Military Lessons Learned from the Battle of Wakanda

“The Battle of Wakanda in Avengers: Infinity War is a master class in how not to use an infantry battalion. However, from his failure, we can extract some fundamental lessons: …”

The Angry Staff Officer

By Matthew Ader

The world is blessed that Steve Rogers never made it past captain. The Battle of Wakanda in Avengers: Infinity War is a master class in how not to use an infantry battalion. However, from his failure, we can extract some fundamental lessons:

STAY MOBILE

To set the stage – Captain Rogers and his host nation ally Black
Panther positioned a Wakandan infantry battalion in close order on the plains
outside Benin Zana, the capital city of Wakanda. While they were transported to
the battlefield by vehicle, these craft were sent away. This dramatically cut
down on the tactical mobility of the overall force and forced an engagement at
that location. Given the enemy had superior numbers, this complete disregard of
manoeuvre was a critical mistake.

It is true that the transport craft were unarmoured and open-topped. If fighting an adversary with strong anti-armour or indirect fire capabilities…

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