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Falklands War - any personal experiances would be useful?

#1
Hey everyone,

A while back I asked a bunch of questions about NI, due to an attempt to create a game/production based off what happened over there.

As a lot of stuff that we're having to create for it (weapons, vehicles, characters...) carries over to the Falklands War a few years prior, we're currently considering trying to do that first, as it requires a lot less 3D work, and cuts down on production time - and allows us to get greater exposure, and possibly funding for getting the NI production finished.

Anyway.

Does anyone have any personal experiences of the conflict in question they'd like to share? The same applies for the equipment, ships.. all that sort of thing that featured in the conflict, its all info that we could do with having.

Any info off guys that were out there during the conflict is infinitely more valuable than what you can find off wikipedia, and is far more indepth in my opinion.

Anyways - look forward to hearing off people in response to this, as it seems to be a relatively untapped area, much like NI. And its only likely to upset the Argies - which i'm not overly bothered about to be quite frank. :p

Cheers!
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#2
Am I the only person who thinks trying to turn the Falklands War into a game is disgustingly tasteless and insensitive?
 
#4
Squiggers said:
A while back I asked a bunch of questions about NI, due to an attempt to create a game/production based off what happened over there.

As a lot of stuff that we're having to create for it (weapons, vehicles, characters...) carries over to the Falklands War a few years prior!
You know your time lines then!
 
#5
seaweed said:
Am I the only person who thinks trying to turn the Falklands War into a game is disgustingly tasteless and insensitive?
You are not the only one.

And I've got some sympathy with the opposition too.
 
#11
Just curious if all your reactions are the same to CoD MW 2?Or perhaps he would be a cnut, if he wanted to make a game about WWII?

I was born after the Falklands, so the war doesn't have any immediate effect on me(ie I can't "remember where I was when...").
 
#12
Filbert Fox said:
Squiggers said:
A while back I asked a bunch of questions about NI, due to an attempt to create a game/production based off what happened over there.

As a lot of stuff that we're having to create for it (weapons, vehicles, characters...) carries over to the Falklands War a few years prior!
You know your time lines then!
Considering the NI project was based in 1984, the Falklands was 2 years prior?

vinniethemanxcat said:
You wouldn't happen to be one of those nice chaps that collect money for the Taliban as well are you?

CNUT.
No, i've always supported the forces, and I've stated as such many a time.

Zoot said:
Given that you're presumably looking to make money from this, what fee are you offering in return?
A large percentage of the profit would be going to service charities, primarily H4H. I'd feel uneasy about not donating a fixed amount to one of the service charities considering the subject matter in question, not matter how long ago it was.

Taffnp said:
How about posting this on the Welsh Guards Online website, or asking Simon Weston about it.

Tosser
I'm attempting to do a number of things with this post - gauge a reaction from service personnel in regards to the subject in question, along with gather information. I'm not intending to create something that minimises the loss that we suffered in the war - more in support of the Armed Forces. If you believe otherwise, so be it.

Cpt_Darling said:
Just curious if all your reactions are the same to CoD MW 2?Or perhaps he would be a cnut, if he wanted to make a game about WWII?

I was born after the Falklands, so the war doesn't have any immediate effect on me(ie I can't "remember where I was when...").
Interestingly, I didn't receive such a bad response about NI when that was guaged as subject matter. I wasn't around during the point of the Falklands war either, so that makes two of us.

I apologise if anyones got the wrong idea of what i'm attempting to do here, as I did not provide enough information in regards to the project - again, I apologise for any offence caused by my suggestion to make a project surrounding it.

I'm not aiming to create something thats disrespectful. Unfortunately, game is associated with immediate cash-in on the subject matter. Thats categorically not what I'm intending with this. The aim would be more like a documentary style of story telling, and showing the horror of it - its not meant to be a Duke Nukem style run and gun through the entire argetine forces, more a realistic depiction from the forces involved. A good chunk would be examining PTSD - there was a thread I did in the Intel Cell a good few months back in fact that got some interesting responses.

The game would be more focused on the effects of what happened upon the individual, by no means would it be an attempt to glorify what happened out there - its once again something that shouldn't have happened in the first place, along with several other conflicts.

Obviously, if the support from ex forces is next to none existent, then I won't do it, i'm not that much of a cunt, nor due I wish to offend anyone via its creation.

I would be interested in hearing the reason why its regarded as offensive by some however, if thats possible? Please?
 
#13
Cpt_Darling said:
Just curious if all your reactions are the same to CoD MW 2?Or perhaps he would be a cnut, if he wanted to make a game about WWII?

I was born after the Falklands, so the war doesn't have any immediate effect on me(ie I can't "remember where I was when...").
I'm with Darling on this one.

What about all the games about subs, flight, attack helos, tanks, WWI, WWII, afghan etc.

I think you lot need to lighten up, or get a life.

I must admit that a game about The Falklands does sound a tad boring though. No gucci weapons etc
 
#14
smudge67 said:
Cpt_Darling said:
Just curious if all your reactions are the same to CoD MW 2?Or perhaps he would be a cnut, if he wanted to make a game about WWII?

I was born after the Falklands, so the war doesn't have any immediate effect on me(ie I can't "remember where I was when...").
I'm with Darling on this one.

What about all the games about subs, flight, attack helos, tanks, WWI, WWII, afghan etc.

I think you lot need to lighten up, or get a life.

I must admit that a game about The Falklands does sound a tad boring though. No gucci weapons etc
Well, you could in theory have some customisation of equipment - albeit, not completely to the extent of MW2, but a small amount could be feasible, surely?
 
#15
Squiggers said:
smudge67 said:
Cpt_Darling said:
Just curious if all your reactions are the same to CoD MW 2?Or perhaps he would be a cnut, if he wanted to make a game about WWII?

I was born after the Falklands, so the war doesn't have any immediate effect on me(ie I can't "remember where I was when...").
I'm with Darling on this one.

What about all the games about subs, flight, attack helos, tanks, WWI, WWII, afghan etc.

I think you lot need to lighten up, or get a life.

I must admit that a game about The Falklands does sound a tad boring though. No gucci weapons etc
Well, you could in theory have some customisation of equipment - albeit, not completely to the extent of MW2, but a small amount could be feasible, surely?
Like black-nasty a torch onto your SLR? I'm sold 8O
 
#16
smudge67 said:
Squiggers said:
smudge67 said:
Cpt_Darling said:
Just curious if all your reactions are the same to CoD MW 2?Or perhaps he would be a cnut, if he wanted to make a game about WWII?

I was born after the Falklands, so the war doesn't have any immediate effect on me(ie I can't "remember where I was when...").
I'm with Darling on this one.

What about all the games about subs, flight, attack helos, tanks, WWI, WWII, afghan etc.

I think you lot need to lighten up, or get a life.

I must admit that a game about The Falklands does sound a tad boring though. No gucci weapons etc
Well, you could in theory have some customisation of equipment - albeit, not completely to the extent of MW2, but a small amount could be feasible, surely?
Like black-nasty a torch onto your SLR? I'm sold 8O
Quality idea, i'll remember that one. :D
 
#17
Not being funny, to those who are against the FI war game aspect, but commodore had a game about the FI war, on their C64 computor/game machine thingy, way back in the late 80's.
So a bit late to say, "its not a nice thing to be making show it to the welsh guards blah blah pi55 and moan"

It was shite btw, but it did exist.


As seen here
 
#19
Squiggers said:
smudge67 said:
Squiggers said:
smudge67 said:
Cpt_Darling said:
Just curious if all your reactions are the same to CoD MW 2?Or perhaps he would be a cnut, if he wanted to make a game about WWII?

I was born after the Falklands, so the war doesn't have any immediate effect on me(ie I can't "remember where I was when...").
I'm with Darling on this one.

What about all the games about subs, flight, attack helos, tanks, WWI, WWII, afghan etc.

I think you lot need to lighten up, or get a life.

I must admit that a game about The Falklands does sound a tad boring though. No gucci weapons etc
Well, you could in theory have some customisation of equipment - albeit, not completely to the extent of MW2, but a small amount could be feasible, surely?
Like black-nasty a torch onto your SLR? I'm sold 8O
Quality idea, i'll remember that one. :D
How about rummaging through dead enemy's ammo pouches? Or using WP grenades because the wet ground negated the effects of the HE ones? Didn't a Scots Guards officer have to use a broken bayonet to kill an enemy who was begging him to stop? Lovely.
 
#20
auscam said:
Squiggers said:
smudge67 said:
Squiggers said:
smudge67 said:
Cpt_Darling said:
Just curious if all your reactions are the same to CoD MW 2?Or perhaps he would be a cnut, if he wanted to make a game about WWII?

I was born after the Falklands, so the war doesn't have any immediate effect on me(ie I can't "remember where I was when...").
I'm with Darling on this one.

What about all the games about subs, flight, attack helos, tanks, WWI, WWII, afghan etc.

I think you lot need to lighten up, or get a life.

I must admit that a game about The Falklands does sound a tad boring though. No gucci weapons etc
Well, you could in theory have some customisation of equipment - albeit, not completely to the extent of MW2, but a small amount could be feasible, surely?
Like black-nasty a torch onto your SLR? I'm sold 8O
Quality idea, i'll remember that one. :D
How about rummaging through dead enemy's ammo pouches? Or using WP grenades because the wet ground negated the effects of the HE ones? Didn't a Scots Guards officer have to use a broken bayonet to kill an enemy who was begging him to stop? Lovely.
Never stated that it was going to be all nice and fluffy Aus. War is bloody awful, and anyone who says otherwise is a tosser of the highest order. Those are the kind of pieces of information I was looking for - I know it might seem grotesque, but if its going to be a true representation.. well, its the kind of stuff I need to be hearing unfortunately.
 

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