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    • #10184

      Hope ya guys don’t mind this- sure a lot of ya have seen this before. But it’s such a good one.

      Ladies and gentlemen; Murphy Law’s Of Combat:

      1. You are not a superman.

      2. If it’s stupid but works, it isn’t stupid.

      3. Don’t look conspicuous — it draws fire.

      4. When in doubt, empty your magazine.

      5. Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you are.

      6. Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.

      7. If your attack is going really well, it’s an ambush.

      8. No plan survives the first contact intact.

      9. All five-second grenade fuses will burn down in three.

      10. Try to look unimportant because the bad guys may be low on


      11. If you are forward of your position, the artillery will fall short.

      12. The enemy diversion you are ignoring is the main attack.

      13. The important things are always simple.

      14. The simplest things are always hard.

      15. The easy way is always mined.

      16. If you are short of everything except enemy, you are in combat.

      17. When you have secured an area, don’t forget to tell the enemy.

      18. Incoming fire has the right of way.

      19. Friendly fire — isn’t.

      20. If the enemy is in range, SO ARE YOU!

      21. Beer math is 2 beers X 37 men = 49 cases.

      22. No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection.

      23. Body count math is 2 dead guerrillas + 1 portable + 2 pigs = 37

      enemy killed in action.

      24. Things that must be together to work usually can’t be shipped


      25. Radios will fail as soon as you desperately need fire support.

      26. Anything you do can get you shot, including doing nothing.

      27. Tracers work both ways.

      28. The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming

      friendly fire.

      29. Make it tough for the enemy to get in and you can’t get out.

      30. If you take more than your fair share of objectives you’ll have

      more than your fair share of objectives to take.

      31. When both sides are convinced that they are about to lose, they’re

      both right.

      32. Professional soldiers are predictable, but the world is full of


      33. Murphy was a grunt.

    • #10993

      Great stufff.

    • #10995

      F%$k Murphy! :wink:” title=”Wink” />

      Cool Post

    • #11028

      You know what it is I really like about this and Rules For a Gunfight?

      All this stuff can be translated into CQC/hand-to-hand. Easily.

      The proper mindset for dealing with aggression is the proper mindset for dealing with f***ing aggression. Period. Human aggression is human aggression. A guy named Kelly McCann says that sometimes the difference between a fistfight, a knifefight, a brawl with baseball bats and a fu**in gunfight is 0! Sometimes all things happen at once.

      And personally I don’t think that the right decisions one needs to make to win and survibe a gun battle are THAT MUCH DIFFERENT from the decisions needed to win and survibe in CQC/hand-to-hand.

      This is why I’d MUCH rather have had “untrained” Audie Murphy teach me what he’d do in a fight–over some guy who has 18 black-belts.

    • #11030

      The new, only reality martial art is thinking tactically, not technically. When you have tactics it doesn’t matter if your no weapon, weapon, platoon, team or battalion.

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