Well played @Hardradi . Good luck for the semifinals.Round 3 completed. After winning the first tank shoot out I was able to hold Mad Mike's infantry away from the primary objective. My infantry were able to secure this objective in the final minutes. Well played Mad Mike.
Our game is over, and I don't know who won. I'll leave that to the smart people. Either way, good game, Ian. Back to the salt mines for me.
Uh-oh. After dancing in the fog with @Titan for an entire match, do we now have to worry that @Meat Grinder has mastered "Maskirovka" and added it to his considerable bag of Combat Mission tricks?<snipped>
Good Win Meat Grinder and nice play there at the end of the game. (I assume you had placed most of that smoke to help with the ending moves)
I wasn't planning to share my Quick and Dead ideas but I probably should. Remind me if I don't get to it in the next couple of weeks.
Thankfully I did win one. Damn close on the other and now I get a rematch. Since you already do most of this I'll share my approach wrapped around your excellent simplified framework.Yep, that was just a quick & dirty, off the cuff of my sleeve analysis of my approach to these tiny little 15 minute battles. Every battle is different, depending on terrain and many other factors. I would love to see your ideas on helping one's own forces spot enemies better in these things.
First you need to win one, though. The proof is in the pudding, after all. Turn sent.
Heck ya. All else equal whom ever can create a defensive position on the Objectives has an advantage because now the game is a attack defend but with equal forces. Advantage to the fastest. But there is a caveat: it has to be defensible. There is no point racing to an empty objective that is out in the open it needs to be defensible.(1) Bum rush the VL.
For sure. You need to do this for two reasons. First try and see if you can get eyes on the quickest approach your enemy has to the objectives. Do this first. Since they will be doing step #1 if you can move fast and get guns on their approach you can slow them down and win the race. Second, you need overwatch so that you can protect the flanks of your defensive position. This is really important.(2) Gain overwatch with unbuttoned armor as quickly as possible.
Heck no. No praying needed you have to know how to give your guys as many advantages as you can. If you *are* a praying man then follow this maxim "the lord helps those who help themselves". The commander's job is to give your guys the best chance to succeed. Following steps #1 and #2 are nice but you need one more thing - information. You need to figure out what the other guy is up to. I was disappointed when @Rico added infantry because it negated one of my best tricks. OK I wasn't really disappointed those games were fun but it really did negate my master trick. What is that you ask:(3) Pray to the spotting gods.