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Steel Beasts » BG Scenario 1 TF-32 OPERATION RED ROUTE 1

 


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Game Rules/Info

  • First Scenario in the Campaign “The Bears Gambit”
  • Open to everyone
  • You dont need to be in one Scenario to play the next
  • I suggest that players read the Background before playing for Immersion

SITUATION

a.Time: 171100ASEP2018, Local time: 1300

b.Terrain: Wooded and patchy boggy terrain channel Armd manoeuver and provide concealed AT ambush sites. Major water obstacles pre-dominate the area. Heavily forested areas provide effective concealment. A number of small villages are scattered throughout; the populations are most sympathetic to the Government, however, where the population is ethnic Russian, sympathies lie with that Government. Major LOC limited to single routes north-south and east-west – see map. Main City Šalčininkai, centre of Lithuanian Governance and security force base.

c.Weather: Sunny with little chance of rain , 15 degrees Celsius. Visibility good out to 4km. No impact on sensor capabilities. Sunrise/Sunset: 06:54/19:30 local time.

d.Vital Ground. Route BLUE – coordination points between R13-R15 & R14-R16 & Area FOX2. Control of these areas provide good opportunity to mount ambush attacks against the convoy..

e.Key Terrain. Villages at R19 & R22 must be SECURED to enable Convoy use of Route BLUE.

Enemy

f.Situation Enemy Forces.

1.Russian backed insurgents, supported by Russian Special Operations Forces (SoF) are operating in up to Company size formations within TF-32 AO, particularly between Marijampolis south to Šalčininkai (see Ops Trace); strength undetermined. They have succeeded in creating a chaotic environment and the rule of Law is disintegrating fast, overburdening the challenged Lithuanian security forces. Fox 1 & 2 are villages known to be sympathetic towards the Insurgents aims. The Insurgents appear to be well stocked with light infantry weapons including RPG´s and have also used IED´s to attack convoys and government patrols. It is likely they also possess ATGM of Russian manufacture, type and number unknown. Insurgent spotters likely to be used as identification of TF-32 Route of Advance and progress.

Friendly

g.Situation Friendly Forces.

1.Lithuania has requested support through its bilateral arrangements with Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway. TF-32, part of the UK Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) has been deployed early under the bilateral arrangements. Russian Influence and support is suspected behind the deteriorating security situation and should actionable evidence be found of Russian overt involvement, it is likely Article V could be called by Lithuania and agreed by the NAC. Should this occur, TF-32 will fall under command of COM JEF. Lithuanian authorities have tried to clear Route BLUE, and declared this is the route they want the Convoy to take.

2.Rules of Engagement.  

1.NOTHING IN ROE LIMITS YOUR RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF AND YOUR UNIT.

2.You have the right to use force to defend yourself against attacks or clear threats of attack.

3.Hostile fire may be returned effectively and promptly to stop a hostile act.

4.If OWN forces or those under their protection are attacked, then minimum force should be used under the circumstances and proportional to the threat.

5.We are not at war and in an allied nation, uncalled for destruction of civilian property will not be accepted.

Attachments and Detachments

g.TF-32 TASKORG;

TF HQ

HQ 66 (M113G3-DK) CO:

HQ 65 (CV9040) XO:

P 65 (FOV90) FO:

HQ QRF

1. TF HQ

a) (1xM113G3-DK, 1xCV9040, 1xFOV90)

b) HQ QRF (4xM113G3/ENG, 4xCV9040 Recon PLT)

c) Logistic/Transport Element (3.5t TRUCK-G/SUPPLY, 2 x 5 trucks)

2. A Coy Combat Team (CT): (-)

a) 1 x STRV122 Tank SEC (2 tanks)

b) 1 x CV9040 Inf PLT (2xCV9040)

c) 1 x R2 (CV9040) Recon SEC (2xCV9040)

d) 1x Sustainment PLT (medic, fuel, Ammo and mechanic)

3. B Coy Combat Team (CT): (-)

a) 1 x STRV122 Tank SEC (2 tanks)

b) 1 x CV9040 Mech. Inf PLT (2xCV9040)

c) 1 x R2 (CV9040) Recon SEC (2xCV9040)

d) 1x Sustainment PLT (medic, fuel, Ammo and mechanic)

h.T-32 Attachments and Detachments:

1.Nil

Commander’s Evaluation

MISSION

1.TF-32 MISSION TF-32 is to PROTECT Lithuanian Convoy 67 move from FOB ATHENA, Marijampolis south to Government Stores in Šalčininkai in order to ensure re-supply of Lithuanian security forces in Šalčininkai.

a.Extended Purpose. Facilitate Lithuanian counter insurgency operations in Šalčininkai.

b.Key Tasks

1.PROTECT Convoy 67;

2.CLEAR Route BLUE of IED;

3.If possible DETAIN Insurgent Leaders;

4.IDENTIFY Russian Support to the Insurgents.

  1. End State

1.Convoy 67 supplies SECURE in Government Stores;

2.TF-32 fit for future operations;

3.Minimal collateral damage and disruption to the civilian way of life.

EXECUTION

A.COM JEF Intent: I will use TF-32 RECON and Engr assets to CLEAR Route BLUE forward of the Convoy & IDENTIFY Insurgent ambush points. I will DEFEAT any Insurgent Attack using proportional force, limiting collateral damage to Lithuanian territory and population. If possible, I will seek to arrest Insurgent Commanders.

B.CONOPS:

1.SoM: SoM. Four (4) Phase (P) Operation.

i.Phase 1. RECON & ENGR move from FOB ATHENA to CLEAR along Route BLUE

ii.Phase 2. Convoy 67 move from FOB ATHENA along Route BLUE, Team BRAVO front, Team ALPHA South.

iii.Phase 3. RECON & ENGR arrive at Government Stores in Šalčininkai, conduct static DEFENCE.

iv.Phase 4. Convoy 67 arrive at Government Stores in Šalčininkai, TF-32 re-organize for future operations.

2.SoFires: FIRES & CAS to be primary means of engaging Russian Forces within Lithuanian territory & providing concealment for withdrawal East.

C.Critical to the Operation. ID of likely Ambush & IED attack points;

D.Shaping Operations: RECON of Route BLUE;

E.Sustaining Operations; Establish fuel & ASP at Government Stores in Šalčininkai.

F.Decisive Operations: DEFEAT of Insurgent attacks on Convoy 67.

G.Deception Operation: Move along Route BROWN to simulate Convoy move.

H.Tactical Risk: Limited force against Insurgent Forces and lack of pursuit.

Concept of Operations

Tasks/Missions to Manoeuvre Units

Tasks to Subordinate Units:

1)TF-18:

1)Conduct Counter Terrorist operations in support of Lithuanian Security Forces in Area FALCON

2)BPT to support TF-32 operations.

2)TF-48:

1)Support Lithuanian Counter Terrorist operations in Area GEESE

3)TF-32:

1)RECON Route BLUE ITO IDENTIFY likely Insurgent ambush & IED Attack points.

2)PROTECT Convoy 67 move from FOB ATHENA to Government Stores in Šalčininkai.

4)TF-66

1)Conduct training of Lithuanian Security Forces.

Tasks/Missions to Combat Support Units

1)Resupply, recover & re-equip all TFs on order;

Coordinating Instructions

a.Movement Timings. H Hour no change

b.C2 No Change

c.High Value Targets: Russian backed Insurgent leaders, Russian SoF.

d.FIRES; All call for FIRES through A66 and only by authorization of Lithuanian Authorities. Likelihood of authorization is LOW.

e.ISR; nil

ADMINISTRATION/LOGISTICS

Support Concept

f. Sustainment:

CSS to provide sustainment from FOB PRICE;

Material and Services

Medical Evacuation and Hospitalisation

g. Medical Evacuation.

All casualties will be evacuated to the main Lithuanian hospital in Šalčininkai.

Personnel

Civil-Military Cooperation

h. Detainees.

All detained Insurgents or Russian POW are to be taken to the Lithuanian Police Detention Centre in Šalčininkai and handed over to Lithuanian security forces.

j. Recovery.

Damaged vehicles are to be towed. No damaged vehicle is to be left for potential use by insurgents.

Miscellaneous

i.ROE (also see above).

  1. All EN targets must be positively identified before firing.
  2. ROE Card 65 in force.
  3. FIRES will NOT be authorised in Urban areas unless there is significant risk to Friendly Force (FF) Life.
  4. All calls for FIRES through A66, but authorization in such circumstances remains with Lithuanian JTF, and likelihood of authorization is LOW.
COMMAND AND SIGNAL

Command, Control, and Communications

a.Command:

i.Succession of Command: 0A, OB, A66 (TF-48), B66 (TF-18) C 66 (TF-66).

ii.Location of Key Leaders: OA with TF 48; OB with TF 66.

Command

  1. Signal:

i.TF HQ :   26000

ii.A Coy Combat Team (CT): (-):   46000

iii.B Coy Combat Team (CT): (-):  31000

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