CQB - The Way it should be done.

#1
Question from a Civvie.

I have found an excellent film clip on YouTubber. Guest starring - no less than a Mel Gibson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbtA0TIyoI8

So the story was made up twaddle which made no sense

But I was interested in this part. He set up his new recruits (his kids), Overlooking the ambush, with cover and simple orders - 'remove the high ranking officers', and don't move (hide like a snipers / FOA (no air support though) whatever).

The rest of the squad (Just Mr Gibson, he's a whole squad on his own), flank them and lay down covering fire (Mel, again, provides as much cover as any squad on his own).

Is this realistic / likely / you're all going to be slaughtered.

Seemed to work in the film.
 
#2
Yeah, looks good to me. Mel's a world renowned battlefield tactics genius. Why would anyone doubt that their on a winner when he's in charge is a mystery to me!
 

DieHard

LE
Book Reviewer
#4
This was how I was taught, to all intents and purposes.
I have to say, the thought of closing with a bayonet scared me half shitless.

How to KILL with a Bayonet! - YouTube
I used to get a dream that i was being bayoneted by a massive soviet soldier all through the 80s.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................then i discovered women..................................................................................
 
#5
I used to get a dream that i was being bayoneted by a massive soviet soldier all through the 80s.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................then i discovered women..................................................................................
You progressed to closing with the brunette ?
 
#7
Question from a Civvie.

I have found an excellent film clip on YouTubber. Guest starring - no less than a Mel Gibson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbtA0TIyoI8

So the story was made up twaddle which made no sense

But I was interested in this part. He set up his new recruits (his kids), Overlooking the ambush, with cover and simple orders - 'remove the high ranking officers', and don't move (hide like a snipers / FOA (no air support though) whatever).

The rest of the squad (Just Mr Gibson, he's a whole squad on his own), flank them and lay down covering fire (Mel, again, provides as much cover as any squad on his own).

Is this realistic / likely / you're all going to be slaughtered.

Seemed to work in the film.
What you have here is a possible case of "If it can be misunderstood"

I refer, of course, to the instruction "Remove the high ranking officers"

This is the sort of order that in the British Army can lead to a Darwin award.

Hence Sandhurst doctrine nowadays is to specify that you refer to the enemys' high ranking officers.
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
What you have here is a possible case of "If it can be misunderstood"

I refer, of course, to the instruction "Remove the high ranking officers"

This is the sort of order that in the British Army can lead to a Darwin award.

Hence Sandhurst doctrine nowadays is to specify that you refer to the enemys' high ranking officers.
That was actually quite funny. You've obviously remembered the pills this morning.
 
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