_____ What/where are the maneuver objectives?
_____ How far beyond the objectives must we range?
_____ Do we have to provide coverage in any other direction?
_____ How many howitzers must we fire in these other directions?
_____ When are we expected to provide fires?
_____ Do we have to provide fires to other units? (D/A, Adj Bde)
_____ What is the basic threat to the battery? Air, Arty, Mortars, Dismounts, etc.
_____ How long will it take them to mass for an attack?
_____ In what numbers will they attack?
What type and amount of threat equipment is on the battlefield positioned against
us? i.e. amount of 152mm artillery, number and type of
air sorties per day, etc.
_____ How will they attack? Air then arty then dismounts, etc.
_____ Effect of the light/weather on the enemy and the battery;
_____ Illumination data
_____ What is the current and projected battery strength?
_____ What other requirements will reduce that strength?
_____ Casualty evacuation, ammunition resupply, etc
_____ What units are attached/co-located with the battery?
_____ What is the current and projected morale/physical welfare of the unit?
_____ Do other units contingency plans effect the battery strength? Jump TOC co-located, replacing observers, etc
_____ Are survivable positions available based on the threat?
_____ Is static position required?
_____ Open terrain (300+ meters)
_____ Proper drainage
_____ Capable of supporting long term firing positions?
_____ Not restricted by other units (next to a FARP, or landing strip)
_____ Is a mobile defense required?
_____ Are enough suitable positions available?
_____ Does road network support convoy traffic?
_____ Are there ROE restrictions?
_____ What azimuths of fire must be covered in each position?
_____ When and where are fires required?
_____ When are moves required to support?
_____ When will supplementary positions need to occupied?
_____ How long before the enemy will attack the battery?
_____ What criteria will cause the battery to displace?
_____ When must the battery be IPRTF?
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