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Where are the knifes? Cmon!

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On 04/03/2017 at 3:52 PM, KaB said:

Here's a little bit of knife for you, while you patiently wait.

 

While this is still in development and testing, is a handheld knife likely to rule out bayonets? Nothing cooler than fixing bayonet's in PR as the British.

 

Pssst,  what about a cool key where you can attach it (provided it is a bayonet) to your rifle. Further range/power?

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No knives please, the only knives we carried on tour were for use as a tool, not a weapon. We deployed with Swords (Rifles term for a bayonet) but didn't patrol with them, but that's not to say that others didn't. Implement fixable swords, that would be a very nice added feature, but as for knives? No thanks, that's Counter Strike stuff.

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On 12/11/2017 at 9:00 AM, TheGenera1 said:

No knives please, the only knives we carried on tour were for use as a tool, not a weapon. We deployed with Swords (Rifles term for a bayonet) but didn't patrol with them, but that's not to say that others didn't. Implement fixable swords, that would be a very nice added feature, but as for knives? No thanks, that's Counter Strike stuff.

Thanks for sharing that. I've not served, but see the fascinating with knives in every day carry, survivalist, etc culture. Was super curious if it carried over at all.

 

Definitely can't dispute their usefulness as a tool!

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You're welcome, I can't speak for specialist units, I think that's an entirely different ball game all together, but for regular platoon on insurgency combat knives just wouldn't be deployed. As for swords, well there is a place for them on a webbing set up although it's been a few years since I served. I can't remember if the sword pouch goes on the left or the right lol. (British webbing)

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On 2017-12-11 at 6:00 PM, TheGenera1 said:

No knives please, the only knives we carried on tour were for use as a tool, not a weapon. We deployed with Swords (Rifles term for a bayonet) but didn't patrol with them, but that's not to say that others didn't. Implement fixable swords, that would be a very nice added feature, but as for knives? No thanks, that's Counter Strike stuff.

So what would you do in the unlikely event you got an enemy on top of you while reloading? Would you think: Oh no, my knife is a tool I better die instead. Everyone knows it's not the first choice and wouldn't be in squad either. 

 

Secondly it's a game not a simulation. Games should be fun. Knives are fun. 

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The British Army are trained so that no one is all reloading at once, you would have someone covering you as you do so. In the unlikely case, every single last member of the multiple is reloading at the same time and someone needs to be dispatched, you could indeed use a knife if you carried one. Most people don't carry knives as they are not standard issue. Those that did, would not carry the knife in their webbing or osprey body armour pouch because it would fly up into your face if hit by an explosive device. 

 

You're right, the game isn't a simulation, but as I think you can tell from the game so far, realism plays an important part. Hense, if your character in-game were to carry a combat knife, it would not be accurate. This is why I have suggested the use of a "sword" or bayonet to most people. This would be realistic and also allow you battlefield Rambo types to have your fun. 

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1 hour ago, TheGenera1 said:

The British Army are trained so that no one is all reloading at once, you would have someone covering you as you do so. In the unlikely case, every single last member of the multiple is reloading at the same time and someone needs to be dispatched, you could indeed use a knife if you carried one. Most people don't carry knives as they are not standard issue. Those that did, would not carry the knife in their webbing or osprey body armour pouch because it would fly up into your face if hit by an explosive device. 

 

You're right, the game isn't a simulation, but as I think you can tell from the game so far, realism plays an important part. Hense, if your character in-game were to carry a combat knife, it would not be accurate. This is why I have suggested the use of a "sword" or bayonet to most people. This would be realistic and also allow you battlefield Rambo types to have your fun. 

What about insurgency army? Bet they have knifes and use them too. ;-) 

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Rifle Bayonets would be neat for say the British Army/American forces. Rebels/Insurgents would have just a standard knife. 

Overall, I'd rather not see pointy things being thrust into people on the Squad battlefields. Not really sure if players can be trusted enough to NOT go on suicidal knife charges and special forces slasher missions behind enemy lines.

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