I love reading war stories, but we don't really ever analyze the outcome of our battles. I wanted to start this thread so we can talk about what worked, and what didn't. Brag about your victories, just don't be a sore loser.
I have a lot of battles that I want to cover, but I'll start out with a few that will be the most familiar.
Downpour 2011, 1hk
Strategy: Stalk the enemy and wait for them to lose their discipline, then attack when they were vulnerable.
Why: We were outnumbered, and aside from Wetmonkey, I had no idea what skill level our opponents were at, so DX and I did not believe in attacking head on. The decent amount of underbrush allowed for geurilla tactics to be conducted.
Small Scale Tactics: Once we cut down their numbers I gave the order for everyone to spread out so we could surround them. Set back and lob shots in, while Will crawled in through the bushes, hopefully unbeknownst to them.
This worked very well and we ended up eliminating all enemy personel without taking any casualties.
SEAL, Scott, Wetmonkey, what was your plan? What would you have done if you had been in our situation?
Strategy: We were originally outnumbered and there was almost no underbrush, so there was no way I could repeat the strategy used in Downpour. I actually had no idea what to do, except to fight cautiously with the big guns up front. When Paul and his gf showed up that gave us numerical superiority, so we stood a better chance head on. The enemy took up a good defensive position, especially considering their superior weaponry. Perhaps DX or SEAL can comment on their plan.
Small Scale Tactics: There wasn't really anything we could do exepct attack head on. I wanted to proceed with caution, because charging to the middle would give their superior weaponry the edge. We had a bit of a mexican stand off in the middle and I had us apply pressure to the flanks, with Belisarius on our left and Paul on the right. Unfortunately Belisaurius' XP 270 wasn't much of a threat on the flanks, the only chance we had was for him to sneak up on the enemy unsuspected, but there was no undergrowth. Despite his superior skill, Laura with my Gorgon aided by John with DX's 2000 had the edge.
Why: Ended in a stalemate, very balanced teams. We may have had a slight edge in an open field, but the enemy took up a smart defensive position.
DX, SEAL, what would you have done in my position? How'd you come about choosing your strategy?
What were some of your greatest victories or defeats? How'd they come about?