'murphy's laws of combat' is an ongoing research project by David Addison stemming from the initial question: which two pieces of music would you like played at your funeral?
Submissions will be compiled and aim to inform a visual art project in 2018. Possible outcomes include a public exhibition, critical text(s), digital archive, printed publication or presentation within an audio format.
Please share with anyone you feel may be interested or benefit in somehow from tackling the question. A varied dataset of ages, locations, gender and cultural identities will help realise a more fully formed response and critical understanding. If you would like to discuss any aspects of the project in further detail then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions can be made anonymously, if contact details are provided then any personal data will be stored securely and if presented publically you will be consulted for consent before any distinguising information is released in a public facing format.
A 'song' here is defined as any piece of recorded music or other composition of sound, instrumental or otherwise. Please supply the performer(s) of your chosen version of the piece rather than original writer if different.
Friendly fire - isn't. Friendly fire - isn't. If it's stupid but it works, it isn't stupid. 57. You are not Superman; Marines and fighter pilots take note. Incoming fire has the right of way. If you are short of everything but the enemy, you are in the combat zone. When in doubt, empty your magazine. The weapon that usually jams when you need it the most is the M60. Music Laws At least one mobile phone will ring during a rehearsal or concert. May the … 24. Killing for peace is like screwing for virginity. 52. 34. Recoilless rifles – aren’t. The most dangerous thing in … Murphy was a grunt. 7. Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you are. No inspection ready unit has ever passed combat. Incoming fire has the right of way. While the origin of Murphy’s Law is contested to this day, the version we tend to side with is mentioned on the Murphy’s Law Wikipedia entry: Arthur Bloch, in the first volume (1977) of his Murphy’s Law, and Other Reasons Why Things Go WRONG series, prints a letter that he received from George E. Nichols, a quality assurance manager with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 48. Air defense motto: shoot ’em down; sort ’em out on the ground. Best practices involving up to date medical information and life saving equipment. The worse the weather, the more you are required to be out in it. The bursting radius of a hand grenade is always one foot greater than your jumping range. Try to look unimportant; the enemy may be low on ammo. Sniper’s motto: reach out and touch someone. Density of fire increases proportionally to the curiousness of the target. 37. At ITS, our goal is to foster a community dedicated to learning methods, ideas and knowledge that could save your life. Murphy’s always along for the ride no matter if you’re conducting combat operations or living your daily life. 14. If you take more than your fair share of objectives, you will get more than your fair share of objectives to take. Combat will occur on the ground between two adjoining maps. 2. If your attack is going really well, it’s an ambush. The most dangerous thing in the combat zone is an officer with a map. There is no such thing as an atheist in a firefight. Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2010. A sucking chest wound is nature’s way of telling you to slow down. Things which must be shipped together as a set, aren’t. 54. (For this reason, it is not at all uncommon for aircraft carriers to be known as bomb magnets.). 33. If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid. The perfect officer for the job will transfer in the day after that billet is filled by someone else. Killing for peace is like screwing for virginity. – Don’t look conspicuous, it draws fire. Friendly fire ain't. Professionals' are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs. 40. • The most dangerous thing in the combat zone is an officer with a map. 55. Murphy's Laws of Combat. You are not Superman; Marines and fighter pilots take note. Never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, never stay awake when you can sleep. Tracers work both ways. 45. The easy way is always mined. What can be seen can be hit, what can be hit can be killed. (in boot camp). Sniper’s motto: reach out and touch someone. The Cavalry doesn’t always come to the rescue. Weather ain’t neutral. 56. When both sides are convinced they’re about to lose, they’re both right. Recoilless rifles - aren't. There is no such thing as an atheist in a foxhole. When both sides are convinced they’re about to lose, they’re both right. Can a 7-Year-Old Vehicle Bag Stand Up to Texas Heat? Fortify your front; you’ll get your rear shot up. Corollary: Radar tends to fail at night and in bad weather, and especially during both. Skills we advocate to get you through anything life throws at you. Incoming fire always has the right of way. If at first you don’t succeed, call in an airstrike. No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection. 52. Sniper’s motto: reach out and touch someone. 16. Highly recommend it. Murphy's Laws of Combat. If your positions are firmly set and you are prepared to take the enemy assault on, he will bypass you. Success occurs when no one is looking, failure occurs when the General is watching. For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism. A retreating enemy is probably just falling back and regrouping. The link at the bottom will take you to my RPG’s I currently have for sale, so take a look. If you are short everything except enemy, you're in combat. 19. The newest and least experienced soldier will usually win the Medal of Honor. Incoming fire has the right of way. Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support. 4. If the enemy is within range, so are you. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading this collection of Murphys Laws of Combat Operations AKA Murphys Military Law. Things which must be shipped together as a set, aren’t. 54. Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support. When you have secured the area, make sure the enemy knows it too. On this page I have collected as many of Murphys laws of combat operations as I could find, so I hope that you enjoy reading the list as much as I did creating it. Click the Learn More button below for details. There is always a way, and it usually doesn’t work. Everything always works in your HQ, everything always fails in the Colonel’s HQ. 74. If your flank march is going well, the enemy expects you to outflank him. Off duty, study Murphy’s time-tested beer-drinking guide. 5.0 out of 5 stars Murpy's Laws of Combat. Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy other people to shoot at. An excerpt from the letter reads: The Law’s namesake was Capt. The self-importance of a superior is inversely proportional to his position in the hierarchy (as is his deviousness and mischievousness). No matter which way you have to march, it’s always uphill. Combat will occur on the ground between two adjoining maps. Mines are equal opportunity weapons. 41. Verified Purchase. 69. – Incoming fire has the right of way. Never draw fire; it irritates everyone around you. The most dangerous thing in the world is a Second Lieutenant with a map and a compass. Dont look conspicuous, it draws fire. I assigned Murphy’s Law to the statement and the associated variations. One enemy soldier is never enough, but two is entirely too many. It’s not the one with your name on it; it’s the one addressed “to whom it may concern” you’ve got to think about. Whenever you drop your equipment in a fire-fight, your ammo and grenades always fall the farthest away, and your canteen always lands at your feet. Field experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it. If the Platoon Sergeant can see you, so can the enemy. The most dangerous thing in the world is a Second Lieutenant with a map and a compass. The Original Fifty Laws. This Blog is open to all and also welcomes comment from all and I hope that many … 70. The Story of Apollo and Marsyas. A clean (and dry) set of BDU’s is a magnet for mud and rain. B-52s are the ultimate close support weapon. If you are short of everything but the enemy, you are in the combat zone. 58. If so, read and heed Murphy’s Laws of Combat. 50. 67. 38. No inspection ready unit has ever passed combat. One enemy soldier is never enough, but two is entirely too many. 72. Murphys Laws of Combat Operations – Page 1. The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions: A. Great for Marines and families who are privy to thier unique culture. Suppressive fires - won't. Cannonical Murphy's Laws of Combat 1. Medical Bag Updates: Repacking & Maintaining Over the Counter Medications, Go-To Preparedness Bags and Food Selections, Consider the Three P’s Before Packing for Your Next Trip, Foot Care: Treat Your Feet the Right Way to Avoid Blisters. When you have sufficient supplies & ammo, the enemy takes 2 weeks to attack.When you are low on supplies & ammo the enemy decides to attack that night. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The important things are always simple; the simple are always hard. == Murphy's Military Laws== • Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you are. Air defense motto: shoot ’em down; sort ’em out on the ground. 5. MURPHY’S LAWS OF COMBAT. 28. Suppressive fires – won’t. 4. 75. 12. The Evil Empire on the Brazos (BEE) chronicles the on going wars (games) and the diplomatic efforts (Posts/GNN Reports) of all the known nations (wargame collections) in my little area of the galaxy.My goal is to both entertain and inform those new to art of miniature wargaming, and have a few laughs with it. If at first you don’t succeed, call in an air strike. Anything you do can get you killed, including nothing. Try to look unimportant; the enemy may be low on ammo and not want to waste a bullet on you. If so, we’d love to have you as a Crew Leader by joining our annual membership!