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      CommentAuthorMark Seifert
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2010 edited
    first up, "The elite special forces of US law enforcement vs Germany's GSG-9"
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    With live human testing.
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2010
    TASER fun for everyone!
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    I have to go with GSG-9 here, that's my guess.
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    Better fx with their target dummies this year.
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    Damn excited about this as it's my yearly justification for Spike TV existing on my cable box.

    Also excited because this season will feature a Mongol finally. A bit disappointed from the promo's I've seen because he's fighting a Comanche and it look to be lots of horse riding and archery, which may be more accurate than what I have in mind which is pissed off Mongol warriors bum rushing tee-pee's with rape on their breath and rotting meat torn from their enemies in between their teeth, clothes stained in blood, swinging a sword around their collective heads, and tossing dead plague babies at their opponents from a burlap sack.

    Ahem, maybe they could move it to Showtime?
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    wait, wait... SWAT got robbed in the sniper test, didn't they? Looked like they did better.
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2010

    actually, Mongols and Comanche were more or less similar in terms of tactics (lightening raids, horse-firepower, terror tactics). i'm interested to see the results of the ep.

    I'm kind of disappointed that they're starting off with "modern" warriors this season, as i'm more into the swords and axes kind of thing. But to each his own, i suppose...
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2010
    I think it was given to GSG-9 to keep with their usual habit of alternating "wins" in weapons.
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2010

    I dunno, the fact that gsg 9 hit on the safer side made the difference imo. And dead is dead (admittedly, the Remmington is more powerful).
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    Had no idea there was such a thing as this Taser Shockwave device.
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2010
    It's a neat toy, but i'm really not sure how effective it'd be in most situations. presumably it takes at least a bit to set up, and it can only take down a single line of enemies. The grenade is way more mobile and you can probably carry a lot of them. I was thinking GSG-9, but SWAT might have this one...
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    Good point about immobility and limited use.
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    Next week: Attila vs Alexander the Great.
    I'm rooting for Attila.
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    The gel torso on the robot looks hilarious. Go Torsobot! :D
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    yes! Ballistic Gel Robot.
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2010
    I'm really looking forward to the following: Celt vs. Persian Immortal, Centurion vs. Rajput, and SEAL vs. Israeli Sayeret. CIA v KGB will be interesting too.
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    Fun season opener.
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2010 edited
    The SWAT vs. GSG9 one was interesting, and I was initially giving it to GSG9, but the semi-auto shotgun made a big difference in my mind. I recalled how effective it was in Spetznaz vs. Green Beret.

    Though the one I was most interested in was Spartan vs. Samurai. That was just fuckin' cool. And is it wrong that the Spetznaz guy is just great to watch with his utter, dead-eyed confidence? They turned the IRA into stew.

    As for later matches, I want to see Nazi SS vs. Vietcong.
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    The Spetznaz guy was something to watch. Kinda creepy, too.