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2013-07-23 12:57:55 AM  
meh.
 
2013-07-23 03:19:43 AM  
It's been done.

cdn.uproxx.com

"Stormtropper"?
 
2013-07-23 03:37:18 AM  
Well, the Imperials did tend toward British accents, so....besides, I thought they were supposed to be recreating things that happened a long time ago....
 
2013-07-23 03:39:42 AM  
How is this a failure?
 
2013-07-23 03:42:18 AM  
Its not as bad as that time I showed up for the Battle of Hoth reenactment dressed in battle of hastings uniform.
 
2013-07-23 03:42:38 AM  
Now if it were a Femtrooper...

www.sithvixen.com

www.sithvixen.com

/hotter than Hoth
 
2013-07-23 03:49:53 AM  

turboke: Now if it were a Femtrooper...

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x567]

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x640]

/hotter than Hoth


That kind of shiat makes me puke.

The ENTIRE point of armor is protection first. Open midriff with a piercing and no helmet? Pig disgusting.
 
2013-07-23 03:51:24 AM  

doglover: turboke: Now if it were a Femtrooper...

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x567]

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x640]

/hotter than Hoth

That kind of shiat makes me puke.

The ENTIRE point of armor is protection first. Open midriff with a piercing and no helmet? Pig disgusting.


The femtroopers were for entertainment purposes only. Stormtroopers need a way to relax when they come back from battle.
 
2013-07-23 03:54:53 AM  
They're kind of being dicks in crashing another enthusiasts gathering.

I mean what if the English Heritage guys decided to show up and take a dump on one of their Star Wars Geek Conventions?

Not cool.
 
2013-07-23 03:55:53 AM  
www.theblindcard.com
 
2013-07-23 04:07:56 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: turboke: Now if it were a Femtrooper...

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x567]

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x640]

/hotter than Hoth

That kind of shiat makes me puke.

The ENTIRE point of armor is protection first. Open midriff with a piercing and no helmet? Pig disgusting.

The femtroopers were for entertainment purposes only. Stormtroopers need a way to relax when they come back from battle.


Aren't the stormtroopers all clones of the same guy? So any female storm trooper would be a sister to every single stormtrooper in existence.
 
2013-07-23 04:09:57 AM  

doglover: turboke: Now if it were a Femtrooper...

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x567]

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x640]

/hotter than Hoth

That kind of shiat makes me puke.

The ENTIRE point of armor is protection first. Open midriff with a piercing and no helmet? Pig disgusting.


TomD9938: They're kind of being dicks in crashing another enthusiasts gathering.

I mean what if the English Heritage guys decided to show up and take a dump on one of their Star Wars Geek Conventions?

Not cool.


They;'ve kind of already done that, only they're slapping on a couple of gears and old timey bike goggles and calling it steampunk.  Just saying.

If you're going to play make believe, you can't biatch when someone's else does too.
 
2013-07-23 04:10:04 AM  
Well.. at some point in cinematic history, Mark Hamill was one of the guys in a stormtrooper outfit on Tatooine looking through the desert for droids.  Saves money on actors that way.
 
2013-07-23 04:14:07 AM  

cwolf20: Well.. at some point in cinematic history, Mark Hamill was one of the guys in a stormtrooper outfit on Tatooine looking through the desert for droids.  Saves money on actors that way.


No way, dude. Everyone knows he's a little too short to be a stormtrooper.
 
2013-07-23 04:15:31 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Aren't the stormtroopers all clones of the same guy? So any female storm trooper would be a sister to every single stormtrooper in existence.


no, the cloning vats were destroyed sometime between 3 and 4. they resorted to general recruitment before 4 takes place.
 
2013-07-23 04:35:01 AM  
oh ha ha ha  everything on Fark is so funny.  oh ha ha ha ha ha
 
2013-07-23 04:44:17 AM  
Maybe I'm just drunk,  But I found this freaking hilarious.
 
2013-07-23 04:45:39 AM  

HotWingAgenda: AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: turboke: Now if it were a Femtrooper...

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x567]

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x640]

/hotter than Hoth

That kind of shiat makes me puke.

The ENTIRE point of armor is protection first. Open midriff with a piercing and no helmet? Pig disgusting.

The femtroopers were for entertainment purposes only. Stormtroopers need a way to relax when they come back from battle.

Aren't the stormtroopers all clones of the same guy? So any female storm trooper would be a sister to every single stormtrooper in existence.


Comfort femtroops. Kidnapped from various systems to serve the Imperial army.
 
2013-07-23 05:13:10 AM  

TomD9938: They're kind of being dicks in crashing another enthusiasts gathering.

I mean what if the English Heritage guys decided to show up and take a dump on one of their Star Wars Geek Conventions?

Not cool.


From the comments on that page :

"As you can see from the plastic beer glass the 95th sergeant is holding, the photo was taken at the evening get together, after the public had gone. People donning fancy dress for this is common, there was also a dalek, several lobsters, Captain America and a mob of 1920's gangsters and their molls. The evening social activities are a major attraction to re-enactors. "
 
2013-07-23 05:17:15 AM  
 
2013-07-23 05:42:13 AM  
He wasn't the only fictional character there

metrouk2.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-23 05:48:24 AM  

jamspoon: He wasn't the only fictional character there


metrouk2.files.wordpress.com

Forever alone
 
2013-07-23 05:51:57 AM  

LordOfThePings: It's been done.



"Stormtropper"?


Wait a minute. That's the same guy!
 
2013-07-23 06:01:17 AM  
"You said - and I quote - 'from any point in the history of the Empire'"
 
2013-07-23 06:01:51 AM  

Derp Du Jour: Wait a minute. That's the same guy!


That's... racist?
 
2013-07-23 06:11:14 AM  
nice headline subby

/woops, wrong costume guys, other one is in the wash
 
2013-07-23 06:25:16 AM  

doglover: turboke: Now if it were a Femtrooper...

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x567]

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x640]

/hotter than Hoth

That kind of shiat makes me puke.

The ENTIRE point of armor is protection first. Open midriff with a piercing and no helmet? Pig disgusting.


What's the armor supposd to protect them from? Not blasters, not explosions, hell Ewoks were able to kill them. If the armor is useless you may as well look good in it.
 
2013-07-23 06:29:30 AM  
Probably thought he'd get some more accurate weapons there.
 
2013-07-23 06:33:03 AM  

enry: doglover: turboke: Now if it were a Femtrooper...

What's the armor supposd to protect them from? Not blasters, not explosions, hell Ewoks were able to kill them. If the armor is useless you may as well look good in it.


Wookie penis.
 
2013-07-23 06:41:29 AM  

HotWingAgenda: AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: turboke: Now if it were a Femtrooper...

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x567]

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x640]

/hotter than Hoth

That kind of shiat makes me puke.

The ENTIRE point of armor is protection first. Open midriff with a piercing and no helmet? Pig disgusting.

The femtroopers were for entertainment purposes only. Stormtroopers need a way to relax when they come back from battle.

Aren't the stormtroopers all clones of the same guy? So any female storm trooper would be a sister to every single stormtrooper in existence.


Well they do shoot like inbred rednecks...
 
2013-07-23 07:08:22 AM  
I never told him I was from his future

/obscure?
 
2013-07-23 07:33:05 AM  

doglover: The ENTIRE point of armor is protection first.


Have you seen the movie?  I don't think that armor protects against anything seeing as how a single blaster hit still takes them out, so its more just a uniform than actual armor.  I think she's in the clear, plus....boobies.
 
2013-07-23 07:33:31 AM  

CheatCommando: Well they do shoot like inbred rednecks...


Actually, inbred rednecks generally shoot purdy good.  When whether you eat or not depends on your ability to put lead on target, that sort-of focuses you in a way that most people don't realize.
 
2013-07-23 07:34:52 AM  

dittybopper: CheatCommando: Well they do shoot like inbred rednecks...

Actually, inbred rednecks generally shoot purdy good.  When whether you eat or not depends on your ability to put lead on target, that sort-of focuses you in a way that most people don't realize.


Plus, their wifeousin will yell at them if they don't bring something home to feed the all the little banjo players running around the trailer.
 
2013-07-23 08:05:08 AM  

dittybopper: Actually, inbred rednecks generally shoot purdy good.


A Mr. B. Bunny would like to have a discussion with you about that.
 
2013-07-23 08:18:36 AM  

dittybopper: CheatCommando: Well they do shoot like inbred rednecks...

Actually, inbred rednecks generally shoot purdy good.  When whether you eat or not depends on your ability to put lead on target, that sort-of focuses you in a way that most people don't realize.


www.biography.com

Would like a word
 
2013-07-23 08:19:22 AM  

not5am: HotWingAgenda: Aren't the stormtroopers all clones of the same guy? So any female storm trooper would be a sister to every single stormtrooper in existence.

no, the cloning vats were destroyed sometime between 3 and 4. they resorted to general recruitment before 4 takes place.


Not only that, but clones take time to develop.  The Empire nationalized a number of local/regional military academies such as Carida, Anaxes, Arkanis, and turned them into Imperial training facilities.  By the time of Episode IV, it was estimated that 1/3 of all stormtroopers were clones; it apparently was one of the few sources of discord within the Stormtrooper Corps, since the clones thought the recruited were inferior.
 
2013-07-23 08:23:38 AM  

CheatCommando: dittybopper: Actually, inbred rednecks generally shoot purdy good.

A Mr. B. Bunny would like to have a discussion with you about that.


Surely you're not talking about Elmer Fudd, millionaire?  'Cause he owns a mansion and a yacht.

Must be talking about Curt and Pun'kinhead Martin.
 
2013-07-23 08:27:55 AM  

enry: dittybopper: CheatCommando: Well they do shoot like inbred rednecks...

Actually, inbred rednecks generally shoot purdy good.  When whether you eat or not depends on your ability to put lead on target, that sort-of focuses you in a way that most people don't realize.

[www.biography.com image 402x402]

Would like a word


upload.wikimedia.org

Wishes that inbred Southern rednecks couldn't shoot.
 
2013-07-23 08:28:38 AM  
any time I want to like star wars again, there's stuff like this to check out. it reminds me of why I don't like star wars all over again.

good job, nerds.
 
2013-07-23 08:28:47 AM  

enry: dittybopper: CheatCommando: Well they do shoot like inbred rednecks...

Actually, inbred rednecks generally shoot purdy good.  When whether you eat or not depends on your ability to put lead on target, that sort-of focuses you in a way that most people don't realize.

[www.biography.com image 402x402]

Would like a word


It's pretty easy to do well against the litany of under-achievers coming onto your home turf.  McClellan, Pope, Burnside, and Hooker weren't exactly the strongest of military leaders.  And then when he tried to go on the offensive, the first time it accomplished nothing and the second time it ended badly.
 
2013-07-23 08:34:28 AM  

TomD9938: They're kind of being dicks in crashing another enthusiasts gathering.

I mean what if the English Heritage guys decided to show up and take a dump on one of their Star Wars Geek Conventions?


Having been to many Star Wars conventions, I already know exactly what the response would be: "Can I get a photo with you?  Here, pretend like you're running me through with your long sword."

legion_of_doo: any time I want to like star wars again, there's stuff like this to check out. it reminds me of why I don't like star wars all over again.

good job, nerds.


Sounds like the fanbase is really missing out.
 
2013-07-23 08:41:18 AM  
Given their demonstrated vulnerability to arrows and spears, it doesn't seem like a place a stormtrooper would want to be.
 
2013-07-23 08:54:56 AM  

turboke: Now if it were a Femtrooper...

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x567]

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x640]

/hotter than Hoth


Mammaries! or fare thee well!
 
2013-07-23 08:54:57 AM  

dittybopper: Plus, their wifeousin will yell at them if they don't bring something home to feed the all the little banjo players running around the trailer.


As a West Virginian I take offense to this. First off, we do not use the term wifeousin. We call them kiss'n cousins. Secondly there is absolutely no running in the trailer. Them lil turd factories could trip over one of my rifles and possibly cause damage to the rifle.

/I kid I kid
//I have no children
 
2013-07-23 09:07:33 AM  

Moodock: dittybopper: Plus, their wifeousin will yell at them if they don't bring something home to feed the all the little banjo players running around the trailer.

As a West Virginian I take offense to this. First off, we do not use the term wifeousin. We call them kiss'n cousins. Secondly there is absolutely no running in the trailer. Them lil turd factories could trip over one of my rifles and possibly cause damage to the rifle.

/I kid I kid
//I have no children


Like a redneck would own a gun too fragile to drop....
 
2013-07-23 09:17:31 AM  
Somebody had to mow the grass

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-23 09:21:06 AM  

dittybopper: CheatCommando: Well they do shoot like inbred rednecks...

Actually, inbred rednecks generally shoot purdy good.  When whether you eat or not depends on your ability to put lead on target, that sort-of focuses you in a way that most people don't realize.


Yeah.  It's why I worry more about getting shot in Baltimore rather out in Washington County MD.  I don't really have any enemies, so I don't worry about the bullet with my name on it so much as the Baltimore-style bullet addressed to "occupant".  Those guys have zero marksmanship skills, and I don't want to get shot because I'm standing within 30 feet of someone.

They need to start teaching marksmanship in the Balt Co public school system pronto.
 
2013-07-23 09:31:11 AM  

fireclown: dittybopper: CheatCommando: Well they do shoot like inbred rednecks...

Actually, inbred rednecks generally shoot purdy good.  When whether you eat or not depends on your ability to put lead on target, that sort-of focuses you in a way that most people don't realize.

Yeah.  It's why I worry more about getting shot in Baltimore rather out in Washington County MD.  I don't really have any enemies, so I don't worry about the bullet with my name on it so much as the Baltimore-style bullet addressed to "occupant".  Those guys have zero marksmanship skills, and I don't want to get shot because I'm standing within 30 feet of someone.

They need to start teaching marksmanship in the Balt Co public school system pronto.


Ironically, if instead of putting gang-bangers in prison we taught them basic marksmanship, there would be both fewer gang-bangers, and fewer innocent bystander casualties.  Win-win!
 
2013-07-23 09:33:55 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: jamspoon: He wasn't the only fictional character there

[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 850x560]

Forever alone


Someone dressed as Captain America being there would have been more amusing.
 
2013-07-23 09:48:31 AM  
I'm reminded of the "TV Nation" segments in which Civil War reenactors performed the "Battle of Saigon" ("git back, boys! Chopper's full!"), and the "Battle of Hiroshima" (B-29 flies overhead, loud boom, everyone dies).
 
mhd
2013-07-23 10:15:09 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-23 10:18:05 AM  
I don't see a single person there in period armor, so I'm not sure what the other reenactors could complain about. That's a 15th century barbute, that other guy is wearing a 13th-14th centure basinet, etc.
 
2013-07-23 10:27:16 AM  
I was at a WWII reenactment a few years back and one doofus showed up in his full 2003 Coast Guard "boarding uniform". He was a total dork and that's really saying something at a reenactment. Turns out he was reserve and was trying to play big tough guy for the crowd. Farthest he ever went from home was Lake Michigan.
 
2013-07-23 10:39:53 AM  

UNC_Samurai: not5am: HotWingAgenda: Aren't the stormtroopers all clones of the same guy? So any female storm trooper would be a sister to every single stormtrooper in existence.

no, the cloning vats were destroyed sometime between 3 and 4. they resorted to general recruitment before 4 takes place.

Not only that, but clones take time to develop.  The Empire nationalized a number of local/regional military academies such as Carida, Anaxes, Arkanis, and turned them into Imperial training facilities.  By the time of Episode IV, it was estimated that 1/3 of all stormtroopers were clones; it apparently was one of the few sources of discord within the Stormtrooper Corps, since the clones thought the recruited were inferior.


Yeah, if they were all clones you wouldn't have the really tall one that hit his head coming through the door in ANH.
 
2013-07-23 10:47:19 AM  
Strangely absent: Daleks. You know they were there.

4.bp.blogspot.com

/Couldn't find a really good one with period troops.
 
2013-07-23 10:55:58 AM  

Strega: I don't see a single person there in period armor, so I'm not sure what the other reenactors could complain about. That's a 15th century barbute, that other guy is wearing a 13th-14th centure basinet, etc.


You sound SCAdian.....
 
2013-07-23 11:06:13 AM  

Strega: I don't see a single person there in period armor, so I'm not sure what the other reenactors could complain about. That's a 15th century barbute, that other guy is wearing a 13th-14th centure basinet, etc.


Shouldn't you be in PA?
 
2013-07-23 11:07:49 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Strega: I don't see a single person there in period armor, so I'm not sure what the other reenactors could complain about. That's a 15th century barbute, that other guy is wearing a 13th-14th centure basinet, etc.

You sound SCAdian.....


I always notice barbutes because I wore one during my time in the SCA. That lasted until my pinkie knuckle got broken by a guy who turned out to be an amateur blacksmith (thus strong as an ox). I decided tennis was safer.
 
2013-07-23 11:19:12 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-23 11:27:13 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Strega: I don't see a single person there in period armor, so I'm not sure what the other reenactors could complain about. That's a 15th century barbute, that other guy is wearing a 13th-14th centure basinet, etc.

You sound SCAdian.....


These are reenactors.  The SCA is a medieval-themed sexual dysfunction LARP.
 
2013-07-23 11:29:57 AM  
No Space Marines? I am disapoint.

img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-07-23 11:32:03 AM  
Does anyone ever call these guys cos-players to their faces?
/that would be hilarious
 
2013-07-23 11:46:06 AM  

Abuse Liability: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 640x386]


That is the best pic ever.  I can't tell who is invading whom's function.  Also, why does Alex Lifeson have a lightsabre?

Abuse Liability: Does anyone ever call these guys cos-players to their faces?
/that would be hilarious


I refer to SCA'ers as LARPERs.  Does that count?
 
2013-07-23 12:18:19 PM  

fireclown: Also, why does Alex Lifeson have a lightsabre?


Are you implying somehow that he would be unworthy?
 
2013-07-23 01:31:23 PM  

UNC_Samurai: DjangoStonereaver: Strega: I don't see a single person there in period armor, so I'm not sure what the other reenactors could complain about. That's a 15th century barbute, that other guy is wearing a 13th-14th centure basinet, etc.

You sound SCAdian.....

These are reenactors.  The SCA is a medieval-themed sexual dysfunction LARP.


You say that as if its a bad thing.....

/Former citizen of Settmor Swamp in the East Kingdom here.
 
2013-07-23 02:10:41 PM  

weasil: fireclown: Also, why does Alex Lifeson have a lightsabre?

Are you implying somehow that he would be unworthy?


No, just assuming a weapon that badass would be illegal in Canada.
 
2013-07-23 02:13:46 PM  
ts4.mm.bing.net
Not as bad as these clowns at the Midway reenactment.
 
2013-07-23 02:32:02 PM  

doglover: turboke: Now if it were a Femtrooper...

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x567]

[www.sithvixen.com image 427x640]

/hotter than Hoth

That kind of shiat makes me puke.

The ENTIRE point of armor is protection first. Open midriff with a piercing and no helmet? Pig disgusting.


Actually, the entire point of that kind of armor is eye-candy. In other words...

firedaily.com
 
2013-07-23 02:46:04 PM  
Kevin, Goddamn it!
 
2013-07-23 03:31:52 PM  

UNC_Samurai: not5am: HotWingAgenda: Aren't the stormtroopers all clones of the same guy? So any female storm trooper would be a sister to every single stormtrooper in existence.

no, the cloning vats were destroyed sometime between 3 and 4. they resorted to general recruitment before 4 takes place.

Not only that, but clones take time to develop.  The Empire nationalized a number of local/regional military academies such as Carida, Anaxes, Arkanis, and turned them into Imperial training facilities.  By the time of Episode IV, it was estimated that 1/3 of all stormtroopers were clones; it apparently was one of the few sources of discord within the Stormtrooper Corps, since the clones thought the recruited were inferior.


Even though the Prequels turn Obi Wan into a complete liar, one thing he said becomes true: "only Imperial Stormtroopers could be so precise." Yes, because he's been out of the loop for 18 years and is used tClone troopers, who were pretty good.
 
2013-07-23 03:53:13 PM  

fireclown: weasil: fireclown: Also, why does Alex Lifeson have a lightsabre?

Are you implying somehow that he would be unworthy?

No, just assuming a weapon that badass would be illegal in Canada.


Thank you for the clarification, and I apologise for doubting your motives.
 
2013-07-23 04:06:59 PM  

Fano: UNC_Samurai: not5am: HotWingAgenda: Aren't the stormtroopers all clones of the same guy? So any female storm trooper would be a sister to every single stormtrooper in existence.

no, the cloning vats were destroyed sometime between 3 and 4. they resorted to general recruitment before 4 takes place.

Not only that, but clones take time to develop.  The Empire nationalized a number of local/regional military academies such as Carida, Anaxes, Arkanis, and turned them into Imperial training facilities.  By the time of Episode IV, it was estimated that 1/3 of all stormtroopers were clones; it apparently was one of the few sources of discord within the Stormtrooper Corps, since the clones thought the recruited were inferior.

Even though the Prequels turn Obi Wan into a complete liar, one thing he said becomes true: "only Imperial Stormtroopers could be so precise." Yes, because he's been out of the loop for 18 years and is used tClone troopers, who were pretty good.


They seemed pretty accurate on Hoth.

/it also helps when all the main players have Improved Dodge and area debuffs
 
2013-07-23 04:17:22 PM  

stuffy: [ts4.mm.bing.net image 217x170]
Not as bad as these clowns at the Midway reenactment.


That was Pearl Harbor, and I'm getting a kick, etc...

I played in a scenario this weekend at Historicon for that movie - the premise was that the time storm didn't show up and they didn't have to recall the fighters.

sphotos-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net

We sank five of the six carriers (Hiryu got through unscathed), sank the Hiei, crippled the Kirishima, and shot down about half of the aircraft - but we finally lost the Nimitz to surface fire.  Not bad, though - a tactical loss but a major strategic victory for the Allies.
 
2013-07-23 04:20:55 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Fano: UNC_Samurai: not5am: HotWingAgenda: Aren't the stormtroopers all clones of the same guy? So any female storm trooper would be a sister to every single stormtrooper in existence.

no, the cloning vats were destroyed sometime between 3 and 4. they resorted to general recruitment before 4 takes place.

Not only that, but clones take time to develop.  The Empire nationalized a number of local/regional military academies such as Carida, Anaxes, Arkanis, and turned them into Imperial training facilities.  By the time of Episode IV, it was estimated that 1/3 of all stormtroopers were clones; it apparently was one of the few sources of discord within the Stormtrooper Corps, since the clones thought the recruited were inferior.

Even though the Prequels turn Obi Wan into a complete liar, one thing he said becomes true: "only Imperial Stormtroopers could be so precise." Yes, because he's been out of the loop for 18 years and is used tClone troopers, who were pretty good.

They seemed pretty accurate on Hoth.

/it also helps when all the main players have Improved Dodge and area debuffs


Truthfully, the stormtroopers were pretty effective whenever they weren't shooting at the main characters.
 
2013-07-23 04:23:44 PM  
Not sure how people started arguing about whether inbred rednecks can shoot or not, but I can attest to the fact that they can, in fact, shoot quite well.

Shooting a rifle or shotgun is not the same as playing baseball, or hockey or football.  You don't need to be athletic or smart in order to become proficient at shooting a firearm. Just takes practice shooting the damn thing.

They don't call it the great equalizer for no reason...instead of needing to be physically fit and coordinated enough to swing a sword or stab a pike, you just point and shoot.
 
2013-07-23 04:26:47 PM  

Strega: DjangoStonereaver: Strega: I don't see a single person there in period armor, so I'm not sure what the other reenactors could complain about. That's a 15th century barbute, that other guy is wearing a 13th-14th centure basinet, etc.

You sound SCAdian.....

I always notice barbutes because I wore one during my time in the SCA. That lasted until my pinkie knuckle got broken by a guy who turned out to be an amateur blacksmith (thus strong as an ox). I decided tennis was safer.


Check out Warband (for PC), it's a few years old, was on sale for $10 on the STEAM summer sale.  It's got a great mod for it called c-rpg, which is what runs a game mode called "Strategus" where you have some massive battles. 

There are weapons in the game from about the 12th to 16th century.
 
2013-07-23 04:56:55 PM  

Fano: Truthfully, the stormtroopers were pretty effective whenever they weren't shooting at the main characters.


Plot armor is pretty hard to defeat with a blaster.
 
2013-07-23 05:07:25 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Fano: Truthfully, the stormtroopers were pretty effective whenever they weren't shooting at the main characters.

Plot armor is pretty hard to defeat with a blaster.


Curious question: who was the John Connor of the Star Wars universe? I'm at a loss to understand why (other than the Emperor loves casualties) the huge droid armies of the Clone Wars are dismantled and shut down. I know there was a ban on assassin droids at some point, although IG-88 isn't shot on sight, so who knows. It seems like an army of Jango Fett clones requires a lot more work in terms of logistics than just tossing a few billion robots at whatever problem you have.
 
2013-07-23 06:12:27 PM  
At least he could fit in a tight costume, unlike 300lbs War of the Roses Bloke shown below.
 
2013-07-23 07:16:02 PM  

Fano: Mad_Radhu: Fano: Truthfully, the stormtroopers were pretty effective whenever they weren't shooting at the main characters.

Plot armor is pretty hard to defeat with a blaster.

Curious question: who was the John Connor of the Star Wars universe? I'm at a loss to understand why (other than the Emperor loves casualties) the huge droid armies of the Clone Wars are dismantled and shut down. I know there was a ban on assassin droids at some point, although IG-88 isn't shot on sight, so who knows. It seems like an army of Jango Fett clones requires a lot more work in terms of logistics than just tossing a few billion robots at whatever problem you have.


I'm guessing you had a lot of people start whining about drones and how terrible it was to kill people with robots.
 
2013-07-23 08:26:45 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Fano: Mad_Radhu: Fano: Truthfully, the stormtroopers were pretty effective whenever they weren't shooting at the main characters.

Plot armor is pretty hard to defeat with a blaster.

Curious question: who was the John Connor of the Star Wars universe? I'm at a loss to understand why (other than the Emperor loves casualties) the huge droid armies of the Clone Wars are dismantled and shut down. I know there was a ban on assassin droids at some point, although IG-88 isn't shot on sight, so who knows. It seems like an army of Jango Fett clones requires a lot more work in terms of logistics than just tossing a few billion robots at whatever problem you have.

I'm guessing you had a lot of people start whining about drones and how terrible it was to kill people with robots.

More likely Palpatine figured it was easier to gain control of a droid army than to get an entire unit of humans/clones to defect or turn traitor.
 
2013-07-23 10:58:18 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Fano: Truthfully, the stormtroopers were pretty effective whenever they weren't shooting at the main characters.

Plot armor is pretty hard to defeat with a blaster.


they were pretty accurate to not hit the targets they were trying to direct route to, so that the main characters could "escape" so they could be followed back to the rebel base..
they even made sure to fall down comically when hit with blaster fire and play dead.

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!
 
2013-07-23 11:41:22 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Mad_Radhu: Fano: Truthfully, the stormtroopers were pretty effective whenever they weren't shooting at the main characters.

Plot armor is pretty hard to defeat with a blaster.

they were pretty accurate to not hit the targets they were trying to direct route to, so that the main characters could "escape" so they could be followed back to the rebel base..
they even made sure to fall down comically when hit with blaster fire and play dead.

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!


This also. They put up a pretty believable fight on the Death Star. that takes a lot of courage to kayfabe against people trying to kill you. they also did pretty well against the Ewoks until Chewie got the ATST.
 
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