fire and movement


”You must prepare yourself. If you are not competent in a tactical and technical sense, you will not be fit to lead. You will be a danger to your Soldiers, exposing them needlessly, and destroying their confidence in themselves as well as in you.” BG S. L. A. Marshall From DA PAM 600-65, Leadership Statements […]

Military Tactical Maneuvers: Overwatch and Bounding Overwatch


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Marching fire (aka walking fire) is a military tactic where suppressive fire is used to allow advancing of troops. In marching fire, the advancing group fires their weapons, non-stop and without reaiming, attempting to pin down the enemy. This is different from my recent post on “fire and movement” because the attackers will advance in […]

Military Tactical Maneuvers: Marching Fire



Flank Attack
Although I break down lots of different scenarios and maneuvers for you, there are two basic applications:   1.You decide to move   2.You implement static defense   Since this is a military tactic, movement often is paired with suppressive fire.  This principle is called “fire and movement.”  I will discuss this maneuver in another […]

Military Tactical Maneuvers: Individual Movement Techniques (IMTs) or Infantry Minor ...