Contact Drills

Contact Report

  • A Contact Report is vital when in contact with the enemy. They should neally always be put on your squad radio unless its being overwhelmed with reports already.  
  • A Contact Report informs your Squad quickly and efficiently the threat and the level of that threat. 
  • Example Contact Reports
    • Demo1: FIRE – CONTACT CLOSE FRONT 
    • Demo2: CONTACT FAR FRONT 3 MEN MOVING LEFT TO RIGHT – BEARING 120
    • Demo3: CONTACT FAR FRONT RIGHT TECHNICAL REFERENCE COMPOUND 100m RIGHT
  • Contact Report Structure
    • DISTANCE (Required)
      • Estimation of the distance of target relative to you.
      • CLOSE
      • FAR
      • RANGE (m)
    • DIRECTION (Required)
      • Estimated  direction either based off your direction of travel or compass.
      • FRONT, REAR, LEFT, RIGHT
      • NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST
      • BEARING
    • DESCRIPTION OF CONTACT (OPTIONAL)
      • Quick description of what the actual contact is. 
      • Man, Squad, Section, Platoon, Technical, APC, Armour, Fortification, etc.
    • ACTION (OPTIONAL)
      • What is the contact doing.
      • Moving, Running, Driving, Flying, Defending, Firing
      • If moving you can include direction of movement like Moving Left to Right.
      • This way if you give a bearing to the target they know to search to the right of the bearing for the target. 
    • REFERENCE (OPTIONAL)
      • A second point of reference for the contact other than based of your position to help determine the contacts position.
      • REFERENCE Building 100m North, REFERENCE Group of Trees Bearing 120 Base of Trees

Contact Drills

  • Upon contact report based on the threat level your Squad may perform a number of responses.
  • Not all responses are to shoot. See the Rules of Engagement (ROE).

Squad Contact Drills

  • Flanking
    • Flanking is moving around and attack the enemy from the side.
  • Fire and Movement
    • If under fire, attacking or withdrawing your Squad may conduct a number of Fire and Movement drills.
    • Suppressing Fire
    • Bounding Attack or Withdrawal
  • Fire Team Bounding Attack or Withdrawal
  • Squad Withdrawal
    • If your Squad does withdraw there will be a Emergency RV (Rendezvous\Meetup) position where a Re-Organisation and head count will take place. These are generally marked on the map as eRV’s and are also the places you will try and move to if separated, left behind or lost.

 

 

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