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Advanced Drills

Assaulting Fixed Position

Prior Preperation

Report the contact with HQ, organise the section/plan the assault (fire control, limit of exploitation, FUP etc), saturate the target with IDFS


Execute the assault, hold prior to the EN position

Break in/Fight Through

Frag any emplacements or defences and secure immediate positon. Fight through until the LOE to ensure EN have been destroyed.


Reorg at the form up point in ARD, 2IC conducts his checks, report sent through to HQ



EWLEarly Warning Left

EWREarly Warning Right

KGLKiller Group Left

KGRKiller Group Right

HQCommand (S/L, RTO, Medic)

Linear Ambush - Setup


From rally point Section Leader shall call order of march. (1 through to 4 as illustrated above)


Linear Ambush - 2nd  Phase

After initial ambush has been carried out, Section Leader shall designate clearing party to move to ambushed NME units.

In this example KGR has been designated.

KGR shall sweep to EWL before advancing onto ambush site.

This is to support EWL in the event that NME units were ahead of unit ambushed.

Clear ambush site with minimal time at site, then proceed to initial ambush position.

Linear Ambush - Break

Section Leader shall call break from contact and conduct a manuever from ambush site once situation is green.

Order of march as follows. (see above)

Counter Ambush

Small Team Tactics


In ArmA, we use peeling as a way to move our team off of the enemy’s axis for several reasons. This includes; Preparing to break contact, moving the section sideway’s whilst providing fire, exposing an enemy section’s flank and more.

The peel is conducted most effectively from an extended line, where the Secco will call for a peel left, or right. The direction he indicates is the direction you peel from. IE, if the section conducts a ‘peel left’, the rifleman on the far left moves behind the section and to the right flank. As he moves past the first rifleman he calls ‘Last Man’, this alerts the next member that he is required to move next.


Before you move, check to see if you have enough cover from your section.

Peeling Left


A pivot is used to rotate the section onto a new axis. Again this is conducted best from an extended line. The secco will call ‘Pivot Left’; the rifleman on the far left will act as an ancor, as the rest of the team BOUNDS onto the new axis (remember the 3 second rule). The section leader may nto want a full pivot, and as such might call ‘pivot half left’, where you will only rotate 45 degrees.


Keep in mind, it will take members of the section longer to reach their location in a pivot, depending on how far away they are from the ancor.

Break Contact

Sometimes you will enter a contact you will not win, or become fed up at the duration of one. Here enters the break contact methods.

The section leader will call for a break contact followed by the method. Once he is satisfied that the section is far enough away from the threat, he will call ‘Break Clean’; at this point, all members get up and follow the section leader, disregarding formation. The final stage of a break contact, is to setup an all round defence, and check the sections status.


The baseline method is similar to a contact drill, but in reverse.

From an extended line, the gun team will bound backwards first, followed by the assault. All the rules from the contact drill apply here.

The benefit of this methods is that it provides better command and control over the movement and position of teams, for example if the section has 3 teams, teams 1 & 2 can supress the enemy whilst team 3 moves to a support by fire position.


The break contact Corridor Method, or Tunnel of Love, is better used in small teams as a way of detering a larger enemy force whilst being contact on a patrol. This is best used from a file, column or staggered.

The section is contacted in on of the formations above; The team conducts their basic drills and maintaince all round defence.

The section leader will call for the break and the method.

The first two members at the front will unload half a mag each at rapid fire, then peel through the center of the formation to the rear. During this process, the section adjusts its sectors, and when the first two have peeled past the next pair, the steps are repeated.


If you have a stoppage, immediately move to the rear, or if your buddy has a stoppage, immediately move with him.

When the section leader is satisfied with the distance between the section and the threat, he will either call to for the clean break, or have the section conduct a peel, in an attempt to setup an ambush.