From: Cross Lanes WV USA
OK, concurrent with my latest USMC campaign, I just started yet another campaign with a different sort of German kampfgruppe.
This time around, I reduced the panzer component to 21 tanks and bought three completely-motorized SS rifle companies. The trick is to know when to dismount the SS- schuetzen from their trucks. Preferably, it's out of sight of the enemy, but that's not always the case. Covered approaches are not always available.
Each SS Kompanie is a self-contained mini-KG, with 2 Pz IVs, 3 Pz IIs and 2 Pz Is attached to each. Each kompanie also has 2 37mm PaK, 2 75mmIG, and 2 20mm FlaK, all motorized.
I'm using my two Aufklarungszuge as bait, to draw out the enemy and make them reveal their positions.
Given this, I'm still taking a different tack on the "armored fist" approach. To me, the key is to maximize the mobility of the infantry, provide them with ample heavy-weapons support, and allow for rapid redeployment to exploit opportunities.
My foot-bound Marines don't have this advantage, so it requires a different mindset. The use of overwhelming firepower is common to both, but the boldness and even recklessness of the SS results in higher personnel losses. That's something I'll just have to accept in order to settle the issue quickly.
As for the actual tactics, I watched a fascinating documentary on Ginghis Khan, and the Mongols' frequent use of feigned retreats to draw advancing enemies into a trap. I'm not sure if I can fully exploit this, but that's where my recon elements come into play.