This guide will offer some general advice followed by some examples of situations you may find yourself in, however be warned, this is purely an introduction as the split second decision making nature of combat squad leading in the more hectic fights is very closely tied to your experience as a squad leader and is best learned out on the battlefield. Continue reading
Facilitating the zerg.
Please note this guide is written from the perspective of the squad / platoon leader of a smaller outfit capable of filling 1-2 squads. If you can field a full platoon or more then the ideas contained within may be less relevant as you may have the numbers to approach the objectives directly and not have to rely on allies to help achieve your objectives.
So you have found yourself and your outfit embroiled in a huge battle with numbers of players on each side. Two zergs have collided and little headway is made on either side as more and more bodies are thrown into the grinder. As a member of an organised outfit you may find that acting in an intelligent manner can allow you to tip the battle in your favour even when you are only running a single squad. Continue reading
“The concept of applying fires from all sources to suppress, neutralize, or destroy the enemy, and the tactical movement of combat forces in relation to the enemy. At the squad level, it entails a team placing suppressive fire on the enemy as another team moves against or around the enemy.”
The idea of using a force to fix the enemy in place while another engages and destroys them (preferably from the flank or rear) is a very old one and has been employed since antiquity. It is a very simple tactic to pick up and is often employed to great success within a disciplined squad. Continue reading