Hello campers and HLL enthusiast alike!
I wanted to write a short article about how to have good comms discipline and how it can improve your teams chance of winning in a tough battle of HLL. We all struggle with this issue (me included) from time to time and it's a topic that doesn't get addressed very often. This is more aimed towards new players but this will be a good refresher for seasoned players of the game as well.
Let me first off by saying that squad leading in HLL is a very difficult and an overwhelming task to be honest. You are responsible for 5 other players movements and actions. You are always trying to get them in the best situation possible for whatever role your squad is partaking in (offense or defense). And on top of all of that you are trying to get done whatever the commander needs you to do. To add even more, SL's have their own chat that is included with the commander, so this means that they have two separate chats to listen to and that can sometimes be chaos on the eardrums. This is why comms discipline is so very important. We need to always remember to keep the chat clean and clear not only for the respect of our other squad mates but also our squad leader.
Below is an example of good and bad comm discipline after you just got killed by the enemy (I have experienced this in the game many times).
BAD: 'Why are these noobs camping in bushes and buildings'
GOOD: 'There are two guys stationary 10 meters north of my dead body in the bombed out house'
If you want to complain about people camping then that is perfectly fine but please don't do it in squad chat. Let your mates know where the enemy is by giving them landmarks on the map with direction and distance if possible. This also helps out your squad leader because he can then mark it on the map for other squads to see and it could lead to bigger things like finding their outpost or garrison!
Here is another example:
'I just killed 4 guys with my garand!'
We don't care how many people you have killed. Since they are dead, they no longer pose a threat to the squad. You need to be more concerned with where they are coming from and then call out their outpost or garrison location if found. Good things to call out include any enemy infantry movement (single or multiples), tanks, trucks, bombing runs, supply drops, grenades, outpost, garrisons...ect you might see. These callouts are very important information for not only your squad but the entire team as a whole. Again, you have to remember that there are 5 other players in your squad chat that might need to relay information just like you, so it's important to be concise when talking.
One last thing I would like to suggest is using the ping system to indicate where the enemies are located. The bearing system on your compass works well when playing in a tank where your view is limited in certain seats but can be confusing to your squad if you are spaced out on the map since everyone will have a different bearing compared to you.
Let's all try to be better at communicating to make a more successful and enjoyable gameplay for all!
Thanks for reading and please add anything else that might be relevant to this topic in the comments!