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By popular demand, I am launching a series of blog posts about squad tactics, which is to say tips on how to function better as a team. This week I want to draw your attention to the grid coordinates found on the in-game map. You will see that they can function as a very efficient tool for quick communication.

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No, Your Other Left

[dropcap2]S[/dropcap2]uppose you are a Recon lurking inside one of the houses near capture point A3 in the Mountain Town. You see a Panzer III guarding the bridge. You don’t have any anti-armor weapons, so you need to call someone who has the right tools for the job. Do you think your teammates will know where to go if you say “Panzer III on the left side of bridge at A3″?

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“Left” and “right” are rather vague directions. What if the guy who is trying to reach you is coming from the wrong side of the bridge? Chances are won’t see the Panzer before it sees him.

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In the first example above, it would have been much easier to say “Panzer near bridge at 8D!”. This way there can be no confusion as to which side of the river you found your target. Because there’s two left sides to any bridge.

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Stay tuned for more!