Any details of the setup? What units did you use?What objectives did the patrols have to push the action? This would make a neat AAR - or Quick start as the thread says. I'm interested!
I used two squads for each side, as follows:
Americans--Elements of 101st Airborne Infantry
Germans--Elements of 6th Fallschirmjager Regiment
Both sets of squads were taken directly from the "Carentan" scenario.
Using Map 14, the Germans had taken over the buildings (D2, and E1 & F2) and the grounds surrounding them (E2, F3, G2) as a forward command post.
The Americans had learned this information and sent to the two squads to verify and capture the command post. Major Tom's squad entered the area on open ground from the south (D8), while Sgt. Hill's squad was following the road (H8).
That was the start of the demo.
I explained spotting, impulses, rallying, and movement, turn sequencing, etc., by using the American forces (my wife likes playing the bad guys) for examples.
She shuffled around some of her units, took a couple of shots at my units...Major Tom and his unit had moved to a building just south of the German position (D6), while Sgt. Hill's squad was trying to flank the Germans by moving in a NE direction (ending up in the I3 hex).
At this point we had to call it quits, as the little one was not cooperating.
Hope this helps!