"Russians preparations for an assault have the following characteristics:
- Good camouflage of all movement, especially of tanks, that has to do with getting into position.
- Complete radio silence of all advancing units, especially tank units.
- Most marches are done at night.
- The entire front is surveyed by strike teams (up to a regiment), acting irregularly, over a large span of time, and not raising suspicion, that establish weak points in defenses. The activity of this scouting increases notably two days before an offensive.
- Artillery does not take ranging shots.
- Bombing of bases and headquarters increases several days before an offensive.
- Short artillery bursts cover areas ahead of the advance. Large amounts of rocket artillery, and regular amounts of heavy artillery are used.
- After a successful breach, tank brigades are sent in to complete operation tasks.
- The tanks' success is then furthered by infantry, which moves in on trucks (up to a battalion of infantry per tank battalion) and cavalry.
- Russians, with surprising decisiveness, aim their tanks attacks straight at joints between our units, which usually allows them to break through our main defensive line.
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- Mastery of camouflage of all preparations, complete and utter silence.
- Approach of critical positions by large forces in the dark.
- A lack of artillery barrages, but sudden breakthroughs in weak parts of the front, scouted out in advance.
- Breakthroughs happen with large forces, moving closely. Soldiers move close to each other to maintain direction.
- At dawn, tanks follow infantry, as well as motorized infantry (on trucks), cavalry, and support guns."