From: Tucson, AZ
I stumbled on a superb little river crossing force - Cavalry.
Match up a couple of companies of Cavalry with a few sections of medium mortars for smoke cover and shoreline suppression, and you've got one h*** of a tough assault group.
They swim across in squad formation. They don't need barges.
They're not subject to the one-hit, one-kill sniper shot that assault boats are.
They can pop smoke AND return fire from the middle of the river!
And even if there IS a mine field on the banks, after a turn or two (and a couple of horses down) they're through and rampaging the backfield.
I did a battle this morning with 7 Co So Cavalry, 2 Partisan plt, 3 medium mortar sections - running over a 250 meter river into 2000 points of defending Germans. The infiltrating Partisans arrived just in time to watch the victrious cavalry charge to the rear area objectives. :D I did lose two squads of cavalry tho'.
Very impressive! :cool:
"Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy, if possible. "
- Stonewall Jackson