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    A New Dawn: Interactive Recruitment Video

    The Defence Forces have created the world's first interactive recruitment video.

    Link to video.
    http://www.anewdawn.ie/

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    Damn you.Beat me to it.Was just about to post the Link.
    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    That's very well done, they've come a long way from the shitty music and the bebo video quality! The POV style was great it brings back memories from running around Davis, they skipped the venison burgers on the square after endex though
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    It said I'm a "Ross" what did everybody else get?
    To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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    I ran out of water at the top of the steps... No resup.
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    When did they get PEQs for the Mod 14s? Were they trial items or something that's just rolled out when they want people to look gucci?

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    Every time I pick the correct answer it picks the others answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge Magnet View Post
    When did they get PEQs for the Mod 14s? Were they trial items or something that's just rolled out when they want people to look gucci?
    LA5's borrowed from you know who for the purpose of making the video.Having said that the use of same also ties in with the board that is sitting at the moment
    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    you can lose when you play this?
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    Only by clicking the link at the end.


    Seriously, really well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat01 View Post
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    you can lose when you play this?
    Only by clicking the link at the end.
    That made my day!

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    It's a nice idea, but they could have done more with it. The choices are pretty simplistic, and they could have filmed things like "If we go through the minefield, what happens?" instead of simply saying "Wrong! We'll do this anyway).

    After all, there are usually no 'wrong' answers in combat, just more or less advisable courses of action.
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    True, but then we would be getting beyond a recruiting tool and creating a training tool...or a real game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat01 View Post
    True, but then we would be getting beyond a recruiting tool and creating a training tool...or a real game!
    The NZ army had such a game in the past as a recruiting tool. You had to cam up a LAV, place a section in defence, then run the scenario to see how well your efforts were. You also had to assemble a steyr correctly...
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    Pretty sure the Brits had this years ago. You had to assault through a compound in Afghanistan (without the killing bit) and pick up Intel and bomb making components and things like that.
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Ah sure the modern generation would know nothing about that stuff from history...
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    ah but there was no sheep... you must have sheep...

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