Introduction


Concept

This OPFOR Battle Book is designed to support the Command and General Staff College courseware. The information contained within is based on TRADOC’s capabilities-based Opposing Force (OPFOR) model. This model was developed to provide a flexible training force that can be tailored to represent a wide range of potential threat capabilities and organizations.

The TRADOC capabilities-based OPFOR model represents a break from past practice in two principal respects. The models do not replicate the forces of a particular nation. The OPFOR packages are composites which were deliberately constructed to provide a wide range of capabilities. The models provide the building blocks from which a large number of potential orders of battle can be derived.

The capabilities-based OPFOR model is the new basis for the forces and doctrine used by the OPFOR units at the Combat Training Centers (CTC) and in the TRADOC Common Teaching Scenarios.

Acknowledgments

TRADOC DCSINT Threat Support Directorate produced ST 100-7. The author is James Hicks. He may be reached at hickj@leav-emh1.army.mil or 913-684-5197.

Some of the line drawings in the equipment chapter were taken from the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity sponsored Soviet/Russian Armor and Artillery Design Practices: 1945-1995 Study and are identified by an annotation of "MCIA" to the right of the drawing.


Any changes from the 1998 OPFOR Battle Book are depicted in GREEN printing.  Last updated on 01 March, 1999
For any comments, additions, deletions, or modifications for this Battle Book contact
LTC Bill Bryan.

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