With the ENY attacking on a wide front, I opted to start the battle from an ABF position on our right flank and then proceed with an assault to clean up the remaining ENY forces.
|In-game screenshot. Deploying before moving into the attack by fire position.|
|In-game screenshot. Eventually, that very tank got destroyed.|
|In-game screenshot. Trying to engage the ENY from the ABF position posed many problems. One was the laser returns, which were bouncing off the foliage of the trees in front of the targets.|
|In-game screenshot. Things were getting serious in front of the village and I could hear the main guns of my tanks firing. Many Russian vehicles were on fire.|
|In-game screenshot. Then I saw the Russian tanks jumping from their overwatch position and go into an all out assault. I thought for a second that this was my chance to get them in their flank with my platoon.|
|Unfortunately, the Russian tanks saw their collective LOS expanded and I lost one additional tank immediately. When I decided to retreat from our position, I realized that one of my tanks has suffered a mobility kill. I was officially a lone wolf,|
|In-game screenshot. Reloading AP rounds under the cover of the crest we occupied a few minutes ago.|
|In-game screenshot. I decided to take my tank south and then turn north to engage the enemy from their left flank.|
|In-game screenshot. I almost fell off my commander's seat when I saw this appearing on my sights. They turned out to be the remains of my platoon.|
|In-game screenshot. My cautious approach allowed me to destroy some ENY tanks from a relatively short range. Not without some unnerving laser-bouncing-off-twigs problems.|
|In-game screenshot. Plus some very short range engagements with BMP-3s: the vehicle in flames was just destroyed by my crew.|
|Screenshot from the in-game debrief mode. The last firefight: an enemy armor piercing round (trajectory is a red line) just graced the top of my turret.|
And then, out of armor piercing rounds, I kicked some smoke grenades out and retreated back to the line of departure.