Like a Viking

We love our adopted home, not just because it welcomed us with open arms, but because it is the kick-assiest, strongest motherfucker on the planet and not afraid to say so.

But our native stomping grounds still have this nation beat when it comes to marching and drilling. Which, in all fairness, probably has more to do with our Viking ancestors having had quite a bit more time to work on it. You see, when we march, we aren’t inviting anybody to dance, we’re inviting them to shit their pants and die. Much like the Scots will talk until the cows come home about their bagpipes, which were and are intended to strike terror into the hearts of their enemies and it works.

Our marches don’t have a beat you can dance to, but they do have a beat. As in “we’re going to beat you over the head with it until you’re dead, dead, dead. Then we’ll take a piss on your rotting corpses and rape your livestock. Like a Viking.”

We’ve previously put up marches by our Teuton cousins in Germany who really know how to punch out a march, but here’s an example of what Vikings do when they’re not busy raping nuns and making the enemy shit themselves.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B3QjRMSCy0[/youtube]

You may not be able to dance to it, but you sure as fuck can march to it.

And as to drilling, here’s a snapshot of the Royal Danish Army doing what they do for fun, which is drilling to the point of ridiculousness because you have to do something when you’re not busy strangling Saracens with their own guts:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qudj0ZcxCg[/youtube]

Please note the sound at around 3:27. That is not a rifle shot. That is the sound of the entire unit slamming their boots together at the exact same nanosecond. Because anything less than that is unacceptable. Anything less is no better than a bunch of epileptic cats having sex on a tin roof, and if that sound of your unit’s heels clicking is NOT one sharply defined sound, then you’ll be doing it again. And again. And again. And again. Until the sun goes supernova if that’s how long it takes, but you’re not stopping until you get it right.

And you keep drilling it until you can do it in your sleep, awake, under water, standing on your head, under enemy fire and/or with Satan himself breathing sulfur in your face. Or you’re a fuckup.

And that’s what we do for FUN.

Don’t piss us off. Seriously. Just don’t.

Thatisall.

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LC Gregory
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LC Gregory

O My Emperor,

1. FIRST!!

2. Baby Jesus is smiling this morning.

http://www.wokv.com/news/news/local/customer-shoots-robber-dead/nRLjK/

Is this guy one of yours? Because, seriously, don’t piss HIM off either. :em01:

Mark12A
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To misquote Gunny in FMJ, “Jesus loves concealed carry holders because they send so many fresh souls to him.”

LC Jackboot IC/A
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Curiously, I really enjoyed that part of my military training. Close order drill is one helluva lot harder than it looks when you do it right. These guy do it A-Fucking #1 right.

Thank you my liege, nothing better than some martial music and video to get the heart pumping this morning.

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
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Hi its me wallnut I love you miss you. how are the boys?we love and miss you guys so much. I hope we can come back soon.

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
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emporor it is wallnut again I for got to write to you :em05: :em01: I am also :em02:

LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
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Mark, I don’t think too many of the poor misunderstood goblins that concealed carry holders dispatch manage to wend their way in Jesus’ direction.

Mark12A
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They must, since Gunny sayeth so.

Blasphemer!

LC BU1 IMotBP
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LC BU1 IMotBP

That WAS a gun shot at 3:27… or perhaps, more correctly, gun shots… As every single one of them squeezed one round into the air at the EXACT same time… which, if you ask me, is even more impressive than the boot heels all coming together at the same time.

redc1c4
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drill and ceremony… what a military force spends it’s time on when it doesn’t have a war to fight…

other than basic formations for accountability, it’s useless lifer bullshit.

better to be out in the field training, or on the range shooting or in the motor pool learning and maintaining your vehicles than pissing the day away trying to make some anal retentive lifer happy.

Sir Fresh Sign
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Sir Fresh Sign

i remember seeing the changing of the guard in that plaza/square when i visited several years ago.. i also remember being mostly concerned with getting the SAS Hotel’s internet service working so i could post to the Rott and report of my presence in the Emperor’s homeland..

To this day, one of the two top restaurants i’ve been to on the planet, and i’ve been to many, was Skt. Gertrud’s Kloster in the old section of Copenhagen, in the basement/catacombs of an ancient monestary/nunery of some type from medieval times.

Paul Ryan’s speech tonight was so freaking amazing..

LC LOBO
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redc1c4 says:

drill and ceremony… what a military force spends it’s time on when it doesn’t have a war to fight…

other than basic formations for accountability, it’s useless lifer bullshit.

better to be out in the field training, or on the range shooting or in the motor pool learning and maintaining your vehicles than pissing the day away trying to make some anal retentive lifer happy.

“De more youze bleed in training, de less youze bleed on de battlefield” some Warrior smarter than me.

Sir Fresh Sign
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LC Xystus
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Until the sun goes supernova if that’s how long it takes, but you’re not stopping until you get it right.

It’s more likely you’d die. The sun doesn’t have what it takes to ‘splode.

LC Roguetek
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LC Roguetek

Meh. it’s very pretty, but -meh-

Send em into the woods for six months, with what they’ve got in their pockets on a given day, and send me the ones that survive.

( I -gained- weight in survival school. The instructors took it as a personal affront…)

Me and mine can’t march, can’t drill, and probably look like a sorry-ass bunch of rag-bags… We’re dirty, surly, ugly, we smell bad, and we have all the social graces of an feral tomcat. And we don’t -want- to be inspected, drilled, or marched, or any of this other peacetime tomfoolery.

They sure are pretty though.

kepiblanc
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#12 Sir Fresh Sign: Sorry to disapppoint you, but the video in question is not from Copenhagen. The recording is from the Moscow Tattoo (Kremlin Zorya) 2008, where The Royal Danish Guards appeared together with units from Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, USA, France and Russia. – Your remark about Sct. Gertruds Kloster stands, though!