Ivan the Colorado wrote:Usually as soon as Flagship stops post news is when he goes full retard. Just an observation.auslander wrote:Ivan the Colorado wrote:
NAF definitely looking and acting more and more like a professional fighting force with each passing day. They have definitely made a lot of ground on bringing up the quality of their soldiers. Voentorg has definitely been busy. Still there is work that needs to be done. However, it would have been hard to tell some of these guys apart from the Russian Army a decade ago.
Thanks for posting some quality content on here Flagship. You derserve my +1. Bet it feels good no longer being the public enemy number one here anymore.
I'll keep an eye on him, mayhap he can redeem himself in my eyes. If so I'll take him off the ignore list.
We have opportunity to speak to some of the wounded sent here for treatment and some of our boys come home for R&R when events allow, and I must admit there has been quite the change in the soldiers this year. I am very impressed with them, not only in their advanced skills in warcraft but their general demeanor has changed, subtle but a change. Professional is the word for most. We had an event a week ago this past Friday and our boys did their duty as well as the Desantniki involved. I would say Novorossiya now has a proper professional, and all volunteer, Army.
Pretty interesting observation of the NAF there that none of us really have the opportunity to make Auslander. I know enough about the current Russian Military myself through serving relatives and some exposure to say they are some of the best soldiers out there. On par with the US, which despite its sh!tty politicians has a very well trained military filled with great people. Seeing that you can compare them to the Russian Military is high praise indeed.
Incidentally. there is a quote that a legendary American Civil War Confederate general named Stonewall Jackson. For those unfamiliar with American history, the situation that the Confederates were in had a lot of ideological parallels with the Novorossiyan Rebels today. Jackson said, "The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth."
There are many parallels between Novorossiya and The Confederate States of America, right down to the main issue, federalization. If you read the period documents and writings of the participants you will understand that the war was not over slavery, it was state's rights versus National Government. Being from the very deep south I am well aware of what happened back then and I know of Lieutenant General T.J. Jackson. What the Yankees teach as The American Civil War we call and were taught about The War of Northern Aggression. When I first saw the Flag of Novorossiya I immediately showed my wife the flag and showed her the CSA Battle Flag. She simply smiled and said 'This time they won't lose'.
We often have interaction with both RF soldiers and NAF soldiers. A year ago, although I said nothing to anyone, I did not think our boys would win. I knew we here were safe behind the sword and shield of Russian Army but I feared very much for the outcome up north. Today those fears are long gone, I see virtually no difference between NAF and RAF soldiers now. I am suitably impressed with not only their vastly improved combat skills but also their demeanor with civilians and veterans, in other words like soldiers of RAF our boys with NAF exude a confidence that is palpable, not arrogance but confidence, confidence in their abilities and confidence for the end result of the war. Make no mistake, this war will last quite some time and we will lose a lot of good men and women and a lot of civilians, but in the end we will have victory.