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Discussion in 'US Army Forum' started by Hal9mm, Jan 2, 2008.


  1. Hal9mm

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    General speaking, when you are on a recon mission would u use terrain that standard infantry would not use?

    Such as a valley?

    a bad situation to put yourself but as a scout you might be able to use it as a advantage because it would conceal your movement?
     
  2. Kirch

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    HHHHmmmm well there isnt much recon to gather from the floor of a valley if there is high ground to use. Im sure that isnt the answer your looking for tho. Cant beat an OP on high ground with clear lines of sight tho.

    SCOUTS OUT!!!!
     

  3. Hal9mm

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    maybe I should be more clear, using a valley to move to your op position?

    on the one hand it would conceal your movement but you could easily be canalized?
     
  4. Biscuitsjam

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    It depends on the valley, I guess, as to whether you would truly conceal your movement or whether you would truly be canalized. There's a lot of variation in terrain out there.

    Generally, you want to avoid getting trapped in the bottom of a deep valley just as much as you wouldn't want to walk along the top of a ridgeline. However, part of the key to being a good scout is being where the enemy doesn't expect. You want to avoid contact when possible, and usually disengage if you stumble on the enemy. If a valley helps you avoid the enemy, it would be worth considering. Another part of being a good scout is being flexible. You're rarely going to find absolutes that something is ALWAYS a good idea or NEVER a good idea.
     
  5. Odin's Underlin

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    The terrain, as with the situation will always dictate the course of action. One should always use the terrain to their advantage. Do a thorough map recon to plan your route. Using a small valley or a depression for a base camp is okay due to the fact that artillery cannot register on that type of terrain, difficult at best. That's a plus. Having to fight your way out is the down side. If you're doing recon work it is best that you have disciplined people around you that know what they are doing.
     
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