From: Vermont, USA
After a few players commented that Boot Camp seems unusually hard in Ostfront, so I decided to play through it again myself and prepare a video to help new players. This experience caused me to realize that I made a pretty big mistake.
Boot Camp was always a bit challenging, but here's where I have to take the blame. Somewhere between the last time I tested it and the release, the balance went off on this campaign. The first scenario simply doesn't have enough smoke ammunition for the 81mm mortars to reflect the original intent when it was designed for Khakrov.
So, my sincere apologies to you and everyone else for the frustration I caused in letting this one get by me.
I've already edited the campaign to fix that problem and made a few other improvements and will be uploading an updated version to the Tech Support sub-forum this evening. If you had trouble with Boot Camp, please give it another try with that campaign hotfix and let me know if it works better for you.
Your tactical skills were not at fault, rather my testing and QA skills were! Hopefully, my customer service skills will prove better. :-)