This is exactly why I put that last image together, to encourage discussion on the practicalities of this attack, so I guess that worked I agree with both of you actually, not that my opinion matters however, as I have not been there like Erik has to see it first hand, or had he dubious pleasure of driving a Sherman tank across soft ground, during an attack lol. Maintaining that formation I have illustrated would be next to impossible I think. At the end of the day its just a game, at quite a large scale, and we have to swallow the inevitable discrepancies that the necessary abstraction presents us, and just make the most of the excellent game engine we have at our disposal. How I actually imagine it happening is, the Royal Dragoons have been tasked to clear that area of polder with an axis of advance north east, to support the main attack up the highway by fire, and clear the enemy out of the ditches, as well as giving them something else to bomb and fire at, than just the main attack up the highway. They would advance, bounding over watch style as best they could, moving along narrow causeways, into one field, to provide the next platoon/squadron overwatch while they try to find a way into the following one, or move around it to the next. They would probably need to backtrack numerous times, possibly even having to bypass one area by the road to get to the next. It would all be very higgledy piggledy, and very hard to control, and execute, hence the extremely slow going as abstracted by the game. The Sherman is not very heavy, for a tank, but like Erik said, I am dubious as to whether it has a low enough ground pressure to negotiate the Polder fields. I guess not all Polder fields are created equal, so it would depend on the situation on the day. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I assume a Sherman could go anywhere a modern tractor can, as some of the ones I have seen lately must weigh close to what a Sherman does? They seem to be getting bigger every year, and faster. I was driving behind one the other day, and it was easily keeping up with the traffic, and had four gigantic wheels, front and back!