Anyway, with only 200 more points to generate a force, I took the same company as before with an attached MG platoon. Then I added a 75mm infantry gun platoon, two 81mm mortars in the command platoon and two snipers. I hoped to use the MGs, mortars and 75mm infantry guns to pin the paratroopers and then overwhelm them with the infantry platoons. Since the mission uses scattered deployment, I couldn't be sure just where these forces would arrive, but since the defenders are really boxed in I didn't think it mattered much.
The cunning American player beefed his two infantry platoons up to two squads apiece plus 60mm mortar and bazooka teams, as well as adding a weak 81mm mortar platoon with two tubes plus a bazooka team and a sniper team for his command platoon. Not a great deal of change here, but when you have a Fearless Veteran force, its not necessary. Based on his previous performance, the company commander took the recon scout skill, though it didn't seem to help him much this game.
Another view of the battlefield. The defenders will be massing around the bridge in the upper center of the picture.