I had my usual powers (flight, invisibility, energy absorption) and was messing with people in a military looking base. I was also helping some people sneak in to find something and I helped by distracting the guards and other soldiers, where I found out my dreamself is immune to their guns and stuff. Something at the back of my head told me to pull out a BFG and get rid of them but my morals said otherwise so I just caused some property damage.
i learned that Modern body armor was created by a pizza delivery guy who was wounded in the head and leg after a pizza delivery turned into a shootout. Richard Davis, a former US Marine, developed the bulletproof vest using Kevlar. During testing, he shot himself in the chest 190 times (x)
Here’s some compilation of unfortunate people trapped in criminal world. After all, nothing is off limit in crime
I wake up feeling light-headed and very heavy. And uhh….my back is not really comfortable. I looked at the cheap motel ceiling, trying to get some sense on what happened last night but even before that, I realized something is odd.
I feel heavier
And as I looked into my body, what I see is not even mine anymore!
Heck, this is Artem’s body! It was a blast that the huge guy noticed me and even hit on me, but the sex was on another world. And then I remembered that he gave me this pill that I refused to drink but he insisted on it. He even gulped one to show me that it wasn’t dangerous at all. What if the pill is the one that make all this swap happen? Is this an accident or he did this on purpose? And where is my body?
As I try to regain some sense on what happened, someone busted open the motel room door and three armed officers stormed into my motel room.
“Good morning, Antonio,”
“Good morning sir,”
“You enjoy working from that young American body?”
“Very much sir. Thank you for this,”
“Anytime. After all, I need new protection but it’s getting harder to find loyal and honest person like you. I don’t like to see you so tired and drained like that in your 40s so hope the new body helps,”
“It helps us very much sir. My wife also enjoys her new body,”
“Great for you two. Hope the rest of the crew enjoyed my gift for the loyalty you all showed me,”
“We certainly enjoy that, sir,”
“Remember your mission, Zeke. Charm your way in and then you are going to make your way so you can date her by the end of the month. The body built on what we learned to be her favourite features on men so she won’t be able to resist you,”
“Who’s Zeke? I’m Preston Lloyd, COO of Equitech Corp., you must be mistaken me with someone else,”
“Good, stay in character. The built-in brain will help you with any form of information you need but we really need your improvisation skill along the way,”
“Easy, I might be old but this new tech shit is my thing. I’m a COO of a Silicon Valley company after all,”
“Yeah yeah, now get away from here and we will monitor you from the cam. We only have one and a half month max so you better make sure to get everything we need from her, okay? Our client will not accept failure,”
Well, not like anyone dared to check on a police officer bag. Plus, I don’t have to walk through metal detector or shit so this should be easy. Just going to plant the devices and the whole operation is going to start very soon.
Poor cop, the CCTV will caught him do all the dirty tricks and sentenced by it while me and my crew will keep on going doing what we do best for many more times to come
“Why are you so stiff, boy?”
“He’s crying inside boss, and he’s angry,”
“Hahah, really? What a wuss. No wonder he’s so easy to be taken down, he’s too easy to be triggered. You still can control him right?”
“Yes, but his cry is very annoying, and his shouts too,”
“Just shut him up then, you can do it. You are the one in control and he’s nothing now. Remind him of all the mistake and crime he did. Show him the mental image of all his actions, it will break him down even more,”
“All did while he’s wearing the uniform. Yeah, it’s you, people only see you and your company doing that, not me or my friends and boss,”
“You seems to have this under control. Okay then, I’ll leave you with him while I check on the others,”
“Humh, guess they found Fred’s body already. Okay then,”
Pete looked at the tied young man. He is using an expensive-looking leather jacket with simple white tee. The clothes framed his lean yet muscular figure well. The boy is probably 19 or 20, his hair slick blond, seemingly stylized by some barbershop. And he’s going to be Pete’s next ride
“Hope that you won’t resist like Fred, blonde boy. I’m no bad guy, it was just an accident, it really was, but the police didn’t care because the one that died was a son of a powerful person in the country. They could not accept that there was no one convicted for it and I was used,”
He chugged the pill and then start aligning his thick legs to the blonde guy’s lanky legs. His orange jumpsuit vanished as it sinks to the black leather pants. This is going to be another fresh start to fight for justice to clear his name, or so he thought, as the police in the streets start to spread the leaflet that indicate that Pete is a dangerous serial killer
Can i request a oneshot of husband seokjin coming back from military and seeing his wife with their newborn daughter which was a surprise to him and some smut.
Do you do requests? If you do, i would like to have a military husband oneshot, it can be any member, in the hyung line, it’s up to you, whenever you can write. Have a great day amd stay safe.🤗
Genre: Teeny Bit of Angst, Smut, Fluff
Warnings: Fellatio, Cum Swallowing, Unprotected Sex (We Know What To Do, Don’t We Readers?)
A/N: I LOVE HUSBAND JIN
The spring air was refreshing today, the gentle breeze blowing in Hannam makes Seokjin stop short as he takes a deep breath in through his nose. His hand brushing at his one inch tall hair before sighing. He was finally home after two years. Finally, able to get back to his normal life and back to you. He promised you that you would get married before he went into the military and he kept his promise. He rarely got time to come home due to the branch of the military he chose. Everyone told Seokjin to become a conscripted police officer because it would be easy, but Jin was the oldest of his group. He was mature and wanted to set a good example for the boys and his fans. So he joined The Homeland Defense Branch, and it took him away for a long time. He rarely saw you, his wife who he loved so dearly and his members who he loved just as much. Seokjin fixes his uniform before sighing. His eyes staring at your apartment building before grabbing his backpack and slinging it over his shoulder.
“Okay.” He whispers before walking towards the building.
Just a few words… I hope everyone has had a lovely Memorial Day!! I have a history degree with a focus on early American history and military history, and through that, I have been SO honored to be able to keep the memory of those we have lost alive and well, in my heart and in my work. I just wanted to say, to those who serve and have served, THANK YOU… and to those who have loved and lost a soldier, THANK YOU…. and to those who have sacrificed their life, I don’t have any words you will hear, but just love in my ❤️
Trump’s military parade was a colossal failure and perfect Donald Trump production™: an impulsively decided, unprofessionally planned, amateurishly implemented, needlessly expensive, social-norms destroying, narcissistic effort to hijack something meant for others and make it about himself.
Hello, hello! As promised, here’s a post to educate those who are not familiar with the ‘Grande Armée’, one of the most famous armies of the world.
The ‘Napoleonic’ era remains a term more used than the Regency era for many reasons. Despite his defeat at Waterloo in 1815, Napoleon I is still one of the most famous and fascinating figures of military history worldwide, and his reorganisation of the French army, among other things, has remained sensibly the same since 200 years and inspired many other armies to do the same.
Let us not forget that most of English military vocabulary comes, in fact, from French. To quote just a few: ‘military’, ‘army’, ‘soldier, ‘officer’, ‘infantry’, ‘artillery’, ‘cavalry’, ‘sergeant’, ‘lieutenant’, ‘morale’, ‘bivouac’, ‘reconnaissance’, ‘colonel’, ‘admiral’… and the list goes on.
The French army during the Empire was divided in two parts. The first, and largest one, was the ‘line’ army. That term is often used to qualify generally every soldier that is not part of the Imperial Guard, but if we want to be more precise, there are also other types of soldiers that are not part of the line infantry: the light infantry, the cavalry, the artillery, the Health Services, the engineers, etc.
The Imperial Guard was equipped and uniformed directly under the Emperor’s orders. We generally picture the Guard as the most elite and battle-hardened soldiers of the Napoleonic army, but it is not entirely true at all. We shall talk about that in another post.
As you have read above, the Napoleonic French army was composed of thousands of different uniforms and equipment. Because this post must remain simple to understand, we shall talk about the basic equipment with the most common soldier in the Napoleonic army: a fusilier (rifleman) from the line infantry, 1808-1812 period. It is generally the uniform that you would end up wearing if you were a conscript.
Front view by Henri Boisselier. Rear view by Tim Reese. I added the numbers for clarity of explanation. Forgive the lack of consistency but it was complicated enough finding two views of the same uniform in the same year.
(Indeed, Napoleonic uniforms evolved a lot through the years!)
Click on the item’s title for a picture of an original item from the period (or a reproduction if originals were not uncovered as of the moment).
It was the most common headdress in the Napoleonic army. Ancestor of the kepi (think American Civil War hat), it was made from felt and leather, linen for the liner. Its height varied according to the models; it was 18 cms high for the 1806 model, and 20 cm high for the 1810 and 1812 models. It was supposed to help protect the soldier against a sword hit from above (or even on the side).
The brass scales chinstraps do not exist on the first models of shakos produced.
Its colour and aspect helped to identify the wearer’s company/battalion/regiment. It was worn on campaign and in battle. In ceremonial outfit, this was replaced by a (40 cms high!) plume. The pompom or plume were worn on the shako through sliding their bases into a leather ‘pocket’ hidden behind the French cockade.
1b. Brass plaque
This embossed brass plaque was an immediate way to identify the soldier’s regiment; its number was cut out in the plaque, below the eagle. If only an eagle was worn, with no number or reverted “D” part, the soldier was from the Imperial Guard.
1c. Cord (cordon-raquettes)
Purely ornemental. Was worn in ceremonial outfit. Its colour (white) denotes its use by a fusilier; red was the colour of the grenadiers (elite company of a line infantry regiment), green or yellow for light infantry, etc.
This was the main part of the uniform. Red, white, and blue; it was worn on campaign as well as in ceremonial outfit. Evolved from the revolutionary habit of 1800, it will once again be changed to a much more modern cut in 1812.
It was worn above the ‘gilet’ (waistcoat) and shirt, and had brass buttons with the regiment’s number embossed on them.
Its height would force the soldier to keep his chin high. Below it, above the shirt collar, was worn a necktie, usually of black colour. Here, its red colour denotes a line infantry soldier. It would be blue for the Imperial Guard.
Mostly ‘pointed’ for the line infantry, it would be ‘straight’ for the light infantry. Its shaped and colour depended on fashion and the regiment the soldier came from.
2c. Cuffs (parements)
Here, its shape is ‘en botte’; it would be ‘en pointe’ for light infantry. Its shape and colour depended on fashion. Bearing three buttons, the last one would usually be unbuttoned as the era’s fashion imposed on clothing to be so tight that having the cuff fully buttoned would complicate the wrist’s movement.
2d. Epaulettes (pattes d’épaule)
Their shape denotes a ‘basic’ soldier. Elite soldiers, NCOs and officers would wear epaulettes of different colours.
2e. Ornements de retroussis
This means, the little ‘N’s embroidered in the back (they would also be replaced by stars). These symbols helped to identify the regiment and company of the soldier.
Fake pockets. Later on, they would be vertical rather than horizontal, as seen in the rear view.
In the line infantry, three types were worn: the high gaiters (above the knee length), the half-gaiters (knee-length, grey, campaign) and the short gaiters (light infantry, other uses). Their colour depended on the time of the year and their use.
These ensured no foreign item entered the shoes. One gaiter had 18 to 22 buttons depending on the wearer’s height, and two straps; one below the boot, one below the knee to ensure a proper fit. The buttons, according to regs, were made out of horn, wood or leather, but the only original item preserved until today has brass buttons.
The Charleville 1777 modified Year IX was an exceptional weapon by
its longevity. Engineered by the military genius of Lieutenant-Colonel
Gribeauval, this rifle was in service from 1777 to 1830 and even saw
some final use in the war of 1870-1871. It was exported through all of
Europe and even to the Americas (American Independence War, War of
It was 5 feet tall, 6 feet 2 tall with the bayonet equipped, and 11 pounds heavy.
The Imperial Guard version, with better quality wood, finely engraved metal and brass parts, was reserved to the Old Guard.
7. BUFFLETERIES (cross-strap)
Made from whitened buffalo leather, the cross straps helped to stop a saber hit on the chest; but most importantly they helped to carry the cartridge pouch, and the saber. They were to be whitened by the men with a mix of pipe clay powder and colouring called ‘Spanish white’.
It contained black powder, mordaches (lead sheets used to maintain the silex stone in place), silex stones, and of course cartridges. Made from leather, it had an embossed brass plaque on the front.
Picture by Coppens.
The fusilier’s campaign outfit. Much less colourful, it included wearing the greatcoat (usually rolled up on top of the haversack), the haversack and its squad tools, the personal items like a water bottle, the campaign trousers (worn over the breeches), the half-gaiters, and the covers for the giberne and shako to protect them from wear.
Well, this took me longer than I thought! I hope this gives you a good overview of the uniform of the average French Napoleonic soldier in the Empire’s most ‘powerful’ period.
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