but true, how do they reload? either their hoof to eye coordination must be amazing, or a unicorn is following the squad everywhere with a saddlebag full of ammo to be placed in the rifle when a pony needs a reload.
or there is a simple enchantment between their saddlebags and their rifle that involves a portal when they open the bolt to cock the action? that last one is quite clever, and i see saddlebags on him too. one side for ammo, the other for other necessities, possibly?
i believe i just figured it out!
I wouldn't mind being a shooter trooper, really. That carbine seems like a sturdy, reliable piece of equipment if properly maintained, and fits my preference of a stock that doesn't make my arms feel like they're getting crunched together when I put the stock up to my shoulder.
Anyway, seems like an interesting role. My slight paranoia could easily save me as well as some of my fellow shooters.
Lovely work as always friend.
when is there gonna be a MLP Equestria-Prevails universe MMO War Shooter anyway?
There's a reason why that the carbine rifle length has dominated modern combat, because modern combat has become much more close ranged with an emphasis on urban combat, where shorter, more compact rifles are much more maneuverable in cramped conditions. I've got two rifles...an M91/30 Mosin Nagant that comes in at 48.5 inches, and an AR-15 that is 32.75 inches with stock collapsed. Which one would you rather take in a close combat engagement? I'll tell you straight up in training that even in the average house, losing that extra 16 inches can matter a ton when trying to clear a room or round a corner.
Anyways, other than the gun gripe I am constantly in love with Equestria Prevails. I always imagine that the heart of Equestria is a safe and relatively peaceful place to live but I imagine the farther you get from the border the much more dangerous it becomes, and although Equestria Prevails is a storyline setting, I imagine that the military presence in my headcanon of Equestria would be similar to this on the border and beyond.
Eh, a wizard did it. Seems plausible enough. :3
Save for unicorns, they can't swing a sword/spear/rifle single-hoofed. They'd basically have to "hug" it with both and use a lot of their forward body to heave the weapons around.
So while a short weapon in closed-quarters melee makes sense for humans; a pegasus would have no practical way to wield one.