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Mind Field

Speaker "mines" that broadcast psych warfare when triggered
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They wouldn't be worth taking out and would be pretty hard to find if the messages were short enough, so you'd have free reign over what the attacking enemy would hear.

Messages could range from "You really sure this is worth dying for?" to screeching unpleasant sounds to fake calls for retreat or taunts. "Wow, your mommy dressed you real pretty today."

For extra impact you could make them blow up like a regular landmine after they made a snappy insult.

doctorremulac3, Dec 18 2010

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons http://en.wikipedia...s_and_Other_Devices
Anti-Personnel mines are illegal under international law. [Alx_xlA, Mar 04 2011]


       I've always thought mimes were a type of psychological warfare.
doctorremulac3, Dec 18 2010

       Very good deterent, in a shot-across-your-bow sort of way.
"Today is a good day to die."
"Daisey pushers anonymous drop in center."
"Ask yourself, do I feel lucky? Well... do ya?"
"If you take the path less travelled, it will make all the difference."

       // Mime field //   

       Hah! Now you're trapped in a box too!
RayfordSteele, Dec 20 2010

       [marked-for-evil] I wonder if this is legal in international law.
mofosyne, Mar 03 2011

       I can't see how it would be legal to blow someone's legs off but illegal to taunt them first.
Voice, Mar 03 2011

       So now we need a mine-sweeping robot with good voice-recognition software.
pertinax, Mar 03 2011

       alternately, you might have mines in less heavily embattled zones, so that enemies in that area might be distracted by sounds of gunfire off to the right, then perhaps be led into and ambush or whatever.   

       of course, asking whether it's worth dying for is the best one. morale killer, right there. half the unit would desert that minute.
fischerman, Mar 03 2011

       //half the unit would desert that minute.//   

       Is half of the unit in which you are serving of direct French descent?
MikeD, Mar 04 2011

       Did you know we got the word "capitulation" from the French?   

       Could have knocked me down with a feather.
doctorremulac3, Mar 04 2011

       // I can't see how it would be legal to blow someone's legs off... //   

       Except for how it's not. [Link]
Alx_xlA, Mar 04 2011

       At first, I was a little apprehensive about this as you would probably need a few thinktanks to come up with fresh speaker mine remarks for each battle, to keep them from wearing thin. But then again, it might actually be a good idea to cycle between the same four or five grating lines (like NPCs' randomised speech in videogames), hopefully speeding up the process of desertion through irritation.
SodaBeam, Mar 04 2011


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