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Personal logo A sea that raged no more Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 4:56 a.m. PST

Saw this picture and thought it might also apply to prehistoric man, useful in an ambush attack scenario.

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Apparently, the first three wolves are old or sick and set the pace for the pack. The next five wolves are amongst the strongest and best and will defend from attack from the front. The middle pack are always protected from any attack.The last five wolves in the main pack are amongst the strongest and best and will defend any attack from the rear. The last wolf is the leader and will ensure no one is left behind.

That should translate well to the wargame table, methinks.

Personal logo Cyrus the Great Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 7:18 a.m. PST

It would, but wolves don't have to toss dice!

hocklermp5 Inactive Member16 May 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

Simply fantastic. Thank you for posting.

Toaster16 May 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

And they travel single file to hide their numbers

Personal logo jdginaz Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 12:50 p.m. PST

I don't believe it. Somebody made up the narrative to fit the picture. First alpha males don't follow the pack they lead it taking it where they want to go. Next you don't put the weak & sick in front to break trail in the snow it would only make them worse off. Finally you don't lead with the weak increase you encounter a threat where you would need the strongest to intimidate the threat.

Wolves aren't a military org. and don't think that way. They aren't moving in single file to hide their numbers, they are doing it because it's easier.

Personal logo A sea that raged no more Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 1:23 p.m. PST

Apparently, if it was the other way round the old and sick would be left behind and would lose contact with the pack. In case of an ambush they would be sacrificed.
The alpha controls everything from the rear. In that position he can see everything and can decide the direction. He sees all of the pack.

warwell16 May 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

I was intrigued so I looked it up on Snopes
snopes.com/wolf-pack-photo

Personal logo A sea that raged no more Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 1:55 p.m. PST

Aw man, fake news!

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Thank you warwell.

Anyways, I think it would work with prehistoric tribes!

laugh

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 2:57 p.m. PST

I just watched The Jungle Book (the recent CGI remake, not the 1960s-era cartoon), and so I provide herewith the law of the jungle:

NOW this is the Law of the Jungle as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.

As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

Full poem at:
link

Toaster16 May 2017 3:36 p.m. PST

Aw no one picked up on my joke. The correct reply was but their blaster fire is not as accurate as imperial stormtroopers.

Lazyworker Inactive Member16 May 2017 6:38 p.m. PST

Oh not to worry.
We all know they'll be back with greater numbers.

Personal logo jdginaz Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 10:44 p.m. PST

I'm curious about who/what are going to "ambush" the wolves.

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