I'm bored - let's have a heated debate Years ago waiting for "enemy" to appear, they fire blanks, we fire back, yadda, yadda. It happens, smoke, blanks re-org.............our old regular army officer picks up an entrenching tool and throws it at my mate, in a blind fury, because we had "allowed them onto the position". His idea was that if they dared to actually come onto the position we should have punched the crap out of them. Same morning, another mate took the parachute off a chermully and fired it at the approaching lines, and was congratulated by an officer for his ingenuity. Next incident, waiting and watching serious enemy getting closer. Lots of armour. I've a gympy and a load of blank I'd rather not carry. Umpire comes along, "What's the idea here, son?" "Well, I thought when they get to about there I'd give them a burst". Looks at me with pity and contempt. "Listen, these are regular army soldiers. If you are stupid enough to fire that thing they'll come straight up that field and over the top of you". Gulp. I wasn't there but the local TA unit captured a 23 SAS bloke and put him through a mock execution - blindfold, blank, big punch in the chest at the right moment. He apparently had never heard of this before and collapsed with the shock. My view - punching and kicking people - out of order. Modifying pyro - well out of order. Butt strokes, entrenching tools - totally out of order. Driving a vehicle at people. Bang out of order. Jail. Wrestling, barging as part of a fight through - probably in order. Mock executions and similar imaginative pis*-takes - I can't make my mind up, but it wouldn't be funny if someone had a heart attack. It's a given that I'm a big fud, but leaving that to one side, how much fisty-cuffs is acceptable?