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Beach clearing/assault

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:41 pm
by Alfa47
I can't see any topics on this, and it seems to be a great skill to have.
How does a team that's boarded on a boat or whatever clear a beach?

Re: Beach clearing/assault

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:31 am
by Alfa47
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This is what I've ended up with after thinking about beach assaulting for some time. Any ideas or issues?
I'm obviously highly skilled in photoshop.

Re: Beach clearing/assault

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:14 pm
by Ryan
I'd say it's more formation based. I've heard the "horseshoe" or half-circle method of disembarking or the direct-line disembark (or dismount).

Half-circle: Used to gain a firing line directed towards the front of the boat.
Direct-line: Used to quickly get the whole team into nearest cover. What's the point in getting in formation when you are getting hammered? Get to cover or die.

These are single-point dismounts, usually. Dual-point dismounts include full-circle.

Full-circle: 360 degree observation and arcs of fire. Whole boat (or whatever vehicle) is "protected."

Then it's your basic movement techniques. Whether you bound, leapfrog, etc. You're trying to get out of this open space. Open space with no real option for breaking contact. It's a meat grinder.

Re: Beach clearing/assault

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:35 pm
by Alfa47
Ryan wrote:Then it's your basic movement techniques. Whether you bound, leapfrog, etc. You're trying to get out of this open space. Open space with no real option for breaking contact. It's a meat grinder.
Exactly... but what if there is no cover? As if we're assaulting a wide beach?
I've also seen this National Guard waterborne video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdmkUJkEb-E

But it doesn't look like what they would do if they would be under heavy fire.
And there's also this, which isn't that relevant, but it is quite nice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkv7b0bBukc

Re: Beach clearing/assault

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:40 pm
by Ryan
Alfa47 wrote:
Ryan wrote:Then it's your basic movement techniques. Whether you bound, leapfrog, etc. You're trying to get out of this open space. Open space with no real option for breaking contact. It's a meat grinder.
Exactly... but what if there is no cover? As if we're assaulting a wide beach?
I've also seen this National Guard waterborne video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdmkUJkEb-E

But it doesn't look like what they would do if they would be under heavy fire.
And there's also this, which isn't that relevant, but it is quite nice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkv7b0bBukc
RM always have better footage. Here's one:

3:25.

I see a lateral peel and your basic reaction to contact drill (5-step-drop, RTR).

Some of the other videos show them just rushing across the open with guys on the flank putting down a bit of fire. It's cluster. Saving Private Ryan, anyone? :lol:

Re: Beach clearing/assault

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:44 pm
by Alfa47
Great video, Ryan.
If anyone has footage of this kind of shit, please add it here.