INS Legacy

The Stalinist Commander

Posted in anecdote, insurgency by Argyll on October 18, 2008

The Stoned Philosopher’s INS anecdote:

Alright, so I made my attitude on the average public server commander clear in the thread on them a while ago…but man, this guy was a whole different level.

Alright, so I’m sure everybody here is aware that, on occasion, when playing the Marines at Karkar, its tempting to hunker down outside and just peg insurgents dumb enough to stick their heads up where you can see them all day. Its fun, sort of like a shooting gallery.
Well, this was sort of like that. Nine players to each team, and all of them having a blast just blowing each other away in a battle of attrition the Marines were obviously going to lose.

So, the team commander, who is obviously somewhat annoyed with this, is yelling at everybody over the mic to ‘move up! move up!’
He did this for about five minutes.

Finally, he just snaps. Starts swearing into his mic like no tommorow, cussing out all those darn n00bs.

Then he just goes quiet.

I was attempting to sneak forward to get up the ladder and wreak a bit of havoc amoung the insurgents. When he went silent, I turned around to take a peak at my squad leader indicator, to see what he was doing.

I was just in time to see him jump up on the roof of the shack (the one close to the marine spawn, that snipers like to camp on), whip out his pistol, and pop the teams sniper in the head.

At the same time, his mic snaps back on and he SCREAMS:
“FOR THE MOTHERLAND! FORWARD! FORWARD! NOT ONE STEP BACK!”
Then he jumps down, pops the other sniper (who was camping under the train cars) and starts running at the mine building, screaming stuff along the lines of, “For Comrade Stalin! Not one step back! No mercy for cowards!”

Needless to say, most of the rest of the team charged. And it was glorious.
I have to say, I’ve never seen a situation turn around that fast. The only way it could have been more prefect would have been if something patriotic had been playing in the background. Within five minutes, the Marines had taken the rest of the map.

I’m really tempted to try it myself, sometime, but my lack of mic has cursed me once again. I somehow think the effect is really lost through text. And its hard to execute cowards and type patriotic encouragements at the same time.

Just goes to show that the right commander in the right place makes all the difference.
That and the insurgents didn’t have support players, as far as I could tell.

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  1. Schiz-0 {Cobra-Youth} said, on November 9, 2008 at 16:00

    Now that is something that I would have loved to have seen. Executions really stir the spirit on! LOL


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