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order of battle

noun, plural orders of battle.
  1. the organization or hierarchy of military forces in preparation for a battle.
  2. the planned sequence in which military units arrive and are deployed on a battlefield, usually based on estimates of their combat effectiveness.
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  • The effect of breaking an enemy's line, or order-of-battle, depends upon several conditions.

    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

    A. T. Mahan