I borrowed heavily from FM 7-8. This action assumes you have at least 4-6 people with you.
BATTLE DRILL: REACT TO CONTACT
SITUATION: The individual(s) are moving through an area with enemy activity of an unknown nature
STEP 1. Action on Enemy Contact.
a. On receiving fire take up nearest positions that afford protection from enemy fire (cover) and observation (concealment).
b. The individual in contact immediately returns heavy volume of suppressive fire in the direction of the enemy.
(1) Other individuals (Fire team 1, FT1) in contact move to positions (bound or crawl) from which they can fire their weapons, position themselves to ensure that they have observation, fields of fire, cover, and concealment. They continue to fire and report known or suspected enemy positions to the group leader.
(2) The team leader directs fires using standard fire commands.
(3) The individuals not in contact (FT2) takes covered and concealed positions in place and observes to the flanks and rear of the group.
(4) The group leader moves toward the individuals (FT1) in contact.
STEP 2. Locate the Enemy.
a. Using sight and sound, the individuals (FT1) in contact acquires known or suspected enemy positions.
b. The individuals (FT1) in contact begins to place well-aimed fire on suspected enemy positions.
c. The group leader moves to a position where he can observe the enemy and assess the situation.
STEP 3. Suppress the Enemy.
The group leader determines if the individuals (FT1) in contact can gain suppressive fire based on the volume and accuracy of the enemy fire.
a. If the answer is YES, the fire group leader continues to suppress the enemy:
(1) The individuals (FT1) in contact destroys or suppresses enemy crew-served weapons first.
(2) The group leader continues to control fires using standard fire commands. Fires must be well-aimed and continue at a sustained rate with no lulls.
(3) Buddy teams fire their weapons so that both are not reloading their weapons at the same time.
b. If the answer is NO, the group leader then deploys the individuals (FT2) not in contact to establish a support-by-fire position.
STEP 4. Attack.
If the individuals in contact can suppress the enemy, the group leader determines if the individuals (FT2) not in contact can maneuver. He makes the following assessment:
• Location of enemy position(s) and obstacles.
• Size of enemy force engaging the group. (The number of enemy automatic weapons, the presence of any vehicles, and the employment of indirect fires are indicators of enemy strength.)
• Vulnerable flank.
• Covered and concealed flanking route to the enemy position.
a. If the answer is YES, the group leader maneuvers the fire team in the assault:
(1) The squad leader directs FT1 in contact to support the movement of the other fire team. He then leads or directs the assaulting fire team leader to maneuver his fire team along a route that places the fire team in a position to assault the enemy. (The assaulting fire team must pick up and maintain fire superiority throughout the assault. Handover of responsibility for direct fires from the supporting fire team to the assaulting fire team is critical.)
(2) Once in position, the group leader gives the prearranged signal for the supporting fire team to lift fires or shift fires to the opposite flank of the enemy position.
(3) Theassaulting fire team fights through enemy positions using fire and movement. (The supporting fire team must be able to identify the near flank of the assaulting fire team.)
(a) The team leader selects the route that allows him to reach his objective, while providing the best available cover and concealment for his team. The team leader then leads his team, from up front, in a shallow wedge throughout the attack.
(b) Fire team members conduct individual movement techniques as individuals or buddy teams, while maintaining their relative position in the assault formation. At the end of each move, individuals take up covered and concealed positions and resume firing.
b. If the answer is NO or the assaulting tire team cannot continue to move, the group leader deploys the assaulting fire team to add its fires against the enemy and disengages using an Australian peel or other method.
STEP 5. Consolidate and Reorganize.
a. Once the assaulting fire team has seized the enemy position, the group leader establishes local security. (The group leader must quickly prepare to defeat any enemy counterattack. At the conclusion of the assault, the group is most vulnerable.)
(1) The group leader signals for the supporting fire team to move up into a designated position.
(2) The group leader assigns sectors of fire for both fire teams.
(3) All individuals take up hasty defensive positions.
b. The group performs the following tasks:
(1) Redistribute and re-supply ammunition.
(2) Redistribute critical equipment (for example, radios,
(3) Treat casualties and evacuate wounded.
(4) Fill vacancies in key positions.
(5) Collect enemy weapons and ammunition. If weapons and ammunition cannot be used, ensure that enemy forces cannot re-deploy the weapons by destroying them or removing key parts.