Operation Order - ARTEMIS
First light: 0610
Forecast: Overcast and rain
Task Org: SOP
The island has volcanic, mountainous terrain in the NE corner, with rolling hills extending South. The East coast is the centre of population and was once a popular tourist destination with flat, sandy beaches and small, short plains to the foothills. The main town, situated on this coast, has the only port facilities on the island capable of direct ship-to-shore offloading.
The Southern coasts are dominated by steep cliffs and small inlets unsuitable for large-scale amphibious operations. There is a hill to the south of the airfield with a company-size defended encampment.
The Western tip of the island hosts the only airfield, with low hills to the East and South. The western tip of the island also has suitable beaches for landing and sustaining amphibious operations, although very near the airfield. The airfield is a strategic objective to NATO forces.
The northern coast of the island has steep shores and short beaches which provide a limited scope for amphibious operations.
The centre of the island is dominated by open plains with low hills and is the agricultural heart of the island. There a numerous olive oil groves and small farming villages throughout.
Strength: The remains of the island's initial garrison is located at the Airfield it is beleived to be an under strength company. with engineer attachments to maintain the airfield
Location: The En force is believed to located in and around the airfields surrounding and mainly focusing its defence in the southern side of the airfield
Weapons: Small arms, light mortars and launchers.
Equipment: Motorised Coy. M2 Humvee's and unarmed APCs. Engineering trp x1 combat tractor.
Most Likely Course of Action: Defend the airfield
Most Dangerous Course of Action: deny friendly forces the chance to form a break in within the airfields perimeter
2 Up intent: Capture the Airfield iot deny foreign intervention.
1 Up intent: Capture the Airfield iot deny En forces air support
Friendly Forces in AO: 3 Cdo Bde has arrived with the Amphibious taskforce. The Bde SOM; 42 to capture the airfield while 45 conducts a rapid envelopment of the enemy companies in the SW. 40 Cdo in reserve.
Naval forces will approach the western side of the island in landing formation and conduct Naval Gunfire Support against the enemy companies in the SW. This is designed to deceive the enemy as to the direction of the main landing and prevent him from concentrating his forces to the East.
Some civilians on both sides of the civil war have taken to conducting small armed raids against the other side. Most of the central plain has been abandoned however some civilians may remain.
To Fix, Find and destroy En forces within the Airfield through means of a deliberate attack IoT deny En forces air support.
Intent: The troop will move through a set of Rvs avoiding En forces to maintain the element of surprise when assaulting the airfield.
Pre defined HLS are
HLS Harry 08951147
HLS Megan 09631205
Scheme of Maneouvre: The troop will form up at the FUP 1025,1170, from here troop will move through a set of Rvs, RV1. 0982,1172 RV2. 0923,1170 RV3. 0887,1177 before arriving at the FRV. 0861,1188 the CCP will be co located at this location. from here 1 section will move off into the BOF location at 0820,1208. Once set 2 section will move into the LD 0820,1205. The signal for the attack will be given in coordination with precision bombing from FA18s at this point the BOF is to open up enabling 2 section to form the break in and start pushing west. Once 2 section has secured a breach, 1 section is to collapse the BOF and move to 2 sections location to assist in the clearance of the airfield
Helicopter support, sickbay and stores provided from FF.
LASM & NLAW to be carried at the section level.
COMMAND AND SIGNALS
PASSWORDS AND CODES
Password: Foxtrot uniform / charlie kilo
Edited March 1 by S. Beardmore