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Murphy's Law of Combat

  • You are not Superman

  • Suppressive fires - won't

  • If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid

  • Don't look conspicuous - it draws fire

  • When in doubt, change the magazine

  • Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder

  • If your attack is going well, it's an ambush

  • No plan survives the first contact

  • All five-second grenade fuses will burn down in three seconds

  • Try to look unimportant, the bad guys may be short on ammo

  • The enemy diversion you have been ignoring is the main attack

  • The important things are always simple

  • The simplest things are always hard

  • The easy way is always mined

  • If you're short on everything but the enemy, you're in the combat zone

  • When you have secured an area, don't forget to tell the enemy

  • Incoming fire has the right of way

  • No combat-ready unit ever passed inspection

  • If the enemy is in range so are you

  • Friendly fire, isn't

  • Beer maths is 2 beers times 37 men equals 49 cases

  • Body count math is 3 guerillas plus 1 probable plus 2 pigs equals 37 enemy killed in action

  • Things that must be together to work, usually can't be shipped together

  • Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support deperately. (Radar tends to fail at night and in bad weather and especially during both

  • Anything you do can get you killed, including doing nothing

  • Make it tough for the enemy to get in and you can't get out. (which seems to be the guiding principle behind our YPR 765 Pri Infantry Fighting Vehicle which nicely package troops for group destruction)

  • Tracers work both ways

  • The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire, is incoming friendly fire

  • When both sides are convinced they are about to lose, they are both right

  • Professional soldiers are predictable, it's the amateurs that are dangerous

  • The world is full of amateurs

  • The side with the simplest uniform wins

  • There is always a way

  • The enemy invariably attacks on two occassions
    a. When you are ready for them
    b. When you are 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

  • A "sucking chestwound" is natures way of telling you to slow down

  • Never draw fire, it irritates everyone around you

  • Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than yourself

  • Murphy was an Infantryman

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