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.  The 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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