Enemy Sniper

I used to play backyard war with some friends when I was a kid. Back then, we used single pump Daisy Red Rider BB guns and ski goggles for protection. The boundaries were usually one field or plot of woods that would be the battlefield and a back yard that was the neutral zone. Normally, you would think you’d be on the same level of skill as the other guys, right?

Not so much.

Just like anything else, there are those kids who did well and then there are those who excelled.

…and then, of course, their is those who suck.

When I studied the Vietnam conflict, I would think back on those games we played and wondered how accurate the statistics are. How many of those that fought the enemy, sucked at fighting and died as a direct result?

How many were really good and lived?

How many beat the odds?