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    (Original post by jmettam)
    Yes definitely playing games has been proven to increase your reaction time and sharpen your reflexes and it teaches you about operating weapons and some games even help with other things like stealth and focus which are very helpful in the battlefield
    reflexes, yes, but I do not remember ever playing a game that taught mew about weapons maintenance, or even correct operation, for the most part they seem to tell me to point my gun towards the enemy and run at them holding down the trigger.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    reflexes, yes, but I do not remember ever playing a game that taught mew about weapons maintenance, or even correct operation, for the most part they seem to tell me to point my gun towards the enemy and run at them holding down the trigger.
    Nor movement, concealment, digging in... And sitting on a sofa scoffing crisps is hardly preparing you for 12 hours of sprints...
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Nor movement, concealment, digging in... And sitting on a sofa scoffing crisps is hardly preparing you for 12 hours of sprints...
    Indeed, and the stealth element is largely "follow the npc and hide behind a tree"
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    We have the advantage of having a smaller, tighter knit, and better (historically) established army/navy, and a societal history/tradition of better discipline/natural predisposition toward hierarchy and related class structures. We also have the advantage of not being expected to play 'World Police' in the modern era. It's unsurprising, then, that our armed forces are generally viewed as being more professional + ours are arguably the most professional/effective in the world so to say the US isn't quite up to the same standard isn't necessarily a damning indictment. Some US army personnel are absolute cowboys, for sure, but I have it on good information that many are pretty decent soldiers, with good fighting spirit
    In the first Gulf War more Brits were killed by Yanks than by Iraqis. THAT is a damning statement. They have fighting spirit sure, but for their size they are crap.
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    I beat Call of Duty World at War on veteran and on a good day can be scarily accurate with the snipers in multiplayer
    IRL I would probs be in the bottom 0.1% or so in terms of soldiering ability
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    I remember watching on TV Colin Mcrae play a gamer at his own game. He lost.
    lol some games are unrealistic but they are becoming more realistic now
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    In the first Gulf War more Brits were killed by Yanks than by Iraqis. THAT is a damning statement
    Allied campaigns always result in blue on blue, but they did have a lot to learn in that conflict, for sure. Fair to say they've botched many operations over the past century but they do usually learn from their mistakes and innovate better ways of executing battle plans

    They have fighting spirit sure, but for their size they are crap
    I dunno man, they were pretty potent in WWII, both gulf wars and Afghanistan. Their power, and technological, capabilities are still right up there
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    Allied campaigns always result in blue on blue, but they did have a lot to learn in that conflict, for sure. Fair to say they've botched many operations over the past century but they do usually learn from their mistakes and innovate better ways of executing battle plans
    True, but that much blue on blue is too much

    I dunno man, they were pretty potent in WWII, both gulf wars and Afghanistan. Their power, and technological, capabilities are still right up there
    I never said they weren't - but considering their size and the fact we help with their training, they should be at a better standard

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    True, but that much blue on blue is too much



    I never said they weren't - but considering their size and the fact we help with their training, they should be at a better standard

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    I think it's extremely difficult to compare the overall and operational effectiveness of a military, at least from the outside as an observer.

    We have think tanks that are often composed of retired members that do this sort of thing, and even they don't often compare military powers like this, analyse and evaluate maybe, but to outright compare?
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    I think it's extremely difficult to compare the overall and operational effectiveness of a military, at least from the outside as an observer.

    We have think tanks that are often composed of retired members that do this sort of thing, and even they don't often compare military powers like this, analyse and evaluate maybe, but to outright compare?
    True, but there's some obvious points sometimes
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    I've got a 4KD on CoD. I don't think I'd be able to even load a gun in real life.
    Does that answer your question?
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    In the first Gulf War more Brits were killed by Yanks than by Iraqis. THAT is a damning statement. They have fighting spirit sure, but for their size they are crap.
    It's certainly damning for the Iraqis.
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    (Original post by SmashConcept)
    It's certainly damning for the Iraqis.
    Let's be fair to the Iraqis though - they just didn't have the equipment even if they had known how to use it
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Nor movement, concealment, digging in... And sitting on a sofa scoffing crisps is hardly preparing you for 12 hours of sprints...
    To be fair, they can teach about concealment, as long as your opponent doesn't have an aimbot or wallhack. Sniping is so more more satisfying when done properly. Of course everyone then complains about you "camping". Well yes, that would be the point!

    It definitely doesn't teach about weapons though. I have a manual for that.
 
 
 
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