I didn't make it!
Being English, this little quirk with video games has always annoyed me. It's also the reason I got BF42, and in the long run FH. Its that I can't think of a single World War 2 first person shooter game, where if there are British forces in it tha aren't commandos. Every game I can think of besides BF42 and Fh has the British as either the SAS, paratroopers, or something else special force-y. It just annoys me, and I was wondering if there are any other games out there where your just a normal British grunt.
Call of Duty 2, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts (RTS but one of the best representations of the Brits I've seen in the mainstream market)... there isn't much else in recent years.
Even COH:OF has a lot of commandos and glider troops.
And the main stream troops specialize in trench hugging and artillery whoring. ;)
Until they get burned out because trenches are a huge liability. :p
Moose12;3989254Even COH:OF has a lot of commandos and glider troops.
To be fair, every army in CoH has some sort of special troops (Rangers, Sturmgrenadiers, Fallschirmjagers...). And Commandos are just one of the British doctrines - Artillery and Engineers being the others. Hardly CoD1's 'lol teh brits took pegasus bridge then went and blew up teh dams and ships'.
Is a British Tommie a type of commando ?
GirlsHateMe;3990119Is a British Tommie a type of commando ?
A tommy in the traditional sense was a brit in the trenches during WWI. The last surviving british WWI "tommy" just released a book about his experiences two months ago, called "The Last Tommy."
I think he's 108 or 109, last british survivor of trench warfare.
The term stretches however to cover any British infantryman in either WWI or WWII. Wasserfaller presumably means Harry Patch.
Any idea why the term "Tommy" was still in WWII, but "Sammy" for U.S. soldier only stands for WWI? I also found "Doughboy" in place of "Sammy"