I think the title is rather self explanatory, but... why do this? Because, in the long run, weapons say a
lot about a person-- whether they prefer close in work, if they prefer taking prisoners, if they want to
inflict a lot of pain before the target dies. Also, this isn't your average thriller. The weapons are
strange, foreign, and some don't even exist yet. I think I get the most mileage out of the ones that don't
Halberd: You all know the Swiss guards: the guys in the tacky gold and burgundy uniforms who look
like they came out of a comic opera, even if their outfits were designed by Michelangelo. Originally
mercenaries, the Swiss Guard is now composed of reservists from the Swiss army—and in Switzerland,
everyone from age 18-60 is in the reserves. If you see any photos of them, you will note that they're
holding an ax with a twelve foot handle. This is called a halberd. The long handle is to reach up to
men on horseback; the hook on the obverse from the ax blade is to snag riders off the horse, and the ax
blade is for obvious reasons. There is also a spear tip on the end to act as, well, a spear.
misuse in conflicts around the world. It's a very accurate gun, but it comes at a price—the first bullet will hit the target, but firing on full automatic, or even in three-round bursts, will cause the barrel to jump. If someone is well trained to compensate, then that's one thing. Otherwise, best to use it at a semiautomatic weapon.
The only thing that Commander Giovanni Figlia will mention is that they “fell off the back of a CIA
truck” sometime during the 80s. The American counterpart to the Kalashnikov, the M16 has gone
through multiple variations over time.
From Heckler and Koch, the MP-5 is a submachinegun
(SMG), which means it fires rounds that could be
considered bullets for a pistol. Quite popular with
military units, it is nice and compact, and quite
What, you didn't think that the modern Swiss Guards
were armed with just Halberds, did you? A Swiss
uniform can cover a multitude of armaments...
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