Every Infantry soldier learns during basic leadership courses and advanced courses such as Ranger School, the importance of "Little Green Plastic Army Men" when conducting rehearsals and describing missions on terrain models. It is easy to conceptualize and put to memory specific actions taken by individuals during the mission and actions on the objective. Soldier like figures holding weapons allow leaders to easily describe to soldiers the direction they are to orient weapons during movement and as members of the support element, assault element and security element. Like any simulation or rehearsal, it is much easier to understand something if the visual representation looks like the elements being described. I also encourage the use of plastic army men during tactics discussions when portraying the direction individuals are to orient weapons when overwatching obstacles, covering deadspace, and sectors of fire. Purchase sets that include plastic wire obstacles that are used to show either enemy or friendly obstacle emplacements. A favorite technique I use, when using these sets, is to describe defensive operations to show how the machine gunner integrates his weapon with tactical wire obstacles to form a position’s Final Protective Line (FPL). Graphic representation easily conveys how tactical wire obstacles are positioned along the friendly side of the machine gun's Final Protective Lines (FPLs). Purchase sets that include bunkers and vehicles so they can be incorporated in to the rehearsal if these assets are part of the friendly or enemy plan. Most large sets can be broken up, to construct terrain models kits for the whole unit or group. The pictured set can be found on Amazon.com, Ebay.com or at most large toy stores.