Since the 1700s, guerrilla (or diminutive form of war) warfare has been a concept. It became extremely popular due to the huge effectiveness in the Spanish guerrilla resistance in 1808 to the French invasion.
Using a small, mobile force can allow you to use the terrain to your advantage and avoid confrontation with large opponent groups.
Instead, eliminate small groups of soldiers to reduce your losses while exhausting the opposition.
Target enemy resources instead of their forces. You will weaken your enemy, and they will eventually have to withdraw.
Guerrilla attack is usually done from a hidden position so you can “get the drop” on others. One way people understand is by hiding as a civilian, so it is difficult for the enemy to figure out which person is you, or which is the non-combatant.
Preppers have a term for this. Being a “Grayman” means blending in with surroundings, so you don’t stand out as a threat.
Become an annoying pest, with strategy!
Extremely Important: This tactic is much more effective if your group is supported by the majority of the locals.
If you are a guerillero or guerillera, you become a difficult foe. Larger forces or states will use tactics that they call “counter insurgency.”
Counter-Insurgency is typically taking extreme measures to reduce the confusion that you make. Large opposing forces may do the following:
The “Art of War” has changed. Guerrilla warfare can be fought on a digital battlefield. Many times you can get the upper hand just by playing a game.
Get Media on your side. A big power move today is to get media involved. Don’t discount this. You never know what you may need on your side.
Disorder is the name of the game. Many times the most difficult warfare to counter is that which has no apparent goal. But you better have a goal, otherwise you are wasting your time. Set up your properties, neighborhoods, and towns so you can defend guerilla-style!
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