From: Ottawa, Canada
My orders are to capture a crossing over the Schlitz river with the 1-32nd. They also state that I am facing a light Soviet screen.
Given this, options 2 and 3 are more complicated than needed, so I will go with option 1.
I need to find, fix and then attack. This means, I need to get recce out early, especially around Dog and towards ANGERSBACH. They need to be looking for Soviet recce elements.
I using my AH and AT Coy as flank security – but I still have to be careful that the AH do not get too far out on their own. Also, the AT Coy vehicles are not as mobile or protected as my Bradleys. So, I have to be careful.
With my AH and air support, I need to take out the Soviet AD resources early on – this will give me more freedom of movement.
I have 6 hours to secure the crossings at Lion and Tiger. I have time, so I do not have to move too quickly. That being said, speed is important and if I can secure Dog (LAUTERBACH) before the Soviets that will make things easier.
I need to keep my AD units far enough forward to cover my lead troops. I may want to group them with the lead Companies.
Here is a look at my plan: