o Could the defending force interfere with the use of an avenue of approach?
o What was the relationship of weather and terrain, and what was its impact on the tactical operations?
b. Compare the opposing forces to ascertain their combat effectiveness.
(1) Strength and composition. (Note: Strength is the description of a unit in terms of men, weapons, and
equipment. Composition is the identification and organization of units.)
(a) What were the numerical strengths of the opposing forces?
(b) What were the strengths in weapons systems, fighting vehicles, and other key tactical equipment?
(c) What were the unit identifications of the forces involved in the fight? (Note: Unit identification consists of
the name or number of the unit, type, relative size, and subordination.)
(d) Assess the opposing forces' strengths (size) and compositions. Who had the advantage?
(e) What were the supporting units? (air, engineers, special units, etc.)
(f) Which units could influence the fight? (Consider time and space factors.)
(g) What were the committed forces?
(h) What were the reinforcements? What were their strength and composition?
(a) What was the technological level of the weaponry of the opposing forces?
(b) Was there a substantial difference? If so, who had the advantages? In what areas?
(c) Did each side have sufficient technology to support its tactical doctrine?
(d) Did the doctrines of the opposing sides reflect their level of technology?