tactical preschool


I have always been a believer in fundamentals over “advanced technique”. The fundamentals, applied consistently and accomplished faster than your opponent can process will typically result in victory. Digging through some old notebooks I recently dusted off, I discovered some sketches I doodled a long time ago that illustrate some absolutely basic tactical fundamentals.

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These illustrations show variations on the basic “flanking maneuver“. When confronted with superior numbers (and you have to fight vs. being able to flee) you do not want to stay put and slug it out with everybody simultaneously.  Displace to one of the opponents flanks and deal with him hombre a hombre. Or even better, if you have some buddies, two to one.  If the opponents buddy tries to engage you he will have his own man caught in a crossfire. If you are lucky the second bad guy may not be able to see that you have moved. If you are REALLY lucky, some of YOUR buddies will keep the other bad guys busy as you roll up the flank and take out the opponents one at a time.

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10 thoughts on “tactical preschool”

  1. Hey, I absolutely love this site! Very fascinating material.

    Just fyi, the expression is “mano a mano” which means hand to hand. “mano y mano” means hand and hand. Neither means man to man.

    I recently saw in a football pregame show that the key to winning the game was playing “mono a mono” which means “monkey to monkey”

    That Spanish can be tricky 😉

    Keep up the great work!

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