The set up:
Having landed close to target, between unsuspecting German positions, I knew the British held the advantage, at least in cards at start, as in this scenario, the Germans do not draw all 4 of their cards immediately; but rather, draw 2 on Turn one and 2 more on turn two, then having 4 cards the rest of the game....and I was determined to use this to the fullest. I drew my six British command cards, and drew the first two German command cards, but placed these two face down so as to not influence the British my jump-off move. I may be on to something here! The British pulled an Infantry Assault card...this gave me instant confidence in initial mobility in those dark hours of the morning; and I used it to immediately move Major Howard's center troops south of the pond, forward to gain usable position before the Germans became aware of their presence. For the three units left of center, I moved one up to the left flank wire-obstacle close to the Caen Canal, to remove wire next turn; one, three hexes up adjacent to the other wire hex/forest, to the Northwest of the pond; and the third unit farthest to the rear shifted towards the right flank to support the Orne attack, moving to the Southeast corner of the pond. The three units to the right of center moved to the entrance of the Orne Bridge; one to the immediate left of that unit to provide cover; and the third moved out of the trees, around the forest and to a position north of the forest on the banks of the Orne (a little dangerous if the unit at the bridge entrance got a flag against it, but worth the gamble). That woke them up!!!
I revealed the two cards the Germans pulled; a Probe card for two units on the right flank, and a Dig In card. With not much to dig in and an immediate threat to Pegasus Bridge, the Germans fired at the unit hung up in the wire. I didn't want to impede a fall back option for the German unit dug in, so I left him in position and fired, then the unit on the other side of the bridge fired. Under the cover of darkness, against surprised German sentries and garrison troops, the British were thankful to only lose two figures; but this left a tough decision for them next turn to either fall back, or remove the wire.
With the advantage of a quick advance on position, the British attacked on the right flank, moving onto the bridge, another to the trees to the north, and the third one down to the banks of the river; two units then fired across the Orne takinig out two figures of the German unit.
With the British keeping pressure on the Orne flank, against so few troops, the battle waged in that sector exclusively the next few turns with the British taking minor losses, and wiping out two German units and securing the bridge for three medals total. With his other troops so far away at Pegasus Bridge and the town of le Port, the German side had no time or cards early on to get those troops over to the Orne. With so quick a surprise British advance to the Orne Bridge and it's own medal, and the hapless German unit on the other side of the river as cannon fodder for another medal, it crossed my mind that instead of moving the left flank German reserve to the Orne Bridge's defense, perhaps a shift to the Caen Canal would have been more prudent to allow the forces at Pegasus Bridge to do their damage and limit the medal take by the Orne.
At Pegasus Bridge, the first unit to breach the wire removed said wire, but quickly met it's demise. But this left the sandbagged German position vulnerable to subsequent close assault, in which it was eventually forced to retreat back onto Pegasus Bridge. Unable to abandon the bridge, and give up the final victory medal, the battle wage only a short time to eliminate the final unit and win the day for good King George.
Through this playing of the scenario, and seeing that the play of the right card early for quick advance by the British center troops puts pressure on the Orne in which the German may not recover from, I think it could possibly be prudent strategy for the German player to move his unit on the other side of the Orne over the bridge as quickly as possible so as to not be "trapped in the pocket" for a second possible medal once the bridge is taken early. With so few German forces on that flank, it becomes their potential Achilles' Heel for the scenario.