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tactical preschool 48

If you are ever in a situation where you have to engage targets from within a room, a rule of thumb to remember is: avoid standing right at a window with your muzzle sticking out of it. Doing so makes you visible to anybody standing outside and that typically results in them paying your position more attention than will be healthy for you.

 

In general, it is better to stand away from the window and engage targets from the back of the room. Doing so helps conceal your position and makes it harder for those outside to hit you. If you have to engage targets below your line of sight you can move forward, fire, and then move back. And referring back to lesson #3, it is a good idea to displace to another room or building when possible. If you have the ability to move, it is almost always good to do so.

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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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