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Take the point! [message #493296] Tue, 05 March 2024 14:48 Go to next message
Xylaquin is currently offline  Xylaquin
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When you hear "take the point" being used in game, what does it mean to you?

I first played Ren circa 20 years ago, and all this time I've interpreted the radio command "Take the point!" to mean something like "hey, listen to what I'm saying punk" rather than "capture that strategic point on the map". For example you've all piled into an APC and someone issues the command "Move out", yet the driver doesn't move and then someone issues the command "Take the point!" as if to say, hurry up, move out.

Maybe it's the manner in which the voice actor says it, or the fact I've heard "take the point" used in the manner I describe... but I've never heard it used to actually mean take position in a certain point on the map.

For that matter, if I could go back in time and tell Westwood to tweak a few of the commands, I'd remove "take cover" or "fall back"... they both roughly mean the same thing/are used in the same situations. I'd also remove "watch where you're pointing that" as friendly fire is never an issue and replace it with "I need backup"... which could be used a general statement as well as a call for people to join your plan. I'd maybe change "don't get in my way" to "excuse me", war is polite  :biggrin:
Re: Take the point! [message #493297 is a reply to message #493296] Wed, 06 March 2024 09:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I always took it as “you take the lead I’ll follow”
Re: Take the point! [message #493298 is a reply to message #493297] Wed, 06 March 2024 11:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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^ ditto.

"take cover" and "fall back" comes in handy if used immediately after "Enemy spotted!"


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Re: Take the point! [message #493299 is a reply to message #493296] Wed, 06 March 2024 11:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Take the point" in military usage means to go to the front of the formation - so it means they're asking you to be in the front, leading others.

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Re: Take the point! [message #493300 is a reply to message #493298] Wed, 06 March 2024 11:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Xylaquin is currently offline  Xylaquin
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"take cover" and "fall back" comes in handy if used immediately after "Enemy spotted!"
Yeah I'd keep one of them, not so much both.

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I always took it as “you take the lead I’ll follow”
For that I'd just use "move out". If you're standing next to someone and say "move out" it kinda tells them to move on right?


I guess "Affirmative" is the most versatile, meaning yes, agreed, thanks for repairing me and OMG YOU DESTROYED THE PP NICE GOING LADS
Re: Take the point! [message #493302 is a reply to message #493296] Wed, 06 March 2024 13:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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For me it means: capture that point, go conquer that objective!

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Re: Take the point! [message #493350 is a reply to message #493302] Mon, 11 March 2024 00:13 Go to previous message
Jerad2142 is currently offline  Jerad2142
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Take the lead for sure.

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