Still better than what was there. ;D
I don't get what you mean. I was referring to the fact that Elmo in a uniform would have been better than the old recruiting video. What are you reading?Mud Recce Man said:I bet the folks from 1 RCR will appreciate that dig.
yeah. And you draw recruits by showing the cool stuff Hollywood portrays. Do a montage of snipers, paratroopers (the freefaller in this video was a good touch, as was the helo jump), mountain ops, live fire machinegun shoots -including Mr Browning's best invention, M203 and hand grenades blowing up, hand-to-hand, pathfinder patrols, and a LOT more real-world ops in a variety of settings from A-stan to Africa. Emphasize the travel to far away places, and the danger. THAT is what draws the young men.Mud Recce Man said:Just gotta remember they are recruiting videos, not training videos.
paracowboy said:troops jumping out out of airplanes with big-*** guns, sells. Troops sneaking around in woods, sells. Sneaky bastards cammed up with a giant rifle, all but invisible and hitting targets at ridiculous ranges, sells. You don't see posts of wannabes comin' on here and asking hwo tehy get to drive a LAV around, do you?
You get kids asking how they can be paratroopers, recce patrolmen, pathfinders, and snipers. THAT sells! So show it.
dismounted troops engaging the populace, digging for Int, and prowling the hills, does more to save lives than any amount of steel around you.
I don't care who they're trying to preach to. The assclown in charge of that should not have shown sloppy stuff. He screwed the pooch. We all make mistakes, but that's not what you put out for public consumption.
and that works for attracting recruits to Armour, but it's not what will float the boat of a young man who wants to be Infantry.rcac_011 said:Honestly it was a Leopard c1 pounding through mudholes a a troop of steel chariots that made me hot under the collar at 17.