Hi this is Robert Stewart with Hill13.com.
The next thing we’re going to talk about now that we understand the function of the wedge
formation, is spooking the ambush before you ever end up in sight of it. When we look at
the board, we see that the red team is moving on an objective and their direction of travel
is indicated here. They’re moving in this direction. The green player is in a heavily
covered position, he’s watching this shooting lane, waiting for someone to step into it.
Now the mark of an inexperienced ambusher is to spring his trap too early, and not let
the players move through before he fires on them. One of the things that the point man
on this wedge formation should be looking at and concentrating on, is staying close
to cover as he moves forward, moving from cover to cover, and trying to step out and
step back, so that he can hopefully draw the fire of the green team member who’s set up
his ambush here. If he the red player does this effectively, then if he steps out and
this guy opens up and he doesn’t hit him, each of the red players will begin to move
still attempting to maintain their wedge formation, so that they can then get an angle on the
shooter. Once the wedge has moved and it can even become an inverted wedge. Once that has
occurred and you’ve got angles, other angles on the shooter, that player can be eliminated.