Yesterday we had a few combat ops at home and abroad I was personally a part of. 39th engaged us in a training exercise, I believe. We began with our initial light munitions, nigh the entire line armed with rifles and smgs. About half of our opponents had miniguns as force equalizers. Our organization was sharp, we applied suppressive fire and held out fairly well. As 39th escalated to armor and air assets, defense in turn responded with AT weapons, and Nemesis. We had a few moments where the line was breached only for people to maneuver in and push back. Ultimately our friends, while they tried valiantly, failed to make any gains. Many battles at home go this way, with escalation in arms directly responsive to enemy deployments. Could we have stuck with only light arms? With the tank and mech, sure, it would've been tougher but we would've been fine. Air always warrants a dedicated AA response. We have the means to counter the enemy, and they will be used. Offensives go similar, or we have some fights we know will be fierce. Case in point, our Raid on Chaos. Like AN, they don't hold back and use everything from the start. We had air up from the get go, a tank not far behind. All objectives were captured after some intense combat and we were declared victorious, with the final battle being solely in the hands of infantry. Our deployment was more heavy-handed than most but the scenario warranted it. We can push right up to the line, but that is the point in the sense. Rules are 'you can go this far' then you can go that far, use all of that allowance if it is necessary and don't be afraid to do so. With the Lonewolves... They had exceeded their time to attack, and refused to withdraw when requested. Until an EM was available 'GTFOverkill' was employed. Should we really pummel Lonewolves so viciously? In most scenarios no, but when you have a tired and annoyed defense at 4am, it makes dealing with twits who won't leave so you can sleep a bit more tolerable to kill for the 200th time when you do it with gross firepower.