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Old 12-25-2019, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by pmulcahy11b View Post
I have a blurb on the Australian Battle Rifles page, under the versions of the FN-FAL they had, about the "Brisbane Black Widow," a good sniper who is merely a civilian Australian who has mad skills with her rifle. Anyone want to add this into the official record?
How do you feeling about tweaking that entry from
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"The infamous "Brisbane Black Widow" a civilian female sniper that proved to be extremely deadly to invading Indonesian Forces, used a scoped version of this weapon. Large numbers of L-1A1-F1s (and standard L-1A1s as well as L-2A1s) were quickly handed out to Australian civilians shortly before the Indonesian invasion.
To "The infamous "Brisbane Black Widow" a female sniper recently recruited into the reserve forces who proved to be extremely deadly to infiltrating Indonesian Forces, used a scoped version of this weapon. Large numbers of L-1A1-F1s (and standard L-1A1s as well as L-2A1s) were quickly handed out to freshly raised and expanded Australian reserve units shortly before the Indonesian attacks.

Post the Port Arthur massacre in April 1996 it's extremely unlikely civilians would have been handed semi-autos, let alone actual military weapons without formal training and induction into the reserves.

Note that the main thrust of the Indonesians was into PNG while those units sent to the Australian mainland were mainly tasked with sabotage and intelligence gathering, only coming together as larger units (platoon and above) for rare targets of opportunity requiring greater numbers and with little likelihood of effective opposition/rapid reinforcement.
I intend to have perhaps a battalion or two total spread through the countryside, operating with civilian sympathisers to tie up almost the entirety of the freshly re-raised 3rd Division (1st Div will be in PNG with elements of 2nd spread between PNG and Korea).
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