30 Sep '15, 6am

Decision Point Tactics: Elevating Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield in a Decisive Action Training En...

Decision Point Tactics: Elevating Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield in a Decisive Action Training En...

Branched course of action sketches are a valuable tool, and the utilization of decision point tactics can change the course of a battle by forcing your enemy to become reactionary and allowing your Commander to seize and retain momentum. By rethinking the way we conduct analysis we can generate products that truly aid our Commanders and their staff in visualizing the wide array of options that our enemy has in their possession. Flushing out these ideas early on in MDMP allows the S2 to play a critical role in shaping every remaining step of the process. For example, by utilizing branched COAs, wargaming can be transformed from a glorified game of risk into a thorough exercise in which courses of action can be fully evaluated. Friendly and enemy forces will not be able to utilize a static, scripted course of action. Every turn of the wargame will have tangible ramifications...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/decision-point-tacti...

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