The particular topic that interested me is the use of a mortar section (two tubes mounted in M113 vehicles) in support of the troop. In page 26 of the printed version of Warrior's Rage, there is a mention of the use of this mortars to mark the enemy's position for the other platoons and to suppress the enemy while the troop maneuvers into a firing position.
This mission is in the desert, against the Iraqi Army. The original map is El Alamein (by manteuffel at the downloads section of SteelBeasts.com) slightly modified with some shrubs. Kilometers of open terrain, ideal for an armor battle.
|A Troop (blue icons) has to secure the crossroads at objective "Alamein". The crossroads are defended by mechanized infantry supported by tanks. The strength of the enemy forces is unknown, but no less than a company was reported at the crossroads.|
|The crossroads have a few abandoned buildings and some palm trees that will certainly help with the struggle to land-navigate through the featureless desert.|
|Own forces: two platoons of four M1 Abrams tanks each.|
|Own forces: two platoons of six M3 Bradley CFV each. The platoon size is six instead of the traditional four, please see page 32 of Warrior's Rage.|
|At our line of departure, the troopers rush to their vehicles. Note the road (actually more like a track) in the middle of the screenshot. This road goes some 14 km northwest directly onto objective Alamein.|