Reidy Posted December 19, 2016 Share Posted December 19, 2016 So currently within the 12-Man squads we have a two man command unit, followed by two Fire teams consisting of 5-Men. Currently we don't have much issue filling the team leaders and the rest of the fire team along with the medic however not many people enjoy the squad lead role. This has lead to the team leaders often taking charge as a squad lead which alone isn't much of an issue however why have the player slot available if its really not wanted? Hence my idea of reducing the squad size by a factor of 2. In the current standings once we have both fire teams full people go towards the specialist roles, MMG, MAT and HAT and sometimes even the second Vortex which leads to A1 and A2 splitting and essentially acting as two separate elements sharing the same radio frequency which once you throw in some Pilot and specialist teams and the current mind point of TLs don't need/take LR Radio's it doesn't take long for organisation to breakdown. Now a simple solution that may be suggested is why don't people just take the Squad Leader role however there is only one reason people don't take it as of now, they don't enjoy it. Just saying to 'man up' and take the roll would have no effect as why bother if you don't enjoy the role? A brief example of the kind of layout I would suggest to hopefully go towards fixing this: Platoon Command Platoon etc Alpha Squad Lead Alpha Medic Alpha Autorifleman Alpha Autorifleman Asst. Alpha Rifleman AT Alpha Marksman Bravo Squad Lead Bravo Medic Bravo Autorifleman Bravo Autorifleman Asst. Bravo Rifleman AT Bravo Engineer And then the same old repeated stuff below. No change to Spc squads and such. Hopefully this would reduce the weight upon ASLs shoulders as an extra 6 men is taken out of the equation along with such a small squad would mean the ASL would have more of a combat role rather than the sitting back that often occurs. Additionally those who enjoy the commanding from the back still have the platoon command as an option. Tylermaniac, Arkod and Lost Bullet 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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