(10) Did the forces maintain unit cohesion, or did the control of the units disintegrate? If so, when and why?
(11) What was the outcome of the initial contact? Who won and why?
(12) What were the casualty rates, and what effect did they have on subsequent phases of the final outcome of the
(13) Assess the battle in terms of the principles of war. Which, if any, principles of war did the opposing forces
c. Outline the major phases of the battle.
(1) What was the chronology of events after the opening moves?
(2) Ask the same thirteen questions in paragraph b for each phase of the battle after the initial clash.
(3) Did opposing forces readjust initial troop dispositions? Why? If so, how?
(4) How did the defending forces allocate their resources? Was it effective? Why?
(5) What were the compositions of the main and supporting attack forces during the course of the battle?
(6) How did the antagonists use the combat support and combat service support forces to improve combat
power? Were they effective? Why?
(7) Did either or both sides employ deception? If so, was it effective? If not, why not?
(8) How did the opposing forces react to each other's actions during each phase of the battle?
(9) What was the attrition of forces on opposing sides during each phase of the battle, and what influence did the
attrition have on the conduct of the battle?
(10) What were the locations and composition of the reserves during the fight?
(11) How did the opposing forces use their reserves during the various phases of the action? Was their
employment timely and effective?