Is there a place for swords in the modern warfare?

Is there a place for swords in the modern warfare? Could you come up with a doctrine in which they could be used effectively?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for executing captured prisoners if your 'doctrine' is into that

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not until we all have power armor with personal defense shields.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >WORTWORTWORT!

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No.
    No.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No but I demand 'drive me closer, I want to hit them with my sword' meme retreated by some Ukie tanker.
    We gave you 300 tanks so I want some good content.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tanks don't live long in this war, especially in an offensive role.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So they better hurr up.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    as a massive swordfag, i can definitively tell you
    no

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only if it was a gun that shot swords.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The hot wind is blowing start playing

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't know what I've been told but the wishes of the people can't be controlled
        >I don't know what I've been told but the wishes of the people can't be controlled
        >HEAT OF THE DESERT
        >DUST SETTLES ON MY FACE
        >WITHOUT A COMPASS, THE SOLDER KNOWS NO DISGRACE
        >OUT OF THE ASHES, THE EAGLE RISES STILL
        >FREEDOM IS CALLING TO ALL MEN WHO BEND THEIR WILL

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >WASH AWAY THE ANGER

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No
    And the Ukie here needs to buy a better sword. He deserves better than a shitty wallhanger.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There is a timeline where Russia isn't so completely shit and reach Kyiv, resulting in the Japanese Ambassador cutting down some Russian Conscript with his sword

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >teleports behind you
      What is this fucking clow fiesta of a war? I love it.

      Fuck me. If anyone but an actual Japanese ambassador would pull this shit it would be cringe as hell.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There is a timeline where Russia isn't so completely shit and reach Kyiv, resulting in the Japanese Ambassador cutting down some Russian Conscript with his sword

      Dear God, please guide this batshit insane boomer samurai to the honorable death he deserves while cutting down swarms of malnourished Russian grunts

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    three letter agencies attached 3 swords onto a missile to bifurcate bad men, without any boom

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no, the place for them is future warfare

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At best you might be able to come up with an excuse to use them in block by block city fighting. Even then you have way better options, I too wish that swords were not obsolete.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Of course!

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bayonets, dude. There's your doctrinal style.
    And even then, that's a dubious tactic.
    Not useless weeb shit, ever.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe you could cut the wire of a wire-guided ATGM!

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We had a thread abou that a while back

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://desuarchive.org/k/thread/48474660/#q48474660
        Found it

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just wanna be like Jetstream Sam and have a cool sword while also being a part of a PMC. I hate this gay drone based warfare world we're building.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At few points in history were swords anything more than a sidearm. I find swords to be the quintessential weapon, the symbol of strength and masculinity, but from a utilitarian perspective they are not the best tool for the job in most situations. It is one thing to love this sword or that, but from a purely utilitarian perspective anyone that is even slightly into weapons knows that you use the best tool for the job. In the modern day especially there is no real effective place for a sword. Throughout most of history they were a symbol rather than a truly effective weapon. It is obscenely obvious that they have absolutely no use today other than as ceremonial pieces for use in parade.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Throughout most of history they were a symbol rather than a truly effective weapon
      Stop it with this dumbass meme
      If they weren't effective weapons soldiers wouldn't have bothered spending their limited money on buying them or carrying them into battle
      They're not the bestest most deadliest ever, but they do their job

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >sidearm
      >symbol rather than a truly effective weapon
      You started out so reasonable and ended so stupid.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I watched a vid about the storming of the Reichstag yesterday and I thought pistols and a shortsword would probably have been more effective than an assault rifle.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, but very limited. Replace machete with short gladius, use to cut weeds in jungle warfare or to finish off sleepign enemy when infiltrate they camp.
    Katanas is shit sword.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    doujins when?!

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, everyone agrees that at the blow of the whistle, they stop using their guns and start swordfighting for a few minutes. Anyone who uses their gun at this time is declared a cheater and is disqualified from the war, and all of his kills don't count anymore.
    Trust me I play a lot of airsoft so I know what I'm talking about, I'm basically a combat veteran and I think I could take a navy seal in a fight, especially if we have swords.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >out of ammo
    >have sword
    >stand around corner really still and slash the next guy who walks through
    simple as

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No
    The most your going to get melee wise is the occasional knife kill but those are probably rare as hell

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.
    Useful in wounding prisoners. But you'd need nads of steel to sneak up on a enemy at night, bring a sword up to his neck and whisper"
    Good morning ol chap".

    Much less doing it about 20 times in a row.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe if you hide in a building in a closet the whole war waiting for the enemy to come, once they do fly out sword swinging and cut as many as you can before someone shoots and kills you. Added bonus if you take shit tons of stims and morphine so you keep on going after getting shot.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is there a place for swords in the modern warfare? Could you come up with a doctrine in which they could be used effectively?
    No, there is absolutely no place for a sword on a modern battlefield. The only thing remotely related would be a machete to deal with shrubbery. I love swords, I do HEMA, trust me on this.
    Also, I'm ready to bet money that at least one guy gets killed by either sword or bow in this special military operation, just because it is so fucking stupid.

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