I am going to start off with the first thing you should always start with: your equipment. I will give you the “do’s and don’ts” we use in the military on how to arrange and setup our gear; having your gear right is a great way to make your game very efficient and pay more attention to your enemy than your kit. I also can provide links to gear I know works great that is still decently cheap because I know that everyone has to perform their hobby on a budget.
After the gear I intend to start a longer portion with a basic walk through of SUT (small unit tactics). I will kick it off with ways to build your team’s structure in regards to how you operate, assign roles, and a good communication platform. I believe one of the most overlooked advantages in this sport is communication, if you are going to be on a team, then play as a team, and work as a team. If you and your teammates are constantly communicating this will lead to a substantial advantage over your opponent.
I can offer great practical exercises you and your teammates can use to practice movements and eventually reach a point where you start reacting to situations instantly and flawlessly. I can supply you with great literature to read up on these things on your own. If you’re like me, I love to get my hands on every piece of reading material I can when I get into a hobby. These will be great study materials to again increase your advantage on the field.
I will soon come up with a better form of organizing these lessons and write ups (hopefully a calendar) where you will be able to see when I will touch on certain subjects. I encourage you to email me with questions and suggestions in the mean time a good study guide to start with is Army (Field Manual) FM 7-8 “Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad Tactics”. If you start reading this in your spare time, you will be well up to speed by the time I reach SUT. If you would like a copy of the FM 7-8 email me and I will send it to you in a Adobe Acrobat file.
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