It's sad that Gurkhas are so hardcore that I'm not shocked when they do anything awesome...


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One Gurkha, 40 Bandits. No Contest

Talk about taking a knife to a gunfight...

(Retired) Gurkha charges into a mob of 40 armed bandits with a Kukri to rescue a rape victim...

Kinda leaves you speechless doesn't it?


Its like out of a movie. Very deserving of the accolades heaped on him.


I became friends with a Gurkha at my installation while I was in the army. Small, quiet guy. Very likable.

Could probably twist off my head with his hands if he wanted to...


Dies Irae wrote:

One Gurkha, 40 Bandits. No Contest

Talk about taking a knife to a gunfight...

(Retired) Gurkha charges into a mob of 40 armed bandits with a Kukri to rescue a rape victim...

Kinda leaves you speechless doesn't it?

Damn. I want that guy with me if I'm in the s$@%.

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Fraking Awesome!!

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Wow.

Every single time I've read or heard anything about the Gurkha, it's something insanely over the top and badass, like the piece on Bhanbhagta Gurung from the book Badass(appropriately enough).

edit-Turns out the writer of Badass did a piece on Bishnu Shrestha for his list.

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I want to be a Gurkha when I grow up.


Great article.


Amazing story of bravery and pretty inspirational.

Gurkha's deserve to be a Fighter Archtype methinks!

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Black Dow wrote:

Amazing story of bravery and pretty inspirational.

Gurkha's deserve to be a Fighter Archtype methinks!

Level 20 ability: Change your name to Chuck Norris.


Bruno Kristensen wrote:
Black Dow wrote:

Amazing story of bravery and pretty inspirational.

Gurkha's deserve to be a Fighter Archtype methinks!

Level 20 ability: Change your name to Chuck Norris.

You got that backwards unfortunately. It should be:

Level 20: Chuck Norris changes his name to you.


Dies Irae wrote:

One Gurkha, 40 Bandits. No Contest

Talk about taking a knife to a gunfight...

(Retired) Gurkha charges into a mob of 40 armed bandits with a Kukri to rescue a rape victim...

Kinda leaves you speechless doesn't it?

Armed resistance matters. I'd like to learn more.

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Is there any reason to suspect this might be propaganda?

That was certainly my first thought, but then I am cynical.


Erik Mona wrote:

Is there any reason to suspect this might be propaganda?

That was certainly my first thought, but then I am cynical.

I'd like to learn more.


And yet in Pathfinder the Kukri is a toy weapon.

I reckon this proves Kukri>Katana for sure.


Shifty wrote:

And yet in Pathfinder the Kukri is a toy weapon.

I reckon this proves Kukri>Katana for sure.

Totally off topic, I'm curious to hear your take on women in combat arms as a crossed rifle brother.


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Good point, Frank.


Geez thats a long long conversation that one...

On some levels I'm not comfortable with it, I accept that this is really my own prejudice and hang up, however it's just how I feel.

Yet on the other hand I readily accept that women have been on the frontline of quite a few armies for quite some time, and have held their own. Indeed I have witnessed quite a few of them do this myself.

I have spoken to female servicemen about the issue at length, and all they generally want is a right to put themselves forward to stand on the frontline like anyone else, and frankly I reckon thats more than fair. That said, Infanteering is a hard and ugly life, and I have to ask myself just how many women would really go for it if the opportunity was open.

I know the New Zealand Army just recently commissioned their first female Infantry Officer (as an Lt) and so far so good.

Where I don't like the notion is when frontline meets conscription, I don't want our daughters sent to that.


Erik Mona wrote:

Is there any reason to suspect this might be propaganda?

That was certainly my first thought, but then I am cynical.

Shame on you Mr Mona..shame on You..


Shifty wrote:

And yet in Pathfinder the Kukri is a toy weapon.

I reckon this proves Kukri>Katana for sure.

+1

I mean it took seven katanas to face off against a similar number of bandits... but only 1 kukri...

...that and 170lbs of fearless gurka

“Aayo Gurkhali!"


Erik Mona wrote:

Is there any reason to suspect this might be propaganda?

That was certainly my first thought, but then I am cynical.

As I said "IT'S SAD THAT GURKHAS ARE SO HARDCORE THAT I'M NOT SHOCKED WHEN THEY DO ANYTHING AWESOME...".

I mean... I knew a Gurkha. He scared the piss out of me. I could honestly see him doing everything described in the article...

If it's propaganda or a fake... then it worries me even more that it's so believable...


Bitter Thorn wrote:
Dies Irae wrote:

One Gurkha, 40 Bandits. No Contest

Talk about taking a knife to a gunfight...

(Retired) Gurkha charges into a mob of 40 armed bandits with a Kukri to rescue a rape victim...

Kinda leaves you speechless doesn't it?

Armed resistance matters. I'd like to learn more.

+1.

People wonder why I prefer such weaponry for home defense as opposed to firearms. That gurka is indeed the man.


Shifty wrote:

Geez thats a long long conversation that one...

On some levels I'm not comfortable with it, I accept that this is really my own prejudice and hang up, however it's just how I feel.

Yet on the other hand I readily accept that women have been on the frontline of quite a few armies for quite some time, and have held their own. Indeed I have witnessed quite a few of them do this myself.

I have spoken to female servicemen about the issue at length, and all they generally want is a right to put themselves forward to stand on the frontline like anyone else, and frankly I reckon thats more than fair. That said, Infanteering is a hard and ugly life, and I have to ask myself just how many women would really go for it if the opportunity was open.

I know the New Zealand Army just recently commissioned their first female Infantry Officer (as an Lt) and so far so good.

Where I don't like the notion is when frontline meets conscription, I don't want our daughters sent to that.

I'm inclined to be uncomfortable with the idea, but I've been out for a long time now. On the other hand I don't 18 year olds have changed too much in 20 years.

In any case there is a thread HERE.


The sad part is, of course, that it took Joanna Lumley paying for a massive campaign, including court action, for the government to accept that giving the Gurkha's british citizenship after their period of duty, was a good idea


Doesn't this belong on the pickle thread?

Edit: MEN AND WOMEN ARE EQUAL AND THEREFORE MUST HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, INCLUDING COMBAT SERVICE.

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Loztastic wrote:
The sad part is, of course, that it took Joanna Lumley paying for a massive campaign, including court action, for the government to accept that giving the Gurkha's british citizenship after their period of duty, was a good idea

That is absolutely fabulous.

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Erik Mona wrote:
Loztastic wrote:
The sad part is, of course, that it took Joanna Lumley paying for a massive campaign, including court action, for the government to accept that giving the Gurkha's british citizenship after their period of duty, was a good idea

That is absolutely fabulous.

Ouch. I didn't catch that until I looked her up.

That said, she *must* guest on NCIS at some point.

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karlbadmanners wrote:

Doesn't this belong on the pickle thread?

Edit: MEN AND WOMEN ARE EQUAL AND THEREFORE MUST HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, INCLUDING COMBAT SERVICE.

Partisans in Serbia during WW2 and Red Army in Russia during the same war had large number of women on the front lines and they served with great valor - perhaps greater than their male counterparts. Israeli Army has women serving on the front lines, does it not?


I saw a great interview with her a few years ago

she said that, if she was ever being really annoyed by someone, she would let her voice drop and octave, have the hand holding her cigarette go that bit more stiff, and mentally "feel" her hair go into the beehive, and she would "channel" patsy


nightflier wrote:
perhaps greater than their male counterparts.

Why do people have to say this - its sexist (sexism being the promotion of one gender over another).

It denigrates the servicemen who suffered and died facing the Nazi onslaught. All soldiers facing the enemy were equally as brave.


Erik Mona wrote:

Is there any reason to suspect this might be propaganda?

That was certainly my first thought, but then I am cynical.

From some of the exploits of Gurkhas I've read, this would be sort of a "Geez, kids today are so soft, back in my day" kind of thing for them.

Seriously, though, Gurkhas are extremely well trained. In close quarters, against a surprised, untrained rabble, it seems about right. Why did so many run away? Probably by how quickly he took down a few - and facing bloody steel face to face is frightening in a visceral way, more even than a gun.


Lyingbastard wrote:


Seriously, though, Gurkhas are extremely well trained. In close quarters, against a surprised, untrained rabble, it seems about right. Why did so many run away? Probably by how quickly he took down a few - and facing bloody steel face to face is frightening in a visceral way, more even than a gun.

He caused just over 25% casualties before they failed their Panic/Break/Morale/Leadership test/check/roll.

Sounds about right system wise.

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The 8th Dwarf wrote:
nightflier wrote:
perhaps greater than their male counterparts.

Why do people have to say this - its sexist (sexism being the promotion of one gender over another).

It denigrates the servicemen who suffered and died facing the Nazi onslaught. All soldiers facing the enemy were equally as brave.

Most men soldiers do not have to fear being raped. I suppose that is the main reason.


Erik Mona wrote:

Is there any reason to suspect this might be propaganda?

That was certainly my first thought, but then I am cynical.

Cynical? Everything is propaganda...


Lyingbastard wrote:
Erik Mona wrote:

Is there any reason to suspect this might be propaganda?

That was certainly my first thought, but then I am cynical.

From some of the exploits of Gurkhas I've read, this would be sort of a "Geez, kids today are so soft, back in my day" kind of thing for them.

Seriously, though, Gurkhas are extremely well trained. In close quarters, against a surprised, untrained rabble, it seems about right. Why did so many run away? Probably by how quickly he took down a few - and facing bloody steel face to face is frightening in a visceral way, more even than a gun.

I agree, and would toss in the Ghurka reputation as well. It is one thing that two cars over they hear some screams and gunshots and it comes back to them "man with knife fighting back" or "Ghurka with his kukri killing us" :P Not to take away ANY of his capability and sucess...but I think the reputation helped vs the morale as well.

Greg


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Badass of the Week.com's epic f%&&ing writeup.

Lachhiman Gurung.....or why Erik Mona should believe the first story was true.

I'm cynical, but not when it comes to gurkhas.


Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
Badass of the Week.com's epic f%~*ing writeup.

I will have to check this out when I get home.


Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

Badass of the Week.com's epic f%~!ing writeup.

Lachhiman Gurung.....or why Erik Mona should believe the first story was true.

I'm cynical, but not when it comes to gurkhas.

My new favorite word is deathtosterone.


Sharoth wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
Badass of the Week.com's epic f%~*ing writeup.
I will have to check this out when I get home.

~laughter~ AWESOME!!!


Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

Badass of the Week.com's epic f@~&ing writeup.

Lachhiman Gurung.....or why Erik Mona should believe the first story was true.

I'm cynical, but not when it comes to gurkhas.

You cynical? Iraq had WMDs, remember?

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Greg Wasson wrote:
Lyingbastard wrote:
Erik Mona wrote:

Is there any reason to suspect this might be propaganda?

That was certainly my first thought, but then I am cynical.

From some of the exploits of Gurkhas I've read, this would be sort of a "Geez, kids today are so soft, back in my day" kind of thing for them.

Seriously, though, Gurkhas are extremely well trained. In close quarters, against a surprised, untrained rabble, it seems about right. Why did so many run away? Probably by how quickly he took down a few - and facing bloody steel face to face is frightening in a visceral way, more even than a gun.

I agree, and would toss in the Ghurka reputation as well. It is one thing that two cars over they hear some screams and gunshots and it comes back to them "man with knife fighting back" or "Ghurka with his kukri killing us" :P Not to take away ANY of his capability and sucess...but I think the reputation helped vs the morale as well.

Greg

Their rep is definitely a weapon in and of itself. There's a reason why Prince Harry got installed with the Gurkha during his time in service. ;) I can't speak for the accuracy of this report, but there was talk that many Taliban fighters were terrified of the Gurkha due to them being built up as a sort of bogeyman on the battlefield, as in tales of them eating their enemies. The Gurkha allegedly said nothing to refute these claims.


I eat my enemies, too.

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I eat my enemies when we use gummi bears for miniatures.

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But do you do it with a kukri in hand?

Allegedly, that is.


Usually I have my enemies in my hand when I eat them, although sometimes I do like to crouch over their lifeless bodies and grope myself while feeding...


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Shifty wrote:

And yet in Pathfinder the Kukri is a toy weapon.

I reckon this proves Kukri>Katana for sure.

To be fair,

this

and

this

are both kukris. :p

(I've got the 2nd one, and I can tell you, it's a beast)


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Kruelaid wrote:
Usually I have my enemies in my hand when I eat them, although sometimes I do like to crouch over their lifeless bodies and grope myself while feeding...

literaly- ROTFLMAO

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Kruelaid wrote:
Usually I have my enemies in my hand when I eat them, although sometimes I do like to crouch over their lifeless bodies and grope myself while feeding...

Better yourself than your enemies. That's all I'm sayin'.


Shadrayl of the Mountain wrote:
Shifty wrote:

And yet in Pathfinder the Kukri is a toy weapon.

I reckon this proves Kukri>Katana for sure.

To be fair,

this

and

this

are both kukris. :p

(I've got the 2nd one, and I can tell you, it's a beast)

I love knives, and kukris are beautiful, although I'm partial to balisong.

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