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« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2012, 08:27:30 pm »

Definitely.  Overextending it weakens it and pisses it off.

It makes it easier to breach.  It also makes it easier to walk into the middle of it as opposed to bumping against it.


Lets get a few rolls together and a camera and I will show everybody how to do it well. 
It will be well marked,
Well built,
and because of the first two it will be safer... with the barbs!

Once we get done defanging it, and get some training material up, then the wire and players will be ready for EW.  Deal?

Devil Doc this stuff is not as evil as it seems.  We just need to do it right (trimming the barbs off will make it even safer.  Almost idiot proof)
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« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2012, 08:41:32 pm »

Just throwing a suggestion out here: would it be possible to tie some florescent tape around it at certain points, to make it easier to spot?
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« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2012, 09:03:16 pm »

White canvas "Engineer Tape" is usually tied on in streamers.  At night chem lights can be used, to mark the obstacle.  
Some white tape can be seen in the far right of this photo.
As stated earlier Wire is meant to be seen.  It blocks people just by scaring them... thats the whole point Shocked
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« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2012, 09:32:47 pm »

I think I'm the only one here voting for fully fanged C-Wire
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« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2012, 10:03:46 pm »

I think I'm the only one here voting for fully fanged C-Wire

No one died, even the people that actually stumbled into it. I think the clear solution here is to defang it as much as possible, but then let the Engineer teach us how to deploy it correctly so that it isn't a hazard as much as it is a big ugly obstacle.
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« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2012, 10:15:58 pm »

I like the fangs...  Roll Eyes

Big ulgly obstacle. "BUO" is not a good acronym we will have to do better.

If Swazye lets me, I want to get enough wire to make triple strand fences.  Classic US Army.  Even tanks can see a triple strand fence, and they had better mind it too.

Debarbed it should not pose a real threat, but still be enough wire in the way to block most anything in the EW field.

Ooh, we could put up a 11 wire road block if any owners want to try their luck!
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« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2012, 10:12:31 am »

....imagine 'finding' the wire on a night recon without knowing it was there.

If you're doing a night recon - and this is spoken from experience this year and from previous military experience - you shouldn't be moving fast enough to do more than bump into the c-wire.

I like the idea of keeping the wire intact.  Knowledge is key indeed; as long as we all know it's there, then it's on us if we forget.  I do like Stagg's idea of streamers and/or IR glow sticks though, they also would add another bit of realism.
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« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2012, 01:09:14 pm »

I wouldn't mind it being fanged, as long as it is marked in someway
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