I think a good example would be the British in WWII...
Tue Oct 3, 2017 11:23am

EVERBODY trained to whatever degree possible. Sometimes they had weapons, sometimes they were just farmers with pitchforks, but they were trying to prepare for if the German military did cross the channel.

  • " Historically militia's will serve WITH standing military forces. I would certainly agree that militiamen are unlikely to be expected to arrive bringing tanks, howitzers, fighter jets, bombers, or... more
    • I think a good example would be the British in WWII... — Sprout, Tue Oct 3 11:23am
    • The US military hasn't TRULY been stressedSprout, Tue Oct 3 11:10am
      since WWII in terms of running EVERTHING they have to the max. Building weapons and vehicles as fast as possible, training recruits as fast as possible, pushing everything across the ocean as fast as ... more
    • Given the incredible high tech dmpowermentPH☠☠EY, Tue Oct 3 10:46am
      to the push button warriors, and the incredible massive destruction including conventional weapons, your post has the slight pallor of an antique concept. A responding militia in your scenario is... more
      • Yeah, that's what I saidJeeves, Tue Oct 3 10:58am
        " A responding militia in your scenario is passť, and irrelevant. " Exactly.
        • Different roles though...Sprout, Tue Oct 3 11:36am
          If we look at total war scenario's there are plenty of jobs that won't need front line troops, but would be better done by someone with a rifle who knows how to do it.