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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A unit from Hoplite Tactical Solutions on the move in northern Iraq.

Hoplite SOP is to conduct survivability moves as a matter of routine. Pictured here are mobile cyber ops and EW platforms displacing with gun trucks for escort.





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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ministry of Defense announced this morning that the ROD has reached an agreement with Germany for the permanent basing of ROD troops in Bavaria. In a joint statement, German and ROD defense officials confirmed that the ROD 7th Armored Brigade would be occupying bases in Schweinfurt that were once home to a US Army brigade combat team. Under the agreement, the two military installations in Schweinfurt would be leased by the ROD, along with nearby housing areas, schools, and recreational facilities that were once home to US Army units.

Ledward Barracks and Conn Barracks were most recently home to the US Army’s 1st Infantry Division (2nd Brigade Combat Team and DIVCAV Squadron). These bases will be expanded under the agreement, absorbing surrounding farmland, but not affecting any permanent homes or structures. The facilities will be renamed, but the new names have not yet been decided.

Several countries had expressed an interest in a permanent ROD presence, but Germany was selected due to its central location in Europe, existing facilities, and infrastructure to facilitate deployments. Neighboring countries and NATO welcome the addition of an ROD heavy brigade to Europe, citing increased tension with both Russia and the Eurasian Union. The ROD will not be joining NATO, but will be working closely with them on matters of European defense.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This morning HHC 7th Armored Brigade had its vehicles and baggage inspected for the long transit to their new home in Schweinfurt, Germany. Vehicles and shipping containers must pass a stringent inspection before being loaded on a ship bound for Antwerp, Belgium. From the port of Antwerp the vehicles and containers will be moved by rail to Schweinfurt and the railhead at ROD Reiter Kaserne (formerly known as Conn Barracks).

ROD personnel will fly into Nurnberg and then bus to Schweinfurt.

This is the first of many movements that the 7th Armored Brigade will undertake in the coming weeks. After the HHC, the ROD will move 1 tank battalion, two mech infantry battalions, an artillery battalion, a forward support battalion, and several additional companies (BRT, Engineers, air defense) in a similar fashion.

Pictured here are HHC vehicles arriving at the port.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Canadian Military official stationed in Mauritania has made a phone call to the ROD to ask for advice on how to properly deal with the Militants in the capital following the loss of a whole armored column in the T.zeina area. I know Canada and ROD are not on friendly terms right now, but the Canadian Military is having a difficult time fighting in a urban environment.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ROD recommends going back to the basics for Canada.

Have a mission.
At the operational level have a mission and stick to it. Why are you in Mauritania? To hunt Al Kabab? To establish peace? Who do you want to be in control once peace is restored? To claim it for Canada? Only after you know what you want to accomplish and who you are fighting and why can you decide what assets you need. If you are trying to rebuild a neighborhood don’t blow it up with artillery. If you want to beat someone into submission, then do it convincingly. Don’t bring flamethrowers into a town if you want to build trust with the presidents.

At the tactical level have a mission and stick to it. Why are you leaving your base? To go kill someone? To see what exploded? Presence patrol? Decide what your mission is and then proceed with the assets that you need. If you’re operating from a base, you should never have an M577 out on the streets. Take what you need and have a QRF on standby in case they get into trouble (Quick Reaction Force). Never rush to failure – think about what you are doing before you rush headlong out the gate.

Have a chain of command.
This is the military – you have a chain of command from the highest commander all the way down to the lowliest rifleman. If the commander is killed, the next dude in the chain of command takes over. There is no questioning who is in command there is no deliberation. The new commander drives on with the mission or he makes adjustments. No one should ever panic in the absence of orders.

Train your troops.
Get your troops in shape – mentally and physically. Challenge them through training and instill the will to win in them. I suspect that morale will be low if they run away every time they take a casualty. Teach them to want to fight – focus on who you want them to kill, not whether they are working with the CoC or not. Teach them to shoot, to stab, to punch and kick. Teach them to think on their feet.

Shoot, move, and communicate.
When you get into a fight, remember to keep doing these three things. Keep doing them until the fight is over.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All blessings flow from a good mission statement.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IF the "loneliest rifleman" saved your damned command, I'd be surprised if the senior commanders would object. As it was, you handed it to the greenest officer, which was a cowardly thing to do, BY ELECTION, no less. EVERYBODY in the party should know at what point HE is the one who is in charge. In the armed services, you look around at what's happening. IF nobody else is in charge, YOU are. Whether you are a general or a private, continue the mission. Just do SOMETHING! PANIC was the best you came up with, for Pete's sake. THAT just gets everybody killed.

Now, RE-READ what ROD KINDLY offered as advice and figure out what you misunderstood. He has a lot more patience than I do.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then the top brass in the Canadian Military is retarded. You follow the chain of command. If the captain is killed the lieutenant takes over, then the first sergeant, then the platoon sergeant, etc. The lowest private may be the guy that can save the unit and affect the battle, but if you don't train him to do that or you keep him in the dark he will be useless. What happened to Canada?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Due to a recent incident with a Sergent from that Canadian Column taking command of the survivors out of the City, the Canadian military will review the RODs recommendations to form a better force, it would be a slow process however.

Also on a side note to Panzer I'm not actually in Mauritania leading this troops personally, I'm in Ottawa reading these reports on the situation there, Command of the mission is handled by the General who runs the base on Maple Leaf landing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7th Armored Brigade HHC has arrived in Schweinfurt, Germany and are now occupying Reiter Kaserne. Vehicles and equipment are still inbound, as are the vehicles and equipment for 13th Tank Battalion.

The 7th Brigade commander is on site with his staff and is overseeing the operation from the SPOD to Schweinfurt. The locals are very happy to have an ROD presence to fill the void left by the US Army.

The unit crest for the 7th "Iron Horse" Brigade

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mech,

Get. A. New. General.

Haul everybody back to home station.

What is Canada's interest?

There are enough countries blundering around out in the world trying to "fix" things with troops (US, for instance), wasting resources, destroying infrastructure, and sending countries back to life before the Roman Empire.

You are making the same mistake Westmoreland did in Vietnam... trying to fight the war he wanted, not the one he had.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This morning the ROD Minister of Defense made an unexpected announcement concerning a week-long exercise to begin on Monday, June 17. The event, dubbed Grunt Week, was ordered by the MoD to ensure that ground combat troops in the ROD are proficient in basic soldiering skills. Grunt Week is mandatory training for all infantry soldiers, and soldiers from other branches of the Army are encouraged to participate based on current operational demands. ROD Marines are also required to complete the training, as are Air Force and Navy personnel whose primary mission is ground combat. The only infantry personnel excused from Grunt Week are the 20 paratroopers attending jungle warfare school, and any personnel already on approved leave.

Grunt Week will be run by the ROD Infantry School and will take place primarily at the Big D (Diamondback Training Area) in central ROD. The training will also occur at the Multi-Purpose Range Complex in Mahishmati for troops of the 2nd Armored Brigade, and in Panama for the 15th Infantry Battalion. Allies of the ROD are welcome to attend at any of the training sites.

Grunt Week will focus on being a soldier. All personnel will complete ROD Basic Soldier Skills (Skill Level 1 – the “Basic 20”) as well as select Basic Soldier Skills from Level 2 and Level 3. There will also be force-on-force engagements, physical training, tactical road marches, and other surprises for the troops.

“What we want to avoid is just reviewing the basic skills books” stated Colonel Eaton, commandant of the Infantry School. “We want to review basic skills, but in such as way as to drive home the brutality of combat, and of infantry combat in particular. This is a dangerous and bloody business we are in. We want our troops to be ready.”


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the ROD are Interested will allow it, Canada will send one Battalion of the Queens Own rifle to this grunt week, so they observe the RODs training program.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canada will be allowed to attend Grunt Week, but they must come as participants rather than just observers. The MoD initially agreed but limited Canada to a single company of no more than 200 troops due to Canada's propensity for mutiny, but after deliberating for a while the minister agreed to let the commandant of the infantry school decide how many Canadian troops to allow. The commandant will notify Canada this afternoon of the decision.

The Canadian troops will joining ROD and Mahishmati infantrymen at the MPRC in Mahishmati for the event. Further instructions will follow.

[GM's Note: it is expected that you will post a few pics of your infantry during Grunt Week. This is, after all, a micro armor forum....so let's see some micro armor!]
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