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Padre J Roulston
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I could use some people's opinions...

I've been making some medals, awards, and decorations for a military service...

I'm debating on whether I should have some sort of badge/award/etc. to denote how many kills a person has made, and I would like some other opinions on the matter.

Posted on 2014-06-17 at 00:52:50.

RDI Staff
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Is this for real life?

Because then no.

Posted on 2014-06-17 at 00:53:25.

Padre J Roulston
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For a game. It will probably be worked into a Traveller game.

Posted on 2014-06-17 at 00:54:46.

RDI Staff
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I cannot think of any real life examples of an actual medal awarded to a soldier for the number of kills, at least not official ones. However there is a strong history of unofficial medals being awarded to units and/or individual soldiers for their prowess at killing. Collecting body parts (ears, toes and scalps are common) of your victims, tattoo's, and other ways of marking the number such as painting the enemies flag on your plane for each one you have downed, or etching marks on the handles of weapons.

I would say that if your military is very ferocious and intent on maybe say genocide then a medal might work. But I would probably come up with a more 'unofficial' way of marking kills for your soldiers.


Posted on 2014-06-17 at 02:00:40.

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if it's a grim and gritty setting then yeah that'd be totally cool to have merits/awards for number of kills. Reminds me of warhammer 40k, guardsmen would get awards and promotions depending on how long they survive/serve.

Posted on 2014-06-26 at 14:09:03.

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