Insurgency: Sandstorm – Tactics and Tactical Words

Tactics and Tactical Words

Tactical Terms

Here you will read about the words, later on you shall learn about breaching techniques and more.

Here are words you should know in the field.

Cover my six – The back of the soldier, where he can’t see. Use: Where you’re clearing a rooms with a fellow comrade, with enemies around. – “Hey, cover my six”.

BOLO – Be on Look Out. – Use: As the words says, be on the look out for hostiles. –

Breakout – Exploiting a breach in the enemy lines where your team can go. – Use: When you’ve found the exploitable spot, tell your teammates to use that route to attack. – “Guys! I’ve found a Breakout in the enemy lines, let’s go there!”

AOR – Area of Responsibility. – Use: Tell some of your teammates to hold responsibility of that area. – “Snipers and gunners keep your sight on the AOR”

Bravo Foxtrot – Buddy F*cker. – People who get their friends in trouble/killed. – Gee, you’re such a Bravo Foxtrot

50’Cal – Alternatively the 50’cal weapon on the Technicals. – “Get on the Fifty Cal!”

Alpha Mike Foxtrot – Adios Mother F*ucker. – Use: When in proximity of the enemy, just say this to them 🙂

Smoke Screening – In the word itself says smoke screen. – “Guys! We need some smoke screening!”

CP – Check Point – It’s obvious the checkpoint period. – “GUYS! GET THE TO CP!”

ASAP – As soon as possible. – “I NEED BACK-UP ASAP!”

Of course you don’t need to know these, but it’s fun aye? Immersive.

Peeking Through Doors

If you wanna be tactical, you should peek through the doors, whether it’s to throw a grenade, C4 or whatever. How do you do this?

You have to aim down your sights and look at the door opening, press F and it opens a tad bit.
Same with grenades and flash bangs., but you have to hold the grenade | Flash bang in your hands, while cooking it. Then open the door and throw it in.

Here’s with a flash bang. NOTICE! I already opened the door while aiming down my sights. So that can work too if you don’t feel safe holding the flash bang for too long.

Breaching Methods

Now whether you’re a rifleman, demolition or something else, I suggest being a breacher… Duh. But everything is possible. If you want to breach a door, don’t just rush in or kick in the door, quick way of a camper getting ya.

So here are some breaching methods to use. (Pictures coming soon).

2-3 Man Breaching: If you’re two or three men, you stack up on the door. One person kicks in the door and the other two enter and the one who kicked last. You should throw a flash bang then kick in the door.

1 Man breach: If you’re alone you should to something like above. You could rush in but if so, I suggest getting a run up then press the middle mouse button. Since the enemy will probaly be aimed at the door, and once you breach it he might get surprised. But like I said, you should use a flash bang.

If you want a door down, but don’t want to be way to close to it or waste explosives. You can shoot the door hinges, there are two on one side, but you can shoot them from outside if you know where to shoot.

Here’s me aiming at the top hinge.

Here’s the bottom hinge shot.

The Use of Crouching, Prone, Tilting and Walking Still

We all know these, but you should use them more.

Especially the still walk. How do you do that? You press “Alt”
What in benefits is what you of course is silent. What gives you off the most is your loud footsteps. So when you’re walking stealthily, you can get the surprise on your enemy. Which is always an advantage.

  • “Crouching? How’s that gonna help?”
    -It makes you harder to hit, duh. I suggest crouching when close to an enemy objective, when you know hostiles are close. Not only does it make you harder to hit. Also a bonus, is that you don’t crouch walk incredibly slow. With you harder to hit, and hip-shooting a bit more accurate.
  • Prone? But you’re extremely slow and probably going to get shoot!
    -Yeah no. Of course when you’re getting shot, you want to go prone instantly. But that’s only when you have cover too. Preferably when you got slightly elevated ground or a small wall. Going prone is also a great tactic for attacking a point. Not only is it extremely hard to see you. You also minimize the chances of getting hit!
  • Tilting to the left and right?
    -Yes the ultimate tactical trick. If you’re uncertain if enemies are around the corner, you can use Q and E, to tilt you head. Always keep your sight looking where you’re peeking. It doesn’t work all the time, since the enemies are aiming at your direction. However, when in a firefight. This can give a bigger advantage, since you minimize the chances of getting hit once again. And you can also tilt your head outside windows, walls etc. So where you think you couldn’t the enemies from a window, just take a look outside with tilting!

The Importance of Camouflage

Now, camouflage is very important for tactical means. No need to wear black soddin’ helmets in Iraq. And since we’re in Iraq we of course should use desert themed clothing.
The best camo, is the desert smear, especially for blending in the environment. And of course, this only counts for the Security team really. Pictures to come to demonstrate just wait

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