thank you all for your information and guidance, I wil have to take my time and learn how to write scenario's using the editor, then I can look toward addressing this and other really minor discrepancies and oddities.
eg MILAN AT units, preferred standoff distance exceeds the milan max range, they have a tendency to scoot rather than fire first then scoot ( anti armour ambush shoot and scoot impossible)
remove the ferret ac from from the squadron hq unit, add it to regimental hq, it's the squadron commanders taxi not expected to follow the armoured squadron into battle. SQUADRON HQ UNIT PREFERRED STANDOFF to be the same as squadrons standoff. Squadron commanders fight with the squadron (BRIGADIER Cordingly OC 7 Armoured brigade was up front with the fighting squadrons , in his tank, during Operation desert Storm - no squadron commander is going to be behind his Brigadier !
In any event this is a great game , that I spend way too much time on !