The dangers of an ad-hock attack on you enemy in a post SHTF world!

Hello my friends and welcome back!  There may be times,in a post SHTF world, when you may need to make an attack on your enemy’s camp.  In today’s post, we are going to look at the dangers of rushing in, so grab a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit.

Having a member of your group or family taken from you, especially if they are female or child, can make a man do crazy things.  The urge to throw caution to the wind and charge right in is something that must be avoided at all cost.  In some cases, this may be exactly what they may want you to do, so don’t play straight into their hands.

If you want to get revenge safely, then you will need to calm down and make a workable plan which leaves little or nothing to chance.  Remember that those who were captured are depending on you to save them, so take a knee and catch your head.

Recon, Recon, Recon!  Never go in blind, but rather learn as much about your enemy and your enemy’s base of operations as possible, before you even start planning your battle strategy.

It was once said that “No battle plan survives contact with the enemy!”  and I have seen enough battles to know it’s true.  So why am I telling you this?  It’s because no matter how well you plan, there will always be bumps in the road.

The secret is to plan for these possible bumps and make a plan “B” and even a “C, D, E, F, G, and H” if need be.  Never go into any battle with a single battle plan!  It’s fool hardy and likely to get you, as well as others, killed if you do.  Why is this?  It’s simple really, there are just too many variables that could change without you knowing in advance.

OK, so what kind of variables are we talking about here?  Let me give you a few examples:  If you are planning on guards being a certain location, at a certain time and when you get there they are not.  Suddenly you have to make a change to your plan, so how to you let the others in your group know?  Plan A, B, C, etc.  that’s how.

Now I’m not saying that you have to account for all of the variables, because some things you just have to put in God’s hands because that is all you can do.  What you are looking for are things which can change the whole outcome of the battle if you get them wrong.  These are the things that get men killed so don’t trust them to chance.y

So what things should you consider when planning an attack?  Here are just a few: (1) How many and how well equipped is their force?  (2) How many well-trained .  are they?  (3) How well-trained are you?  (4) What is the weather like? Hot, Cold, Raining, Snowing, Windy, etc.?  (5) Are you attacking during the day or night?  These are the major things you will need to consider before heading into battle with any hope of survival.

Whatever you do, do not fall into a trap of believing that simply because there are more of you than there are them,   History is littered with stories of battles where a smaller force overcame larger force simply by being prepared and good planning.  Don’t let this happen to you.  Take the time to make a plan, it will be your greatest weapon in the long run.

Never dismiss suggestions from others, off of the cuff.  Remember they can see things you may not have thought of and if they feel that they have somehow contributed to the plan, they will be much more supportive of it and be less likely to deviate from it out of fear.

Other things to consider are (1.) If at all possible have an over watch, many times they can fix things before they go wrong.  (2) Use the light to your advantage when possible.  (3) Always assume they know you are coming and are ready for you.  They may even be watching your camp for signs of a retaliatory strike.  (4) Always be sure that each person knows the plans and exactly what part they play. (5) ALWAYS strike at the time and direction that they would least expect you.  Avoid attacking head on if you can.

Now I know this may sound like a lot to consider when all you really want to do is go charging in and start killing the enemy, but it is necessary.  My old Captain used to say “Put that dog on a leash!” meaning that you should save your anger for a time when you could use it to your advantage!  I know it sounds corny, but what can I say, he was a captain.

Well, I guess that is it for today and I hope you have found today’s post useful.  Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared.  God Save America!

-Sarge-

The Sgt.

Prepper, Patriot, and Proud U.S. ARMY Veteran.

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2 Responses

  1. I served in the Army in the late 70,s during peace time. My MOS was truck driver. I never had training in this type of strategy but I’ve given it much more thought in light of how our country has changed and the looming potential for unrest and possible civil war. I think that every able bodied man or woman should give battle strategies some thought, or at least have a plan for the possibility of it happening here.

    • The Sgt. says:

      That is exactly why I wrote this article BC. I have seen things no man should ever have to see during my time in the ARMY and Law Enforcement. I felt it was important to share a little of what I know with those who have no experience with it. I fear that Civil War will break out here in the US very soon and when it does, we all need to know everything we can about this to protect ourselves and others in our group.

      Sarge