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Max Talk Monday: Squad Hasty Attack: Texas Class 2019

This is the fourteenth installment of ‘Max Talk Monday’ which shares select episodes from a series of instructional videos. Max Velocity Tactical (MVT) has established a reputation on the leading edge of tactical live fire and force on force training. MVT is dedicated to developing and training tactical excellence at the individual and team level.

Max Talk: The Squad Hasty Attack is video footage of the hasty attack drill at the Texas Class 2019. This was a squad level (2 x fire team) live fire training exercise against a simulated isolated enemy position. The point fire team comes under effective enemy fire and simulates fighting off the ‘X’ (in this case forward). The point team then becomes support by fire as the other team moves right flanking to assault. This drill formed part of the ‘Attack Day’ which included hasty attack and raid simulated live fire scenarios.

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Max is a tactical trainer and author, a lifelong professional soldier with extensive military experience. He served with British Special Operations Forces, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer; a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Max served on numerous operational deployments, and also served as a recruit instructor. Max spent five years serving as a paramilitary contractor in both Iraq and Afghanistan; the latter two years working for the British Government in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 

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21 Responses to “Max Talk Monday: Squad Hasty Attack: Texas Class 2019”

  1. Iggy says:

    Is it a rule that section attacks must always take place on land covered in cactus?

  2. Kaos-1 says:

    Squad hasty attack, is that the tacticool name for what is nothing but “bounding overwatch” ?

    Get that money max $$$$

    • DAN III says:


      Why do you have the need to troll this reference to Max’s training ? If you do not like what Max offers, then do not pay/participate. I suggest you berate those illegal immigrants and invaders sucking off our tax dollars and attacking our society. Rather than attack a LEGAL immigrant who brings skills and training to those who want it.

      Now go out and get to a range, dry-fire, do push-ups or whatever to better yourself. But, cease attacking our own.

    • some other joe says:

      Refer to Battle Drills 1, 2, and 2a as well as chapter 2 staring around para 2-100 of ATP 3-21.8 (previously FM 3-21.8, FM 7-7, and FM 7-8).

  3. DAN III says:

    I believe Max offers valuable collective training. Of course, any training is valuable to the individual. For those folks who have even a fire team of Patriots, it would behoove you folks to consider Max’s course(s). Even if you have a team member who cannot afford the course, chip in and get him there with the team.

    Get the training if you can. Seems as though USA is headed toward tough and possibility of violent times.

  4. Dellis says:

    Max had these courses in my backyard and I look forward to his next round of classes. I have picked up a great amount of knowledge by listening to his instruction.

  5. Owen says:

    Why do you insisit on posting this stuff… its insulting

    • Asinine Name says:

      Much like your spelling and grammar.

    • Dellis says:

      How is this insulting? Also, who is the insulted?

      What’s wrong with what Max teaches here? As a civie who has had classes under John McPhee, Aaron Barruga, Karl Erickson and Defoor, I feel Max put emphasis on “team” tactics more so than individual shooting. I’d like some experience in that

  6. 11B3O says:

    Perhaps instead of just complaining, comment with corrections?

    Having done many BD1As and squad-live-fire exercises, the only serious issues I have is I did not hear any calls for shift/lift of fires for the supporting element along a PACE commo plan. It could have been a simple range-ism, and something discussed but not executed, however, a note added to the video addressing this would have been nice.

    Or then again, perhaps it’s because I’m only an 11B.

  7. Owen says:

    Yeah cheers…

    I regulary conduct live fire excercises with my baseball cap on…

  8. Duncan M says:

    I’m curious.

    At :39 the React to Contact drill is executed by the lead team. They drop prone, then eventually IMT till they’re on line, then bound forward in the open to get into a base of fire position in the prone.

    Just to their left, not even 20 feet away from the individual holding the left flank, is a long rock outcrap, about 2-3 feet high, that is cover against small arms. Why aren’t the instructors encouraging the use of available cover? They could have fit the entire fire team with good spacing, with good cover, and better visibility than laying prone in knee high grass.

    I noticed in another of your videos on IA drills that individuals aren’t using cover, instead standing up still as they aim and fire, in the open, when just to their right or left is a tree thick enough to stop a small arms round.

    I understand if moving to cover is impractical because to get there points one in more danger. But to blatantly ignore available cover that is right there isn’t just wrong, its murder.

  9. Mike says:

    That was not a “hasty attack”, at all. The fundamentals of a hasty attack are much different than what is in this video. This dude needs to stop posting videos of TTPs, although I’m thankful it’s all fubarred, he is blatantly violating any kind of OPSEC of his UKSOF brethren. Thank God that the execution of this particular maneuver was all fucked up. He looks the part, and kits up the part, so he must be the real deal…right.