The Extreme Airsoft Members rely on a common terminology
for standard and unified tactics. Extreme Airsoft Member team
work is based on certain Core Tactics, and every Extreme Airsoft
Member is under obligation and duty to memorize these tactics
before attending each operation.
Everyone has seen plans of movement and attack fail or
succeed on the cohesion of the combatant unit. What are
the basic forms that are used by Extreme Airsoft Members to maximize
success and minimize losses?
The basic Extreme Airsoft Member formation is the Fire
This formation is very effective when contact is eminent
and the direction of attack is unknown. The wedge allows
the point to make contact and the flankers to either encircle
the enemy or cover the retreat of the point element. The
wedge is a natural formation. When the team forms up, a
team leader pushes ahead and the two flanks of the wedge
follow on either side. The availability of cover and terrain
may disrupt the form but the essence of the wedge is there.
Each team member should concern himself with a specific
area of responsibility. The POINT has the greatest responsibility
and risk. He is out front and in position to make first
contact with the enemy. The rear flankers have the added
responsibility of rear security as well.
The Single File Formation is used for movement when contact
is less likely and the enemy is at some distance. Fire support
for the point man is minimal. This formation works well
in deep penetration moments where contact is to be avoided.
The main body of the team moves behind the shadow of one
point man. If contact occurs the file can easily disappear
and regroup into a wedge formation to attack the enemy positions.
There is some degree of vulnerability to flank ambush.
The Skirmish Line Formation is used when contact is desired
and the enemy numbers are be believed to be inferior. The
team advances with a moving front of fire power sweeping
the terrain for enemy individuals. The formation affords
excellent overlapping fields of fire.
When two teams move into enemy territory the fire teams
can move in support of each other just as team members cover
each other. When moving together in hostile territory the
teams use the Bounding Overwatch method to make a controlled
and well defended advance. Each team advances to a good
distance and takes positions while the alternate team comes
up and moves ahead to cover the first team.