Rabbiting in the Open

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Rabbiting in the Open

Post by Ryan » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:16 am

You can rabbit the long wall in techniques like running the rabbit in building clearing but you can also do this outside, in a field, clearing a corner of a compound. Do you recommend it? Pros and cons?
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Re: Rabbiting in the Open

Post by jimothy_183 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:19 am

Rabbiting in the field? That's called fire and manouvre, otherwise known as pepperpotting. :lol:
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Re: Rabbiting in the Open

Post by Ryan » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:26 pm

To some degree trying to draw fire like the acts of Daniel Keighran during the Battle of Derapet.

"In the early stages of the attack, and upon realising that the forward elements of the patrol needed effective fire support, Corporal Keighran and another patrol member moved under sustained and accurate enemy fire to an exposed ridgeline to identify enemy locations and direct the return fire of both Australian and Afghan machine guns.

On reaching this position and with complete disregard for his own wellbeing, Corporal Keighran deliberately drew enemy fire by leaving the limited cover he had and moved over the ridgeline in order to positively identify targets for the machine gunners of the combined patrol. After identifying some of the enemy firing positions, Corporal Keighran, under persistent enemy fire continued to lead and mentor his team and move around the ridge to both direct the fire of the Afghan and Australian machine gunners and to move them to more effective firing positions...

...During one of these occasions, when his patrol sustained an Australian casualty, Corporal Keighran with complete disregard for his own safety, left his position of cover on the ridgeline to deliberately draw fire away from the team treating the casualty. "

That said he did believe he was lucky and should have been shot but as he says - it worked. This, to me, is more a form of prolonged (and very risky) rabbiting than fire and maneuver.
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