Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Nobody who has been at the receiving end of artillery fire will ever dispute that.
Actually, it's "King of Battle", but it's an easily understandable mistake, depending on where you are in respect to the impact area.
Haha! I like "God" better, that's why I use it. That one certainly looks intimidating. I dunno how anyone could survive a solid artillery barrage, and even if you did, you'd be a zombie.
The Russians call artillery the 'God of War'. 'King of Battle' is the American term.
And the Russians do LOVE artillery (tube and rocket).
I must be part Russian, as I feel the same way.
Probably best to release the gun tube travel lock first. Combined with computer link up and GPS, the capability today is awesome. The Germans (and others I'm sure) can have a unit on the move, that can then stop, unlock, traverse and elevate all gun tubes, fire, and be on the move again in less than 60 seconds. They can coordinate this with other units also on the move, and all rounds will impact the target at the same time.
And it was found to be superior to our own Paladin, and cheaper, with longer range, but did we buy it? Noooooooooooo...
Well, silly you. Of course we didn't. It was much more important to abandon our tired 1911A1's in favor of Beretta.Yeah I know, the chronology doesn't work. It's just my snarky way of saying I heartily agree with your sentiment. I might be tad biased as well. My MOS was 45B--Small Arms Repair.