Breakout from the Neerpelt Bridgehead.

Written by Phil on . Posted in Battle, Combat Missions

 

This is mission 3 of the CMBN Campaign which i have had on the go and on hold for months. I find myself in this position. Tanks on the left with 2 companys of Infantry on my right. Where the crude red cross I have painted is a possible location of an Anti Tank Gun that’s causing me a lot of grief. I need to take care of it quickly.

So back to basics when using a mixture of armour and infantry and that’s to let the little guys who are hard to see to scout out exactly where that gun is. Then suppress it with A Company on the right flank and B Company to support them and cover there exposed right flank. If that works i will send in the armour to take it out. I may send in a quick Artillery barrage before this to keep any of there infantry in there foxholes. I also have air cover. So with that large open area to get across that might be the best time to use those guys. Here Goes!!

Mission 3

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  • Doug

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    Arty and smoke man! Also build a base of fire in the woods and use area fire to suppress the position, and move in infantry from the flanks.

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    • Phil

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      Thanks for the good advice Doug. I have to be honest I’m in a bit of a mess at the moment with my troops all over the place. Need to get a bit more organised before i can even start to make some moves.

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      • Doug

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        Phil, I know that feeling! Controlling troops in CM games is always a challenge. Do you play any of the Scourge of War American Civil War games? Controlling troops in some modes of that game is so challenging it makes me wonder how the real officers of the time ever pulled it off.

        Clausewitz was right: “Everything in war is simple, but the simplest thing is difficult.”

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  • Chris

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    Eager to read how this plays out Phil!

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  • Doug

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    Hey Phil – something is odd with the URL for Part 2 of this. Trying to follow the link to the article or comment on it always leads to a “Page Not Found” error message.

    Anyway, nice job on the attack! It sounds like you concentrated nicely on the flank, used Combined Arms and created a breakthrough that nicely rolled up the enemy position. Nicely done!

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