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"Light Infantry in the Defense: Expliting the Reverse Slope" Topic


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2020 3:26 p.m. PST

…. FROM WELLINGTON TO THE FALKLANDS AND BEYOND


Of possible interest?

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Armand

Stoppage23 Jan 2020 3:56 p.m. PST

Those studies are always worth a read – might unearth a nugget or two.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2020 11:47 a.m. PST

Agree!.


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Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2020 12:33 p.m. PST

One overlooked example of an excellent reverse slope defense was Victor's defense of the Berezina bridgehead against Wittgenstein in November 1812.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2020 3:35 p.m. PST

We practiced reverse-slope defense a couple of times in Korea and at Ft. Irwin. Being a combat engineer, our biggest contribution was to seed the reverse-slope itself with a hasty minefield, using either FASCAM mines or a hand-laid mix of AT and APERS mines. When the enemy rolls over the crest into the engagement area, their expected tactic is to blitz down off the reverse face in order to minimize their exposure, but once they hit the mines, that becomes problematic.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2020 11:52 a.m. PST

Thanks!.


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