Hey Space Cadets, how are you today? I’m great, though my wife is still recovering from her accident last week. Some fool texting and driving rear ended her, and now we have the joys of dealing with insurance. But she’s on the mend, and soon we will have a release date for Operation Breakout, which I’m excited to be able to share with you! In fact, soon there will be a need for ARC readers, who will receive early access to the novel in exchange for an honest review on Amazon and/or GoodReads.
Now, onto today’s topic! Today’s Marine Monday is a continuation of previous discussions about combat tactics in an interstellar universe. If you missed it, read about the previous formations here and here. You really missed out, I’m not trying to make you feel guilty, but if you do…maybe that’s the universe telling you to check in on my blog more regularly!
So, the tactics of void combat! Such tactics require fighting men and women to consider things in this spherical manner instead of on a plane. However, some of terrestrial tactics will transfer and this is one example. This doesn’t change the fact that it’s not just what is above you and around you, now it’s what’s below you and around you as well. This obviously means that future warriors will have to be even more alert than their modern counterparts. Further, the cost for making mistakes escalates when you are discussing combat in the vacuum of space or on inhospitable planets. The universe is a harsh and unforgiving place where only the strong survive, which necessitates the adaptation of old tactics or the creation of new and constantly evolving ones for the battlefield. What works today, might not work tomorrow, or at least not in the same way.
How do we know all of this? Today we have another excerpt from one of the manuals purloined by our LegionLeaks hero! Take a peak, before they come for us and it disappears forever!
One of the afore mentioned tactics is the Standard File Formation. Interested in knowing more? Read the excerpt from their manual, and give it a quick look over!
Hopefully this will whet your appetite for me, and if so you should pop on back next week where we look at another combat formation!
Until next time, stay frosty and don’t forget to keep your powder dry!
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