RE: just a Q.
I have swapped between the 2 methods while playing a solo campaign (god forbid) LOL!
Like the AI can even compete... but, when you're 3-4 years out of playing.. IE: RUSTY AS sheeit.. one has to take the AI to the zoo (so to speak) and relearn things before jumping into a combat with a real person :)
I swap my A0 unit for an armor unit and get right up front to rally the lads
I prefer 1950's combat with the US Army VS the Commies of the decade (no offense to the Russians, really!) it's just a prime time of equality among forces and they get better quicker.. IMO.
Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us.... "We were never to say die or surrender" -- Chard