MSDECOA through Scenario Development Jeff Abbott OneSAF/MSDE Architect 2009/04/01
COA Development COA Create Name the Scenario Planning Options Road to War Terrain Order Forces & Sides Tactical Graphics Order of Battle COA Task Organization Tactical Graphics Execution Matrix Scenario Development Import at the MCT Produce SAF Orders Mission Rehearsal Verify scenario meets objectives Agenda
RTW – Scenario Create From the MSDE Command Toolbar, select “MSDE->New” to create a new scenario. MSDE will then prompt for a scenario name as shown in the figure below.
RTW – Planning Options From the Scenario Create Wizard, specify the initial Planning Echelon and Aggregate Echelon for the scenario. In general “Enable Aggregate Planning” should be checked.
RTW – Terrain From the Scenario Create Wizard select the area of interest for the scenario, then click “Next”
RTW – Executive Summary From the Scenario Create Wizard enter in the executive summary of the Higher Order and Click “Finish”
RTW Development • Terrain • Order • Forces & Sides • Tactical Graphics • Order of Battle
RTW – Area of Operations Select “Tools->Map Tool” to select the specific area of operations for your scenario.
RTW – Forces & Sides Select “Edit->Sides and Force Structure, to specify the higher forces and sides for the scenario.
RTW – Set Planning Side Select MSDE->Properties to establish the planning side.
RTW – Order of Battle Select MSDE->New to create a new scenario to select your RTW organizations in their organic composition.
RTW – Tactical Graphics Select “View->Tactical Graphic Palette”. Navigate the hierarchy and/or search for the graphics to be created. RTW graphics are designated from higher.
Sample RTW Scenario Select “Tools->Export Unit Database” to export the unit composition for use in the development of additional COAs
COA Development • Task Organization • Tactical Graphics • Execution Matrix • Wargame (COA Analysis)
COA – Task Organization Select MSDE->Properties to establish the planning Unit.
COA – Task Organization Select “Edit->Task Organizations->Friendly Forces”. Then drag and drop units to establish the Higher.
COA – Tactical Graphics Select “View->Tactical Graphic Palette”. Navigate the hierarchy and/or search for the graphics to be created. COA graphics are derived from the Higher order/RTW and include additional boundaries for the disposition of units.
COA – Execution Matrix Select “Edi->Execution Matrix” to created phases, events and tasking for subordinate elements. This establishes a framework from the MCT operator can product SAF orders.
Scenario Development • Import at the MCT • Produce SAF Orders