--Determine the Enemy Scheme of Maneuver

 

General Krueger, Rupertus and MacArthur discuss the proposed scheme of maneuver

General Krueger, Rupertus and MacArthur discuss the proposed scheme of maneuver for Cape Gloucester at the 1st Marine Division CP, 14 December 1943.

3-174. Procedures and considerations in determining the enemy’s scheme of maneuver (see figure 3-20) include —

  • Determining how the enemy will structure the attack.
  • Determining how the enemy will use his reconnaissance assets. Will he attempt to infiltrate friendly positions?
  • Determining where and when the enemy will change formations and establish support-by-fire-positions.
  • Determining where, when, and how the enemy will conduct his assault or breaching operations.
  • Determining where and when he will commit follow-on forces.
  • Determining the enemy’s expected rates of movement.
  • Assessing the effects of his combat multipliers and anticipated locations/areas of employment.
  • Determining what reactions, the enemy is likely to have in response to projected friendly actions.
Example of an enemy scheme of maneuver

Figure 3-20. Example of an enemy scheme of maneuver