Lesson 17 – Individual Movement Techniques

    You’ve all seen it a hundred times. Everyone is excited to play and the game starts. Forces move tactically. First contact and the adrenaline starts pumping. BBs fly and everyone heads for cover. Then you spend the next hour hiding behind a tree and lobbing BBs at your opponent. No one moves – boring!


    The mission of the infantry is to close with the enemy by means of fire and maneuver to defeat or capture him, or to repel his assault by fire, close combat and counter-attack. Fire and maneuver is gorgeous to watch. It’s like poetry, music or art when done correctly. The basic foundation for fire and maneuver are the individual movement techniques that allow you to advance under fire.


    Use these to move from one covered position to the next covered position as you advance. These movement techniques rarely work you are alone. The key is to have your buddy provide cover fire to keep your opponent’s head down while you move – more on that in the next lesson.


  1. Low crawl – lay flat on the ground, put your weapon over your shoulder and drag yourself across the ground.

  2. High crawl – weapon in the crook of your elbows and its knees and elbows to move.

  3. Rush – pick your next position then stand up, run, get down.

Remember this – “I'm up, he sees me, I’m down.”







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