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    Right, I'm sure many of you have had to defend a VIP at some point during a skirmish or secure and hold an objective.

    Whether it's a briefcase you're allowed / not allowed to move or a high value target you have to drag from one end of the sight to another, we want to hear your tactics.

    One example is of the 'Diamond Formation', this is adopted by many special forced and close protection / bodyguard details (me - in CP training so have done this recently) and unfortunately, in Ghost Recon future soldier... (good reference - check it out on YouTube, they don't do a bad job!)

    The diamond formation can consist of up to eight people and in my experience, the following occurred.
    We had gained an HVT to move to the ERV, where a landy would come and extract the VIP. Now, we had a diversionary task force consisting of snipers, support roles and your regulars. They were supposed to cause as much of a ruckuss as possible and take some heat off of us.

    In transit, the diamond formation has one on 'point' at th head of the diamond, one at 9 o'clock (on the left) one at the rear or 'tail end Charlie' and one on the right. The VIP would be secured by the left or right detail, keeping the target within the diamond at all times.
    We made our way through the area with minimal resistance, thanks to our plentiful snipers in the adjacent foliage moving up with us providing overwatch.

    Keeping the VIP in the centre allows for an 'all round defense' which effectively covers every conceivable arc of fire when advancing through or past an enemy position.

    So there we have it. Long winded but a detailed instruction of how to effectively secure and transport an objective.

    Gonna have to implement it at the NAE this year, as our leader was assassinated way too many times in the last two years.... Haha
    Sandy -- Rogue Recon

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    Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

    Nice one mate, good little guide .

    Not sure how it would work in airsoft though...engagement distances are so much less than in real life that if we were to stand in a diamond formation around the team leader that we'd probably get picked off pretty quick :P
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    • #3
      Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

      Managed to pick off the VIP from approx 150 feet in one game when he was surrounded by his "detail". Only problem was they just scattered and hunted us down before we could get them all
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      • #4
        Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

        i just hit the person on the head and drag them across the ground...
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        • #5
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          haha nice one woody.
          would result in a rather pissed off VIP when they come round, but has been known to be done on 'special' occasions.

          and crasstoe, yep... its people like you which makes me shit myself :D
          but yeah, the formation can be filled or 'doubled up' so that any incoming fire takes away 'layers' of protection so to speak, so there could be a diamond within a diamond making it harder to hit the VIP through both sustained fire and and accurate marksmanship.

          just an example haha

          Sandy -- Rogue Recon

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          • #6
            Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

            If I'm being honest crasstoe... Your loadout mate... Phwoar! Haha
            Very very nice.
            Sandy -- Rogue Recon

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            • #7
              Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

              Thank you, you can make it yourself if you like; http://forums.zeroin.co.uk/showthrea...to-the-English)

              Another example of Close Protection, although I wouldn't want to be the VIP;
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              • #8
                Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

                Haha yes! In open ground, we're expected to 'create' cover for the VIP.
                If it all goes tits up then that is the best that can be done (pic above)

                As for the loadout... I very well may be. For my spotters role cheers man
                Sandy -- Rogue Recon

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                • #9
                  Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

                  Reaver are you doing cp privately or are you RMP/RAFP?
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                  Originally posted by Savaged Wolf


                  Snowdrop - hes quiet but always there ! like a jedi

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                  • #10
                    Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

                    Originally posted by crasstoe View Post
                    Thank you, you can make it yourself if you like; http://forums.zeroin.co.uk/showthrea...to-the-English)

                    Another example of Close Protection, although I wouldn't want to be the VIP;
                    not sure whose hand is going where?

                    @Reaver why have you blotted the eyes out on your avatar pic yet you have a massive pic of you in your sig
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                    • #11
                      Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

                      One could be casual (sig) and the other on duty?
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                      • #12
                        Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

                        Originally posted by Snowdrop View Post
                        Reaver are you doing cp privately or are you RMP/RAFP?
                        D'oh, just looked at your profile! That gives the answer, but has you down as a student?
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                        Originally posted by Savaged Wolf


                        Snowdrop - hes quiet but always there ! like a jedi

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                        • #13
                          Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

                          whats with all the acronyms...it sounds like a private boys club, you do realise that not everyone on this forum has served in the military.....
                          VIP: very important person (we all know this one)
                          ERV:Emergency Rendezvous
                          CP: close protection
                          HVT: high value target
                          NAE: national airsoft event
                          RAFP:royal air force police
                          RMP: royal military police
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                          • #14
                            Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

                            and truly it's private club,mate, and that's only beggining of ....

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                              Re: Close protection detail - your experiences?

                              Originally posted by Snowdrop View Post
                              D'oh, just looked at your profile! That gives the answer, but has you down as a student?
                              Yeah mate, as your name suggests, I wanna go into the RAFMP (become a snowdrop myself) and have taken it upon myself to gain further SIA qualifications.

                              Haha forgot to get rid of that a while ago.
                              Thanks for pointing that one out

                              And yes sparrowhawk.... Thanks... :L
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