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1 1 MSL 202, Lesson 04a: Introduction to Terrain Analysis Revision Date: 15 November 2012 In February 2014 the sophomore class of the University of Dayton Army ROTC class was given an assignment to do a terrain analysis of the university. This analysis would help in developing a defense plan against a viral outbreak with symptoms best described as zombies. They had to critically think about not only re-animated corpses but also the panic that would ensue with the general public and how best they could defend the university. The following slides shows the situation and their plan.

2 2 MSL 202, Lesson 04a: Introduction to Terrain Analysis Revision Date: 15 November 2012 Terrain Analysis Practical Exercise Terrain Analysis is -The collection, analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of geographic information on the natural and manmade features of the terrain, combined with other relevant factors, to predict the effect of the terrain on military operations.

3 3 MSL 202, Lesson 04a: Introduction to Terrain Analysis Revision Date: 15 November 2012  Use each element of OAKOC in planning defensive operations.  Locate key terrain  Incorporate obstacles understanding their Purpose/Effects  Understand and use of the terrain for both offensive and defensive considerations  Understand and use the three categories of terrain mobility  Consider the effects weather can have on operations (Five Military Aspects of Weather)

4 4 MSL 202, Lesson 04a: Introduction to Terrain Analysis Revision Date: 15 November 2012 SITUATION  Currently the city of Cincinnati is experiencing a viral outbreak with symptoms best described as a “Zombie outbreak”.  The University of Cincinnati has provided UD an informational video to assist in developing a defense strategy.  The University of Dayton Police and Emergency services fears this virus will spread up the I-75 corridor to Dayton and UD. UD Police has requested UDROTC assistance in preparing a defense plan to secure the University and conduct a terrain analysis.  You have whatever resources you can find on campus (that includes a secure water supply (fountain KU field), 60 cadets, 40 M16 rifles, 5000 rds. of ammo, and 50 cases of MREs.  Wright Patterson Air Force Base is closed and will not allow anyone to enter or leave.  The city of Dayton Emergency services can not provide any assistance.  The local hospital can not provide any assistance.  UD Police have started posting the following signs

5 5 MSL 202, Lesson 04a: Introduction to Terrain Analysis Revision Date: 15 November 2012

6 6 MSL 202, Lesson 04a: Introduction to Terrain Analysis Revision Date: 15 November 2012

7 Terrain Analysis For: ( Attempted ) Zombie Takeover CDT Nathan DeCamp CDT Michael Beechy CDT Andrew Boman CDT Katie Schlather CDT Austin Mckenzie CDT Matt Kern 12 February 2014

8 Situation Area Operation: University of Dayton Campus Enemy: Infected Persons (Zombies) : Disruptive Civilian Populace Friendly Forces: UD Police Supply: Limited weapons, Ammunition, MRE Weather: Visibility- 7 MI Winds- 10 to 16 MPH SE Precipitation- Snow/Icy Mix 90% Cloud Cover- Cloudy to Partly Cloudy Temperature/Humidity- Temp (16 to 33 Deg. F; Wind Chill (25 High); 75% Humidity ALL MAPS- ORIENTED TO THE NORTH

9 Mission: UDROTC will prepare a defense plan to secure the University of Dayton NLT February2014 IOT assist UD Police in preventing a zombie outbreak and protect local civilians.

10 Phase Defense Reference: Orange Points- Supply/And or Temporary Observation Post Blue Cordon- Initial Defensive Perimeter Yellow Cordon- Secondary Defensive Perimeter Red Cordon- Final Stand Green Arrow- Emergency EVAC (Utilize University Van Transportation)

11 Key Terrain PRIMARY Marycrest Gosiger Hall O’Reilly Hall Fountain Kennedy Union Grounds Staff HQ SECONDARY Science Center Kettering Labs CPC Rescue Squad House Miriam Hall UDRI (University of Dayton Research Institute)

12 Marycrest ANALYSIS Observation and Fields of Fire 360 Deg. Observation High Ground; Multiple Firing Pos. Avenues of Approach East Stewart St. Rear Access Rd. KU Field South Side (Circle Drive) Key Terrain Building and Surrounding Area Obstacles E Stewart St. Road Barricade Access Road Barricade Rear Barb Wire Fence High Ground North Fence Ice Slick Approach Cover and Concealment Building [ Walls, Window etc. ]

13 Obstacles: Marycrest E Stewart St. Barricade (B1&2B) Classification: Reinforced Block: Denies High Speed Avenue of Approach Severely Restricted Mobility Use UD Ground Crew Snow Plow Trucks to Position POV s into a block Rear Access Rd. Barricade (B2&B3) Classification: Reinforced Block- Denies Ave. of Approach to East Severely Restricted Mobility Use POVs as Barricade Ice Slick Stair Classification: Reinforced Block- Denies Ave. of Approach Use water on stairs- Freeze Restricted Mobility B1 B2

14 Obstacles: Marycrest B1B2 Ice Slick (Barricades and Stairs) Classification : Reinforced Turn- direct enemy to diff. Ave. of Approach Use Water: freeze making stairs impassible for zombies Eastern Barb Wire Fence Classification: Existing Block: Enemy Ave. Approach Severely Restricted (Zombies) First Floor Defenses Board Up Windows Block Unused Entrances

15 Obstacles: Marycrest NORTH SIDE FENCE Classification: Existing and Reinforced Block: denies access Reinforced by using broken beer bottles Disrupt Enemy Movement

16 Obstacles: Marycrest E Stewart St. and Rear Access Rd. Barricade POV Block: Prevents Enemy from Taking Ave. of Approach Disrupt: Delay’s Enemy’s Advance (Vehicle Can’t Pass)

17 Gosiger Hall Observation / Fields of Fire 360 Deg. Roof Top Ave. of Approach Road (SW); Yard (E, SE); Trees (N) Key Terrain Building and Surrounding Area Obstacles Block- rear access road (prevents Ave. of Approach Block G Lot (At PT Poles) Steep Incline (SW) Cover and Concealment Building Purpose: HQ for Medical Personnel Treatment facility for the ill Quarantine Ill from Healthy Populace

18 Rescue Squad House Medical supplies to supplement stocks in Gosiger Hall Trained personnel to tend to wounded Casualty collection vehicle (Ambulance)

19 O’Reilly Hall Observation / Fields of Fire 360 Deg. Roof Top Ave. of Approach Road Ways (N and S);Parking Lot (W), Sidewalk (E) Key Terrain Building and Surrounding Area Obstacles Minimal Entrance, Barred Windows, Reinforced Doorways with Furniture and Guarded Perimeter Cover and Concealment Thick walls, easily barricaded doorways & windows Rooftop Observation HQ- Police and Security

20 Maintenance HQ Obstacles: Pre Existing Fence Block- prevent enemy approach Steep Downgrade Purpose: To provide supplies and equipment for defensive operations Supplies: Bobcats Kubota's Truck & Plow Landscaping Materials Fuel Station Chain Saws, Power Drills, Ladders

21 KU and Fountain Observation / Fields of Fire 360 Deg. Roof Top Ave. of Approach Humanities Plaza (S); KU Field (E) ; Buildings (W); East Stewart St. (N) Key Terrain Building and Surrounding Area Fountain (Secure Water Source) Obstacles Ice Slick (Disrupt); Restricted Mobility Fell Trees and Construct Barrier (BLOCK) Use Chain Link Fence & Electric Line to create Electric Fence (BLOCK) Severely Restricted Mobility Cover and Concealment Rooftop Observation Easily fortifiable Rooftop position, direct cover of fountain

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23 KU Field Defenses: Use Ground Staff Bobcats to create earthen walls Creates fatal funnel Use snow plow on truck to keep the masses at bay KU Field Obstacle: Turn- Funnels Zombies Creates Mobility Corridor Restricted Mobility

24 ZOMBIE PLOW

25 Science Center Purpose Full of useful materials for barricades, weaponry, Chemicals used for Improvised Explosives Supplies Chemistry Lab materials Chemicals Glassware Methane Gas Taps Bio Lab Materials Health Materials Physics Lab Materials Observation Field of Fire 360 Deg. Key Terrain Building and Supplies Obstacles Steep Hill and Barricaded Stewart St. (N) KU Field (S) Eastern Barricade (W) Maintence HQ & Marycrest (E) Avenues of Approach Steep Hill on Stewart St. KU Field Cover and Concealment Building and Rooftop

26 Kettering Labs Observation / Fields of Fire 360 Deg. Vital View of Southern Approach Ave. of Approach Road Ways; Parking Lot, Sidewalk Key Terrain Building and surrounding area Obstacles Ice slicks on parking lot and paved areas in the circumference Cover and Concealment Thick walls, Multiple points for observation on second story and up. Purpose: Gather Important Supplies Labs and Materials used to Fabricate Weapons and Defenses Electric Fence Generator and Wiring for KU Water Fountain

27 CPC Contains the headquarters of the campus police station – Armory – Communication Gear Has transportation assets Open ground surrounding it makes it perfect for a forward observation point

28 Miriam Hall Provides observation over northern half of campus Choke point between itself and cemetery creates perfect place for roadblock on East Stewart

29 UD Research Institute Additional tools for construction of defensive emplacements Electrical equipment for construction of Electric fences outside of KU Materials to aid in sustainment of defensive operations

30 Holy Angels Church: LP/OP Listening/Observation Post from Steeple Provides Clear Observation to Western Approach, Stewart St, and River

31 Conclusion Questions…? - Zombieland Rules

32 References Hotwiring of Cars Terrain Analysis FM 5-33 MSL 30 Tactics and Techniques Section 03- Terrain Analysis Electric Fence Zombieland Movie


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