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Lee49411 Feb 2020 2:47 a.m. PST

Can anyone point me to a good source for DETAILS of the OBs and TO&Es for BOTH sides in this famous battle? Thanks!

jekinder611 Feb 2020 5:20 a.m. PST

Here is McMaster's paper:
PDF link

jekinder611 Feb 2020 6:39 a.m. PST

Here is a higher level view. Starting on page 323:
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15th Hussar11 Feb 2020 1:40 p.m. PST

Very Good and Legit Wikipedia Rendering here also:


Scroll down a bit on the left to download a .pdf of the above.

Check the Links also!

jekinder11 Feb 2020 5:25 p.m. PST

The short answer is; if you only want to do Eagle Troop's action for a 1-1 level game then it's 9x M-1A1, 12 M-3A1 and 2x M106 4.2" mortars for the US and a reduced tank battalion of T-72M and a company of mechanized infantry in BMP for the Iraqis plus a few Brigade level support elements.

williamb12 Feb 2020 5:20 p.m. PST

This battle has been heavily studied. Here is another document with a map of the locations of the defenders and the attackers. link

A detailed order of battle is included in this document on pages 10 and 11 which includes the mortars and FIST-V PDF link

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