Next, determine the threat courses of action and schemes of maneuver. Requirements
are identified through a detailed analysis of the mission, AO, and threat
capabilities. Mentally wargame, without weather or terrain constraints, each
course of action to visualize threat composition. Knowledge of threat doctrine
provides a starting point. Doctrinal templates may be required to reflect the
sequential order of a threat unit in the attack from its assembly area to the final
* Attack against a defending enemy.
* Attack from the march.
* Attack from a position in direct contact.
* Meeting engagement.
* Assault crossing from the march.
* Prepared crossing.
Table 4-1 is an example of a matrix that can help you determine operations and
units to be templated.