This is a discussion on Murphy's Laws of Combat within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I saw this the other day and found it very funny.(because of the truth of them) If the enemy is in range, so are you. ...
I saw this the other day and found it very funny.(because of the truth of them)
If the enemy is in range, so are you. Incoming fire has the right of way.
Automatic weapons --aren't.
Suppressive fire -- won't.
Don't look conspicuous, it draws fire.
There is always a way.
When in doubt, empty the magazine.
Teamwork is essential. It gives them someone else to shoot at
No combat ready unit ever passed inspection.
No inspection ready unit ever passed combat.
The easy way is always mined.
Beer math: two beers times 37 men equal 49 cases.
Body count math: two guerillas plus one portable plus two pigs equal 37 enemy KIA.
Things that must be together to work usually can't be shipped together.
Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support desperately.
Anything you do can get you shot, including doing nothing.
Tracers work both ways.
Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.
Professionals are predictable, it's the amateurs that are dangerous.
The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions: (a) when you're ready for them and (b) when you're not ready for them.
Teamwork is essential, it gives them someone else to shoot at.
If you can't remember, then the claymore is pointed at you.
The important things are always simple.
The simple things are always hard.
The enemy diversion you have been ignoring will be the main attack.
A "sucking chest wound" is nature's way of telling you to slow down.
If your attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush.
Never draw fire, it irritates everyone around you.
Anything you do can get you shot, including nothing.
Make it tough enough for the enemy to get in and you won't be able to get out.
Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than yourself.
All 5-second grenade fuses will burn out in 3.
If you're short of everything but the enemy, you're in a combat zone.
When you have secured an area, don't forget to tell the enemy.
Never forget that your weapon is made by the lowest bidder.
If you take more than your fair share of objectives, you will have more than your fair share of objectives to take.
When both sides are convinced that they are about to lose, they are both right.
Professional soldiers are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs.
Murphy was a grunt.
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Don't frisk me, I am the weapon.
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"Tracers work both ways" is a favorite of mine.
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Good stuff! Thanks for the post!
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