Lesson 28 – Reverse Bounding

  Reverse bounding - or Daisy Chaining as I like to call it - works at the buddy team, fire team and squad level.

     I’ve seen this many times in MILSIM games, players get so excited that they forget to think. They try to push on an objective or over terrain and end up impaling themselves. Reverse bounding requires a quick OCOKA assessment of the situation. Before you commit to an assault, find an enemy weakness or use the terrain to your advantage. By chance or plan, you really don’t know how the enemy is laid out until you bump into them. The key element here is to maintain contact with the enemy to keep their heads down and limit their ability to reposition. Keep your squad within supporting range of each other – maximize your firepower with eleven guns. Practice this drill – remember while you are firing and maneuvering on the offense, the defense is repositioning in response and executing their contingency plans.

 

    Phase I – The squad is moving and bumps into a fortified enemy position with six bunkers. The terrain on their left flank does not support fire and maneuver. The squad leader instructs Alpha Fire Team to provide covering fire and Bravo Fire Team bounds to the right within supporting range of the other team. The squad leader moves with Alpha Fire Team.

    Phase II – The squad leader instructs Bravo Fire Team to provide covering fire. Alpha Fire Team then bounds behind the other fire team and takes up a position to their right flank within supporting range.

    Phase III – The squad leader instructs Alpha Fire Team to provide covering fire. Bravo Fire Team then bounds behind the other fire team and takes up a position to their right flank within supporting range.

    Phase IV – The squad leader instructs Bravo Fire Team to provide covering fire. Alpha Fire Team then bounds behind the other fire team and takes up a position to their right flank within supporting range.

    Phase V – The squad leader instructs Alpha Fire Team to provide covering fire. Bravo Fire Team then bounds behind the other fire team and towards their right flank. The squad leader assesses the situation and determines that resistance is lighter with no more bunkers to the right flank. The squad leader issues the assault order to Bravo Fire Team. Once Bravo Fire Team is within range they signal for lift and shift of covering fires. The squad then initiates its actions at the objective drill – see Lesson 26.

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