The rifle companies are the heart and soul of a rifle battalion. They are the ones who must clamber out of their fox holes, fix bayonets, and assault the enemy defences. They are the ones who must endure artillery bombardments, then be ready to repulse enemy attacks. Their long exposure to the rigours of desert warfare has toughened them, and taught them how to fight and win. Their tactics aren't subtle, they prefer to attack behind a heavy artillery barrage supported by infantry tanks.