Stretched thin across a vast area, the Argentine combat troops are forced into an arrangement of meagerly staffed observation posts, with a quick reaction force that is dozens of kilometers away.
|The hastiness of Sergeant JC's set up was no excuse to bypass the mandatory ranging. Even when the enemy is right there at their front.|
|To avoid much of the potential incoming fire, Sergeant JC positions himself in a way that he can move a step right and be completely back into cover.|
And that's the end of the story (for now).
If you go out sniping, remember to:
- Establish the range for several terrain positions in the enemy's avenue of approach/attack so while in the middle of an engagement you will know how to sight your weapon.
- Try to find a keyhole position, like we discussed here.
- Remember that some keyhole positions are not so "keyholy" (i.e. they look more like a gap rather than a narrow firing port) and that you may need to move to the side and then back to pick up targets and avoid incoming fire.
- As usual, delay detection and hasten contact. Surprise the enemy with rapid fire and then when he comes back to you with a significant amount of fire, just move out for a better opportunity to engage him.