From: Cologne, Germany
ORIGINAL: Gil R.
Okay, as an ignoramus on such matters, what was wrong with the way the guys were carrying their tripods and other equipment?
Well I'll have to wait 'til the series will be available here, but Sarge probably criticized it because it looked unrealistic, I guess. A .30 cals tripod wasn't as clunky as a MG42 tripod, but I can't imagine they hugged these pods. I checked out one of the trailers again, and there's a scene where you can see them shouldering their 30 cals, indeed, that looks authentic though. There is original footage from the Philippines where you can see soldiers walking around like that too, means rather relaxed, even though they walked through Jap territory. Maybe that comes with the tropic environment.
When growing up I had a barber who had been stationed in Iceland during the war, so I agree that it wasn't Axis territory...
The most egregious part about the map was that it predicts Fall Blau and Stalingrad 6 months in advance.
I find these 2 details to be more disturbing, tbh. Considering the budget and effort behind the series, one would think that the funding should have been sufficient to hire qualified historians. I guess their accountants found a sector where they thought they could save some money and that it wouldn't do any harm to the project, eh?
< Message edited by GoodGuy -- 3/17/2010 12:14:45 PM >
General Anthony McAuliffe
December 22nd, 1944
"I've always felt that the AA (Alied Assault engine) had the potential to be [....] big."
8th of August, 2006