I’m a big fan of the Vikings TV Series. Yes, I know it’s not 100% historically accurate, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some Tactical Wisdom in it. In fact, the plot line from Season 1 is very instructive for the moment we find ourselves in and can guide you in getting ready.
Ragnar had defied Earl Haraldson and the Earl ordered surveillance on Ragnar and his war-band (sounds like the government watching a militia group, doesn’t it?). In fact, the Earl went so far as to insert an informant into Ragnar’s crew, Knut. Sounds pretty familiar. Well, the first lesson is that Ragnar assigned people to keep watch on the informant to limit the information he could gather and the damage he could do.
But the part that relates most to this article is that after Ragnar and his band fought off an attack by the…
The bandit in the straw hat charges the armed security guard and shoots him point blank with a revolver.
The guard manages to return fire with his semi-auto pistol scoring a hit in the bandit’s neck hitting the carotid artery.
The meelee continues with several more rounds fired at distances less than six feet until the security guard retreats through the back door and the bandit succumbs to his wounds in the turnstile and dies.
The security guard survived due to wearing Level III Body Armor, despite being shot over three times at close range.
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