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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

They Call It A Laaaaser

Believe it or not the British Army play Laser Quest.

Well it's sort of like Laser Quest. It's not played in a disused factory unit. The guns aren't particularly cool and there's no bar to retire to afterwards.

But apart from that it's pretty much the same.

In BATUS you get to spend hours fitting loads of jiggery-pokery equipment to your vehicles and yourselves and then you get to play at being at war.

If you get shot you begin to beep like mad.

Then you open a sealed card and find out if you have been killed or if you are just badly wounded.

If you are dead you take your kit off and lie on the ground and the beeping stops.

If only it worked like that in real life.


Blogger Katy Newton said...

That would be a great way of reducing the number of casualties in any given conflict. I can't believe no one has thought of it before.

Also, whenever you wanted a rest you could just get shot three times and then go and lurk by the Slush Puppy machine.

(I was rubbish at Laserquest.)

9:52 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

In future all conflicts should be resolved by a game of Laser Quest between the Cabinets of the opposing governments.

9:59 pm  
Anonymous Jamie said...

And for better cheat prevention, you should be given suits that zap you if you attempt to move after you've been "killed". In the case of Cabinet Laser Quest, real laser guns might be more effective.

6:22 am  
Blogger greavsie said...

I always used to wear a white t-shirt or something that would show up under the UV-ish lights.

12:19 pm  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

If you take your kit off and lie on the ground and the beeping stops, you can get up and live again, wayyyy heyy.

7:48 pm  
Blogger PI said...

GG: If only.

10:21 pm  
Anonymous Stu Savory said...

I keep telling my girl-friends,
if they take off their kit and lay on the ground, I'll personally ensure that they live a little ;-)

5:53 am  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Jamie - good idea.

Greavsie - was it a tight one for showing off puffy chests?

GG - yes it would be nice.

Stu - I might try that one with Mrs Soldier.

6:32 am  
Anonymous Z said...

If you are dead you take your kit off and lie on the ground and the beeping stops.

What ALL of it?
You army dudes are strange?

1:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got to play with that stuff aswell. Ours vibrated...thought it was really funny. It's more usefull then the Electronic Target Range at Catterick with the gas powered rifles..that was definately a waste of time..

9:50 pm  

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