This is a video captured during an ArmA 2 online session at SimHQ. These sessions are called Military Monday, and the players practice real life C2 and tactics.
This entry goes with a big disclaimer. I do not intend to criticize the regulars at SimHQ's Military Monday, who are one of the most tactically-oriented ArmA 2 online players out there. Leading and coordinating real people is far more challenging than doing the same with AI bots in cute little canned scenarios like I do. So, hats off to you SimHQ community members for these sessions full of serious tactical fun. As I was trying to pull my men back from high terrain in the middle of enemy fire (see my latest ArmA2 blog entry) I remembered this video which I saw many times. I thought of sharing it here.
This video shows great tactical proficiency: good use of terrain for an attack by fire mission, use of bounding overwatch, clearing and isolating an area before neutralizing an enemy asset. However, at 4:52 the fire team returns to the high ground and gets pinned by enemy fire from what appears to be multiple directions.
Off course, the lack of cover didn't help either.
Food for thought.