An immediate action drill is used when contact is made and a pre-trained drill is called into play. It’s kind of like learning football plays. The team leader yells out which drill will be used and the team immediately goes into motion.
Here is a drill that is used when the team is breaking contact with an attacking force.
Some I.A. drills will assign a certain formation to be made. It depends on the situation.
Also the heavy gunner of the squad or multiple heavy gunners will usually run backwards so they are still facing the enemy while in the peel. It keeps the enemies heads down if a large quantity of rounds are going at them.
Is good to drop smoke when doing a break in contact. It keeps the enemy from rushing forward and conceals your path of retreat.
I.A. drills can keep a team from being wiped out. Get with your team and try them out in your back yard. Get used to each others stances and firing positions.
A good tip is after you have broken contact and have assessed the situation set up a hasty ambush if you have a good spot. Now remember they will be expecting it so you will have to have great concealment and fire discipline.
When breaking contact with the enemy it’s a good idea to pull back and go another way than you were originally traveling.