Example set of Orders

#1
Does anyone have an example set of Platoon Commanders deliberate attack orders which they would be willing to send me? For some PJNCOs to practise orders extraction with.
My imagination isn't working too well today...
 
#2
It really isn't that hard. Think up a fictional object; enemy dug in on a hill designated D19. Your platoon has to attack this hill and take the position. That's your bones. Next add detail as you go through the headings.

GROUND: is it grassland, desert, moorland? Wet or dry? Flat or undulating? etc.

SITUATION: The Soviets always seem to be the enemy. Think up some interesting background scenario; not too taxing.

MISSION: To take and hold objective D19; to take and hold objective D19

EXECUTION: How? 1sect provides covering fire whilst 2&3 F&M up and fight through? Again, think up something plausible.

SERVICE SUPPORT: what do you have to help? MFC? Try to be realistic; two tank regiments and a Vanguard submarine are not likely to be tasked with supporting one platoon. atts and dets

COMMAND & SIGNAL: who's IC, 2IC, 3IC? Where will they be? If the pl. HQ is static and defended, make sure that everyone knows that you've put up some barbed wire, so a runner doesn't injure himself on it or find himself unable to get at you. Radios; sort out all the technical issues now. Passwords and times of change;

CONFIRM: ask questions and receive questions

SYNCHRONISE WATCHES: make sure everyone is using the same time zone. In the UK in the summer, people will use alpha time as standard because it's local; don't assume they'll use zulu.

SUMMARY: reiterate. Just in case someone's too shy to ask that burning question... I've got into the habit, if I have time during my appreciation, of noting the salient points down on sheets of A5 paper, which allows me to think how I'm going to express what I want to say clearly, and then giving the sheets out as handouts, so the people I'm briefing can look at the model and think of possible problems rather than just copying my every word.

Apologies if this is obvious to you. Goes without saying, draw or build a model too.
 

The_Duke

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#3
B_Z,

Is that how you do it in the cadets? There is no way you have ever been anywhere near a decent set of orders if you think that fire support comes under CSS, or the rest of the dribble you posted.

More duff gen from people who know nothing!

wg100, I will see if I can dig something out for you.

Duke
 
#4
Bravo_Zulu said:
It really isn't that hard. Think up a fictional object; enemy dug in on a hill designated D19. Your platoon has to attack this hill and take the position. That's your bones. Next add detail as you go through the headings.

GROUND: is it grassland, desert, moorland? Wet or dry? Flat or undulating? etc.

How does it affect my plan. Cover from view cover from fire etc

SITUATION: The Soviets always seem to be the enemy. Think up some interesting background scenario; not too taxing.

MISSION: To take and hold objective D19; to take and hold objective D19

Don't forget your unifying statement ie Our mission is to take and hold objective D19. Our mission is to take and hold obj D19 in order to allow 1 Pl to take obj D20

EXECUTION: How? 1sect provides covering fire whilst 2&3 F&M up and fight through? Again, think up something plausible.

SERVICE SUPPORT: what do you have to help? MFC? Try to be realistic; two tank regiments and a Vanguard submarine are not likely to be tasked with supporting one platoon. atts and dets

CSS is logs, med, resup etc, not Vangaurd SSBNs or MFCs

COMMAND & SIGNAL: who's IC, 2IC, 3IC? Where will they be? If the pl. HQ is static and defended, make sure that everyone knows that you've put up some barbed wire, so a runner doesn't injure himself on it or find himself unable to get at you. Radios; sort out all the technical issues now. Passwords and times of change;

CONFIRM: ask questions and receive questions

SYNCHRONISE WATCHES: make sure everyone is using the same time zone. In the UK in the summer, people will use alpha time as standard because it's local; don't assume they'll use zulu.

When you sync watches ensure it is in 2 minutes it will be as it allows watch mongs to catch up. You then give 1 minute, 30 secs, 15 secs, 10, five, four, three, two one, mark, one, two, three, four, five then give the time

SUMMARY: reiterate. Just in case someone's too shy to ask that burning question... I've got into the habit, if I have time during my appreciation, of noting the salient points down on sheets of A5 paper, which allows me to think how I'm going to express what I want to say clearly, and then giving the sheets out as handouts, so the people I'm briefing can look at the model and think of possible problems rather than just copying my every word.

The summary is your chance to sell your task to your troops. Close your notebook and speak about your plan without usingthe headings in your TAM. You will need to know your plan in your head and all you will do is talk it through. Easy

Apologies if this is obvious to you. Goes without saying, draw or build a model too.

Question thoughout using Question Pause Nominate
 
#5
G. group of men firing. e.g 4 section
R. range....i.e 100m
I. indication....eg enemy i fist left of centre arc
T. type of fire....ie rapid fire

ahhhh the army's useful umonics
 
#6
johnboy1990 said:
G. group of men firing. e.g 4 section
R. range....i.e 100m
I. indication....eg enemy i fist left of centre arc
T. type of fire....ie rapid fire

ahhhh the army's useful umonics
Oh Dear, a lamb to the slaughter
 
#7
Bravo_Zulu said:
It really isn't that hard. Think up a fictional object; enemy dug in on a hill designated D19. Your platoon has to attack this hill and take the position. That's your bones. Next add detail as you go through the headings.

GROUND: is it grassland, desert, moorland? Wet or dry? Flat or undulating? etc.

SITUATION: The Soviets always seem to be the enemy. Think up some interesting background scenario; not too taxing.

MISSION: To take and hold objective D19; to take and hold objective D19

EXECUTION: How? 1sect provides covering fire whilst 2&3 F&M up and fight through? Again, think up something plausible.

SERVICE SUPPORT: what do you have to help? MFC? Try to be realistic; two tank regiments and a Vanguard submarine are not likely to be tasked with supporting one platoon. atts and dets

COMMAND & SIGNAL: who's IC, 2IC, 3IC? Where will they be? If the pl. HQ is static and defended, make sure that everyone knows that you've put up some barbed wire, so a runner doesn't injure himself on it or find himself unable to get at you. Radios; sort out all the technical issues now. Passwords and times of change;

CONFIRM: ask questions and receive questions

SYNCHRONISE WATCHES: make sure everyone is using the same time zone. In the UK in the summer, people will use alpha time as standard because it's local; don't assume they'll use zulu.

SUMMARY: reiterate. Just in case someone's too shy to ask that burning question... I've got into the habit, if I have time during my appreciation, of noting the salient points down on sheets of A5 paper, which allows me to think how I'm going to express what I want to say clearly, and then giving the sheets out as handouts, so the people I'm briefing can look at the model and think of possible problems rather than just copying my every word.

Apologies if this is obvious to you. Goes without saying, draw or build a model too.
As already mentioned, you have never been in contact with some genuine orders if this is your orders template...

For wg10 pm me your email I have a set of fictional orders used for Officer Training.
 
#9
johnboy1990 said:
G. group of men firing. e.g 4 section
R. range....i.e 100m
I. indication....eg enemy i fist left of centre arc
T. type of fire....ie rapid fire

ahhhh the army's useful umonics
nice. either a terrible wah or you are the worlds biggest crow.
 
#10
[/anti wah on]

johnboy1990 said:
G. group of men firing. e.g 4 section
R. range....i.e 100m
I. indication....eg enemy i fist left of centre arc
T. type of fire....ie rapid fire

ahhhh the army's useful umonics
A little bit out of your depth on this one me thinks johnboy.

[/anti wah off]
 

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