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TDE: Platoon Attack

By Tom McDermott February 13, 2019


In this Tactical Decision Exercise you are a Platoon Commander in 6 RAR. Your BG have been attacking north to DESTROY enemy forces on the Gatton Plain. In a bold move, D Coy were landed in an Air Mobile Operation on a plain near Gatton City.

But the enemy reinforced and D Coy are now fixed. Your Platoon has been tasked to conduct a rapid counter-attack in support of D Coy.

The terrain is scrubby brush land, with limited cover and no buildings due to the steep terrain. You are facing a Platoon-sized enemy, with armour reinforcement. It is 2030hrs, and you have a full moon. What do you do now?



Tom McDermott

Tom McDermott is a serving Australian Army Officer and a student of strategy and military ethics. You can follow him on Twitter via the handle @helmandproject.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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