Tactics for Arma 3 - Videos 3

Ambush Tactics:


  • Near Ambush (50 meters around) (dangerous)

  • Far Ambush (in hunderets of meters far) (safe)

  • Hasty - prepared on spot (enemy patrol met)

  • Deliberate - preprepared (we know enemy patrol route in advance)

  • Point ambush (x x x x x x x x) Group is all together

  • Area ambush (x x______ x x x x ______ x x) Group is splitted into more groups

Methods of ambush:

  • Line Shape Ambush Formation* (*Linear - Parralel)
  • T Shape AF* - (*Linear - Perpendicular)
  • L Shape AF
  • V Shape AF
  • Closed Triangle AF* (*Inverted L AF)

Breaking Contact:


  • "break contact" order (direction, distance)
    – break to the rear ("break contact" "break to the rear" "direction xyz" "distance xyz")
    – peeling ("break contact" "peeling to the right")

Reaction on Ambush:


Battle Buddy - Buddy Team:

  • stick with each other (TL+AT, AR+AAR)
  • look for each other (if is buddy down, covered, angles…)
  • cover each other
  • help prevent bleeding to death
  • improves communication, coordination, cooperation, effectiveness in FT
  • if is fire team (FT) split into 2 groups (CQB, MOUT, house clearing) buddies stay together
  • buddy team system is important especially during combat situations. During FT movement is the importance lowered.

(can be called buddy team 1 (TL+AT) and buddy team 2 (AR+AAR) in case of ambush and need for quick peeling or "break contact to the rear")

(Arma 3 Tactical Guide page 13)