Hi this Robert Stewart with hill13.com. The
next thing we’re going to talk about is a very simple tactic called confusion. It’s
redirection and then slipping in behind the opponent before he knows what’s happened.
We look at the board here. I’ve drawn this in its simplest form to demonstrate this concept.
You made first contact. Everybody’s got cover and it’s simply a two on two engagement. In
this case, if you call for the code word for a confusion play, what would happen is, the
red team member who’s going to be the anchor, is going to try to deliver paint on both of
these players. And try to keep them stationary for the moment. The red player who’s going
to commit to the confusion play, the sweep and flank from the opposite. In other words,
this player on a conventional flank might run out this way and come in and try to engage
the green player on his left side. Rather than do that, he’s going to back out of the
engagement, come around the left side of his team mate, move out until he gets another
angle or shooting lane on this player and eliminate him. That works more often than
you would think because most of the time, this player is going to expect the flank from
this side. The key thing here for the anchor is that he consistently delivers paint in
a very erratic fashion, popping up from all around his cover, to keep these guys in place
while the flank is actually executed.