[OPORD] Operation Honeybadger (2001), Battle of Basra (Part III) - UNITAF - Arma 3 MILSIM
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OPERATIONS ORDER
Operation Honeybadger (2001), Battle of Basra (Part III)







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





--- OPERATIONS ORDER ---


Situation

Background Information
THIS OPERATION WILL TAKE PLACE DURING A SANDSTORM WITH VARYING VISIBILITY British forces stationed north of Basra city prepare for an impending enemy counterattack under the cover night and sandstorm ...

Friendly Forces
7th Armoured Brigade: - 1x Rifle Platoon "Knight" from the 1st Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers - 2x Challenger 2 MBT from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards 2 Logistic Support Regiment; - 2x Troop transporter truck - 1x Resupply and rearm truck - 2x Logistical Land Rovers for quick repairs and resupplies 3 Medical Regiment: - 1x Medical Land Rover

Supporting Assets
- "Dog platoon" stationed around Al-Reyeria - There is a forecast for a sandstorm, all friendly air and artillery operations are suspended for the duration. No air or arty support is available. - NOTE: Civilian presence is expected in Al Gostha.

Enemy Forces
Insurgent mechanized infantry with Iraq army tank support. Expect heavy CQB fighting.


Mission

Tasking
Defeat the impending enemy counterattack, then continue to clear the outskirts of Basra city.

End-state
Outskirts of Basra city secured, the enemy routed inside the city.


Execution

Commander's Intent
Primary Objective: Our Primary objective is the capture and relief of the Al Bostha refugee camp to the west of Basra city center. We will complete this task through the progressive assault of Iraqi and insurgent held strongholds obstructing our route. Secondary Objective: Our secondary objective is the de-mining of bridges in the area which are obstructing both civilian and military vehicles. Additionally, we are to destroy any discovered enemy supplies or assets in the region.

Tasks and Sequencing
PHASE-0: Our platoon will begin our mission from FOB Corunna where we will gear-up and brief before moving to AP-1 and AP-2 respectively, in anticipation of an enemy attack on PL-0. Once the enemy attack is successfully repelled, we will recieve transport from LIMA 4 through PL-0 and begin Phase 1. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ PHASE-1: LIMA 4 will transport KNIGHT elements to their respective dismount points before they follow their routes through OBJ Glasgow at the discretion of their leaders. KNIGHT 1 is tasked on clearing the eastern side of the objective and KNIGHT 2 on the west. HAMMER elements are to support the attack on OBJ Glasgow before proceeding to OBJ Edinburgh to destroy enemy installations and armor. If required, resupply will be conducted by LIMA 4 at RV-ALPHA. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ PHASE-2: We will stage short of PL-1 and await clearance from KNIGHT 9 before each squad assaults their respective objectives: Newcastle, Carlisle and Middlesbrough. Squads are to ensure marked bridges are cleared from potential anti-tank mines and blockades. Hammer elements are to conduct supporting fire and assault as required as ground elements advance. LIMA 4 is to conduct resupply at RV-Bravo and RV-Charlie as required. The platoon will hold before PL-2. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ PHASE-3: KNIGHT 1 is to assault OBJ Leeds from the north-east and provide base of fire as required, whilst KNIGHT 2 ensure that BRIDGE 3 is secured and cleared before flanking and assaulting the same objective. Hammer elements are to conduct supporting fire and assault as required as ground elements advance. LIMA 4 is to conduct resupply at RV-Delta as required. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ PHASE-4: Assault on obj Manchester and OBJ Liverpool will be decided in-field dependent on situation present. Whilst one squad assault through the river and clear bridge 4, 5 and 6, the other will assault OBJ Manchester before both squads assault OBJ Liverpool from the north and south. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________


Administration/Logistics

Resupply
- Resupply will be conducted by LIMA 4 through KNIGHT 8 at RV-ALPHA-DELTA.

Medical
- Less severe casualties are to be handled by squad medics. - More severe casualties and mas-cas situations are to be handled by MIKE 4-1. - PAK requirements are to be handled by MIKE 4-1, preferably during resupply at respective marked RV points. (PAK in-field is off, PAK only available at medical vehicles or facilities)

Rules of Engagement
- Any CPERS/EPWs are to be transported by LIMA 4 or MIKE 4-1 back to FOB Corunna at the discretion of KNIGHT 9.

Fire Support Plan
(none available)

Close Air Support
(none available)


Command/Signal


Communications Plan
Callsign Primary Frequency Superior Frequency ACTUAL
KNIGHT 9 40mHz 37mHz SSG Johnson Platoon Leader
KNIGHT 1 250mHz 40mHz Maj James Squad Leader
KNIGHT 1-1 251mHz 250mHz SFC SkullCollector Fireteam Leader
KNIGHT 1-2 252mHz 250mHz SPC William Fireteam Leader
KNIGHT 2 260mHz 40mHz 1Lt WhiteWolf Squad Leader
KNIGHT 2-1 261mHz 260mHz SP2 LegacyStetson (Ret.) Fireteam Leader
KNIGHT 2-2 262mHz 260mHz SP3 Gendalorf Fireteam Leader
HAMMER 9 60mHz 37mHz SP1 Applechaser MBT Crewman (Commander)
HAMMER 1 350mHz 60mHz MSP Mattjamco MBT Crewman (Commander)
LIMA 4 70mHz 43mHz PFC Kat Logistics Support Chief
MIKE 4-1 71mHz 70mHz SSG Kevin CMT Leader
ZULU H 87mHz 37mHz Sgt Kerry Senior Game Master
Considerations
LR 40.0 MHZ: - KNIGHT 9 - KNIGHT 1 - KNIGHT 2 - HAMMER 9 LR 70.0 MHZ: - KNIGHT 8 - LIMA 4 - MIKE 4-1 LR 87.0 MHZ: - KNIGHT 9 - ZULU H



CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONS

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

TIMINGS

SERVER OPENS: 1830hrs UTC
FORM UP: 1900hrs UTC
ANNOUNCEMENTS/BRIEFING: 1915hrs UTC
STEP OFF: 1925hrs UTC
END-EX: 2100-2200hrs UTC APPROX
All are GMT/UTC


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