- Secure the observation point in the village and observe the area
- New objective: repel the enemy attack on two lines
- New objective: counterattack
During this mission you will spend most of your time by defending yourself. However, during the last part you will have to counterattack a group of tanks. It is recommended to select the infantry doctrine (additional equipment, mines, grenades etc.) or support (camouflage, sandbags, APCR shells, vehicle repairs). The first part of the mission is a recon and a brief defense (1). You have only one soldier and you must move him inside of the building nearby. Don't forget to turn off "Fire at will". After that you must return to your positions and you will be attacked by a small infantry squad. Man the machine-gun and eliminate the enemies. When the tanks arrive you will receive an order to retreat to fortified positions. Move your squad into the dense forest which is outside of the enemy reach.
When you reach the trenches you must order all your drivers to exit their vehicles and order them to use cannons (2). Thanks to that your vehicles won't be damaged and you get more soldiers to defend the positions. The rest of the infantry must be placed in the trenches (but not all of them) and in the nearby forests. The enemy starts their attack in a few waves and you have to destroy 6 vehicles before you can retreat. After eliminating the last one you can start the evacuation. Get your soldiers into all of your vehicles and take the cannons with you. They will be useful in the new defense position.
The attack on the second line consists of two waves (3). The first one will only attack the positions on the right side. Deploy the additional cannons, move the infantry into the trenches and place the mines on the outskirts (the terrain covered in snow right behind the road). You should pause the game and give a few orders because the attack will happen very soon. You receive air support but the enemy has anti-aircraft gun in each of the striking teams. It is recommended to place a few hidden riflemen/drivers in front of the defense positions. You also receive a group of 4 tanks which should be used as a rapid reaction force to flank the heaviest enemy tanks (especially the Tigers). After defeating the first wave you will receive the rest of squads from the other side to command (4). Move your tanks closer to the frontline and hide them in bushes/fortify by using sandbags. There are additional infantry squads next to the headquarters. Place them next to the tanks and inside of the trenches that are in front of the cannons. The first attack happens in the left side and it will be a long one. However, shortly after that the other side will be assaulted too. You must withstand both attacks. The assault team on the right flank is smaller. When you notice enemy transporter vehicles and anti-aircraft guns you can gather your reinforcements and move them to the left side. Usually, the AI enemy uses those units as the last ones so you can move your tanks and some of the infantry soldiers to the most dangerous areas.
After repelling the last wave it is now time to counterattack. There is a big armored squad in the north (5). Gather all tanks and soldiers from the frontline. You get a few attack aircrafts. Order all of them to shoot at the rally point but set the direction of the attack to be from the north to the south. All of the enemy vehicles are facing south which means that the bombs will explode on the lighter armor on the back of the vehicles. The best way is to attack with your infantry from the forest on the right or simply give your tanks more reach. You can also bring your heavy artillery and start firing. After destroying the Tigers you shouldn't have much problems with eliminating the rest of the squad, that is unless most of your units survived the defense.