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TableofContents

Introduction
Tactics
ChoosingWeaponsandAmmo
UrbanCombat
A. OutdoorTactics
B. IndoorTactics

Introduction
Bythetimeyoufinishreadingthisdocument,youllhavelearnedhowtoplay
coopgamessuccessfullybycompletingobjectivesasquicklyaspossibleand
keepingcasualtiestoaminimum.

Imaginehowitwouldbelikeifyouplayedacoopgameandalloftheplayersare
aliveandwellattheendofthemission.Howmanytimeshaveyouthoughtabout
thisandendedupwiththeconclusionthatitsimpossibletoimplementthe
disciplineandtheknowledgenecessarytocompleteyourobjectives?

Onlytimeandpracticewilltellifyouandyourfriendscanbecomeateamthat
actsandreactstoeverysituationsuccessfullyandovercomesproblemsthatoccur
whileplayingyourfavoritegame.

FollowtheRulesandTipspresentedinthisguideandIcanassureyouthatthe
gameplayandresultswillimprovesubstantially.Ofcourse,allteammembers
mustreadthesesimpleinstructionssothatyouguysknowwhatyouaredoing
andnotRAMBOtroughthemap.
Nowthatwereoffwiththeintroduction,letsgetstarted!

Tactics

Whogetsthemostkillsisthebest,RIGHT?onlyifyouresomekindoflone
wolforyouregothinksmoreisbetter.

Thehardestthingtodowouldberemovingallthebadhabitsyouhavewhen
playinggameslikeHidden&Dangerous2.IfyoucountoutARMA,H&D2is
probablythemostadvancedcooptacticalgamealongwithVietcong.Youneed
tostartimplementingthesetacticsassoonaspossible.Practicemakesperfect
right?

First,wemustdevelopastateofmindwhichthesuddenappearanceofathreatis
notunexpected.

Studythedevelopmentofthismindset.Itwillworkwondersforyouwhenyou
findyourselfhuntinggoblinsorwhentheyarehuntingyou.

Youprobablyalreadyrealizedthatyoucannotlookintwodirectionsatonce.
Whentryingtodevelopasafenegotiationoftheentirearea(indoororoutdoor)
alone,requiresjustthat.Asingleoperatormustturnhisbacktoonedangerto
searchforanother.Theruleistoavoidsearchingalone.

=TACTICALGUIDELINES=

1. Useyoursensestolookfortargetindicators
thesubtleandnotsosubtleclueswillbeeasilynoticedifyourelookingfor
them.Theyarehostileanddangerousindicatorsthatsomeoneisthere,
hidingandperhapswaitingforyou.
2. Avoidproducingtargetindicators
searchingabuildingis50%huntingand50%avoidingbeinghunted.Atsuch
times,stealthisthething!Unlessyouareforcedtorushintoa
confrontation,takeitslowly,carefullyandmethodically.
3. Donotassumesomethingissecureuntilyouvecheckeditoutyourself
checkeverycornerandeveryroompossibleandinformeveryoneaboutthe
statusofyourposition
4. Maximizeyourdistancefrompotentialthreatsandminimizeyourexposure
tothem
stayingaslowandashiddenaspossiblecombinedwiththedistance
betweenyouandpossibleenemies,youwillgetspottedharderthusless
likelyofgettinghitorkilled
5. Movetactically
tipsinthefollowingchapters

6. Whenitstimetoshoot,payattentiontothebasics
thesewillbepresentedinthefollowingchapters.
7. Createbuddyteams(2members)
allsoldiershavebuddyteams

Choosingweaponsandammo

Theoutcomeofanymissionisdirectlylinkedtotheuseoftheavailable
firepower.Whenchoosingyourweaponandammo,youmustbeawareofthe
battlefieldandwhereexactlyyouwillbeengagingtheenemy.

Trytocreateabalancebetweenfavoriteweaponsandusefulweaponsto
completetheobjectiveseasilyandwithoutriskinganycasualties.

Workasateamwhenchoosingyourfirepowerandnecessaryitems/ammotoget
thejobdone.

Mostplayersdonotrealizethattheirfavoriteweaponmaynothelptheteam.
Someofusmaychoosesnipers/boltactionriflesorliedownmachinegunsin
builtupareasorwhengoinginsideabuilding.Regardlessofshootingskills,
soonerorlatertheseplayerswillbealossfortheirteam.

Itsbesttoknowwhichplayersaredesignedformovingin,clearingbuildingsor
roomsandwhichplayerswillprovidecoveringfire.

Chooseweaponsthathaveahighrateoffireandasmanyroundsperclippossible
whenengagingtheenemyinbuiltupareas.

Finally,makesureeveryoneknowswhatissupposedtodoandwhatexactlyis
theirroleinthemission(s)youplay.Keepitassimpleaspossible!

UrbanCombat

Successfulcombatoperationsinurbanareasdependontheproperemployment
oftheriflesquad.Eachmembermustbeskilledinmoving,enteringbuildings,
clearingrooms,employinghandgrenades,selectingandusingfightingpositions,
navigatinginurbanareas,andcamouflage.

A. OutdoorTactics

Movement:
Themomentyoustopmoving,yourattackstopstoo.Thenyouareatthemercy
oftheenemyforceswhoposesstheadvantageofasecuredefenciveposition.

Theattackingforcemustdictatethepaceofthebattleorlosetheinitiative.The
importantruleistomoveasfastaspossibletopresentthesmallesttarget.

Nevercrossanopenspacedirectly.Alwaystakethelongwayroundifthatlets
youstayincover.Ifyoumustbeoutintheopenatall,makeitasshortatimeas
possible.

Ifyoumustmoveintheopen,usesmokescreens(ifpossible)andcoveringfireat
alltimes.Stayclosetothewalls,andintheshadows.Keeplow,don'tpresent
yoursilhouetteand,aboveall,movefast.Thisway,itwillbeverydifficultforan
enemygunnerinsidethebuildingtogetaclearshotatyouwithoutexposing
himselftocoveringfirefromyourteammates.

Alwaysremember:workasateam.Everyonethenstandsabetterchanceof
survivingunhurt.

Windowspresentanotherhazardtothesoldier.Themostcommonmistakesare
exposingtheheadinafirstfloorwindowandnotbeingawareofbasement
windows.

Theareaaroundacornermustbeobservedbeforethesoldiermoves.Heshould
showhisheadbelowtheheightanenemysoldierwouldexpecttoseeit.

Anothercornerclearingtechniquethatisusedwhenspeedisrequiredisthepie
ingmethod.Thisprocedureisdonebyaimingtheweaponbeyondthecornerinto
thedirectionoftravelandsidesteppingaroundthecornerinacircularfashion
withthemuzzleasthepivotpoint.

Don'tstandup!

Whenfiringfromroundthecornerofabuilding,don'tusethestandingposition.
Thiswillplacetoomuchoffyourbodyinviewandyourheadwillbepreciselyat
thehighttheenemyexpectsittobe.Kneelingisgood,butlyingdownisbetter.

Ifasoldiermustuseadoorwayasanexit,heshouldmovequicklytohisnext
position,stayingaslowaspossibletoavoidsilhouettinghimself.Preselectionof
positions,speed,alowsilhouette,andtheuseofcoveringfiresmustbe
emphasizedinexitingdoorways.

Whenmovingfrompositiontoposition,eachsoldiermustbecarefulnottomask
hissupportingfires.Whenhereacheshisnextposition,hemustbepreparedto
coverthemovementofothermembersofhisfireteamorsquad.Hemustusehis
newpositioneffectively.Thecorrecttechniqueforfiringfromacoveredposition
istofirearoundthesideofthecover,whichreducesexposuretotheenemy.

Therearesevenbasicrulesofmovement:

1.Neverallowyourselftobeseeninsilhouette,andkeeplowatalltimes.

2.Avoidopenspaces.

3.Selectyournextpositionincoverbeforeyoumakeyourmove.

4.Hideyourmovementanywayyoucan.

5.Movefast.

6.Stayclearofcoveringfire.

7.Bealertandreadyforanything.

Scouting

Onememberofthesquadshouldscoutoutthegroundcarefully,lookingfor
snipers,difficultobstaclestocrossandsignsofparticularlystrongenemyactivity.

Eachmemberofthesupportgroupshouldhaveaparticulartargetfirstfloor
windowsinthefirsthousetotheleft,forexample,orapairofchimneys.

Inusingthepropermethodoffiringfromawindow,thesoldieriswellbackinto
theroomtopreventthemuzzleflashfrombeingseen,andheiskneelingtolimit
exposureandavoidsilhouettinghimself.

ENTRYTECHNIQUES

Whenenteringbuildingsasoldiermustminimizethetimeheisexposed.Before
movingtowardthebuildinghemustselecttheentrypoint.

Ifthesituationpermitsheshouldprecedehisentrywithagrenade,enter
immediatelyafterthegrenadeexplodes,andbecoveredbyoneofhisbuddies.

Formations

Leadersmustbewheretheycanbestformcontrolformations.Thisallowsthefire
teamleaderstoleadbyexample:"FollowmeanddoasIdo".Allsoldiersinthe
teammustbeabletoseetheleader.

Infireteamformations,therearefivebasicpositions.TheEchelon,Vee,Wedge,
LineandFile.Thepicturesbelowshowstheformations.

TheWedgeformationshouldbeusedwhenthefireteamismovingintoaspecific
directionandexpectingthreatsfromanyside.

TheWedgeformationiseasytomaneuverandprovidesastrongfrontagainst
forwardthreatswhilestillmaintainingpositivesecurityoneitherflank.

Ina4manteam,theteamleader(TL)willactaspointmanandfocalpointofthe
Wedgeformation.Tworiflemenorarifleman(R)andagrenadier(G)willstandon

oneflankoftheTL.Theteamsautomaticrifleman(AR)willalwaysbeontheflank
withtheleastamountofpersonnel.

Iftheteamhas5ormoreman,theTLwillstandinthecenteroftheWedge
formation,theassistantteamleader(ATL)willtakepoint.Thepositionand
spacingshouldbemaintainedwhentheteamismoving.

Alsonotethedirectioneachteammemberusestoprovidemaximumsecurity.

Whenmoving,therearguardshouldcheckbehindhimatregularintervals.

Wedgeformationsarealsoidealformoving2ormorefireteamsasasinglesquad
element.ThefireteamcanformoneWedgeorseparatewedges.Whenthe
fireteamoperatesinseparatewedges,theycanbepositionedinaline,sideby
side,inacolumnfronttobackordiagonallytowardsoneflank.

Notethepositionofthesquadleaderineachofthesesquadformations.The
centrallocationoffersthesquadleadermaximumcontroloverhiselements.

Alsonotethattheautomaticriflemenarealwayspositionedonopposingflanks
nomatterhowthesquadisformed.

B. IndoorTactics

TECHNIQUESFORENTERINGBUILDINGSANDCLEARINGROOMS

(1)Thesquadleaderdesignatestheassaultteamandidentifiesthelocationofthe
entrypointforthem.

(2)Thesquadleaderpositionsthefollowonassaultteamtoprovideoverwatch
andsupportingfiresfortheinitialassaultteam.

(3)Assaultteammembersmoveasclosetotheentrypointaspossible,using
availablecoverandconcealment.

(4)Theassaultteamentersthroughthebreach/door.Unlessagrenadeisbeing
thrownpriortoentry,theteamshouldavoidstoppingoutsidethepointofentry.

(5)Onthesignaltogo,orimmediatelyafterthegrenadedetonates,theassault
teammovesthroughtheentrypointandquicklytakesuppositionsinsidethe
roomthatallowittocompletelydominatetheroomandeliminatethethreat.

Unlessrestrictedorimpeded,teammembersstopmovementonlyafterthey
haveclearedthedoorandreachedtheirdesignatedpointofdomination.

Followthediagramsandyouwillunderstandhowtomoveaboutandclear
rooms,byyourselforasanassaultteam.

StepByStepHowtosliceacorner:

StepByStepHowtoclearstairs:

StepByStepHowtoclearaRoom(alone):

StepByStepHowtoclearTintersections:

StepByStepHowtoclearHallways:

StepByStepHowtoclearaRoom: