Yeah but both of those take a lot more work than most people like to admit. Plus the ambush had plenty of cover and concealment behind those boulders.
My bigger takeaway was the need for aggression. The only chance those point guys had was to rush the ambush and hope to catch one of the shooters as he was conducting a shitty reload.
When I watch hunting shows and they show the hikes that they do, I'm like
By the time I get to the spot we need to, I'd need about an hour to recover.
A few years back, in RB1 Carbine 2, we had this course of fire where we advanced pretty much the whole way down the 200 yard range. I was partnered with Jezza (not sure if you met him in other RB1 courses. Sometimes Jase has him help with classes) and Jase ended up shooting with us as well. Anyways, we shot from different barricaded positions every 30-40 yards or so. Get to the end, do some "tasks" and then run the 200 yards back up range. Well, this was near the end of a 2 day carbine course and I had also been through a 2 day handgun course before that. I was gassed. Of course, the event was timed. As I was running back up range, I just hit the wall. I could barely force my legs to go at a walking pace and I swear it took almost all my effort to maintain muzzle discipline. That really opened my eyes to 1) I needed to get into better shape and 2) the impact of physical exertion.
I was surprised at the effectiveness of that one Kurd who shot the lead Turk seemed like he was shooting his AK in the typical "terrorist style". I was wondering if he would have hit anything if he wasn't so close.