Last week, First Platoon cleared the northeastern area of operations, destroying several weapons caches and enemy safehouses. With the exception of the enemy mortar camp on the west bank of the river, contacts were lighter than anticipated during the patrol. However, Widowmakers made a significant intelligence find in the form of Lithuanian gangster Nerijus Laskas. He has agreed to cooperate with NATO forces.
Laskas has indicated that the bulk of Russian separatist forces are west of the river. He secured a contract to provide automotive services and maintenance to Wagner Group forces south of Volezh and has detailed knowledge of the enemy disposition there. He reports "100 or more" Russian Patriotic Union Forces is garrisoned in and around the city. A Wagner Group logistics group has also established a camp and runs a logistics depot supporting the separatists. He also claims that yesterday, one of his mechanics reported seeing 3x tanks move into Volezh.
S-2 deployed a drone to provide aerial reconnaisance for the mission early this morning, but it was shot down approximately 300m west of Checkpoint Crow. This evening, a second drone also took ground fire southwest of Shuvalki dam but returned to base.
First Platoon “Widowmakers”is ordered to assault separatist positions northwest of Checkpoint Crow. Orders are to destroy the enemy's capabilities to attack FOB Watchdog.
OBJ Apartment is the gateway to the western AO, the town of Ksherov. It has both a Russian separatist garrisan and civilians, including both willing and unwilling supporters. Clear the town of enemy forces and secure an LZ for follow-on missions by 3CAB.
OBJ Bellhop is a Wagner Group logistics depot, supplying fuel, equipment, ammo, and food to the separatists in Volezh. Capture this facility to deprive the enemy of logistical support. Lithuanian Land Forces will follow us in order to secure the position.
OBJ Condo is the main objective. Human and signals intelligence indicates that it contains the bulk of the Russian separatist forces in the area. There is also a large number of civilians, including willing and unwilling supporters. In addition to the city center, the power station on the west side must also be captured.
OBJ Doorman is a Wagner Group encampment. The houses are occupied and there is a bivouac.
(a) SPECIAL TEAMS/TASK ORG
1. COMMAND ELEMENT - WAREAGLE
2. 1ST PLATOON, WIDOWMAKER
3. 1ST SQUAD, SCORPION
4. 2ND SQUAD, GHOST
5. 3RD SQUAD, SPARTAN
6. 4RD SQUAD, PHOENIX
7. 3RD COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE, FALCON
(b) COMMON EQUIPMENT
1. STANDARD KIT AND LOADOUT
(c) SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
1. AH-64 APACHE x 2
2. UH-60 BLACKHAWK x 2
3. CH-47F CHINOOK x 2
4. C-130 x 2
5. AH-6 LITTLE BIRD x 1
6. MINE DETECTORS
7. DEFUSAL KIT
7. DEMOLITION CHARGES
(a) MINE DETECTORS: Squad and Fireteam Leaders should use mine detectors at all times due to the high risk of encountering anti-personnel mines and IEDs.
(b) DEFUSAL KIT: For defusing explosives noted above (Rangers only).
(c) DEMOLITION CHARGES: M112 Demo Blocks for destroying enemy caches and other targets as needed (Rangers only).
Chain Of Command
(a) MISSION: WAREAGLE 6
(b) GROUND ELEMENTS: WIDOWMAKER 7
(c) CLOSE AIR SUPPORT: WAREAGLE 6 / WIDOWMAKER 6 / WIDOWMAKER FOXTROT
(d) AIR ELEMENTS : FALCON 6 / WIDOWMAKER ROMEO
(a) GROUND-TO-AIR: FREQ LR CH 60/61/62
(b) COMPANY NET: 152 CH 30
(c) PLATOON NET: 152 CH 31
(d) SQUAD NET: 152 CH 110/120/130/140
(e) CONVOY NET: FREQ LR CH 33
(a) Map of the AO: