I wanted to share this tactical note I made for my own use. In the before mentioned video, I have a T-72 tank Company and I am to assault an American position (OBJ Leninade). During numerous tryouts, I consistently failed on that assault until I read the fine print of a document entitled "Soviet Tank Company Tactics" (available from a number of sources, please Google it).
In the scenario, my critical error was how I positioned my support by fire (SBF) position.
|OBJ Leninade and how to take it. Note the "bad SBF" and how close it is to the enemy tanks. The better alternative was to have my SBF mission some 1 km farther away from the Americans.|
|Our investment in that extra kilometer in range payed off handsomely. The T-72s were able to withstand numerous hits and scored three kills. Note that these images are from a tryout and not the real video.|
|The American M1s had a hard time with all the six T-72 gun muzzles firing at them. In this tryout, the tanks at the SBF position suffered just one mobility loss.|
-The SBF position should have a field of fire preferably away from the axis of assault.
-The SBF position (as with any battle position) should make the best use of the weapon system's range.
And now, please watch my video. :)