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Reply #15 - Jan 27th, 2006 at 4:05pm
 
  This is getting off topic, but Leeds mentioned funny weapons.
  During the first Gulf War, the Scottish regiments were sent over to help fight. Along with them went bagpipers. The Iraqi, never having heard such a thing in the desert, filled their pantaloons and ran away. True Story!!
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Reply #16 - Jan 27th, 2006 at 4:21pm
 
True story... there have been bagpipes in the middle east for 3000 years, and lots of reed hornpipes and bagpipe precursors. The Scots certainly don't have a monopoly on wailing Wink
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Reply #17 - Jan 27th, 2006 at 8:42pm
 
I believe the Jordanian Arab Legion has a pipeband as do the Saudi Arabians.
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Reply #18 - Jan 28th, 2006 at 2:34pm
 
Sadly the elephants that Claudius Caesar brought with him when he invaded Brittania were not War elephants - they were virtually circus elephants! They were minus Towers, minus crew - they just led them onto the field of battle. He also took camels for the same reason. Julius had mentioned how the best troops in the Brit army were the Chariots, so they took nellies and Joes along to scare the horses.

The only use of war Elephant I know of by Romans were during the macedonian war and by the Pompeian forces under Ahenobarbus in Africa.

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Reply #19 - Jan 30th, 2006 at 6:27pm
 
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 This is getting off topic, but Leeds mentioned funny weapons.
 During the first Gulf War, the Scottish regiments were sent over to help fight. Along with them went bagpipers. The Iraqi, never having heard such a thing in the desert, filled their pantaloons and ran away. True Story!!


Might want to recheck sources on this.  Iraq was created by the British carveup of the Ottoman empire.  They heard a lot of bagpipes during that administration.  I don't know about the Iraqis current status regarding bagpipes, but their brothers in Jordan continue to play at official ceremonies and have a renowned bagpipe school.  Nice segement featuring them in the recent documentary "Bagpipe:  Instrument of War"

Still, anybody could be excused for accidents if a bunch of angry Scotts were piping at ya.
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Reply #20 - Jan 31st, 2006 at 4:49am
 
Don't forget the Gurkhas. Even the Japanese have pipe bands these days with feather bonnets and the full kit Shocked
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Reply #21 - Feb 3rd, 2006 at 5:45am
 
"Might want to recheck sources on this.  Iraq was created by the British carveup of the Ottoman empire.  They heard a lot of bagpipes during that administration.  I don't know about the Iraqis current status regarding bagpipes, but their brothers in Jordan continue to play at official ceremonies and have a renowned bagpipe school.  Nice segement featuring them in the recent documentary "Bagpipe:  Instrument of War"

Still, anybody could be excused for accidents if a bunch of angry Scotts were piping at ya. "


Heh, I too have often wondered about the 'terrifying effect' often ascribed to the dreaded Pipe. I wonder if its not just an excuse..... "The Ferkin Devils in Skirts are coming - they are all loonies... hey! they have bagpipes! Run away from the bagpipes, run away from the bagpipes, look everyone we are fleeing from the unfair bagpipes, NOT the maniacal redhaired loonies in dresses with great big swords and a gut full of whiskey!"

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Reply #22 - Feb 21st, 2006 at 12:09pm
 


  There are also references ( gimme a few days to check my files) to slingers firing off caltrops for uses against elephants. A bunch of then in front of you would make any animal think twice, I think.
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Reply #23 - Feb 27th, 2006 at 4:11am
 
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  The other thing to do is incorperate it into your army. When Caesar invaded Britannia, he brought elephants along with in as part of the army. On top of them were towers, in which archers and slingers fired.
  Of course the Britons, having never seen anything like it , cried "Run away! Run away!"


But then the Britons started countering the Elephants with large wooden Badgers Grin Grin
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Reply #24 - Feb 27th, 2006 at 5:34am
 
Run Away! Run Away !

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Reply #25 - Feb 27th, 2006 at 6:09am
 
HA HA  and with very sharp teeth! Grin Grin
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Reply #26 - Feb 27th, 2006 at 5:06pm
 
Badgers? Badgers? We don' need no steenkin badgers!
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Reply #27 - Feb 28th, 2006 at 4:29am
 
They could grip it by the husk.

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Reply #28 - Feb 28th, 2006 at 8:17am
 
Is it a european swallow or an african swallow?
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Reply #29 - Feb 28th, 2006 at 4:05pm
 
Grin Grin Grin  It's not a question of where he grips it. It's a simple question of weight ratios. Grin Grin Grin
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