Maj Forester Company Commander (NPC) SOB but good leader Gr IV
Cpl Theo Barns 2nd section Narcissistic Gr II leader
Cpl Scottie McNab 3rd section Alcoholic Gr I leader
" Rubbish Sgt Major! I don't believe in bad luck units; only poorly led ones." Maj "Balls" Forester ended the conversation with his chief enlisted man. As his company ground on towards Catania in Sicily he vowed to look for an opportunity to personally lead this platoon and see what they were made of.
4 days later they were tasked with providing reconassance of a villa and mountain that lay astride the battalion's route of advance. Villa Lardia was known throughout Sicily for making poor wine and selling it in america where, because it was imported, people would drink it. "Villa Lardia! When your friends don't know any better."
Maj Forester would do his own reconassance and take 2nd and 3rd sections of the platoon with him.
Cpl Barns immediatly drew MMG fire from the villa but managed to push through. The bren section with Maj Forester however was shaken and 1 man was killed.