After months of demanding training, the 'battle-ready' troops of 1 Platoon, Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment finally arrive in Afghanistan - their home for the next six months.
Assigned to a Forward Operating Base in the heart of Taliban territory, this will be the first time their combat skills are put to the ultimate test in the theatre of war. They learn just how close the enemy is after a rocket attack on their very first night on base. Later, 1 Platoon journeys deeper into insurgent territory to protect a command outpost that is so dangerous it will be abandoned after this mission. All of their training has led to this. Surrounded by a relentless enemy, a barrage of live fire, and punishing terrain, will the soldiers use the skills they learned in combat school, and gain the confidence they need to accomplish - and survive - their mission?