Hello Dale ...
I will give it a shot, let me know if something is unclear. My military English is kind of rusty, I am afraid.
Both platoon commanders did not have a lot of battle experience according to the commander of the unit ( not sure , it's a Abteilungskommandeur ), keer ( name ?) had the Iron Cross 1st class. he wantedto to get some drivers, maintenance guys from his old unit ( Pz.Rgt. 36 / 16.Pz.-Div). As this was part of 6th Army it was denied.
But is this correct if you consider that the 17 PzDivision earliest could become fully operational in October, but probably as late as Spring 1944 ?
Unit commander, knight's cross award winner, old tank veteran, starts his new task with great passion. He had not heard much or nothing even heard about Tiger operations before.
According to previous experience ( as communicated in the airplane ) and his current equipment ( not sure here ) his deployment will mot likely be within a tank division.
It is necessary to wait with the deployment of the Tiger unit until 3 platoons have been equipped with Tiger tanksand trained with them, the commander of the future Tiger unit is accustomed with the rules of deployment and the higher unit command levels are aware of the possibilities of engagement and optimal deployment of the tanks.
Heeresgruppen ( combined armies ) and armies knew from the Tiger force only from the Völkischer Beobachter ( a German newspaper from the 1939 to 1945 times ) in general, especially that he ( the Tiger tank ) is invincible and can break down 1m thick trees like a tiger. The deployments were planend accordingly.
2. Recon of roads and bridges and improvements were prepared forsightful by the group. One is glad about the unit and considers it to be the backbone of the group. I warned to expect all that from the new weapon which you do not dare to expect from all other known weapons. In this case the new weapon will disappoint. It can only develop it's full potential if the unit is fully equipped, fully trained and the cooperation with other army parts ( literally : weapons, but I think the writer means not the actual weapon but artillery , infantry, airforce etc ) which will fight alongside the unit has been exercised flawlessly in combat drills: if the other branches know what the new tank force can do.