wokelly Posted March 10, 2012 Share Posted March 10, 2012 What are your tactics when using the British in the Brit campaign. I'll start off with my own. 1) At the beginning of every mission I give each of my Platoons Bren teams (2 man bren detachment) an extra 500 rounds from the Bren Carriers which brings up their ammo count to 750 rounds. Makes them much more useful for laying down suppressive fire since they don't burn out so quickly. 2) If issued an extra 3 Bren teams from the support company, ditto to the above in regards to ammo (add some additional 9mm for the detachment commander and you got a decent assault unit), issue out the teams as seen fit to each company or even platoon if one is tackling a particularly rough objective. 3) Use spare soft skinned vehicle drivers to be gunners in my Bren Carriers. Each company HQ unit has a few spare soft skinned vehicles usually. The drivers don't do much so I stick them in the Bren carriers as the gunner since on default the vehicle only has a driver. 4) Do not stick 2 or 3 man teams in Brens and use them offensively, the guy in the back does not have much cover and gets hit fairly often. That said the guys in the back CAN fire from inside the vehicle but I don't find the reward outways the risk of extra casualties. If the Bren Carrier carries a Bren team, dismount them, they are more useful on the ground. 5) Use these Bren Carriers as mobile Bren guns. To be honest the Bren carriers are BLIND as a bat even when unbuttoned which I think must be a bug or a hold over from nerfing the tank commanders. That said they can still be useful for suppression (blind firing at squares where enemies are). They got over 1k worth of ammo and two Bren carriers can generally suppress a German squad in cover. 6) Use any spare Bren carriers (with no gunners) to act a bullet magnets. The AI like to shoot at Bren carriers because while bullet resistant they are not bullet proof and can be knocked out. Still the majority of the time the bullets do no harm but they do allow me to identify German HMG positions by drawing fire. 7)Keep the platoons together. The Brits do not have a lot of firepower (I do think they need another SMG, CMx1 gave the Brits 2 SMGs at this time period, not sure why they don't have a second in this one), so I tend to maneuver my platoons as a single unit. In this campaign the Germans tend to be outnumbered, so focus each platoon on each German unit you encounter and you will tend to prevail with few if any casualties. 8) Keep the Bren in action. The squad firepower drops dramatically when the Bren gunner goes down. Buddy aid that Bren back into your squad's TOE ASAP. 9) Use your 6 pounders aggressively. In a few scenario's you get 6pdrs, but the Brits issued them with HE where as the US didn't have any. They are pretty good for knocking down enemy inf in buildings (especially on the upper floors) and with the Loyd carriers they can move around with some protection. Use them aggressively, find good overwatch sites for objectives and use them to blast out enemy inf in buildings. 10) Keep your 2 inch mortars up at the front. They are not great at range and frankly their smoke is often more useful than their HE. You need to keep them close to your squads for the best effect. The HE has knocked out a few German squads hounding me at times so it can be useful. 11) Keep your PIAT teams up front. They are pretty good for blowing the Germans out of buildings. Plus almost always your company HQ truck and one Bren Carrier has spare PIAT ammo (12-16 additional rounds in total between them). If you have 6 pdrs, one loyd carrier often carries another 6 rounds of PIAT. If one objective looks hard, you will often have a spare PIAT or even two in Bren/Lyod carriers depending on what the support company sent you, detach the AT unit from your squad and give them the spare PIAT and ammo for a more hard hitting squad. 12) Be careful with husbanding you ammo though. You often have to go through a few missions before your men and carriers/jeeps/trucks get resupplied. You have a bit of spare hardware you can utilize but keep in mind what you may face in the next mission before you do anything. Those are a few of my own. What are other people tactics. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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