George looked around at his five team leaders. Team was a descriptive word, the smallest team was two members, the largest team was 12. All in all he had a "Platoon Minus" under his command for this operation, which if successful would provide a valuable morale boost for the entire resistance.
"Ok, Joe and Jenny are on the hill at 1000 and in position no later than 1200. " The pointer stick indicated where on the sand table that the husband and wife sniper team would provide overwatch. "At 0300 the following morning under concealment of darkness Jack's team make their way up this wash to Support By Fire position Arc Welder."
George paused, and Jack picked up. "We low crawl from the ORP up the wash, a line of sight analysis says we will be fine. Abort criteria is if we are compromised or the QRF in the compound is activated."
"Joe, what is the abort signal?" George asked.
"We break radio silence, 'the apple pie is rotten, the apple pie is rotten, the apple pie is rotten' is the primary signal. Alternate is a flash grenade tossed down the back of the hillside. Contingency is two signal flares. Emergency is we've done all of the above and Jack still hasn't started moving back down the wash and we start firing at cameras and towers trying to draw attention off the team."
"Good." George looked back towards the sand table. "Once Jack's team is in position he will set up the support by fire line."
"Once the SBF is put into place Randy's team will provide the diversion." George pointed at Randi.
"I will move with my Alpha section from our ORP to attack by fire position Broadsword, Bravo section will move south of the ORP 500 meters and set up the 60mm mortar. My comms guy will stay in the ORP with and run the field switchboard from Broadsword to the mortars for adjusting fire." Randy smiled.
"At 0345 we get to rock and roll. Lots of sound and thunder." Randy smiled, using his laser pointer to maker the targets selected. "Rockets, 40mm grenades, mortar. We only have 10 rounds of 60mm, so it'll be over quick. Anyways we get a mad minute of fire on the target before we start our egress."
George nodded. "Bill's team is staged here" the stick pointed to a road intersection out of line of sight of the target. "Once the fireworks go off what do you do?"
Bill took the pointer. "caltrops across the road will shred the tires of the QRF vehicles even if the explosives fail. My anti armor team is posted here" the pointer moved to a hillside overlooking the roadway. "They have satchel charges ready to drop on any vehicle that is disabled, might not kill anyone inside the armor, but is should be enough to silence the machine guns long enough for my assault team to get close and plant the limpet charges."
"What is the abort criteria?" George asked.
"If the QRF tries to go off road directly to Randy's team we shift to the ambush plan." Bill pointed to a position three kilometers away, "the bend in the road is perfect, the explosives are in place, command wire already laid. We take out the first and last vehicle then leave."
"Good" George smiled. "All right, Jack, when is your signal to engage?"
"Bill lets us know the QRF is immobile via IRC, cell, or lastly radio." Jack smiled.
"And finally, the main event, Casey." George handed the pointer stick to his final team leader.
"Once the QRF is immobilized with all the antennas destroyed we will assume that communication back to the target is degraded. We will approach along the normal road used by the thugs in our truck convoy, and hope that any inconsistencies with an actual military vehicle are concealed by darkness or battle damage."
"Once half of my vehicles make it to the dismount point the Jack will open fire, supposedly spooking a driver causing my lead truck to ram the gate. If the gate holds the driver will try to egress, igniting the time fuze before he leaves the truck." Casey smiled. "If the gate gives, the driver will continue into the compound and ram his truck into his assigned target here, before pulling the time fuse and running like hell."
"Trucks two and three will follow, two cutting left, three cutting right, and discharge two men to drop satchel bombs on these structures before tossing grenades into these indirect bunkers." Casey pointed to the sand table.
"Once Casey is inside, a red star cluster is the signal to egress for all teams. Jack, egress at star cluster plus two minutes, Joe, egress at star cluster plus 4 minutes. Everyone scatter to their team rally point, check in on IRC." George rose up and paced, hoping he hadn't forgotten anything.
"All right." George smiled. "Good work, we have two days to rehearse and prep. This is when we get the first new moon after this unit rotated in to our AO." George rose up. "I'll leave the sand table in place so you can each take the time to brief your teams using it. The next rehearsal will have everyone here in 12 hours, have your teams here. Anything that you need and don't have see my XO about."