2083 A European Declaration of Independence

August 1, 2011

3.51 Defence and Attack Methods – Field Strategies

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In conventional warfare, combat is generally at a distance with long-range weapons. In unconventional warfare, in which urban guerrilla warfare is included, combat is at short range and often very close. To prevent his own death, the urban guerrilla must shoot first, and he cannot hesitate when he has a shot. He cannot waste his ammunition because he does not possess large amounts, and so he must conserve it. Nor can he replace his ammunition quickly, since he is not a part of a team in which each Justiciar Knight has to be able to look after himself. The urban guerrilla can lose no time, and thus has to be able to shoot immediately.

When face-to-face with the enemy, he must always be moving from one position to another, since to stay in one place makes him a fixed target and, as such, very vulnerable.

Guerrilla warfare means that the fighters must choose their targets wisely, fight on their own terms, and know when to retreat. A Knights Templar must learn to deceive the enemy as well as know when to use the important tactic of shock value. 

The Justiciar Knight must be prepared to move fast and think fast. He must be alert, physically fit and not dependent on alcohol or other impairing substances. Ephedrine+caffeing combination (Stack) and similar substances however will sharpen your senses and will without a doubt prove to be valuable during any operation.  

We will simulate and discuss a few “anti police force” and “anti strike force” strategies.

In urban areas with city blocks or similar terrain the basic police force strategy will be to attempt to flank you on two sides and pin you to one location. This basic strategy is an attempt for them to gain ENOUGH time so that the professional strike force can get to the location. As soon as the professional strike force get there they will attempt to deploy “strike force snipers”. If this is the case it will be extremely dangerous and a strategic retreat will be very difficult. Getting “pinned down” must be avoided at all costs by following the pre-defined time frame. You will have to move quickly and deal with the first police officers on site in an aggressive and efficient manner, then move on.

You are flanked between the two exits of a city block

If they against all odds succeed with a classical flanking manoeuvre this is the appropriate way to act:

By flanking you on both sides they have been forced to split their strike force (or normal police patrol). Pay careful attention to the difference between an actual strike force agent (SFA) and a regular police officer (RPO). You should be able to tell the difference prior to operation. You want to break out where the resistance is weak. You have a few seconds to evaluate this by observing both flanks.

Let’s simulate a potential scenario:

O = car

i= agent

——————————————

iiO oi

SFA x 3 You > > > RPO x 3

iO oii

——————————————

Breaking through a flank with vehicle

You will obviously try to “expropriate” a car and drive through the RPO flank (without using force if possible). If a vehicle is not available you will have to attack the RPO flank in order to break free. They will attempt to shoot the tires of your vehicle take the necessary steps to avoid collision or unnecessary damage.

Breaking through a flank by foot

Use the terrain (cars etc) as cover as you rush for the flank. At this point, they do not have any snipers, limited body armour and only standard issue police pistols and thus they are at a clear disadvantage. Be prepared to strike mercilessly and without hesitation (double head shot) one target at a time. They should not be able to hit you at this point as your cover and/or armour should hold against any incoming projectiles (especially if you have the 5kg, small bullet proof shield). They will be completely surprised and confused by your “forward thrust” and take cover or attempt to run away in panic.

Thrust of the Martyr (TotM)

Breaking a flank is a dangerous move. However, keep in mind that they will not expect you to rush them aggressively (go for head shots) so you have the element of surprise. Let’s call this strategy: “Thrust of the Martyr” due to the severity and critical circumstances of the attack. It is a lethal move where either you or your opponent(s) will die or get injured. Based on your strengths and their weaknesses you will have a success rate of aprox. 75% if facing 2 agents (scenario 1). Against 4 agents this will however drop to 30-45% (scenario 2) even taken your conviction and superior armour and firepower into account. If you allow them enough time to deploy 1-2 snipers in either scenario you will not likely get out of the situation alive, survival rate of less than 20%. Under normal circumstances, you will however only face 2 police officers (2 per car) which should allow you to neutralise both quite easily. In any case, surrender is not an option. You either break free or die in the attempt.

Best case scenario

As we rely heavily on the element of surprise with our shock attacks, we should have enough time to avoid this scenario. Our best counter measure is a quick execution of the operation and a haste-full tactical retreat BEFORE the local police or SWAT team are able to rally a response in a co-ordinated manner or formulate a counter-attack.

Expropriate vehicles

Expropriate vehicles from civilians at your discretion. Basically stand in the middle of the road and stop the nearest car. It should go smoothly considering the fact that you are acting as a government agent (in your case, a police officer). Talk to the driver; order him to turn over the vehicle ASAP.

If he refuses, insist and threaten with criminal charges for obstructing a criminal investigation and offer him your service number (normal unique number for every police officer). If he still refuses threaten with shooting him if he does not vacate his car within 10 seconds. If he still refuses, shoot him in the head. This process (dialogue from you actually stop the car until you have seized the vehicle should take no longer than 30 seconds (preferably less than 15). If you are being chased by police officers, stop the nearest vehicle ASAP. Use any means necessary to complete this objective.

This drill should be simulated repeatedly prior to operation.

Melee defensive strategy

One of the biggest threats while moving around is avoiding and preventing attacks from angry civilians or from undercover agents. Expect the following scenario:

A civilian/undercover agent goes for your side arm or grabs your arms; another civilian attacks and knocks you to the ground. What do you do?

Use side arm or knives to neutralise one target. Go for the neck or any exposed vulnerable area. Switch to target 2 as soon as you have neutralised target 1. If all else fails attempt to flee.

There are currently no efficient melee weapons on the market designed for solo urban warfare. A knife will have little value if you are jumped by two individuals, one grabbing your arms and one knocking you down.

A suggestion could be to build and equip razor sharp spikes on your shield and/or arms (from your wrists up to your elbows). This will transform your arms to lethal melee weapons and will make it a lot harder for individuals to jump you (it may also act as a deterrent).

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