You command Team Bravo of TF 2-5 Cav, comprised Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, with a tank platoon from 3rd Battalion, 32nd Armored Regiment cross-attached. Your team has two M2A1 Infantry Fighting Vehicles in company headquarters, an M981 FISTV from 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment (1-82 FA), two platoons of four M2A1 each and a platoon of four IPM1 Abrams. A battery of M109A3 with HE and SMOKE from 1-82 FA is available for indirect fire support.
Commander 1st Cavalry Division's intent is to maintain pressure on 11th Guards Tank Division by advancing to liberate GERSHAUSEN this evening in order to use it as a jumping off point for a brigade attack on KIRCHHEIM at first light tomorrow. Commander TF 2-5 Cav has ordered Team Bravo to clear GERSHAUSEN no later than 1900. You will advance east of ALLENDORF and clear GERSHAUSEN of enemy by H+65. Defend GERSHAUSEN against any counter-attacks from KIRCHHEIM while Brigade moves up in preparation for tomorrow morning's attack.
Task Force and Brigade command have protested the tight time frame for the attack on GERSHAUSEN but Division insists, GERSHAUSEN will be liberated tonight!
Captain, the plan to complete the mission is up to you.
Panzer_Leader, February 2016