Don't know what's happened to this thread - was a time when it was a hotbed of cutting edge informed debate on matters auftragstaktik and the like... Recently it's turned into a "love-in" for deserters to the Antipodes and the standard of bicycling at Shrivers. Anyway, in order to address matters: "Fingerspitzen - alive or dead on todays modern, NEC battlefield? Discuss." Hints: Vom Kriege. VI. [Needs to be read in the original german to fully understand and appreciate what Karl was on about]. ....that should do it.