Boldness Is My Brother- Combat Mission-Part 1

Written by Phil on . Posted in Battle, Combat Missions

 

I haven’t had much of a chance to try missions from Market Garden so today I decided to try Boldness Is My Brother which puts me in command of a company sized group of infantry with some tank support.
My mission is to take a road junction and farm complex. The approaches are open and the enemy has AT guns and Armour. I certainly don’t want to expose my tanks in the early stages with this being a great place to defend against armour because it is so open. I am going to have to get good recon and probe the left and right flanks to find some sort of opening.

CM 1

 

The windmills provide an obvious starting point to get eyes on the whole battlefield so I send the observers and B Company HQ element to start looking for the enemy. I give very small target arcs because I don’t want to expose themselves.

CM 2

 

As soon as they get into position they start spotting enemy in particular some AT positions. ┬áThe left flank has an AT gun that needs dealing with. This flank also provides the best cover for fire support unlike the horribly exposed right. This I decide has to be the main route of attack. I order 2 squads to open fire from cover on the AT gun. It doesn’t take long to suppress them so i send a squad on a right flank attack which has a ditch leading up to the position.

CM 3

 

This small attack is going well but i know have to be aware of in-depth positions. I can’t afford to worry too much about this at the moment because i have to open up a flank.

This is going to be tough for an amateur like me but here goes.

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Comments (2)

  • Doug

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    Those windmills sure give you great observation. I always forget to set close firing arcs on my scouts. Good move!

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    • Phil

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      I must admit i do get lazy the further i get into the mission and forget to give those short arcs. They are good for ambushing or getting in close etc.

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