History UsefulNotes / NewRomanLegions

14th Dec '15 9:38:33 PM FF32
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* The '''COM.SUB.IN.''' is the élite combat frogmen force of the Italian Navy; their origins go back to WW1 (Italy developed the idea of modern combat frogmen forces). Their rooster: sinking of the Austrian-Hungarian warships ''Szent István'' and ''Viribus Unitis'' (1917, 1918); raids against the British naval bases of Souda Bay, Gibraltar and Alexandria (1940, 1941); sinking of the ''HMS Valiant'', of the ''HMS Queen Elizabeth'' and of other Allied ships throughout WW2. After the war, the early U.S. Navy SEALs were partially trained and advised by former Italian frogmen...
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* The '''COM.SUB.IN.''' is the élite combat frogmen force of the Italian Navy; their origins go back to WW1 (Italy developed the idea of modern combat frogmen forces). Their rooster: sinking of the Austrian-Hungarian warships ''Szent István'' and ''Viribus Unitis'' (1917, 1918); raids against the British naval bases of Souda Bay, Gibraltar and Alexandria (1940, 1941); sinking of the ''HMS Valiant'', of the ''HMS Queen Elizabeth'' and of other Allied ships throughout WW2. After the war, the early U.S. Navy SEALs [=SEALs=] were partially trained and advised by former Italian frogmen...
28th Jul '15 11:02:37 AM ferox
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...we'll only see those with some military relevance (the State and Jail Police, as well as the Forestry Corps, have been demilitarised in 1981, 1990 and 2004).
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...we'll only see those with some military relevance (the State and Jail Police, as well as the Forestry Corps, have been demilitarised in 1981, 1990 and 2004).

* '''Guardia Costiera''' (''Coast Guard'') - They guard the metric fuckton of coastline Italy has, obviously. They work for the Ministry of Transports and as such, they're unarmed; and despite being a police force, the CG is technically part of the Navy. Oddly enough, they seem to prefer the baseball cap.
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* '''Guardia Costiera''' (''Coast Guard'') - They guard the metric fuckton of coastline Italy has, obviously. They work for the Ministry of Transports and as such, they're unarmed; and despite being a police force, the CG is technically part of the Navy. Oddly enough, they seem to prefer the baseball cap.
28th Jul '15 11:01:30 AM ferox
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Italy has had a mixed record on warfare since its unification. While they did a good job during the '''Crimean War''' (1856) and in Libya, defeating the Ottomans during the '''Turkish-Italian War''' (1911) - where the first aerial bombing in history took place - the Italians had been humiliated during the ambush at Adowa (1896) [[note]] during which 40,000 Ethiopians, armed with a few modern guns courtesy of France and Russia and a lot of ''Italian state-of-the-art guns that their emperor [[MagnificentBastard Menelik]] managed to trick the Italians into selling him '''on credit''''', ambushed the 18,000-men-strong Expeditionary Force and cut it down to the last man... not unlike the Little Big Horn. Except he never paid the guns.[[/note]], in what was then Abyssinia, a loss they would later avenge in 1936 under the rule of Mussolini.
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Italy has had a mixed record on warfare since its unification. While they did a good job during the '''Crimean War''' (1856) and in Libya, defeating the Ottomans during the '''Turkish-Italian War''' (1911) - where the first aerial bombing in history took place - the Italians had been humiliated during the ambush at Adowa (1896) [[note]] during which 40,000 Ethiopians, armed with a few modern guns courtesy of France and Russia and a lot of ''Italian state-of-the-art guns that their emperor [[MagnificentBastard Menelik]] managed to trick the Italians into selling him '''on credit''''', Russia, ambushed the 18,000-men-strong Expeditionary Force and cut it down to the last man... not unlike the Little Big Horn. Except he never paid the guns.[[/note]], in what was then Abyssinia, a loss they would later avenge in 1936 under the rule of Mussolini.

And since 1999, women too are allowed serve in the Army - to the delight of an entire generation of drill istructors.
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And since 1999, women too are allowed serve in the Army - to the delight of an entire generation of drill istructors. instructors.
6th Jul '15 6:39:06 AM EDP
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Italy has had a mixed record on warfare since its unification. While they did a good job during the '''Crimean War''' (1856) and in Libya, defeating the Ottomans during the '''Turkish-Italian War''' (1911) - where the first aerial bombing in history took place - the Italians had been humiliated during the ambush at Adowa (1896) [[note]] during which 40,000 Ethiopians, armed with modern guns courtesy of France and Russia, ambushed the 18,000-men-strong Expeditionary Force and cut it down to the last man... not unlike the Little Big Horn[[/note]], in what was then Abyssinia, a loss they would later avenge in 1936 under the rule of Mussolini.
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Italy has had a mixed record on warfare since its unification. While they did a good job during the '''Crimean War''' (1856) and in Libya, defeating the Ottomans during the '''Turkish-Italian War''' (1911) - where the first aerial bombing in history took place - the Italians had been humiliated during the ambush at Adowa (1896) [[note]] during which 40,000 Ethiopians, armed with a few modern guns courtesy of France and Russia, Russia and a lot of ''Italian state-of-the-art guns that their emperor [[MagnificentBastard Menelik]] managed to trick the Italians into selling him '''on credit''''', ambushed the 18,000-men-strong Expeditionary Force and cut it down to the last man... not unlike the Little Big Horn[[/note]], Horn. Except he never paid the guns.[[/note]], in what was then Abyssinia, a loss they would later avenge in 1936 under the rule of Mussolini.

Due their historical and current engagements, Italian armed forces also have a well-deserved reputation for CombatPragmatism, born from such things as inventing aerial bombing back when dropping bombs from aircrafts had been preventively declared a war crime, strapping torpedoes to commercial speedboats and sending them into enemy harbours to sink battleships, developing the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_torpedo Human torpedo]] to complement and replace the aforementioned vessels (which had proven useful against [[TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austria-Hungary]], but had become obsolete by the time of WorldWarII), as well as ''still'' fielding and using [[KIllItWithFire man-portable flamethrowers]]. In spite of this, they have managed to earn and keep a reputation as 'nice guys' when deployed for peace-keeping missions, mostly by honestly policing and bringing food and useful things to the civilians living in the areas they control.
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Due their historical and current engagements, Italian armed forces also have a well-deserved reputation for CombatPragmatism, born from such things as inventing aerial bombing back when dropping bombs from aircrafts had been preventively declared a war crime, crime ([[ExactWords the declaration specified from blimps]]. [[LoopholeAbuse The Italians used planes]]), strapping torpedoes to commercial speedboats and sending them into enemy harbours to sink battleships, developing the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_torpedo Human torpedo]] to complement and replace the aforementioned vessels (which had proven useful against [[TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austria-Hungary]], but had become obsolete by the time of WorldWarII), as well as ''still'' fielding and using [[KIllItWithFire man-portable flamethrowers]]. In spite of this, they have managed to earn and keep a reputation as 'nice guys' when deployed for peace-keeping missions, mostly by honestly policing and bringing food and useful things to the civilians living in the areas they control.
3rd Jun '15 9:30:21 AM ferox
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-->''"The [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons German soldier]] has impressed the world, however the Italian ''[[EliteMooks Bersagliere]]'' has impressed the German soldier."''
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-->''"The [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons German soldier]] has impressed the world, however world; the Italian ''[[EliteMooks Bersagliere]]'' has impressed the German soldier."''

* '''"Folgore"''' ("Thunderbolt") '''Parachute Brigade''' - created in 1941, they're an élite airborne unit (among the best in the world) that fought bravely at El Alamein. After the war, they have been deployed as part of peace-keeping missions in Lebanon, Kosovo, Somalia and Afghanistan.
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* '''"Folgore"''' '''Folgore''' ("Thunderbolt") '''Parachute Brigade''' - created in 1941, they're an élite airborne unit (among the best in the world) that fought bravely at El Alamein. After the war, they have been deployed as part of peace-keeping missions in Lebanon, Kosovo, Somalia and Afghanistan.

- ''Giuseppe Garibaldi'' - the country's first aircraft carrier (which will be "soon" equipped with F-35Bs). - ''Cavour'' - another, newer, STOVL aircraft carrier.
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- ''Giuseppe Garibaldi'' - the country's first first, and soon-to-be-retired, aircraft carrier (which will be "soon" equipped with F-35Bs). carrier. - ''Cavour'' - another, newer, STOVL aircraft carrier. carrier (which will be equipped with F-35Bs "very soon").

And since 1999, women too are allowed serve in the Army - to the delight of a whole generation of drill istructors.
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And since 1999, women too are allowed serve in the Army - to the delight of a whole an entire generation of drill istructors.
3rd Jun '15 9:16:17 AM Prfnoff
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* In {{Jormungand}}, R used to be with the Italian Army's Bersaglieri during the 1990s in Bosnia as a [=UN=] peacekeeper before Koko recruited him. [[spoiler:And he became a double agent working for the CIA.]] * In the Rainbow Six series, Antonio Maldini is with [=GIS=] prior to his Rainbow assignment. ** In EndWar, he is a Colonel with the European Federation Army's Battlegroup 4 and is their commanding officer. * The Italian military is represented by their A-129 ''Mangusta'' attack helicopters as part of the NATO faction in ''WorldInConflict.''
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* In {{Jormungand}}, ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}'', R used to be with the Italian Army's Bersaglieri during the 1990s in Bosnia as a [=UN=] peacekeeper before Koko recruited him. [[spoiler:And he became a double agent working for the CIA.]] * In the Rainbow Six ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' series, Antonio Maldini is with [=GIS=] prior to his Rainbow assignment. ** In EndWar, ''VideoGame/EndWar'', he is a Colonel with the European Federation Army's Battlegroup 4 and is their commanding officer. * The In ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict'', the Italian military is represented by their A-129 ''Mangusta'' attack helicopters as part of the NATO faction in ''WorldInConflict.'' faction.
21st May '15 11:06:31 AM Willbyr
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* In GunslingerGirl, Marco was with the Polizia di Stato's Criminal Police Central Directorate, plus he had combat experience with [=NOCS=]. ** Priscilla was an ex-officer with the Guardia di Finanza.
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* In GunslingerGirl, ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', Marco was with the Polizia di Stato's Criminal Police Central Directorate, plus he had combat experience with [=NOCS=]. ** [=NOCS=]. Priscilla was an ex-officer with the Guardia di Finanza.Finanza. ----
19th May '15 6:31:47 AM Willbyr
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* In GunslingerGirl, most of the [=SWA=]'s black ops personnel are either from the ranks of the Italian military, police or intelligence services. For instance, Amadeo and Giorgio are formerly with the Gruppo di Intervento Speciale before they were placed in Section 2 to support the cyborg operators in the field when needed. The Croce brothers were ex-Carabinieri officers stationed with the Tuscania Regiment. Raballo was also ex-Carabinieri with [=GIS=] forced to retire due to a leg injury when his rifle misfired (anime)/pistol misfired (manga).
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* In GunslingerGirl, ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', most of the [=SWA=]'s black ops personnel are either from the ranks of the Italian military, police or intelligence services. For instance, Amadeo and Giorgio are formerly with the Gruppo di Intervento Speciale before they were placed in Section 2 to support the cyborg operators in the field when needed. The Croce brothers were ex-Carabinieri officers stationed with the Tuscania Regiment. Raballo was also ex-Carabinieri with [=GIS=] forced to retire due to a leg injury when his rifle misfired (anime)/pistol misfired (manga).
19th Apr '15 9:23:06 AM ferox
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* In GunslingerGirl, Marco was with the Polizia di Stato's Criminal Police Central Directorate, plus he had combat experience with [=NOCS=]. Priscilla was an ex-officer with the Guardia di Finanza.
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* In GunslingerGirl, Marco was with the Polizia di Stato's Criminal Police Central Directorate, plus he had combat experience with [=NOCS=]. ** Priscilla was an ex-officer with the Guardia di Finanza.
19th Apr '15 9:22:14 AM ferox
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No it wasn't. Now it definitely is.
- Minimi - ''5.56 mm light machine gun
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- Minimi - ''5.56 mm light machine gun gun''
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