How Games Get Grenades Wrong – Loadout
Most games and movies get grenades wrong. Whether it’s tactically cooking a frag in Call of Duty, throwing grenades back in Battlefield, or the huge fireballs we see in blockbusters like Commando, games and movies have totally exaggerated the humble hand grenade.
While there is a grain of…
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0:45 this should be 700s AD, not BC. There was no Byzantine empire in the 700s BC.
Grenades have been around since Byzantine Empire ~700BC?
I always thought it was since The Napoleonic Wars, around the time Earth cooled down ~4.5 bln years ago.
at 0:42 did you mean AD? Rome wasn't even an empire yet at 700BC
In regards to what you said about the Byzantine Empire, you are about 1000 years of it was founded in the 300 AD
I suppose you only hear the stories about them successfully throwing them back because you don't hear from the ones that didn't succeed.
And not a single csgo clip
Huh… I wonder if a variant on Ray Tracing mightn't be worthwhile for realistic shrapnel ricochets from grenades…
Well I am PAUSING on this grenade 🙂
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Reports of grenade fighting in the Great War, by Australian soldiers, tell amazing stories. From the very common throwing back of Ottoman grenades, and receiving their own back during the trench fighting on the Gallipoli peninsula. These grenades most often had visible burning fuses and on the Australian side were most often home made. Once in France and Belgium the Australians gained access to the newer commercially made grenades and in the trench warfare there would be teams of bombers fighting German teams of bombers. In one engagement I recall reading of, the Australian advance was thrown back due to a lack of bombs…. The Australian commander when attacking the same ground later took extra steps to ensure that didn't happen again. Every man carried between 6 and 10 Mills Bombs, and he had 20,000 more grenades at an advanced dump ready to be brought forward for the defence of their gains. This was for a Battalion sized element only, less than 1200 men. He name was Harry Murray VC. Also, if you're impressed by the Mills Bomb, you should see the variety of German defensive and offensive grenades during the Great War.
fellow in Afghanistan had a grenade thrown at him by Taliban, he picked it up and threw it back…it exploded in the air just a few feet from him. IIRC he lost his hand plus had other injuries. Yeah it can be done, has been done, and no doubt will be done, but it's a rather dicey thing
700 hundred bc? Byzantine empire? Wait what?
Normally if a Grenade were to land near you depending on the situation you’d either hit the deck or kick it away and then hit the deck, picking it up just takes way too long
"…the time of the byzantine empire around the mid 700s bc" Ok. I'm out.
No offense, 2 unskippable commercials for 30 seconds is why ill never come back. Sure you're here for money. But I'm here to NOT watch commercials. If I download YouTube vanced it won't show me adverts, does it still pay you when I don't see them?
I imagine your videos are ok but if it defeats the purpose of me being here, ill just not come back. Sure most comment section children will tell me to go away but thats the type of costic toxic community that destroys a channel, does not help. Well good luck, best wishes and for what it was for, decent video
Pretty sure grenades haven't looked like a pineapple in decades.
My mate six feet away from me picked up a thrown grenade. He held it out in his hand and just stared at it and said "it's hissing". And then it exploded…..
and that was him out of the paintball game!
700 BC in the Byzantine Empire.
If you're in a confined room – and then you're in a confined room with an activated hand grenade – that's probably the only time you should consider picking it up to throw it away. It may or may not explode before you get rid of it, but that's still better odds than just looking at it or shutting your eyes and wait.
Imagine being so gigachad you throw your self on top of a grenade to save the lives of others huge respect
I think the 700s BC for Byzantine Empire is wrong. It could be 700s AD maybe.
Agreed to all of this. There's another heavily wrong interpeted weapon: Landmines. You see it in just all movies that some guy walks onto the landmine – a brazen click – and the guy freezes to not let the switch come out again. In a real life the landmine would have done it's work right at the click. Mostly they even have the time to jump away or better, they put something in exchange for themselves on top of the mine. Do i have to mention that movie-mines also explode with much fire and stuff? (i meanwhile are waiting for a car to explode in movies when they are burning or run into something and i'm a little confused if they don't)
8:35 pretty sure they mean 400cm
At least we still can achieve a thermonuclear explosion by shooting a bullet at a car's petrol tank.
0:40 you mean the mid 700s A.D., not B.C. The Byzantine Empire did not exist B.C. at all. It was an offshoot of the Roman Empire, which didn't even exist until about 32 B.C. as I recall (it was the Roman Republic before that).
And what about the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch? It was worth mentioning 🙂
"When you're cooking a grenade……….I don't know what gas mark it would go on" Lol
0:21 epic Monty Python reference.
No mention of grenades from GoldenEye on the N64? Disappointment.
If war ever erupts in Australia, I know one thing for sure:
I'm taking my tennis racquet into battle. 😂
Stopped watching as soon as you said 700 BC was the time of the Byzantine Empire.
What is this trinitrotoluene concoction you speak of? "Explody stuff", said the "expert".
Try EFT and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Other than the date of the Byzantine empire being off by 8 centuries, this was a solid video.
Tarkov does it right
0:42 Are you kidding me? The Byzantine empire was almost a thousand years later
The story of the guy who threw back three grenades and threw himself on the fourth, is utter NONSENSE.
They should be called shrapnel grenades, or shrap nades.
0:40 Mid 700s AD, not BC.
I don't think a "realistic" game or movie would really sell well. There are exceptions of course, but few. Video games that are basically Blue Team vs. Red Team "run and guns" and seems the major part of the "Online" multiplayer.
Bringing up how throwing grenades back was super rare and inauthentic, but single handedly massacring hundreds of enemy soldiers and all the other ridiculous stuff in video games is okay I guess.
0.44….lemon juice squeezy bottle
I feel like this video didn't explore all aspects of the grenade. You focused on fragmentation grenades, but what about HE or concussion grenades? You say that grenades don't produce big fireballs, but what about incendiary grenades? You say that the explosion doesn't produce a powerful enough shockwave to throw people around, but what about High Explosive grenades? Those are specifically designed to produce strong shockwaves.
Dark energy grenade: Implodes and destabilizes reality
my brother is a soldier and he told me that they use a small explode effect but if it was a war one it blows up a room but in games even the window doesnt
Uh the city of Rome was just being founded in the mid-700's BC. That's a bit early for "Byzantine" ceramic incendiary grenades (which are actually attested earlier, for example in the 3rd century work of Sextus Julius Africanus).