This custom-made scenario starts with a platoon of Canadian Army soldiers on their way to a presence patrol in an insurgency theater of operations. It is very well known that the civilian population sometimes doesn't appreciate or are less cooperative when armored vehicles are marauding in their streets. So in this case the platoon has dismounted and left their LAVIIIs in a so-called satellite patrol, hundreds of meters behind them.
|A panoramic view of the scenario. The dismounts are in the open in front of the village and the LAVIIIs are overwatching them from a ridge line.|
|The LAVIIs, with their powerful optics and main guns are counted for providing early warning and for supporting the dismounts upon contact.|
|The 3rd Section comes under sniper fire, but the enemy can't be spotted by neither the dismounts nor the LAVIIIs back in the ridge.|
The satellite patrol thing didn't work well in this case. No early warning, no target identification or suppression (sniper team) was provided for the 3rd Section. In the case of the 1st Section, the LAVIIIs are not to be blamed because they don't have LOS on the enemy MG team. Overwatching requires a 100% shared battlespace between the support and maneuver groups.
I started this scenario very small and it somehow grew a bit over its original intent, so I may post a full-blown AAR or release it in the future.