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Posted 4/15/15 , edited 4/15/15
If you HAD to choose, which would you rather fight in?

"The Battle of Cannae"
Carthage vs. Roman Empire 216 BC
Length, 1 Day (August 2nd)
Casualties / 60,000

Weapons:
-Catapults
-Ballista
-War Elephants
-Chariots
-Cavalry
-War Dogs
-Round/Long Shield
-Archers
-Slingers
-Javelins
-Spears
-Swords
-Axes

"First Day of the Somme"
British Empire vs. Germany 1916 AD
Length, 1 Day (July 1st)
Casualties / 68,000

Weapons:
-Aircraft
-Tanks
-Poison Gas
-Artillery
-Mortars
-Cavalry
-Machine Guns
-Grenades
-Flame Throwers
-Bolt Action Rifles
-Service Pistols
-Bayonets
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Well, I speak already Latin and the Roman military was quite the amazing force back in the day. Not much could really compare. I'd have to go with that.
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Schmooples wrote:

Well, I speak already Latin and the Roman military was quite the amazing force back in the day. Not much could really compare. I'd have to go with that.


Same. Though I'd be afraid of the war elephants. Those things sound scary..
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Probably the first one. Both sounds like hell but I think I'm more likely to survive in the absence of bombs and rapid machine gun fire and poison gas.
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The battle of canae. I would kill everyone. I WOULD BE A FUCKING HERO.
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the first one definitely, after studying a bit of roman history, they were a force to be reckoned with. it also gives me the best chance of surviving lol.
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Regardless of my talents or abilities, I'm not part of any military. I'm totally untrained, drafted. I'm front lines.

I will flip a coin.

Coin is tails, I'm digging trenches in the second battle. I'm not bad with a shovel, I sure hope everybody else is digging like their life depends on it.
Posted 4/15/15 , edited 4/15/15
First one.

It just sounds more fun.Errr.. I mean epic. It sounds more epic.
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Too me, I'd rather get shot or blown up than stabbed or crushed by a giant ass rock... I have a gas mask that'll protect me from the poison gas.
Posted 4/15/15
I'm torn, but I think i'd go with the second one.

For the first option, I just do not want to be killed by a melee weapon or an animal. I don't know "factually" which is more painful, but those subjectively seem like more painful and gruesome deaths to me.

That's not to say that the second option is much more appealing. The poison gas, bayonets, flamethrowers,and explosives are particularly frightening. Again, since I don't know anything about combat, I think i'd rather get killed by something like that than something more "personal" like an angry man charging at me with a spear or sword.
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seekerperson7 wrote:

I'm torn, but I think i'd go with the second one.

For the first option, I just do not want to be killed by a melee weapon or an animal. I don't know "factually" which is more painful, but those subjectively seem like more painful and gruesome deaths to me.

That's not to say that the second option is much more appealing. The poison gas, bayonets, flamethrowers,and explosives are particularly frightening. Again, since I don't know anything about combat, I think i'd rather get killed by something like that than something more "personal" like an angry man charging at me with a spear or sword.
Lol, true. Most likely you and I will be one of the thousands who get machined gunned stepping out of the trenches. I'd rather die that way than by some guy sticking his gladius in my neck.

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The Battle of Cannae cuz of Rome Total War! x3 Lol
N cuz of dem archers ! Woot
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First Day of the Somme... if I get shot or blown up, it should be a relatively quicker death than by arrow or having limbs hacked off or mauled by dogs.
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2nd one, I have 0 training when it comes to close range weapon combat. But when it comes to long range weapons I'll surely be able to do something... I know my chances of surviving are -1% but atleast I won't be a bother while people slash eachothers throats next to me
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A-Eky wrote:

the first one definitely, after studying a bit of roman history, they were a force to be reckoned with. it also gives me the best chance of surviving lol.


Normally that may be true, but they lost the battle of Cannae. Badly. Hannibal's double-envelopment of their forces resulted in the majority of the Roman forces being slaughtered.
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