My love of useless graphs and a desire to do some practice with Excel led to me creating this simple chart on the fake exercise punching bag-I mean nations.
(For information on the OPFORs in question, see my posts on the subject at Baloogan Campaign. )
Now for the “data” (quotations deliberate). This is based on wild guesses and gut feelings, is oversimplified, and only deals in “conventional” threats. Quibbles include.
- Whether there was too small a leap from the non-state opponents to the state ones.
- How to group the Basic Forces and Heavy OPFOR, as they’re both benchmarking the same force. I gave the latter a slightly higher score, as it takes the first step to Mobile Forces organization.
- How much greater the “Mobile Forces” are at the top from their closest rivals.
I did not include any “Hybrid” opponents, nor did I include any historical comparisons. These are purely in relation to each other.