I have started to dive into and have a go at mission designing in Steel Beasts Pro. This SB Pro wiki is a fantastic source of information and has helped me out a lot. It has saved me from posting the often repeated questions within the forums.
My first mission is a “defend the bridges” scenario with joint European and US forces in the defence role and Russian armour in the attacking role. In SB Pro you can give the option for specific “deployment Zones” i’m quite generous with mine because for me the planning phase within this tank sim is as much fun and interest as the sim itself. Don’t get me wrong i still enjoy blowing the shit out of enemy armour but i have to admit i spend more time planning than i do fighting.