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Field Manual: Reconnaissance Reports

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I. Foreword from the Editor

Marine Reconnaissance operatives collect information on various subjects with the objective of applying the information towards tracking enemy movement of personnel, supplies and equipment, to identify vulnerabilities in enemy forces and assess whether a direct assault would be successful and/or beneficial towards our overall mission.

Marines are to utilize the template below as a prelude to the report, including a map of the area, and submit it along with observations and a narrative of the events that transpired.

~ Capt. Nearo Shadowbane

Table of Contents

I. Foreword from the Editor
II. Template
III. Terrain
IV. Enemy
V. Observations & Recommendations
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II. Template

RECONNAISSANCE REPORT

KUL TIRAS MARINES


NAME: ((write down your name))
DATE: ((today's date))
UNIT: 5th Marine Reconnaissance Brigade
THEATER: ((indicate the zone/theater of operations))
PERIOD: ((the period of time when reconnaissance observations were recorded))


TERRAIN

Natural Environment Description:
((write in accordance with instructions below))



Ingress & Egress Assessment:
((write in accordance with instructions below))



Cover & Concealment Assessment:
((write in accordance with instructions below))




Cover & Concealment Assessment:
((write in accordance with instructions below))



ENEMY
Enemy Positions:
((write in accordance with instructions below))





Enemy Patrols & Troop Strength:
((write in accordance with instructions below))




Enemy Commanders:
((write in accordance with instructions below))




Reinforcement Points:
((write in accordance with instructions below))


Enemy Contact:
((write in accordance with instructions below))






OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS


((write in accordance with instructions below))
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III. Terrain

Terrain is evaluated for several primary considerations:

1. Natural Environment Description
A detailed description of the environment shall include the topography and climate of the area - such as mountainous rainforest, warm swampland, etc. Any major geological features should be described, such as nearby bodies of water, valleys or mountains which may be of strategic or tactical value. This should also include any natural hazards such as aggressive wildlife, toxic plant life, seismic or volcanic activity, tar pits or unstable rock formations.

2. Ability to Ingress and Egress
The environmental factors covered above are meant to provide a clear picture to commanders on the routes and ease for rapid ingress and egress of troops and materials. Make note of any paths that would facilitate strategic and tactical maneuvers, as well as any paths that may be used to pin an enemy down.

3. Availability of Cover & Concealment
Describe the availability of cover and concealment in the area - and whether it would be possible to move undetected and in an advantageous position to attack and defend. This should be evaluated along any ingress and egress pathways, as well as potential points where we may rendezvous.
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IV. Enemy

Knowledge of enemy positions and troop strength is necessary to plan any attack or mission into areas they hold. The following factors should be evaluated:

1. Enemy Positions
Any fortified enemy positions must be described, with special attention being paid to any tents or buildings where command and control is organized. The entry and exit points for these fortified positions must be noted on a map, and potential weak points in the defense identified.

2. Enemy Patrols & Troop Strength
The pathways and schedules for enemy patrols and guard rotations should be noted, as well as the troop strength of these patrols. If the patrols make stops along a route to a smaller outpost away from the main fortified position, the troop strength and guard rotation schedule for those points must also be detailed.

3. Enemy Commanders
The Horde rely on the leadership of some larger, exceptionally brutal savage to command their troops - and often without the leadership of such a figure the rest of the force will collapse in on itself and be easily routed. Identify the head brute and observe any regular, predictable behaviors which may be exploited during combat operations - or potentially for a rapid decapitation mission.

4. Reinforcement Points
If the force being observed is able to be reinforced from a separate fortified position, estimate the amount of time it would take for reinforcements to arrive and the troop strength they can be expected to provide to render aid to their fellow savages. Evaluate the potential to lay traps along this reinforcement path to create delays in their arrival.

5. Enemy Contact

Report any contact with the enemy during your reconnaissance efforts, with a thorough narrative of how the contact occurred and how the threat was evaded, incapacitated or disposed of. It is best that any contact with the enemy result in the enemy being killed and left dead on the field, but made to look as though they were killed by any aggressive wildlife in the area. It is best that the enemy not suspect that they are under observation by an opposing force.
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V. Observations & Recommendations

Your report should be finalized with any other observations and recommendations you may have regarding any of the subjects outlined above - or which you think are of strategic or tactical value. Provide your professional reasoning behind your recommendations based on the facts at hand and prior experience with enemies in the area.
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