Breacher01 wrote:I didn't read it until now.
But regarding you post:
Its quite a dilemma. If you had enough intel about your opposition you wouldn't get into the ambush in the first place. So lets assume you aren't aware of the enemy location but you do have some reliable information regarding enemy strength in a given region.
Breacher01 wrote:In the case of any ambush its always important to try and asses enemy positions and unit strenght/numbers. Pushing on seems to be a good bet if you know you can rely on air superiority or back-up. otherwise the rule of thumb is not to scatter, but only advance if you think you overpower entrenched opposition 3 to 1.
Breacher01 wrote:So fighting through, flanking or drawing back or any other action you take often can only be chosen when your units actual has enough intel to make a informed decision.
Agreed.Breacher01 wrote:in any case fighting and maneuvering to keep the initiative is key, and holding your ground is only advised when you are combat ineffective. If you just stand your ground anny rational opposing forces will choose to enclose you even more, finishing the ambush with your unit scattered or dead.
Agreed, again.Breacher01 wrote:Of course any choice depends on a lot of factors.
That's what I wanted to see.Ryan wrote:If there is a prepared enemy who door ambushes the team and you cannot conduct a limited without exposing yourself. Any team should have failed entry procedures OR contested entry procedures.
Options. Contingency plans.Ryan wrote: As in, do you grenade it? Do you back off? Do you use an alternate or secondary entry point? Do you send in the robot? Do you peak it and risk? Do you enter anyway? Do you look for another angle on the threat? Do you create holes and engage the threat through them? Do you blow the building sky-high?
Ryan wrote: I put some ideas into my powerpoint I made ages ago. For some threats, they are fixed-in-place. Like a barricaded threat. Others have to be fixed in place to bring accurate firepower against them. This is a huge part of the issue, the lack of visibility into the room. It's not difficult to sit there and engage from the hardcorner. It's hard to enter, visualize and engage the threat whilst being shot at. So as a point of principle, do you gain visualisation first before re-entering or deciding another method/tactic?
Reinforced positions. At least one MG nest at the end of an L hallway. Walls are pre-stressed concrete. Red team (hostile) is 5-6. Blue team is 20 effectives. Full combat loadout. Drone on station.
Breacher01 wrote:I've typed 3 responses to your question/discussion now, but deleted them again, because if I want to explain our routines, tactics etc. I would be giving away sensitive information.
I can tell you about my military background, or when I was working in the private sector, but those tactics are already well known.
Your discussion is well chosen, since its answers are virtually unlimited, maybe limited to the people who reply.
Breacher01 wrote:My unit (DSI) follow similar procedures as German, French, and Belgian units like RAID and GSG. The main difference is we are a combined police and military unit, formed from members from both backgrounds, and in other EU countries units almost always are either military OR police.
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