Enemy Forces – A forward air recce UAV has observed a well trained and fully equipped infantry platoon with an attachment of mortar support dug in and around a forestry block on high ground overlooking the local town of Behiner.
Mission – 3 platoon will advance to contact and destroy all enemy units in the forestry block before the main task force arrives in the area.
We are a platoon of mechanized infantry consisting of 3 CV90’s each containing an 8 man squad. We have a mortar support platoon attached however due to previous contacts and a lack of supply because of our advanced position they only have smoke left.
We are under a lot of time pressure to clear these enemy forces from this forestry block. The plan is very simple in concept. At H-hour mortars will fire a large volley of smoke rounds in front of the tree line. The CV-90’s will advance rapidly to some observed high ground and start firing into the wooded area taking advantage of the LIRC thermal imaging system. This will be done in line formation to bring the maximum amount of firepower to the front.
The infantry from 2-alpha and 3- alpha will unload and move as quickly as possible to the right and left flanks where the tree line will provide cover. The troops in the center vehicle will stay on board and act as a reserve force. Once the troops have made it into cover they will report that they are ready to advance. The Infantry fighting vehicles will then advance in line popping smoke as when needed.
It is imperative for the combat vehicles to provide as much firepower as possible to keep the enemy troops pinned down as our flanking infantry advance to clear any security details. Once we have advanced far enough and the enemy pinned down the assault phase will move up a gear and the troops in the center vehicle will deploy to fight through and clear out any remaining positions under the cover of the machine guns from all 3 IFV’s.
We will then reorg on the position taking advantage of any dug in positions.