We start a new Combat Mission scenario, following the spearhead of Combat Command A, 2nd Armoured Division, as it attempts to break out of the bocage towards Coutances.
This looks to be quite a tricky scenario. The two formations begin seperated by sufficient distance to make co-operation unlikely. And there's not as much infantry available as I'd like. I would prefer to have one more platoon of armoured infantry, but it seems that an engineer platoon will provide a reserve.
I'm expecting Mark IV's to appear, which should be a good and equal test for our M4's, but the real threat comes from anti-tank guns, and the infantry has almost a primary task of uncovering them. It's important that I not only site the 60mm on map mortars early, but with proper command and control.