order of battle
noun, plural orders of battle.
the organization or hierarchy of military forces in preparation for a battle.
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.