Dear Preppers and Survivalists,
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Last week, I mentioned the Kansas-Missouri conflict (1850s to 1860s) as an example of a group of villains attacking your home. Since that is a pretty old and obscure example, I would like to suggest a more modern one, the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms(ATF) raid on Mount Carmel, in 1993 to arrest David Koresh.
During the raid, the ATF (now the ATFE), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and ... in their ineptitude caused the death of about 15 children and over 55 adults.
With that said, let us look at another way that villains might harm your family during a conflict
There are various types of ambushes; near, far, linear, Z-shaped, L-shaped, and ... others that I have probably forgotten.
A far ambush is far away. Some can be over 500 meters away because the villains are using M2 Browning .50 caliber machine guns, M240 7.62 NATO machine guns, and other 'long' range weapons. Needless to say, if you're in Europe, there is the possibility that you will see NSV machine guns, Kord machine gun, PKM machine gun, and other 'long' range weapons used by the Russian military.
Far ambushes will be set up so the villains can see into the kill zone, so they will be on hilltops, ridges, or other high ground.
Near ambushes are going to be close to the kill zone. The villains will probably plan to sweep across the kill zone to gather loot, kill any survivors, or ... whatever villains do. The villains will be able to use handguns and rifles (maybe machine guns) for a near ambush. So, ... A near ambush can come from the side of the road, side of the street, or other area close by.
Linear ambushes are straight. L-shaped ambushes are shaped like a "L;" and Z-shaped ambushes are "Z" shaped.
And, ... One ambush that I forgot was the remote or automatic ambush. These types are usually just like bobby traps. Mines or explosives are rigged to exploded, killing lots of people, when tripwires are teipped setting of the explosives.
Now, you know me, I don't bullsh*t you (at least most of the time), so ...
Either type of an ambush is deadly. If the villains are doing it right, most folks die or are wounded and dying within the first few seconds of an ambush.
I apologized, but I have to go : - (
More later, with pictures.