Murphys Laws of Combat ...In Latin

Mark Conley

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I came across a site that had translated the basic murphys laws of combat into Latin. So for you sophisticated guys...

Murphy's Laws of Combat - put to Latin.

If the enemy is in range, so are you.
Si hostes visibilis, etiam tu.

Incoming fire has the right of way
Missiles invenientes semper potestatem viae habent

Don't look conspicuous, it draws fire
Noli eminere, catapultas allicies

There is always a way
Putamus viam semper esse

The easy way is always mined
Via perfacilis laqueis semper plena

Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo
Conare nullius momenti videri fortasse missilibus careant

Professionals are predictable, it is the amateurs who are dangerous
Peritissimos semper praevidere possumus, rudi autem periculosi sunt

The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions: (a) when you are ready for them, (b) when you are not ready for them
Duobus temporibus oppugnant hostes: *** parati estis, et *** imparati estis

Teamwork is essential, it gives them someone else to shoot at
Collaboratio maximi momenti est, quia eis alterum scopum praebet

If you can't remember, the claymore is always pointed at you
Si id memini non potes, scutula dirumpens semper at te collineata est

The enemy diversion you have been ignoring will be the main attack
Negligentia hostium quam non coluistis primus impetus erit

A sucking chest wound is nature's way of telling you to slow down
Vulnus pectoris sugens ne properetis mos naturae dicendi est

If your attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush
Si impetus bene it, in laqueum incessistis

Never draw fire, it irritates everyone around you
Numquam catapultas allice, iram omnium concitabis

Anything you can do can get you shot, including nothing
Ex quocumque facere poteris te sauciabit, nihilo comprehenso

Make it tough for the enemy to get in and you won't be able to get out
Si hostibus difficile incedere facias tu quoque male extricabis

Never share a foxhole with one braver than yourself
Numquam fossam compartire *** viro tibi fortiore

If you are short of anything but the enemy you are in a combat zone
Si nihilo carueris nisi hostibus loco pugnae es

When you have secured an area, don't forget to tell the enemy
Si locum inexpugnabilis facias, memento hostibus de hoc profiteri

Never forget your weapon is made by the lowest bidder
Numquam obliviscaris tua tela facta ab eis qui minima liciti sunt

"semper" means "always" so it could fit in those, since translations always have to be loose to proper accomodate quotes like these... But I entered a few of these into a Latin Translator on the internet and it didn't translate some of the words, so I still wonder at the accuracy.
it is...

basically, if you don't know where you put it, you've wandered to the wrong side of it.