Originally Posted by thestalkinghead
the wall they constructed was not very high, we didn't see what happened but i think it is safe to assume it was an ambush (carley even got caught out) that could mean that a few bandits from either side of the constructed wall (behind the buildings wall) pointed their guns at the group and were in such an advantageous position that surrendering (like they did) would be the best course of action, and as i said the "sentry" or Ben could not have seen that coming until the group were already at gun point so there was no warning from Ben because he didn't see them until they already knew the bandits were there anyway because they were pointing guns at them
Let's just assume that was what happened. Then I don't see how Ben has any excuses. If the bandits were in line of sight to aim their weapons at the group, then the bandits themselves were in line of sight of the sentry/group. Furthermore, all of this involve moving enough bandits into line of sight to completely overpower the group, and one of the things they teach about fieldcraft/camouflage in the army is that the human eye is naturally drawn to movement. So it seems like Ben was just totally zoning out or didn't care.
Now let's look at a screenshot of the inn:
So yes, you're right that the wall, for the most part at least, isn't that high. However, the only approach where the bandits could have reasonably closed in on the inn undetected would be where Ben's drop off point is. There's too much open ground on the other side due to the RV being closer to the drop off point. But as you can see in the screenshot, the wall by the drop off point is actually more than high enough that no one could have aimed their weapons through there as you suggest. They would have to walk to or past the garbage containers within clear sight of the sentry.
So yeah, the group was caught off guard but only because Ben wasn't paying attention or was collaborating with the bandits.