The rules of combat

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by greenspot, Feb 4, 2002.

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  1. * If the enemy is in range, so are you.

    * Incoming fire has the right of way.

    * Don't look conspicuous: it draws fire.

    * There is always a way.

    * The easy way is always mined.

    * Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.

    * Professionals are predictable, it's the amateurs that are dangerous.

    * The enemy invariably attacks on one of two occasions: When you're ready for them and when you're not ready for them.

    * Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy someone else to shoot at.

    * If you can't remember, the claymore is pointed at you.

    * If your attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush.

    * Don't draw fire, it irritates the people around you.

    * The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.

    * When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.

    * When in doubt empty the magazine.

    * Never share a fox hole with anyone braver than you.

    * Anything you do can get you shot. Including doing nothing.

    * Make it too tough for the enemy to get in and you can't get out.

    * Mines are equal opportunity weapons.

    * A Purple Heart just proves that you were smart enough to think of a plan, stupid enough to try it, and lucky enough to survive.

    * Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last and don't ever volunteer to do anything.

    * The quartermaster has only two sizes: too large and too small.

    * Five second fuses only last three seconds.

    * It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.

    * The enemy diversion you have been ignoring will be the main attack.

    * A "chest wound" is nature's way of telling you to slow down.

    * If you're short of everything but the enemy, you're in a combat zone.

    * When you have secured an area, don't forget to tell the enemy.

    * Never forget that your weapon is made by the lowest bidder.

    * If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid.
     
  2. So nothing.  Pointless stuff posted on PPRUNE, copied here coz it might make someone smile, maybe.
     
  3. More pointless stuff

    " WHOEVER SAID THE PEN IS MIGHTER THAN A SWORD HAS NEVER ENCOUNTERED AUTOMATIC WEAPONS FIRE "
     
  4. Funny, but who cares 8)
     
  5. Christ there's some humourless arsoles 'ere.

    Probably monkeys....
     
  6. Don't forget TV, has proved Special Forces have the money, and know how to escape not the grunts
     
  7. I always thought that 'The Penis- mightier than the sword?'

    But I've only once tried killing someone with and failed at the tenth attempt.
     
  8. 7.62 Rule

    All men are equal.
     
  9. What about Star trek frules of survival:

    Never be the new Man/Woman on the Bridge.

    Never wear red on the away team.
     
  10. in hollywood the american always solved evrybodies problems "the american way" naturally and there is allways some token commie who converts to the western way at the last minute and dies!