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I use a rubber M9 as a bayonet on then end of my R4 and before that I had a cold steel knife taped to it.

 

I've gotten a kill with it and its just a simple prod in the plate carrier, probably safer than the end of the barrel. Never had any complaints about it and the M9 bends a lot. As long as your sensible and controlled then anything is fine to be used.

 

As for the "tap on the shoulder will do" point, most people don't airsoft because it "will do" many people strive for realism and also just trying to do things that are cool!(eg PT's DayZ loadout)

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I have Combat-Ted The Battle-Beefeater-Bear. Marshall at the site I used to play would allow it as a valid weapon provided I didn't throw it at people too hard.

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I really want to take my fencing sabre one day and do a WWI style loadout with a revolver and a sword. i just don't think its practical... or something people who don't know me would take kindly to.

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I really want to take my fencing sabre one day and do a WWI style loadout with a revolver and a sword. i just don't think its practical... or something people who don't know me would take kindly to.

Go for World War Two, they upgraded to using broadswords haha:

 

http://badassoftheweek.com/churchill.html

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I haven't got a flexible broadsword :'(

 

Though I do intend to start training with one next year!

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I've got a proper spartan helmet and my dad's mates a larger so were tryingn to get hold if a leaping spartan shield, only thing then is a cold steel gladiator sword and I will be all set for fun

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I've got a proper spartan helmet and my dad's mates a larger so were tryingn to get hold if a leaping spartan shield, only thing then is a cold steel gladiator sword and I will be all set for fun

Cold Steel swords are solid mate, don't think you'll get away with one

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Most sites allow them but obviously you cant go slapping people with them

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I just had a brilliant idea for a cqb game, two teams, one armed, the other with modelling balloon swords, the armed team have to pop the balloon and the sword team just need a mele kill. Could be a laugh!

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I met two people at NAE12 carrying bokkens. I spose it depends on the site and whether you are trusted by the marshals not to be a tit with whatever you carry.

 

I almost got a melee kill with a lightsaber on May 4th @MCG The Gaol. Never been even close to getting one with my Cold Steel trainer. My fav though...

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...I've recently taken the lace off it.

To paint the grip with some layers of varnish to make it look wood-ish. Need to get round to finishing that and getting some 10mm OD webbing to wrap the grip katana stylee.

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I must admit its good fun using a melee weapon, I've had my weapons fail on 4 occasions and sneaking around with a knife or something feels much better than just open hands.

One of my first outings as DREDD I actually forgot to bring the specialised batteries to power the pistol, basically went out with a foam baton and a riot shield, ended up chasing a group of guys who had a great story to tell lol.

I am desperate to get one of these http://www.thevikingstore.co.uk/larp-dark-moon---chainsword-2563-p.asp

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P1907 Bayonet by shoot and scoot. FTW

They don't like it up 'em.

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I must admit its good fun using a melee weapon, I've had my weapons fail on 4 occasions and sneaking around with a knife or something feels much better than just open hands.

One of my first outings as DREDD I actually forgot to bring the specialised batteries to power the pistol, basically went out with a foam baton and a riot shield, ended up chasing a group of guys who had a great story to tell lol.

I am desperate to get one of these http://www.thevikingstore.co.uk/larp-dark-moon---chainsword-2563-p.asp

My mate has one, it be huge! Good call though :)

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P1907 Bayonet. Attach this to the end of the rifle and charge the enemy position. Not a very useful tactic for getting kills, but the rest of your team can use it as a diversion. It can also be used as a sword. The last every cavalry charge was by the Aussie light horse in Galipoli, they used the P1907 bayonets as cavalry sabres. Just having it fixed to the rifle, seems to be enough to have a psychological effect.

 

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Actually during world war 2, Polish cavalry were known to charge the German tanks on many occasions and on all but one they were all killed :(

I've read about the Aussie light horse charge, great plan there.

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Maybe it was just the last successful cavalry charge, by the Aussie Light Horse then?

hmm looking into it, it was the battle of Beersheba in WW1 Egypt. Subsequent 'Cavalry charges' have not been recognised as Cavalry charges as the troops were using guns whilst mounted and were not therefore technically Cavalry.

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It's a myth that Polish cavalry charged German tanks. In fact the Polish military were not mobilised when the Germans rolled in, so the defence was not supported by light artillery forward and heavy artillery in the rear, with infantry manning strong points and cavalry held in reserve to support weakening points and/or attack vulnerable extended supply lines... but the German generals didn't know for sure that the political maneuvering would create the degree of surprise it did, hence the tanks did not go charging in as massed armour but advanced accompanied, unsurprisingly, by their panzer grenadiers. So if the romantic myth had even a shred of truth, it would have been the German infantry whom the Polish cavalry charged. But it never happened.

 

Some Polish cavalry units did participate in ad hoc attempts to defend against a German Armoured Division, they used their horses as transport to get to the battlefield, not to charge futilely into machinegun fire waving sabres. After all, the Polish were not especially blind or stupid whilst WW1 raged across Europe. Their military contained cavalry regiments, but they were geared up to fight trench warfare, like everyone else except the Germans, who had decided (correctly as it turned out) that the way to prevent a short term stalemate followed by a long term war of attrition was Blitzkrieg. But remember, only the panzer grenadiers were mechanised infantry, the rest of the German army also used horses for transport.

 

Edit to add: why oh why does this fucking forum 'ware constantly select random bits of text for a font size rebellion?

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grrr

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the troops were using guns whilst mounted and were not therefore technically Cavalry.

 

Eh? Why does having guns while mounted make them not cavalry?

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A guy I know uses a rubber chicken will look for a pic

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Anything that is made of rubber and can bend 90 degrees.

 

Might take a trip to baddragon and make a makeshift bayonet.

 

Hue.

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i use one of the rubber bayonets as it came with a scabbard which looks better. the cold steel knife has that as a disadvantage against it and that its hard as. one of my fellow airsofters uses a cold steel axe and ive been told its been banned after someone got a rap across the knuckles with it... i might be getting something new for halloween though, decisions...

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