topic: The Star Wars TV Show Topic: This Is The Way

07 December 2019 - 03:55 PM

So, I never talked about my thoughts on Chapter 4 of The Mandalorian.

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In Topic: The Star Wars TV Show Topic: This Is The Way

06 December 2019 - 02:46 PM

Just because I don't like the sequel trilogy doesn't automatically make me a bigot or sexist. How small minded of you.

 

But, I'll indulge you.

 

The fact that the main protagonist is such a competent combatant is because he was trained from a young age as a Mandalorian, a warrior culture/ religion. He has had at least a decade to do so, while not shown, it is still referenced by other characters and his backstory. Considering he is worthy of a full Beskar cuirass (though this also included vambraces and cuisse) and it was 'worthy of his station'. Rey doesn't have any of that. She just so happened to run in BB-8, obviously she can protect herself when Finn first sees her, she does manage to beat down two thugs, but with a quarterstaff, not a sword.

 

The second speeder bike was knocked out by Fennec Shand's blaster rifle, though it seems to have the firepower of a anti-materiel rifle (akin to a WWI or WWII anti-tank rifle). When she is being held at the base of the ridge/cliff, they never pan out far enough for the knocked out speeder bike to be seen. The Mandalorian got forcefully dismounted a fair distance.

 

Beskar would have been extremely expensive to mass produce. Even in the United State's military, the apex predator of this planet, doesn't outfit everyone with the best equipment. We have 3 million military personnel, there's not enough money to do so. If the US military were to downsize the military where that would be possible, we'd have a much smaller military. The best equipment is reserved for Special Forces, Navy SEALs or Army Delta Force because there is not many of them. It's a sad fact, but almost every military's equipment is created by the lowest bidder. Private companies can bid for contracts and even the US military tries to save money, thus with typically the lowest bid getting chosen to develop a new piece of ordnance or vehicle, there's less money to work with. Granted, the US military does have high standards, so our equipment is typically far superior to others, but it can't be the best. Now take the Galactic Empire, which would have a military force numbering in the billions to be able to enforce their will across a galaxy. How does that make logical sense?

 

The pit droids were harmless additions and make perfect sense since they're part of the technician's crew. While, them poking their heads over the sand dune wasn't the best idea considering they were hunting a sniper. They have to chance a look to make sure that she hasn't relocated and flanking them to get a clear kill shot.

 

With the two charging her at night on speeder bikes and firing illumination rounds into the air was perfectly viable. While driving straight on gives an easy target that steadily gets larger, she was skilled enough to probably be able to lead her shots to hit them and did prove her mettle by mobility killing the Mandalorian's vehicle. If the two were to take evasive maneuvering, they'd lose speed and cover more distance than needed to reach their quarry, so for them to charge straight down the middle was their best option. It's like tanks charging forward and firing white phosphorus or WP rounds to create a tactical smokescreen or using grenade launchers mounted on their turrets to fire smoke grenades that also deny line-of-sight and can even block laser lock-on's of various anti-tank guided missiles. Add to the fact that it was night, so the effectiveness of the illumination rounds were amplified. 

 

General George S. Patton's use of the Third Army and his various armored divisions, namely the Third Armored Division. The Third Armored Division was known as 'Spearhead' because they literally were the tip of the spear for most military actions. They would be at the forefront, charging into enemy territory because that's how Patton liked to fight. So, the Mandalorian and the rookie bounty hunter perfectly emulated General Patton's strategy.

 

Happy now?