For a while now I've been thinking that it would be interesting to have something like a 'Take Cover' command. Something that immobilizes you (in a similar way to sitting), and reduces your melee combat proficiency but lessens the chance to be hit by ranged attacks (if you're hiding behind that wrecked car or that table you can't exactly swing your axe as well as you usually do, but the reduced visibility from the shooter/s might just save your skin if they're staying at range). I feel like it would also make suppression a valid tactic, keeping someone pinned behind cover with your submachine gun while your ace kool charges in to finish the job.
This thread reminded me off it because when shit hits the metaphorical fan, you can assume most non-combatants will either flee or short of that get into cover, to reduce the chance that they get hit by a stray bullet or to (hopefully) avoid an explosion.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?