Commanded by Major West the Task Force consisted of the following:
A and B Companies of the 10th Armored Infantry Battalion.
Company of Sherman tanks (C/35 commanded by Capt. Miller).
An Engineer platoon from the 24th Armored Engineer Battalion.
94th AFAB (Armored Field Artillery Battalion).
191st FAB (minus one battery).
TF Oden begain their advance in the morning only to find that once they reached the town of Saviors all the bridges were blown. The 24th Engineers were rushed forward to build a bridge but in the meantime it was decided that TF West would assault Troyes by itself.
A screen shot of the map is below. It is Turn 4 and Major West has just finished viewing the town and has formulated his plan.
After reconnaissance of the town Major West's orders consisted of the following:
Attack to begin at 1630.
Left boundary of assault are the railroad tracks, right boundary is the highway to the south.
Attack in columns of companies, companies in line, deployed on a wide front. Sherman C/35 leading, 100 yards between vehicles, followed by Infantry Company A/10 plus assault gun platoon/10, Battalion HQ with recon and mortar platoon followed by B/10 plus MG platoon.
The open ground is dangerous so the plan was to rush to the city and find cover amongst the buildings.
In this game I don't think I'll move my Battalion HQ so close behind the leading wave.
This scenario is 40 turns long each turn representing close to six minutes covering the initial assault until around 2030. The six minute turns are based on the fact that this portion of the engagement was fast paced and there was no let up in combat during this time period. There were no lulls in the fighting, waiting around for orders, or much time spent trying to rally for the next assault.