Yeah, our garages were in Wolf, we were even further up the road at Langeleben. There wasn't a great deal of optimism in our unit about even reaching GDP, never mind actually achieving anything.Thread Drift Warning
The whole thing was about counter moves, be they counter penetrations, counter attacks or counter strokes.
The Whole of 3 Armd Div (which included the then 19 Bde in Colchester) was the likely corps level counter stroke formation, hence their prioritisation.
7 Bde had to have first as its role in covering force was crucial in buying time (for rest of NATO to deploy - huge debates as to whether the Belgians could get to their battle area (approx the Harz mountains), and on some scenarios whether 4 Div could get there.) And of course they had to be able to break clean and refurbish.
Fortunately I was in Wolfenbuttel, so we were deffo there for WW3 - although it could have been a tad lonely and one sided.
I think the chances of i (BE) Corps actually making it their GDPs might, charitably, be assessed as 'vanishingly small'.