rice paddy daddy· Administrator
I'm not going anywhere. Not going out looking for trouble, either.:tango_face_grin: Fair enough. If your intel is good, then you won't run into any surprises. But if it's not, you could mosey straight on into a hornets nest. I prefer cover, concealment and evasion instead of overt operations. The one who's spotted first gets shot first. If you're good at denial ops, and you plan it right, you'll never be pinned down by infantry, you'll be the one doing the pinning. And, I would always recommend that you have at least 2 escape routes planned in advance. It's never good to be cornered with no way out. That's why I mention tunnels in the video.
I'm 71, wife is 73, our farm and others nearby are interspersed with woods. We know the area well, and if anyone comes from the front, we can slip out the back.
I'm a Vietnam veteran, served in an area that was the NVA's back yard. There weren't even any Viet Cong there, just hard core regulars. I'm not scared of American amateurs.
If you read a piece called "Murphy's Laws Of Combat" you will see one that says: "Make it too hard for the enemy to get in, and it will be too hard for you to get out." And that is true.
Remember what the great General George S. Patton Jr said about fortifications: "Fixed fortifications are monuments to man's stupidity. If mountain ranges and seas can be overcome, anything made by man can be overcome."