Ok if we're going to split hairs the cheesey non promotables was probably a bad reference to the following bone statement by cardinal:PoisonDwarf said:You sound very wound up, E-Layer. What is the bit about "non-promotable fcuking cheeseballs serving there with equally cheesey vehicles" all about. ?.E-Layer said:Call me an old traditionalist but I would have thought that the armour was necessitated by a proximity to the bad guys? as opposed to a requirement to match the non-promotable fcuking cheeseballs serving there with equally cheesey vehicles.
PD I never said that proximity to the bad guys was the only reason and could you help my case then by defining an armoured battlefield from other battlefields.......unless of course an armoured battlefield isn't one that is in close proximity to the battle and therefore to the enemy?CardinalSin] Have you noticed that people who get sent to Armd Bdes on promotion are usually off reserve lists and given that as their ONLY option.[/quote] I think you knew exactly where I was coming from but let's just call them "those that didn't quite make the grade on the first shout" :roll: The reference to the vehicles is because Cardinal makes no distinction between armoured brigades and other units - other than the fact that they are indeed "armoured". I therefore made the assumption that it was the "armoured" bit (ie the vehicles) that made the difference....if Cardinal would like to explain himself better...........? [quote="You said:Surely armour is more about mobility on an armoued battlefield, not necessarily proximity to the bad guys alone?.
And it may well be your interpretation of gucci and as such, probably fits your statement . However if you go back and read Cardinal's post you'll find we are just givenyou said:The high bandwidth collaborative apps, big screens, all that stuff you see on "24" and "CSI" (joke) that the eggheads at op-level demand will always be further back from the Armd Bdes. That's my interpretation of 'gucci'?
whichgucci new technologies
or earlier in the thread he was quite explicit:comes to the Armd Bdes way way after every one has them.
which suggests that we are not talking about those equipments to which you refer as they will clearly never (and nor were they ever destined to) see the light of an armoured day.CardinalSin (of the Armoured Brigade) said:now it's the poor cousin that gets all the good stuff last
We are talking about equipments that, for some reason that Cardinal does not define, apparently arrive at these front-line units "way way" after everyone else in the corps has had a play........supposedly
Depends who you are talking about mate. Once again I based my retorts on Cardinals seemingly over-simplified classification of units into:You then said:
The rest of the Corps.
So by that token, a Lt or Mech Brigade Signal Squadron which has the same core function as an Armoured Brigade - that of providing a Bde HQ - (but without the cheesey panzers) - is doing the same role.
In short, Cardinal paints a pathetic picture of units with inadequate, outdated and handed-down equipments. Units which are manned predominantly by those who only promote off reserve lists or have no real desire to succeed while the remainder are there because of their "kraut" wives.
If that is not what he meant then perhaps he should think before transmitting in utter ignorance.