Hi, this is Robert Stewart with Hill13.com.
The next thing we’re going to talk about is reactive strategy. Reactive strategy is a
fancy way of saying changing up your game. Knowing what the opponent is doing is very
critical to knowing whether or not your tactic is going to be effective in that game. Let’s
look at the board. In this case, each team, red and green, have one guy waiting back at
the flag station defending the flag. When the, when the, when the two teams are moving
across the field you’ll see that these guys are a little ragged, they’ve got one player
out here hanging on his own, and their wedge is inverted. Over here, these four men are
still running in a loose wedge formation. The team lead is going to send out a scout.
Now the scout can also be the same guy that you would use as your flanker, but the key
here is, is that this scout is going to try to get out on the field, find the opposing
team and then beat feet back and relay that information, even if it’s by hand signals,
to the rest of the team. Now in this case, the team lead is going to push straight up
this side of the field but he, he’s informed by his scout that they have all taken up hardened
defensive positions with good cover, and also, this guy’s out here on his own. At this point,
the team can, the team lead can redirect the wedge and push the wedge away from the opposing
team. These guys are sitting over here wondering where the green team is, because they expect
them to come right on in. At this point the green team can take up positions along the
right flank of the red team and eliminate this player. Once they eliminate this player,
there’s a number of things they can do. They can do the rush or they can split off from
one another and try to develop the pincer, as we’ve talked about in the past. The key
thing here is battlefield intelligence and that’s what the scout can give you, and that
will allow you to react and change your strategy.