These collateral damage objectives can generate some tough situations like the one above. A company-sized infantry force (US Army, green counters) has gained a foothold in an Iraqi city (don't wan't to disclose exact location so not to spoil the scenario for you) and has to push northwest. Two objectives have been already taken (small green square thingies in the middle of the screen, labelled 20 and 50). Highlighted with yellow circles, the insurgents in those two locations. If I order fire at them, I will get anything between 10 to 30 victory points taken from my tally. Yet I have to advance.