EDIT: THIS IS AN OPEN SOURCE AND REQUEST BASED THREAD, IF YOU HAVE INFO YOU WISH TO ADD OR HAVE A QUESTION, JUST POST AND I'LL TRY TO RESPOND ASAP. Hey, i'm new here, as you can see, but anyhow, i have decided to open my mind full of warfare and military knowlidge to you forumpeople, if you want to write a military or war story, look no further, if it isnt covered, ask me and hopefully i'll reply. Anyhow, i believe i am quite knowlidged on military and warfare, as my friend put it: "This area (around our school) is on a hill, a nice one, the enemy don't need to worry about the army, they gotta worry about the little resistance we'll be mounting against them." I have been doing cadets for 2 years now, and even though the only military rifle i've fired is a Steyr AUG, i believe i know LOTS about firearms and general tactics, i have been part of 3 assaults on a hill, and been on 20 or so combat patrols with cadets (no guns, but still the same stuff.) So yeah, got a question, ask it! I'll post general stuff for you to use, but hopefully i can answer most questions, if i cannot, then i'll try to think of what i'd do in that situation. This is basically using doctrines from the Australian Army, though most of this stuff isnt secret anymore. SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADEIU, i shall give you the first section of this guide. RADIO TRANSMISSIONS Radios are a major part of every military in the world, it is the No1 line of communication, radios range from simple backpack items like the aged ANPRC-77 set ('the prick' to the USMC, in cadets we call it 'portable cover' due to it's heavy weight, the 77 set has been used since the vietnam war, since the 60's.) There are new, sattelite versions available, with long range and multiple channel options, and coded transmissions, however, until a full sattelite grid is available, they won't be in full scale service. Anyhow, the No1 thing i see is improper radio transmissions, especially those between base/command and the squad/section using the radio, going by australia cadet doctrine, this is how it goes. RECIPIENT-SENDER-MESSAGE-OVER so for example ALPHA- THIS IS BRAVO- HAVE REACHED RALLY POINT- OVER Get my drift? Radios also have range issues, the PRC-77 has a range of 3km in open terrain with the 3ft whip arial. Mounting a 10ft arial increases it to 8km, and a 30ft arial to 20km, an ultralight arial has around 15km range at the most. However, this is for OPEN terrain, if you had urban or jungle, range can be less that 500m, vietnam war patrols often left thier radios behind because of this, unless they direly needed them Radios are heavy, the PRC weighs 10kg on an ALICE pack, that is ALOT to carry, and some patrols even drop thier radios because i jeopardise the mission. Some squads may have inter-soldier radios with a small range, these are unrestricted but generally the same doctrines are followed but it's more like 'Davis this is O'Donald, did you see something by that tree?' Radios can also be listened in on, the new digital ones can be hard to crack, but if the enemy has a captured radio, things can go south. the PRC-77 however, can be decoded by any one with the right FM reciever, so the squad's every move can be anticipated. So remember this when you next include radios, don't think you have to religiously stick to them, but include them in general, remember these dot points: - Radios Are HEAVY - They have a limited range and battery life. - They can be hacked - Remember the 'to, from, message, over' rule.