I would add:
- the Strike Bdes must be capable of fighting without Ajax due to their lack of strategic and operational mobility (relying on HETs and being slower than MIV). They probably means some MIVs with 40mm CTA.
- they will need mobile well protected CLPs to resupply the dispersed Bde. This possibly could be a role for light Cav. The mobility and dispersion of MIV could make the Bde very CSS depend/resource heavy (HETs, POL, ammo, REME, recovery etc etc).
- Strike must maintain the capability to deploy tactically in the field within max 7 days (ie be ready to engage) in Eastern Europe (obviously that requirement could change over time)
- the Strike Bdes need another MIV-mounted Inf Bn each
- I would not generally deploy in a conventional scenario in less than Coy Gp strength. While maintaining dispersion over a fairly wide area.
- Strike will require a suitable all informed battlefield management & CIS system so comdrs can track their assets. This will be difficult in a peer environment.
- the suggested Orbat would see only 2 sections of dismounted infantrymen per Pln and only 2 plns per Coy group. But they would have significant support wpns. This is insufficient to secure areas (and vehicles) properly.
- all in all, Ajax has no place in the Strike Bdes and I’m not sure how they should be deployed.
The other interesting thing about Ivan is he has the good sense to hang 4 properly good ATGM's off everything that moves to give his units bite. Other than against tanks, they give them lots of high precision long range attack on point targets
The interesting thing about Ivan is he has the good sense to hang 4 properly good ATGM's off everything that moves to give his units bite. Other than against tanks, they give them lots of high precision long range attack on point targets