You command a combat team (CT) consisting of a squadron of M1A1 AIM SA with a cross-attached platoon of M113AS4 and cavalry patrol of two ASLAV-25 and one ASLAV-PC for reconnaissance and screening.
The RED axis of advance has taken our forces by surprise and your CT has been rushed ahead of the battle group (BG) to delay the RED advance until BG is able to come up and defend TOWN. Brigade’s intent is to establish a line of defence at RIVER and a successful defence of CAUSEWAY should make this possible. To assist you a combat engineer section from BG is laying a disrupt effect minefield in front of CAUSEWAY. Due to the rushed nature of our advance the engineers require another hour to complete laying the minefield. It is imperative you protect the engineers from observation and direct fires until 0505 to allow them to complete their task. You should attempt to hold RED at RIVER but if this is not possible you must prevent them advancing west as far as MARS until 0600 to allow advance elements of BG to march east and establish defensive positions immediately behind your CT. Failure to do so will render the defence of TOWN untenable and risks BG being engaged prematurely during its march east. Two troops of four M777 155 mm howitzers each firing ICM, HE and SMOKE natures are assigned in support.
Major, the plan to complete the mission is up to you.
Panzer_Leader, November 2012