Mikey wrote:That's pretty much what it originally meant.
Mikey wrote:You'd probably know better than I, so I will accept your correction, but IIRC the main difference (besides uni colors, etc.) between an 18th century Royal Marine and a redcoat was the type of shot used, the affinity for using boarding hooks/axes rather than sabers, and their use in press gangs.
Mikey wrote:Fair enough. 18th century Royal Marines were also known for their viciousness over redcoats.
Captain Seafort wrote:
Eh? That's not one I've heard before - and I expect the inhabitants of Badajoz would disagree with it.
Mikey wrote:I'm sorry, I should have been more explicit; viciousness in HTH combat, not towards GP's. Also, there's the whole press-gang thing.
But my point was that they weren't a recon or landing force specifically.
Cpl Kendall wrote:...Besides playing dumbass music during combat and landings.
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