Evaluating the adversary.

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Intent Analysis[modifier]

Strategic End State, Objective (Strat& Opnl)[modifier]

  • Control of the Casper Sea
    • Control of oil fields
  • Zultar maintains international legitimacy
  • Zultar preserves economic viability
  • Randover in political control

Military endstate[modifier]

  • Oil field seized and defendable
  • Zultar protected from invasion

Military objective[modifier]

  • Neutralized land forces around the Casper Sea
  • Secure oil fields (intact)
  • Sea lines of communication for the oil is still accessible
  • Defend from PA navy
  • Neutralize PA air force
  • Prevent ACC from reinforcing Panterria
  • Defend Zultar Boundaries
  • Protect key infrastructure
  • Protect Randover
  • Maintain control of population.
  • minimal losses to own forces

Criteria for success[modifier]

  • PA South of Gull river under control.
  • PA forces reduced
  • CJTF prevented from deployed (APODs and SPODS)
  • keep freedom of movement within Zultar
  • President alive
  • Favors quick and decisive battle
  • minimizing collateral damages (maintaining international legitimacy)

Strengths & Weaknesses[modifier]

Strange Analysis[modifier]

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Force and Space[modifier]


time and space[modifier]

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  • 3 Rapid deployment brigades will be able to prevent Panterria forces to establish defensive positions
  • They can provide early warning and ISTAR
  • Can harass Panterria forces
  • Can potentially seize the opil fields as long as they remain unopposed
    • Although sustainment can be an issue
  • 5 more Divs available after 34 days


  • Bigger force on the ground than Zultar (2 : 1) except for the 3 rapid deployment Zultar bdes.
  • More time to establish def posn (Lisieux and Villeneuve)
  • Santana not as well prepared than the other 2

Modus Operandi[modifier]

  • Land Centric operations
  • Warsaw Pact doctrine Deductions:
    • Pre-emptive strikes
    • Combined Arms Opertaions
    • Swift Movement
    • Direct Approach
    • Overwhelming force
  • Conclusion
    • Attritionist Approach
    • Prefers a single point of entry
    • Likely to launch first and will use surprise

Op Design[modifier]



  • Pre-condition: Diplomatic efforts have not worked

Initial Line of Operation - Prepare[modifier]

  1. ISR on PA
  2. Forces mobilized
  3. Training complete
  4. T & S MB Deployed
  5. Prep complete
    1. Targets selected
    2. Stockpiles ready

Line of Operation - Seize[modifier]

  1. Deny LOC in PA
  2. Degrade PA Military Capability
  3. Establish Sea Control
  4. Increase War Stocks
  5. Mobilize Reserves
  6. Establish Air Superiority over PA

Line of Operation - Neutralize[modifier]

  1. Deny use of APOD/SPOD
  2. Degrade PA/All C2
  3. Deny Use of SLOCs
  4. Deny All amphibious approaches
  5. Disrupt All cohesion
  6. Inflict sufficient All losses
  7. Limit deployment of All offensive capability
  8. Neutralize All strike capabilityhgf

Line of Operation - Dominate[modifier]

  1. Gain and Maintain Int legitimacy
  2. Maintain superior military capability
  3. Execute Defensive IOs

Line of Operation - Defend[modifier]

  1. Protect key infrastructure
  2. Protect leadership
  3. Protect/Defend Zu Territorial integrity
  4. Maintain air superiority over Zu
  5. Secure Capital


  1. Seize Oilfields
  2. Disrupt Alliance entry / Will & Cohesion
  3. Maintain superior military capability in the region
  4. Protect key infrastructure + key leaders & territory

Center of Gravity (Blue)[modifier]

  • Western Military Forces

Center of Gravity (Red)[modifier]

  • Robust Military Capability

End State[modifier]

  • Control Casper Oil Field with no Coalition Interference

Tentative En COAs[modifier]


Named Areas of Interest (NAIs)[modifier]