[OPORD] Operation Everglade (1984), Ride the Lightning - UNITAF - Arma 3 MILSIM

Operation Everglade (1984), Ride the Lightning

United Task Force
UNITAF Forces Norway
Lt Gen Chad P. Franks
MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, U.S.



Background Information
Through the sabotage by a German-Soviet collaborator, hostile forces have broken the encirclement of Molzen. It is now presumed reinforced. For the main effort, an armoured advance is authorised to break through a newly fortified Masendorf and capture Molzen once and for all. Two enemy commanders of the Soviet efforts in and around the Molzen pocket are expected to be in Molzen at the time of assault. However, hardly any civilians are left, as they were evacuated or fled themselves given a fight in the area has been inevitable.

Friendly Forces
United States Army Combined Arms Team [1x] Rifle Platoon [1x] Armoured Platoon of [3x] M1 Abrams, MBT and [1x] M163 Vulcan, SPAAG [1x] Sustainment Section [2x] Combat Medical Team [1x] M252 Mortar Section, M113-mobile

Supporting Assets
None expected.

Enemy Forces
Soviet Armed Forces in the area are entrenched and reinforced. Molzen is occupied by a combined arms, armoured and mechanised, company-sized garrison. Mechanised and armoured reinforcements are funnelling into the Molzen pocket through Masendorf via Stocken. Forward infantry positions in Ripdorf and Heitbrack are suspected motorised and feasible as QRF.


Re-establish the front line along the 06 northing.

Primary Objectives

  • Secure Molzen, OBJ Evelyn,
  • Secure Masendorf, OBJ LINDSEY,
  • Advance to RV SPRINGFIELD

Secondary Objectives

  • Capture Soviet commanders of the Molzen and Masendorf garrisons,
  • Recover intelligence as to further Soviet developments,
  • Secure Stocken, OBJ MIRANDA

The desired critically successful end-state will occur as soon as RV Springfield is secured and held from possible counter-attack. An acceptable successful end-state is achieved upon the retaking of OBJ LINDSEY and all elements of the main effort in position at RV SEATTLE.


Commander's Intent
The mission's intent is to decisively engage Soviet combined arms forces with the aim of defeating them in detail from Molzen to Masendorf, re-establishing the front line and facilitating future breaching operations.

Tasks and Sequencing


All elements assemble and prepare to depart from FOB Javwel in full combat capacity in a northwest direction towards PLD House. Papa organises troop transport for Sierra platoon for the initial movement. Victor elements conduct final checks with Sierra 8. Yankee and Sierra 6 coordinate as to their fire control measures throughout the mission, but in particular for the initial assault for timely employment of mortars. TRP, methods of engagement and control in OBJ Evelyn shall be pre-designated based on intel. Combat teams depart FOB Javwel in order: Victor 1 - Victor 9 - Sierra/Papa - Hotel - Yankee - Victor 3 - Victor 2


From PLD House, Sierra and Victor each deploy in a wedge formation to assault OBJ Evelyn. Yankee, Papa, Hotel quickly establish a fires position and RV at the PLD, west of Woltersburg and away from civilian infrastructure. The assault begins with the correct employment of continuous smoke cover on enemy positions by Yankee. The advance must not stop until the first enemy position is secured. Terrain depending, Sierra and Victor coordinate manoeuvres along the axis of advance, platoon bounding under fire as terrain cover presents. Sierra must ensure continuous movement: Leaders are advised to bound double-time and in short bursts. Victor's initial limit of advance is 500 m short of either the closest enemy position or Point Brick, until RV Salem and adjoining sectors are secured. OBJ Evelyn is considered accomplished with the complete defeat or rout of hostile forces in the town sector.

PL 2

Following the complete capture of OBJ Evelyn, combat teams reconsolidate and reorganise at RV Salem for an assault on OBJ LINDSEY. Sierra broadly follows the stream Wipperau to their south, advancing under fire and Yankee smoke cover as terrain presents. Victor screens the northern approach with an initial limit of advance of the last road bound north-south, 500 m short of POINT PEG. Sierra's initial objective is the securing of RV Seattle. Upon completion, Victor can advance to screen towards Point Nail, providing cover from reinforcements during CQB. OBJ Lindsey is considered complete with the complete routing of hostile forces beyond PL3 or their defeat in detail.

PL 3

After reconsolidation at RV Seattle, combat teams prepare to assault and secure RV Springfield: previously a hostile entrenched position now likely reinforced. Crossing Point Nail, Sierra and Victor broadly follow the stream on their north on the assault.

PL 4

Following the complete capture of RV Springfield, all units prepare for the final assault on OBJ Miranda as time and manpower permit. In the event of an amassed counter-attack or time pressure, PL 4 becomes the Limit of Advance for all units.


All units cross the PLD at full capacity. Resupplies will be conducted as needed, with pre-scheduled reconsolidation at the three rally points: RV Salem, RV Seattle, RV Springfield. Vehicle recovery and repair is the responsibility of Papa.

In accordance with SOP

Rules of Engagement
In accordance with SOP

Fire Support Plan
Fire support is available through M252 mortars, mobile in M113, call sign Yankee. Yankee's chief responsibility during the advance is continuous smoke cover on hostile positions. Suppression of hostile entrenched positions and further missions will be at the discretion of Sierra 6. Requests for fire support must be radioed up to Sierra 9 in a timely fashion to ensure adequate reaction to contact.

Close Air Support
In accordance with SOP


Communications Plan
Callsign Primary Frequency Superior Frequency ACTUAL
SIERRA 9 40mHz 37mHz SPC SkullCollector Platoon Leader
SIERRA 1 250mHz 40mHz Sgt Johnson Squad Leader
SIERRA 2 260mHz 40mHz Sgt Hrusi Squad Leader
SIERRA 3 270mHz 40mHz MSG Crossy Squad Leader
VICTOR 9 361mHz 37mHz SPC Aynzerwulv MBT Section Commander
VICTOR 1 362mHz 361mHz SPC Mattjamco MBT Crewman (Commander)
VICTOR 2 290mHz 361mHz SP2 Bomer MBT Crewman (Commander)
VICTOR 3 300mHz 361mHz SP3 Adshield APC/IFV Crewman (Commander)
PAPA 4 70mHz 43mHz SP2 Chelmy (Ret.) Logistics Support Chief
HOTEL 4-1 71mHz 70mHz MSG Aiedail CMT Leader
HOTEL 4-2 72mHz 70mHz PFC Shambala CMT Leader
YANKEE 4-3 73mHz 70mHz SPC Fowlds Fire Support Chief
ZULU H 87mHz 37mHz 2Lt Zuka Senior Game Master
In accordance with SOP


TEAMSPEAK IP: ops.unitedtaskforce.net
GAME SERVER IP (Direct Connect): ops.unitedtaskforce.net
GAME SERVER PASSWORD: issued on Discord


FORM UP: 1700hrs UTC
STEP OFF: 1725hrs UTC
END-EX: 1900-2000hrs UTC APPROX
All are GMT/UTC


Equipment Checklist
The following combined equipment list is issued as part of approved kit lists and across relevant personnel.

Qty Item Weight
Primary weapons
28x M16A2 98kg
10x M16A2 M203 49kg
6x M249 36kg
12x M3A1 (Grey) 44kg

16x cwr3_b_backpack_radio Warning 0kg
7x cwr3_b_vest_pasgt_alice_woodland_gl Warning 0kg
6x cwr3_b_vest_pasgt_alice_woodland_mg Warning 0kg
13x cwr3_b_vest_pasgt_alice_woodland_light Warning 0kg
13x B_AssaultPack_rgr Warning 0kg
7x cwr3_b_vest_pasgt_alice_woodland_etool Warning 0kg
10x cwr3_b_vest_pasgt_alice_od_crew Warning 0kg
6x cwr3_o_backpack_harness_roll Warning 0kg
2x cwr3_b_backpack_alice_medic Warning 0kg
4x cwr3_b_uniform_m81_woodland_rolled Warning 0kg
1x cwr3_b_uniform_m81_woodland_gloves Warning 0kg

38x 30rnd STANAG M855 16kg
21x .45 ACP 7Rnd M1911 Mag 6kg
36x M83 Smoke Grenade (White) 7kg
22x 30rnd STANAG M856 (Tracer) 9kg
20x M18 Smoke Grenade (Blue) 4kg
7x 40mm M443 (HEDP) Grenade 1kg
51x 40mm M713 (Red smoke) Grenade 9kg
42x 5.56mm 200Rnd M249 (Red TE4) Box 76kg
6x M72A6 (HEAT) Rocket 11kg
7x Painkillers 0kg
10x M18 Smoke Grenade (Purple) 2kg
18x .45 ACP 30Rnd M3A1 Mag (Grey) 8kg
22x M18 Smoke Grenade (Yellow) 4kg
11x M67 Fragmentation Grenade 4kg
8x Ammonium Carbonate 0kg
2x .45 ACP 30Rnd M3A1 Mag (Red tracer/Grey) 1kg
24x 60mm HE 33kg

Secondary weapons
16x M1911 17kg

Other equipment
44x US BDU (M81) 40kg
1x PASGT Vest ALICE AWS Chest Rig (M81) 2kg
60x Map 5kg
23x Radio 8kg
58x Compass 5kg
58x Watch 5kg
8x Map Tools 0kg
10x PASGT Vest LBV-88 ALICE (M81) 25kg
6x SAW Bipod 5kg
108x Bandage (Packing) 5kg
9x US Crew Suit 16kg
12x Entrenching Tool 5kg
8x Toolkit 29kg
4x Earplugs 0kg
4x ALICE Belt (Officer) 3kg
12x Bandage (QuikClot) 1kg
8x Tourniquet (CAT) 0kg
2x Painkillers 0kg
4x Cable Tie 0kg
4x Splint 0kg
2x Crew Helmet 4kg
2x Earplugs 0kg
1x Artillery Rangetable 0kg

25x Binoculars 0kg

6x M72A6 16kg
4x M6 Light Mortar [BAF] 21kg

Total Equipment: 630kg

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