With the trail gunkid would leave, the six man team can set up booby traps and just go home. They will hear gunkid screaming all night stuck in a trap. Easy as pie to then take care of him. Bet they send their women with knives to have their way with gunkid.
A six man patrol is 6 times what you have gunkid, which means 6 times the chance of surviving a hostile encounter than you have. It allows some to eat, sleep, forge all the while having their backs covered. Something you can't say.