The outflanking tactic is a basic yet effective tactic used in battles throughout history. One of the best parts of the outflanking tactics is its versatility and simplicity. It is easy to adapt to most situations and doesn’t usually take a lot of planning.
The first step to outflanking is to establish a base of fire that will keep down the enemy’s heads and keep them from eliminating your outflanking team or from expecting and preparing for the maneuver.
After establishing your base of fire, plan your outflanking team’s advance and decide where you will engage the enemy. What cover is available? How can you conceal the maneuver? Will you wait to engage the enemy until you get completely behind him and attack from the rear? Should you attack from both of the enemy’s flanks? These are all good questions to ask yourself before you start the outflanking maneuver; and how you answer them will depend upon the terrain, number of soldiers in your team and the enemy’s, and what the tactical situation is.
Complete the maneuver as planned using stealth and teamwork. Do your best to coordinate your attack with your base of fire element and the rest of your team.