I've been playing CMBN for almost a month now, so I know the basics of the engine and basic theory of tactics. I've only just recently got CMSF2 a week or so back, and not counting the training campaign, I've got less than 5 missions under my belt. I recently started the mission, Canadian Club. Seeing that its a tiny mission, I was expecting an easy mission, but this was not so, at least for my relatively inexperienced self.
The challenges I faced were
1. The green canadian troops. They are bad at spotting, and get suppressed easily.
2. Lack of heavy weapons. Apart from the MMG on the G wagon, and mortars that come many turns later, its mostly small arms that have poor range.
3. Having to rely on the G Wagon for fire support. Related to point 2, since I've got no heavy weapons, I would need to rely on the G Wagon for enough firepower as my base of fire. But being a bigger target and not exactly bullet proof, they get shot really easily and the driver and gunner panics.
I must be missing out on some key fundamentals in my tactics because I haven't had as much success in SF2 compared to CMBN. Any tips or guidance would be appreciated. Thanks.