If you could fight in any war, in any (combat) role, in any point in history, on any side, what would you choose?

If you could fight in any war, in any (combat) role, in any point in history, on any side, what would you choose?

Hard mode: don't pick a "safe" option with minimal threat of dying

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pacific War

    Tank driver

    United States Army

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Plane is the safest option. If it burns you can just jump out and the adrenaline of the fall will drug any kind of terrror or pain you would otherwise feel. It is a guaranteed fast ticket to the afterlife.

    I don't get how anyone could pick tank driver and risk being burned alive in a huge coffin.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably be one of Hadrians top guys during his destruction of Judea

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More like one of his bottom guys, heh

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    artillerist in the thirty years war, that was a trip for sure

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The safest option is obviously the US Army in one of those early 2000s wars. Even better if you're a pilot or something, pretty much 0 chance of getting killed.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Red Army infantryman in 1941.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WWI RFC pilot. How is there any other choice?

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you like this era of aerial combat you should install DogFighter on steam. Old but good

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >American Civil War
    >Confederate States Army
    >enlisted man 11th Mississippi Infantry, Company A

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anglo Zanzibar War as one of the English Marines.

    Lasted 45 minutes or so and had zero casualties.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      36 minutes

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The X Files episode I just watched was longer than the Anglo Zanzibar war

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          tbh calling it a 'war' is maybe a little bit extravagant.
          >British ship wants to dock in Zanzibar to refuel/resupply and give the crew a few days of shore leave.
          >Zanzibar, at that point an independent and neutral city state, doesn't want to get sucked into European conflicts and rivalries and refuses to allow them to dock.
          >British gunboat captain is mortally offended by this, and orders the ship to start bombarding the city.
          >Not that much damage done, it's just one small gunboat after all.
          >It still takes the Zanzibarians a little over half an hour to find their king and work out a safe way to bring him to the docks under a white flag to formally announce their surrender and grant the RN ship permission to dock.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What are you talking about anon? They deposed the Sultan and replaced him with their preferred candidate.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, but that was largely inconsequential compared to the hilarity of the 'war' that preceded that act.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What would you call a war?

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Condor Legion

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Flamethrower operater, the most dangerous and most fun role I can think of.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frankish Crusader during the Sack of Constantinople. Would be kino tbh
    >ah, yiati kanis, barbaros??
    >je vais baiser ta femme, greco

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cannoneer, gun bunny, artillery personnel
    Whatever you want to call it

    I was an infantryman for 8 years: artillery is where it’s at

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crewmember of a commerce raiding ship during WWI

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >fight in the armies of Ramesses III
    >BTFO sea people
    >BTFO proto-jews
    >BTFO Libyans
    Bronze age collapse would have been a wild time

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Either
    1. First crusade. as a knight. Surely that is the closest any man has come to feeling the presence of God. Just one impossible horrifying situation after another that ends in victory.
    2. A hoplite during the Persian wars, preferably from Plataea, there at every battle from Marathon to Plataea.
    3. One of Alexanders Hetairoi. I believe in a previous life i was one of Alexanders soldiers who was settled in one the colonies in the fergana valley.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Either Hellenistic heavy cavalry at battles like galgumela or Raphia or Mongolian steppe horse archer during the mongol conquests

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stuka pilot, honorable mention to the Zero

    Almogavar

    British charioteer

    Doppelsöldner Landsknecht

    Baleric slinger

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blue swastika gang

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    War of the roses
    Retainer/Knight
    Earl of Warwick's retinue.

    Two reasons;
    Family ties (To both sides)
    "Kingmaker" is a fricking awesome nickname, even cooler that Warwick is my uncle.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Absolute patrician taste

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    a Wehrmacht officer who leads a detachment of anti-Soviet Cossacks and slowly, gradually begins to feel more like a Cossack than a German (this happened quite often)

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tectonic Knight, any of the Livonian crusades.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Tectonic Knight
      Sounds like a Megaman boss, do they attack you with earthquakes?

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stratiot horseman in one of the seven thousand Italian wars. I want to be a virile Shit tar bvll with a lance charging at men at arms with madness in my eyes

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Vietnam 67-68, MACV SOG Recon team

    Get dropped in sterile equipment 100+ miles from any friendly support deep in the Laotian jungle or Cambodian plains. No artillery, limited tac air (particularly in Cambodia), and no friendly ground forces at all. Just you, 1-2 other Green Berets, 3-6 Indige, and a hundred thousand NVA around you. Sneak through the jungle and pull insanely dangerous recon and psych missions so top secret that no one knew about them for 30 years after the fact. Night inserts and extracts (very rare in Nam), McGuirre rig extractions (hanging from a helicopter), all the good shit. Every day in SOG is pucker factor 10. 100% casualty rate and more Medals of Honor than any other unit in the war, and that was even with a biased Army command that routinely downplayed, covered up, or just outright denied, anything they did. It's absolutely insane, there is like a 65% chance you are gonna die or go MIA. But imagine the stories, prestige, and just pure fricking adrenaline. These guys actually got to live out the most dangerous game.

    Realistically I know I don't have the right mental toughness or physicality for it but I still dream.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd say these guys were the fathers of the modern Special operations units. Also, Lauri Törni was part of the MACV-SOG. Also LRRP sounds cool too. Somewhat similar stuff what you are going to do as a Border Jaeger in wartime.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >MACV SOG
      >100% casualty rate
      Based brave Anon. Couldn't be me. (Reminder to the few special morons casualty doesn't only mean death but also injury)

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Second Punic War defending Carthaginian Malta from Roman takeover.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One of Sulla's legionaries - looting Greek temples and shitting on Mithridates. And then it's off to deal with the Senate. It just keeps getting more fun, Bros!

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm going to pick two options.

    1. US sailor manning an anti-aircraft gun in WW2 Pacific

    2. Kiwi artilleryman during Vietnam

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aboard King Kaleb of Ethiopia's troops ravaging the kingdom of Himyar. Fulfilling the Kang fantasy

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fight in Mongolia for the reincarnation of Ghengis Khan

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mongols were cringe. Every time I try to respect those homies I learn something that makes me hate them more. Seething diseased manlets spreading plague and killing off higher human potential.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They were the most honest warmongers in history.

        If you surrendered, they set up a nice trade post and let you prosper as long as you sent tribute. If you didn't, they did exactly what they said they were gonna do, which is frick your shit up.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fight as a soldier for the Smalkaldic league in either smalkaldic wars.

    Union soldier in the western theater. Especially Sherman’s March through the Confederacy.

    M113 driver in Vietnam.

    Austro-Hungarian soldier in World War I, solely for the opportunity to use the Gewehr M.95. Which is my favorite bolt action rifle.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Union soldier in the western theater. Especially Sherman’s March through the Confederacy.
      NGL that campaign sounds like a lot of fun, Sherman's memoirs of it are really interesting. Apparently they lost a thousand guys across the March due to Confederate bushwhackers and guerillas and scattered skirmishes with Confederate holdouts that tried to slow down the army. Obviously, it didn't work.

      My favorite anecdote is when the Union soldiers captured a courthouse the Rebs were trying to burn down and held a mock session of the Confederate senate in it where they surrendered to the Union forces. Sherman wasn't there but he said he laughed when he heard what they had done and thought it was good fun.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My favorite is Sherman forcing Confederate prisoners to dig up their own mines.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    B17 Crewman during WWII....Or even as a pilot.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Zero pilot (early war)
    Either you used the best early war fighter to completely shit on allied planes or you died in a flying tinderbox.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    American revolutionary war on the side of George Washington

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    being a fighter pilot in ww1 sounds kino but i'd die within a year
    so i'd choose to be a retainer for a lord in the 14th or 15th century
    for the war, i'd pick the hussite wars, fighting with the catholics even though i'm orthodox (because i hate protestants)

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would be a door gunner of Bell UH-1 Iroquois with M134 Minigun during the Vietnam War. Delivering fresh meat to the grinder while sawing yellows half with my little friend.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ukraine. Drone operator for Russian side (maximum safety)

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