TDG 6: COIN

Originally posted on American Partisan on April 13, 2021 I started this series, TDG (Tactical Decision Game) Tuesdays, to get you more in the mindset of how you could potentially handle a given tactical scenario with a limited amount of resources and manpower. My goal is to get you to read these scenarios and thinkContinue reading “TDG 6: COIN”

TDG 5 Recap and Analysis

“TDG 5: Convoy Ambush” finds us deep in an enemy rear area near their support units. This is perfect for a Guerrilla force, which can bleed the enemy by attacking his vulnerable supply routes. Our intelligence (which we had to gain ourselves through a recon patrol) tells us when and where an enemy supply convoyContinue reading “TDG 5 Recap and Analysis”

TDG 5: Convoy Ambush

Originally posted on American Partisan on April 6, 2021 I started this series, TDG (Tactical Decision Game) Tuesdays, to get you more in the mindset of how you could potentially handle a given tactical scenario with a limited amount of resources and manpower. My goal is to get you to read these scenarios and thinkContinue reading “TDG 5: Convoy Ambush”

NEW CLASS: Team Leader II

If you’ve followed me for any period of time, you’re familiar with the Tactical Decision Games (TDGs) that I put out on Tuesdays. My goal with those games is to get you to practice making tactical decisions and work through some basic mission planning. I now offer the chance to learn and experience the troopContinue reading “NEW CLASS: Team Leader II”

Support Weapons Class Review November 19-20, 2022 by “Jake”

“It’s all about force multipliers” BLUF – this was a well crafted course that will help team leaders or individual members maximize their potential by integrating two specialized weapons/positions within their teams.  It won’t turn someone into an expert in the application of either the automatic rifle or the anti material rifle but it willContinue reading “Support Weapons Class Review November 19-20, 2022 by “Jake””

“Mission Essential”; Planning your Personal Logistics in the Field

If you read my article about how to pack a ruck, you have a good idea how to choose what gear to take on a patrol. The next step is determining what you need to take in order to keep that gear working for you. Many items that we carry have consumable components that mustContinue reading ““Mission Essential”; Planning your Personal Logistics in the Field”

Jäger Loadouts: The Team Leader

The Team Leader is a specialist of sorts. His primary weapon is not his carbine, it is his team; the men to his left and right. His loadout is therefore tailored to support his handling of his primary weapon. Today I will describe what a Jäger Team Leader should carry at all times and whatContinue reading “Jäger Loadouts: The Team Leader”

The Rifleman’s Essentials

I’ve helped many people set up their combat equipment over the years, from family to students to fellow Marines. Earlier I wrote an article entitled “Priorities of Purchase: Progressively Building a Rifleman’s Kit on a Budget“, in which I laid out the order in which an aspiring rifleman should purchase gear. In that article IContinue reading “The Rifleman’s Essentials”

Squad Organization

One of my biggest goals for the classes that I teach and the articles that I write is to get patriotic Americans in the mindset of working with others in a team. A key element of this is learning how to task-organize a group into an effective squad, which is something I cover in theContinue reading “Squad Organization”

Trash Management in the Field

In our disposable society we throw away so much stuff that we have become numb to it. When I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, I was surprised to learn that there are no public trash cans in Japan (there was a terror attack some years ago and they decided to get rid of assault trashContinue reading “Trash Management in the Field”