[OPORD] Operation Valiant Guardian (2020), Artery Severe (Part 2) - UNITAF - Arma 3 MILSIM
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OPERATIONS ORDER
Operation Valiant Guardian (2020), Artery Severe (Part 2)







TO:
OPERATIONS OFFICER
United Task Force
UNITAF Forces Kordun
FROM:
Lt Gen Chad P. Franks
CMDR CJTF USCENTCOM
MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, U.S.





--- OPERATIONS ORDER ---


Situation

Background Information
With Lightning platoon hanging on by a thread in the logistics base outside Bolshie Kuptsy, the rest of B Coy, 'Sokolovi' Btn finally move in to relieve and regroup the beleaguered defenders Read carefully Lightning/Reaper Callsigns start surrounded and under enemy attack. Reaper gunners will use the weapons systems on immobilised Pandur-2's. Hitman/Ironside Callsigns will act as a rescue force, Hitman 1-1 and 1-2 may benefit from having a volunteer infantryman mount Ironside vehicle weaponry for the first stage of the operation. As soon as is feasible, Reaper gunners will merge with Ironside driver & commander to form a single cohesive vehicle callsign within Ironside's vehicles.

Friendly Forces
Mechanized Platoon with; 2x BTR-80 1x Ressupply HEMT 1x Repair HMMW 1x M1025 Transport Stranded squad with; 2x Pandur II (immobilized) 1x M1025

Supporting Assets
Once survivors of lightning platoon have been rescued, the rest of the company will arrive and hold the bridge. Friendly airborne troops are operating in the area of Monakhovo. Their tasking is to disable artilery that is hammering lightning platoon as well as nearby SAM position.

Enemy Forces
Mechanized infantry (BTR, BVP) and airborne infantry. Posibilities of enemy aircraft and tanks operating in the AO. The recon UAV has been shot down in the area so we are lacking any intel of enemy positions between Bolshie Kuptsy and Shpagino.


Mission

Tasking
Reinforce and relieve the survivors of Lightning platoon then complete the encirclement of the airbase by taking and holding the town of Shpagino.

End-state
Once Shpagino is firmly in our grasp, the platoon will hold position to prevent the enemy to re-take the town and re-open a resupply route.


Execution

Commander's Intent
The purpose of this mission is to hold, reinforce and deepen our beachhead South of the Treshka river. Lightning platoon begins at half strength with immobilised Pandur 2's in the logistics base just outside Bolshie Kuptsy. Their initial objective is carried over from the first part of this operation - to hold fast until reinforcements arrive. Hitman platoon has been wracked by inexplicable engine malfunctions, leading to them being unable to leave Mikhalevo until now, some functional older model BTR's have been brought up for their use. They dispatch a squad to move quickly SouthWest and storm the town of Armanikha and the FOB there, which Lightning had been pushed out of by determined enemy counterattack mere hours ago. Following this, they will strive to re-unite with Lightning. The combined force will launch an assault on Shpagino and Malaevo to complete the encirclement.

Tasks and Sequencing
PHASE 0 Lightning and Reaper will have limited preparation time before the enemy launches attacks on their position, a freshly captured logistical base. Hitman, Ironside, Phoenix and Guardian will prepare and brief as normal before stepping off Southwards in convoy to relieve Lightning/Reaper. PHASE 1 Lightning/Reaper are to hold their position. With most of their transportation immobilised a fallback is untenable, so the decision has been made to dig in and attempt to hold out for reinforcements. The primary threats faced are enemy attacks from the directions of the airfield to the West, and Beketov to the SouthEast. Airborne troops were also recently sighted being parachuted across the river to the North. Hitman's group will route to Armanikha, where they will recapture the recently levelled town and FOB and interdict themselves onto the axis of the more powerful enemy attacks. Further friendly elements will be following behind to allow Hitman to cross the river Treshka and regroup with Lightning. At this point some reorganisation will occur - the surviving gunners from Reaper will merge into Ironside's vehicles, forming a complete crew complement for each. Lightning will receive any logistical resupply and medical attention they require, and radio nets will be reorganised to cede direct control of elements from Hitman 1 to Lightning 9. PHASE 2 With the 2 partial platoons merged, the joint unit will advance SouthWest towards the towns of Shpagino and Malaevo. Friendly elements will again move in to occupy and defend positions around Bolshie Kuptsy, so we can operate knowing our rear is secure. Hitman 1 and Lightning 2 will perform mounted bounds utilising Ironside along the marked blue route, stopping at alternating waypoints. Hitman 3 will utilise the marked green route, providing long range AA and AT support from these positions. The goal with these movements will be to achieve fire superiority against any outward defenders before committing to crossing the open terrain into the towns themselves. PHASE 3 Should we complete all objectives previously listed ahead of schedule, we will make ourselves available for tasking to support NOMAD, which is an airborne platoon currently operating SouthEast of our AO. Communications have been patchy, but we are aware that they have at least neutralised the enemy artillery battery responsible for inflicting severe casualties on Lightning.


Administration/Logistics

Resupply
Logistics will be provided by Phoenix. Requests are to be made in a timely manner through the Platoon Sergeant, who can be contacted via Hitman 1 for Phase 1, then via Lightning 9 from Phase 2 onwards. The only pre-planned LOGPAK will be at the logistics base at the end of Phase 1.

Medical
PAK's available on request from Guardian, requested through Platoon Sergeant

Rules of Engagement
In accordance with SOP

Fire Support Plan
In accordance with SOP

Close Air Support
In accordance with SOP


Command/Signal


Communications Plan
Callsign Primary Frequency Superior Frequency ACTUAL
LIGHTNING 9 40mHz 37mHz SP1 Wavan Platoon Leader
HITMAN 1 250mHz 40mHz 1Lt WhiteWolf Squad Leader
HITMAN 1-1 251mHz 250mHz SP1 Applechaser Fireteam Leader
HITMAN 1-2 252mHz 250mHz SP2 LegacyStetson Fireteam Leader
LIGHTNING 2 260mHz 40mHz SSG Kevin Squad Leader
HITMAN 3 270mHz 40mHz SP2 B.Miller Infantry Team Leader
IRONSIDE 3 300mHz 361mHz SP3 Phili APC/IFV Section Commander
PHOENIX 4 70mHz 43mHz PFC Carl Logistics Support Chief
GUARDIAN 4-1 71mHz 70mHz SP3 Argo CMT Leader
WATCHMAN H 87mHz 37mHz Sgt Kerry Senior Game Master
Considerations
In accordance with SOP



CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONS

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

TIMINGS

SERVER OPENS: 1730hrs UTC
FORM UP: 1800hrs UTC
ANNOUNCEMENTS/BRIEFING: 1815hrs UTC
STEP OFF: 1825hrs UTC
END-EX: 2000-2100hrs UTC APPROX
All are GMT/UTC


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


Qty Item Weight
Primary weapons
10x M70B3N (PBG) 57kg
5x VHS-D2 20kg
4x M249 PIP (RIS) 29kg
9x M70B3N 38kg
4x Sa?vz.?61 5kg
3x M92 11kg

1x CRO_U_M2021_GMBR_npr_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
6x CRO_V_M401B_VHS2_SL_Motorola_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
4x FRXA_tf_rt1523g_big_Ranger_Green Warning 0kg
5x CRO_U_M2021_GMBR_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
5x CRO_V_M401B_VHS2_R_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
3x CRO_B_Kitbag_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
3x CRO_U_M2021_GOMBR_pr_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
3x CRO_V_M401B_VHS2_SL_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
19x CRO_B_AssaultPack_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
22x CRO_U_M2021_GMBR_pz_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
4x CRO_V_M401B_Essentials_R_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
13x CRO_V_M401B_AK_R_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
4x CRO_U_Army_Coveralls Warning 0kg
4x CRO_V_M401B_Essentials_Blk Warning 0kg
1x FRXA_tf_rt1523g_Black Warning 0kg
4x CRO_U_M2021_VP_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
4x CRO_V_M401B_CROPAT_W Warning 0kg
4x FRXA_tf_rt1523g_Ranger_Green Warning 0kg

Weapon optics
19x 1P78 16kg
4x M145 MGO 1kg

Ammunition
50x 30rnd M70 7.62x39mm M67 32kg
9x VOG25 2kg
38x M67 Fragmentation Grenade 16kg
44x 30rnd M70 7.62x39mm M78 (Tracer) 28kg
4x M18 Smoke Grenade (Orange) 1kg
5x 30rnd VHS-2 M855A1 2kg
7x Painkillers 0kg
10x 30rnd VHS-2 M856A1 (Tracer) 4kg
4x 200rnd M249 Softpack M855A1 (Mixed) 8kg
8x 15rnd M9 Mk243 JHP 2kg
12x 15rnd M9 M882 FMJ 3kg
12x 200rnd M249 Softpack M855A1 25kg
3x M72 HEDP 0kg
6x Ammonium Carbonate 0kg
6x M83 Smoke Grenade (White) 1kg
4x 20rnd Scorpion 7.65x17mm 1kg
5x VG-40SZ 1kg
2x AN-M14 Incendiary Grenade 0kg
1x M26 Anti-Personnel Bounding Mine 1kg

Optics
18x Binoculars 0kg

Other equipment
39x Map 4kg
6x GD300 Android 1kg
39x Radio 14kg
39x Compass 4kg
39x Watch 4kg
44x Tourniquet (CAT) 2kg
6x MicroDAGR 2kg
4x SAW Grip + Bipod 4kg
1x Entrenching Tool 0kg
2x Wirecutter 2kg
10x TXA 0kg

Muzzle attachments
5x SU-230/PVS 2kg

Sidearm optics
4x AN/PEQ-15 Black 1kg

Secondary weapons
8x M9 Beretta 8kg

Launchers
3x M72A7 10kg

Total Equipment: 362kg

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