Defensive positions

The town where I live is very flat, surrounded by fields of crops. Is it really smart to set up snipers and heavy weapons on the top where anyone good enough with a rifle can take them out?

Help a gay retard out.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Having a spotter up there that is hidden from drone cameras would be pretty damn useful.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ATGMs and SAMs for a Midwestern Neo-Flaktürme

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What exactly are those support beams on the side for?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        afaik, they were used during construction to hold cranes. no point in removing them after

        btw, the top is heavily damaged and split. that's why they put thick wires around it to hold everything together

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >hey gois so lets concieve a plan for an abstract post apocalyptic scenario
    >oh like how were gonna restart civilation and shit?
    >no about how were gonna kill each other for scraps obiviously

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Can't have society without violence.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    grain silos are unironically ticking timebombs waiting to happen when neglected, and not just little bombs but huge enormous ones

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this.
      my senior lead when I got into HVAC who was 60 years old at the time used to show us photos he took as a young man of a grain silo that detonated in the town he grew up in. Put a 50y crater in the ground and sent the top of one of the silos into a town a mile away.
      killed like 3 people driving past it on the road.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    anon please don't do a mass shooting from your shit hole town's grain silo. makes the rest of us look bad.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine the Midwest Emo potential though

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A lone, tall structure in a flat region is going to be literally the very first thing targeted by enemy artillery once they realise someone is shooting from that general direction
    Even if the shooting is coming from the silo itself they will still flatten it just in case there are spotters up there

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It won't be flattened cause it will be a useful mark for correcting artillery. If anything defenders will take down positions that make artillery easier to aim.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Grain explosion evil flame gnomes fire explosion kill grain elevator workers beware hostile gnome fires killing all in vicinity of grain elevator explosions. Human machines sabotaged by evil gnomes kept secret, under wraps, classified by governmental spooks under gnome influence.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Truly a learned warning.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you need to defend your general position from unspecified enemy it makes perfect sense to sit atop a huge bomb that is the only thing sticking above the horizon for miles.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i feel like 1 shell would collapse those silos easily. the building looks a lot better.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Roadblocks along main entry roads or bridges would be better. Or at least a couple dudes in the wood line dug into a hide site with view of those entry lanes to give advance warning or set an ambush depending on your force size

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It would be the first place to get hit by artillery

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So it really isn't defensible if artillery is involved.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sure, just a like anything that happens though as soon as you use up your element of surprise get ready for shit to come your way and your brilliant plan is no longer so brilliant.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just remember that the most perfect spot for a sniper is also always the first spot anyone with two braincells to rub together will also know to look out for

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >surrounded by fields of crops
    what kind of crops like easy to hide in corn fields or low to the ground type crops you cant hide in

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It rotates every year. Half is corn now.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >sniping from a high position

    bro thats the first place they're gonna look, have you EVER played a videogame?

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    looks like Minnesota grain silos would suck because your sitting on a bomb basically

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    stay away from grain elevators in an open conflict, anon.

    storm shelters are much better hidey holes.
    t.flatlander

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i spent some time working in these fucking things.
    i think the value it would have as a lookout would be worth the small risks of a grainbomb. that shit can be avoided with simple cleaning for the most part. if the dust is cleaned out of the various chambers and tunnels where it congregates AND if the elevator isnt being actively used you should be fine.

    in places where these are common, there is basically one in every town. which in the midwest means there is one every 5 or 10 miles. so its not like it would be some huge attention magnet. and you can see really far. it would make it pretty hard to surprise the town in any serious numbers. if you had some cooperation from nearby towns it becomes possible for a small number of lookouts with radios to survey a pretty large area. i dont think arming it would be that useful.

    fun fact:
    these things also tend to have a network of underground tunnels and rooms all around them. usually made of form molded concrete. serious Maginot Line vibes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wouldn't cleaning break down in an shtf scenario?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        in a shtf scenario the elevator wouldn't be working
        no moving grain = no dust

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          A couple of near misses will shift the grain and cause dust

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        kind of, but its a one time thing.
        as that other fag said, if its not being used no dust is produced. and the dust that is dangerous accumulates over time. my job in these things was literally cleaning out said dust, among other things. i worked for a contractor. we might get called out to an elevator once every several years to stay on top of the dust. and its easy to remove. there are pits and tunnels it builds up in under the big main chamber. we would go down there and suck it out with a vac truck. it took 2 people plus 1 vac truck and 1 diesel water pump to finish the job in half a day. one person sucks dust with the main vac line while the second brushes out tight spaces and uses the power washer to clear off walls and ceilings. without the vac truck and the power washer it would take longer, but 10 guys with snow shovels, brooms and wheel barrows could do it in a few hours. and once its done its done, since the dust is deposited by the gang of augers, conveners, ect that move the grain around during active ops. so making it safe from exploding would be very doable.

        also worth note that the general likelyhood of a grain explosion, even under poor conditions, i think is a touch over blown. sure it happens, but remember there are thousands and thousands of these things. in the mid west most towns of just a couple hundred people or more will have one. they are also generally managed by an ad-hoc local cooperative so standards and practices with respect to maintenance are all over the map. despite all this shitshow, explosions are still rare and usually are precipitated by either a collapse of a bin full of grain or an uncontrolled fire in an elevator that reaches dust accumulations and/or stirs them up by way of the wind fires can generate. in short, explosions are rare events generally precipitated by negligent maintenance, catastrophic failure during operation, and usually both.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >and you can see really far. it would make it pretty hard to surprise the town in any serious numbers. if you had some cooperation from nearby towns it becomes possible for a small number of lookouts with radios to survey a pretty large area.

      Be a cool visual for an end of the world movie. Town militia formed by hunters vets and whatever sheriff's deputies and National Guard troops are around setting up LP/OPs on top of silos and using Beochangs or even flashing navy style signal lights to other towns.

      Lookout sees a headlight attached to a car battery lighting a darkened sky and calls "The beacon is lit, Mayberry calls for aid!"

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everybody like hurrdurr artiwerry isnt thinking to put your own FO up there to direct counterbattery

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >let's put our arty spotter in literally the first thing that will get hit by enemy artillery

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Sit on top of grain elevator
    >Elevator half filled with grain
    >Grain dust swirling around half of the thing
    >ATGM/ARTY/tracer/spark makes contact
    >Boom
    >Die
    Once its already blown or totally empty, maybe

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    put some live stream cameras up there so you arent a flesh sack on top of the easiest place to see and shoot at for miles

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