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The Infantry Company in the Desert

TDG #90-9

Monitoring the battalion tactical net, you hear the battalion commander order the tank companies to halt. A logistic train is approaching, and it will rendezvous at their present position to refuel and perform maintenance. Though fueling and repair will be conducted as rapidly as possible, the

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Enemy Strongpoint or Friendly Gap?

TDG #90-8

You are the commanding officer of the 3d Battalion, 5th Marines (three rifle companies) reinforced with two platoons of tanks and a combat engineer platoon. You have been in reserve during the initial stages of a deliberate attack by 5th Marines.

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Enemy Over The Bridge: A Thwarted Plan

TDG #90-7

As executive officer, you moved behind Company F and were coordinating the attack of the two companies in the south. Briefing and preparation for the attack by both mobile and ground elements took longer than expected as troops were tired and had been looking forward to resupply and rest in the

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The Raid on Gazebo Ridge

TDG #90-6

It is dawn, the morning after a typically chaotic and bloody desert battle during Operation HOLY WARRIOR. You are the first sergeant of Company A, 2d Light Armored Infantry Battalion. The company's last remaining commissioned officer was killed in the opening moments of yesterday's battle; since

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The Battle of Mount Giddy

TDG #90-5

Your MEB command element (CE) and brigade service support group (BSSG) are located at Damoose. Your aviation combat element (ACE) is located at Brut. The air situation is one of relative parity, the enemy being stronger in air defense assets while you are stronger in offensive air assets.

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Gap at the bridge

TDG #90-4

You are the commanding officer, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. The division is halted temporarily, but the division commander plans to resume the offensive toward the south as soon as logistics can be brought forward. You have been operating north of the river against enemy reconnaissance and security

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“Film at eleven”

TDG #90-3

As you are grumbling about the lineage of the S-2, the MCSSD commander comes up to you and says: "One more thing; there's a cable TV news team covering the MCSSD that's looking for a little action. I've told them they can accompany you as you secure the Oasis. Cooperate with them, but keep them out

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The Attack on Knob Hill

TDG #90-2

You move your platoon into an assembly area. It is 2200. The moon is half. You instruct your platoon sergeant to effect resupply and have the platoon get some rest. Your platoon is well trained in night operations, and if you can get a good fix on the enemy positions, you have in mind to launch a

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The Enemy Over the Bridge

TDG #90-1

You are to occupy the assembly area shown on the map west of Hamlet in preparation for the morning attack across the river commencing at 0400. You are moving north toward the assembly area as shown. At 2000, your surveillance and target acquisition (STA) platoon, which is forward reconnoitering the

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