My Platoon was the OP 4 (opposition force, AKA Bad guys) we wore our BDU top inside out to simulate an enemy uniform.
Our first mission was to simply observe how a convoy would deal with a roadblock. This mission was pretty much just myself in the wood line as the observer. My goal was to take some pictures that might provide valuable intel. for my “terror cell”.
The two troops cleared the obstacle out of the way and returned to their vehicle.
Being suspicious the team proceeded slowly forward.
They’ve spotted me! At this point I appear to be an unarmed enemy soldier lying in the tree line. I don’t think they saw my camera. I can hear them talking on the radio and then one SGT gets out and loudly says “OK, let’s pull him out”.
I refuse to be taken as a POW, so I take out my pipe bomb toss it out at them and I take off running through the woods. I hear them yell bomb or something and get back in and drive away.
The mission was accomplished but I was compromised. I’ll hide better next time.