Is there any documented example in the history of the world of any force successfully "assaulting through" a well-planned and -executed L-sh...

Is there any documented example in the history of the world of any force successfully "assaulting through" a well-planned and -executed L-shaped ambush?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Support and assault should trade places.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, support weapons can better use the long range while the assault element has less distance to cover

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Support has the long axis of the enemy formation in their kill zone, which is quite literally the most effective anything belt fed can be. Assault has the short axis and the most easily assaulted axis. Your assault element wouldn't have anything larger than an M249 or an AT weapons system at this point, so why would you emplace them on the other axis?

      I'll give you the benefit of the doubt: Why do you think they should swap?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Support and Assault don't mean what (you) think they mean in this context dipshit

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    While there isn't a single, definitive documented example of a successful frontal assault through a well-executed L-shaped ambush, there are a few reasons why it's highly unlikely:

    Crossfire: The L-shape specifically creates a kill zone where the enemy is caught in overlapping fields of fire. Assaulting through this zone means facing concentrated fire from two directions, making it extremely difficult to gain ground.

    Surprise is Key: Ambushes rely heavily on surprise to overwhelm the enemy. A successful assault through the ambush position would likely indicate the element of surprise was lost, reducing the ambusher's advantage.

    However, there are some situations where an assault might be attempted:

    Sheer Numbers: A much larger force might attempt to overwhelm the ambushers through sheer numbers, although this would likely result in heavy casualties.

    Disorganization: If the ambushers are caught off guard or poorly coordinated, a determined assault might exploit gaps in their defenses.

    Breaking Contact: In some cases, the goal might not be to destroy the ambushers, but to simply break contact and escape the kill zone. Here, an assault could be used to create a gap in the enemy lines for a retreat.

    It's important to remember that documented military history often focuses on successful operations. Unsuccessful assaults through ambushes might not be well documented, or the details might be lost to time.

    Overall, while there might be rare exceptions, a well-planned and executed L-shaped ambush is a very effective tactic designed to inflict heavy casualties on an unsuspecting force. A frontal assault through such an ambush is a risky strategy with very low chances of success.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hello, ChatGPT

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I swear to god anyone who can't recognize ChatGPT are actually moronic. AI is an over glorified search engine with the bonus points that no one is critical of the information that comes out of it. It's just right cause the tech doods said it was cause the tech doods are right!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's a little more to it than that anon.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          OK it's trained on the ESL internet and curated by techbros with god complex that believe humanity is useless and replicable?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, I literally use it as a pre-Google thing. It is a good thing to get you up to speed on something you don't fully understand.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >AI is an over glorified search engine
        That's what OAI and Anthropic want you to believe.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it just goes against human nature. The vast majority of human beings in that situation would be on their belt buckles trying to dig a hole to the Earth's core with their teeth or hunched in ball screaming, crying and soiling their pants.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If only morons here actually asked ChatGPT instead of making moronic threads like this

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shit, Skynet knows tactics.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    By definition a well-executed ambush isn't going to end with the enemy successfully assaulting through it, so your question contains its answer.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You don;t assault through you get forward as quick as possible if you can to get out of the ideal kill done and then return fire

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    During Iraq 2, coalition units pretty much went through most defenses, including ambushes, like wet toilet paper.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      musta been some pretty half-arsed ambushes then

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It kind of helps that we had armor, aviation, artillery, infantry, reconnaissance, and SOF actually coordinating the entire time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Arabs don't count.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > follow ranger guidelines
      > have a recon element ahead
      > it actually does its job and then promptly gets smoked
      > rest of force either retreats or tries to ambush the ambushers

      No. Either engaged at range at night, beyond enemy optics or lol Maverick/Hellfire.

      >AI is an over glorified search engine
      That's what OAI and Anthropic want you to believe.

      How are those self-driving cars going?

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like the kind of thing tanks were made to defeat. Having most of your shots land doesn't mean much if they just ricochet harmlessly.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's more or less how the coalition wiped the Iraqi's ambushes, by driving a tank into them
      A well-prepared ambush would have some kind of anti-tank weapon on the assault group though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >emplaces a V-shaped anti-armor ambush in your path
      Nothing personnel.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The 04 good friday ambush in Iraq, although it was more of a hasty ambush by the Iraqis that just happened to really work out.
    fun fact: that convoy was originally supposed to be escorted by Air Force ground troops for the first time in the war, but they accidentally deleted their radio keys and couldn't get them working in time for step off.

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