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A friend of mine was a tank commander in Europe during the Cold War.  They had target prioritization.  Specialists, flankers and then the nearest threat.  So, if you are in a tank  and there is an anti-tank weapon at effective range and a nearby infantry platoon and another armored vehicle  to the flank, you would kill the AT weapon, the vehicle and the infantry platoon in that order…assuming you survive.  😀  The same could be said for infantry.

Another friend told me a  story when he was in infantry training.  The drill instructor said, “Gentlemen!  If you see a man with a flame thrower, you shoot him first cuz he will rain scunion* on you!”

These principles work surprisingly well in wargaming.


*Back  in the day, I suspect scunion meant something different than “weed”.




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