It's not an adventurous set of tactics as certain variations only have 4 players on attacking duty, but it's hard to say it's not attacking either when utilizing 3 strikers and attacking wing-backs.
Mostly it has 3 strikers, and wing-backs on attack duty. 3 BPDs are left defending, with the help of the two MCs. One is box to box and another is a ball-winner. It gegenpresses the opposition in search of mistakes.
It focuses on spreading the play. The two wing-backs stay out wide, the two wide strikers continuously move into channels and are instructed to run wide with the ball to stretch play.
It's not much of a press tactic (most Knap tactics aim to win the ball back), as we have central players easing off tackles, while in certain cases the BWM is the only one who is forceful with challenges.
What's included in the ARGUS Bundle of FM20 TacticsYou will find 14 variations of Argus Tactics inside this bundle. They all apply to 20.3-20.4 Match Engine versions (mostly 20.4).
- 20.4.1ARGUS VOL2 3412 P108
- 20.4.1ARGUS 352 VOL 2 P101 EC
- ARGUS 343 IF P99 EC CC
- ARGUS 343 IF P102 CC
- ARGUS 343 P100 EC FA
- ARGUS 343 P102 EC CC
- ARGUS 343 P102
- ARGUS 343 VOL2 P101 ALL CUPS
- ARGUS 352 pos P99 CC
- ARGUS 451VOL 3 P104 EC
- ARGUS 3430 P108 EC FA
- ARGUS 3430IF VOL 2 P103 CC
- 20.4.1ARGUS 32131 VOL 3 WH P103
- 20.4.1ARGUS 41221 AK IF VOL 3 WHIPPED P101 FA CC
Argus should be more suitable to a top team, but it can work with lesser teams as long as you have players who fit the roles.
CreditsMost of the text above is written by Rober and RDF Tactics. They are the driving force behind our effort to bring you Knap Tactics in a way that does justice to his work.
At the same time we aim to making it easier for the community to familiarize with all the different variations and the relevant sets, because keeping up with his creations and figuring out all the what / where / why can be overwhelming.
Thanks to Knap for the kind permission to share his work on FM Scout.