LEARNING EVENT 3
REVIEW THE TACTICAL SITUATION
As might be expected from the title, this section is quite lengthy. Tactics involves many details. Mark this page so you will
be able to easily refer back to the resource materials for information to answer the questions.
a. Study the area of operations.
(1) Climate and weather.
(a) What were the climate and weather in the battle area? (Consider visibility, clouds, precipitation,
temperature, and winds.)
(b) What were the potential effects of the weather and climate on personnel and their ability to fight
(c) What were the effects of weather on natural features, such as the landscape and rivers?
(d) What were the effects of weather on equipment and supplies?
(e) What were the effects of weather on man-made features, such as lines of communication, railways,
highways, wire lines, and so forth?
(f) What were the influences of weather and climate on tactical operations? Consider these points:
Visual observation and photography.
Movement by air.
Influence on weapons system.
Use of special munitions, such as smoke, gas, etc.
Surveillance and target acquisition means.
Mobility (tactical and strategic);
(2) Terrain (OCOKA)
(a) Observation and fire.
o How did the terrain influence the ability of the opposing forces to exercise surveillance over critical
areas of the battlefield?