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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:03 pm    Post subject: 6 Airborne Leadership Scenarios Reply with quote

I will be posting up several maps with a scenario for those wanting to do some of the leadership training.

All responses will be emailed to me.

Keep in mind that the Infantry Training Manual will be the basis of Order of Battle (ORBAT) and Equipment Issue Scale (EIS). However that is a guide, if you wish each man on the task to carry 6 Hand Grenades, that is up to you. If you wish to bring 2 Bren guns, that is up to you. You must use common sense.

As the period manual is a bit vague on how the orders will be given, we will use the modern OPS Order format. I will list that later tonight.

The basic premise is this. You will be given a specific scenario, with a map. You will be told how many persons are to be used for this scenario. You will be allowed to choose any equipment that would have been in the normal issue for 6 Airborne. It is expected that you think outside the box. There is no right or wrong answer, just incomplete or unprepared answers. Keep one thing in mind. You should be able to turn your orders over to anyone, and they should be able to complete the patrol or task without you.

Basic points to remember
- Simple and Direct explanations
- Everyone is expect to know the nature of the patrol and its taskings
- All equipment to be brought and how it is used is listed
- Specialist jobs or roles are clearly outlined
- Plan for the what if factor - "Actions On"
- Each Phase or Leg is planned and all actions are deliberate
- IF YOU DID NOT MENTION IT - it is not known to the men on the patrol, and it will not happen or be brought with them.
ie, If the patrol has been tasked to deploy a bagpiper at GR 456234, you must mention that the bagpipes are to be brought on the patrol, and who is to carry them.

PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE:

These are what is known as Tactical Exercise Without Troops (TEWTs). The purpose is to teach delegation, planning and the ability to create a plan. The most important portion is the ability to create CLEAR, CONCISE and CONCRETE Orders. You do not need to go in to great detail about what each member of the patrol or tasking will do. Just sum up the essential points. ie, if Rifleman Jenkins is to provide Local Defence and Security for the Patrol commander during the Recce of the LP/OP, simply state it, in that manner. - Rifleman Jenkins will accompany the Patrol Cmdr, and provide security during the recce of the LP/OP. He will assist in the establishment of the LP/OP at the Patrol IC's discretion.

This is not a creative writing exercise.

Weapons Allowed:

SMLE, Bren, Sten, Pistol (Colt or Browning), M1 Carbine, Thompson
De Lisle Carbine, Sten Silenced, SMLE Sniper, Boyes Anti Tank Rifle
Vickers MMG, Vickers K Gun, 2 inch Mortar, PIAT, Flamethrower.
Grenade, Hawkins Mine, Smoke Grenade

Equipment Allowed:

All Normal Issued Equipment, including Jerkin, Large Pack, Blanket
Also you could add, rope, shovel, pick axe, axe, ladder, folding stretcher, hammer and nails, saw; anything that the Battalion would have access to.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. SITUATION.
The more information the ptl has on the enemy forces, the better prepared they will be know what to look for/expect:
a. Enemy:
(1) strength/capabilities (nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC),and air),
(2) weapons;
(3) identification;
(4) habits;
(5) formation;
(6) known/suspected locations;
(7) routes—known/suspected; and
(8) probable course of action.
b. Friendly. Just like information on the enemy forces, the information on the friendly forces is very important. It assists in the allocation of resources and identifies friendly forces that will be operating in the area:
(1) location;
(2) activity;
(3) identification;
(4) fire sp available;
(5) tasks of other sub-units;
(6) missions/routes of other ptls; and
(7) planned action on enemy contact.
c. Attachments and Detachments. The ptl comd must ensure that the ptl knows who is attached to sp them and who is detached to work with others:
(1) Operational Command (OPCOM)/ Operational Control (OPCON); and
(2) Tactical Command (TACOM)/ Tactical Control (TACON).
d. Locals. Information on locals is also very important. The ptl must know where and how the locals will react if contact is made:
(1) location,
(2) identification,
(3) habits,
(4) religion,
(5) curfews, and
(6) other forces.
e. Weather. Effects on friendly forces and enemy must be stated:
(1) temperature/wind;
(2) first light/last light;
(3) state of moon/moon rise and moon set; and
(4) degree of illumination.
f. Terrain. The ptl must know what ground is ahead of them and how they are to cross it. Although discussed during the ground briefing, it must now be covered in detail.

NOTE
The effects of terrain on both friendly and enemy forces (i.e. movement, camouflage) must be discussed. Emphasis should be placed on degree of movement in terms of speed through various types of terrain.


2. MISSION.
Short, concise and given twice.
3. EXECUTION.
The execution is how the ptl comd is going to accomplish his mission. It is in fact his overall plan;
a. Concept of Operations. (This is where the mission is broken into segments, usually expressed by phases) :
(1) Ex: Ph 1—Move to obj,
(2) Ph 2—Action at obj,
(3) Ph 3—Return to FEBA/FDL. (Ensure phases are kept to a minimum).

NOTE
Prior to stating his phases, the ptl comd should first “talk through” the entire mission in general terms. The ptl must not take notes at this point, but rather listen while studying the models and sketches.


b. Grouping and Tasks. In “grouping and tasks”, the ptl comd must ensure that everyone understands the ptl organization and each element/team/individual is given sufficient task detail, by phase, to relieve any doubt as to what they are supposed to do throughout the ptl:
(1) Each phase is explained in detail and normally covers the following:
(a) concept of operation;
(b) grouping; and
(c) tasks, specific instructions to teams and individuals.
(2) Action at the obj is covered in coord instr:
(a) Ex: Grouping: aslt element—or—recce element task;
(b) Ph 1;
(c) Ph 2—to be covered in coord instr (act at obj);
(d) Ph 3.
c. Co-ordinating Instructions (coord instr). Every action the ptl will or may take must be covered in coord instr. Also covered are timings, routes and any other information required for the completion of the mission:
(1) Timings.
(2) Departure/re-entry drills (diagram to be used and to be rehearsed).
(3) Formations/order of march.
(4) Routes. The ptl comd must consider the situation carefully when selecting routes, especially altn routes. The altn route must be far enough away from the primary route so that the same enemy detecting/contacting the ptl along the primary route will not detect/contact it along the altn route. Altn routes may also be planned en route in some situations:
(a) number of legs;
(b) bearings;
(c) distance in pace/meters;
(d) type of ground for each leg;
(e) prominent features on each leg/checkpoints; and
(f) primary/altn.
(5) Action at halts. This is the action taken by all members of the ptl when it halts:
(a) long, and
(b) short.
(6) Action at IRV. This is the action taken within friendly lines, where the ptl will halt prior to departing FDLs.
(7) Rendezvous (RV)/action at. This is the action taken by all members of the ptl at a RV point. There are two points that must be covered under this heading:
(a) action taken en-route when an RV is designated; and
(b) action taken at the RV when it has to be occupied i.e. after contact.
(8) Enemy contact. Chance/ambush both near and far. Here the ptl comd will explain in detail, exactly what each patrolman/element will do upon contact with the enemy.
(9) Action if lost or separated. This is the action taken to regroup members of the ptl;
(a) Flare: para—open/close country.
(b) Trip—open/close country.

NOTE
This is the action taken by all members of the ptl after a paraflare or trip flare has been illuminated.

(10) Obstacles. This is the action taken upon coming in contact with obstacles both man-made or natural. A detailed map recce will assist the ptl comd in knowing what obstacles he may encounter along his route.
(11) Danger area (large open area and small open area). This is the action taken by the ptl when crossing a large/small open area such as a field, clearing, etc.
(12) Extraction procedures. This is the procedure to be taken for extraction. If trucks or boats are to be used, they will be covered in greater detail in an Annex to the orders.
(13) Action at ORV. This is the occupation procedure. A diagram should be used when explaining this drill. It must also be rehearsed.
(14) Action at the obj. Action at the obj is the most important part of the orders format. It must be covered in great detail. When explaining action at the obj, a model will be used. Every patrolman must be told exactly what his job will be during this phase of the operation.
(15) Noise discipline. The noise discipline that the ptl must adhere to is covered.
(16) Light discipline. The light discipline that the ptl must adhere to is covered.
(17) Hand sigs. The hand sigs to be used on ptl will be covered.
(18) Radio secur. All points that fall under radio secur will be covered, i.e. change frequency if ptl is bumped, radio volume adjusted near obj, etc.
(19) Fire sp (direct and indirect). The fire sp that the ptl has available will be covered in detail, their call sign, pre-registered target list, etc.
(20) Rehearsals. Under this heading state what will be rehearsed, when and how i.e. walkthrough first, then full speed or daylight, then night rehearsal. As a minimum, a brief back rehearsal will be conducted: (the ptl will tell the ptl comd their specific jobs and how the mission will be conducted from the first phase through to the final phase of the mission). Also “action at the obj” must be rehearsed.
(21) Inspections. The time of inspection and what will be inspected is given.
(22) Debrief. When, where, who, with whom and indicate how the debrief will be conducted.
(23) Ptl report. When the ptl report must be completed, along with whom it will be given to.
(24) EEI. The ptl comd explains what information the ptl is looking for. He will also cover any special instructions or special information that must be obtained (EEI). SALUTE is used to gain enemy information:
S - size
A - activity
L - location
U - unit
T - time
E - eqpt
(25) OIR. Under this heading the ptl comd will cover any other points such as looking for possible aslt and sp positions.
(26) Open fire policy. This must be covered in detail and understood by all.
(27) NBCD state. The NBCD state must be covered.

4. SERVICE AND SUPPORT (SVC SP)
a. Supply:
(1) Rations. How many rations will be carried. Is there a hot meal prior to departure or upon completion.
(2) Water. How much water will each patrolman carry. Is there a re-supply during long ptls.
(3) Weapons/Ammunition and Special Ammunition. What weapons, how much ammunition and special ammunition will be carried.
(4) Uniform and Eqpt. What uniform will be worn and what eqpt will be carried.
(5) Any Special Eqpt. What type of eqpt and who will carry it.
NOTE
If heading (1) to (5) were covered in great detail on the detailed warning order and there have been no changes, the ptl comd can state for each heading “as per detailed warning order”.
(6) Method of handling casualties. There must be a method of handling casualties, both friendly and enemy. It must be a plan that falls under the Geneva Convention.
(7) Method of handling PWs. There must be a method of handling PWs and it must fall under the Geneva Convention.

NOTE
All ptl comds must have a plan for headings (6) and (7). These plans must be rehearsed.


(8) Captured enemy eqpt. There must be a plan to deal with captured enemy eqpt.
b. Transportation. Any transportation points should be covered in an Annex, however, important points can be given under this heading.
c. Re-supply. Re-supply information will/may be given in an Annex.
d. Rest. If there is to be any forced rest, the timings and location will be given now.

5. COMD AND SIGSa. Comd:
(1) Location of ptl comd and 2IC during all phases. The ptl comd will give the location of himself and the 2IC throughout the entire ptl.
(2) Chain of comd. The ptl comd will give the entire chain of comd for the ptl. If there are no changes from the detailed warning order, “no change from the detailed warning order” can be stated. However, always restate the chain of comd for the ptl 2IC, element comds and other key personnel. This will ensure that everyone knows who the comds are.
b. Sigs:
(1) Frequencies/call signs in the ptl. Ensure you go over all call signs and frequencies the ptl will be using.
(2) Higher HQ and sp elements. All key personnel must be aware of how to contact higher HQ and how to call for sp i.e. indirect fire.
(3) Pyrotechnics and other sigs (whistle blasts/flares). If there are any special sigs during the ptl, other than hand sigs, the ptl comd must expand on them at this time.
(4) Hand sigs. Hand sigs will be mentioned under this heading and will than be practised during the rehearsals (re-emphasize the ones covered earlier in Coord Instructions).
(5) Communication Security (COMSECT). All points that fall under COMSECT will be covered i.e. change frequency if ptl is bumped, radio silence, etc.
(6) Passwords. All passwords must be covered:
(a) Allied - behind the FDL
(b) Ptl number—forward of the FDL. The ptl number should be an odd number between three and nine. If two or more ptls are operating in the same area, they should be using the same ptl number.
(c) Running password—during departure of FDL and throughout the ptl. The running password must be co-ordinated with the unit providing passage during forward unit coord.
(7) Codewords. The ptl must know the codewords for the mission.
(8) Nicknames. The ptl must know the nicknames for the mission.

TIME CHECK
A proper time check must be given upon completion of orders. If an artillery rep is present, he should give the time check in order for the ptl to be on time with the guns.
(9) Questions. From/to ptl (brief back). Questions assist the ptl comd in understanding how well the ptl understands his plan.


YES - I am going to edit this to be more appropriate.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RESERVED FOR OPS ORDER SAMPLE

For our purposes severa of the line items are not really practical. We really will not have the need or time to performed Rehearsals, and Forced Rest. Also some of the detailed planning in regards to routes may be difficult, as in actual practice the fields we are using are very small.

So I will be updating the above format with the essentials that suite our needs. If you feel the need to complete them, so be it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AREA RECCE PTL

You have been tasked to lead a recce patrol to determine if the enemy has occupied up to The North East Quarter of GR600830 . You are expect to patrol to The North East Quarter of GR600830 and occupy and LP/OPs. You are to locate and determine if the enemy does have a presence in the immediate area. Primary point of interest are the Railway and Road Intersection and the outskirts of the town of Cori. Also the Bridges in the area must be determined if they are passable to road traffic.

You are to avoid contact with enemy forces.

You are to plan for a plan of suitable lenght to carry out your tasking.

PM me for a copy of the map

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering how the various efforts are going?
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