Company of Heroes 3 – How to Obtain Lest We Forget Achievement

How to get the Lest We Forget achievement, plus a tip for Campaign Skirmishes.

Lest We Forget Achievement Guide


Lest We Forget

  • Collect all Soldier Stories

How to Get the Achievement

To get the achievement, you have to fight as many battles/skirmishes in the campaign as possible. Every time a loading screen is present with a letter to or from a soldier, it counts to the goal. I believe that you do need to get every single letter at least once. In my experience I have noticed that if you are constantly fighting and actively trying to engage in every enemy unit that you can you can get the achievement around turn 30.

Campaign Skirmish Tips

To help streamline beating skirmishes, I have found that the easiest method is to get around 2 units that use explosives (i.e. SSF and Paratroopers, Bazookas, etc.) and use an M3 Half track or a M29 Weasel to bring your troops into the enemy HQ.

Once in the enemy HQ unload your troops and unleash high yield explosives on the main HQ. Destroying the main HQ will ALWAYS result in a mission success no matter the progress in your goals and will ALWAYS give you the bonus objective skill point even if you did not complete it.

Its so much easier to do this than actually fight in every skirmish, they get very boring very quick.

For the Paratroopers, just drop them in the enemy HQ making sure that you have enough Munitions to upgrade to their M9 Bazookas

For the SSF, try to upgrade them to get their timed explosives as they are completely busted and will almost one shot an HQ. When trying to deploy the timed explosives you need to have them hold fire, or it will auto cancel. Once the explosives are set have them run away before opening fire.

For the Bazookas, I recommend building 2 squads and loading them in a Medical M3 Half track. This way they can get healed while destroying the enemy HQ. If possible try to send supporting infantry or a machine gun squad to cover them while they rain hell on your enemies.

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  1. 这个恶心的成就只能在一周目内完成 不可以多周目 我现在刷出了70封信 还是不行 必须刷到重复的信才可以 我现在的问题是刷到现在 任何遭遇战不给我任何信了 已经很多场战斗了

  2. Some letters may be linked to locations (I’ve observed this for “on the footsteps of caesar”) so the key thing is probably pacing oneself and not pushing ahaed like Buckram would.

    I got my achievement yesterday, but in a really weird way, after getting two letters I’ve gotten time and time again. I’m beginning to suspect the achievement might just count how many we have received in multiple runs, without really differentiating between them. I’ve played the campaign 2.5 times already, currently doing the 3rd+ on an expert run.

    I hope in time relic adds an ingame showcase (like they did for medals in previous games) so we can see and read all the unlocked letters (and see how many we are missing), but I’m not holding my breath.

    • I can attest something’s broken. 1 turn after getting the achievement I’ve had a fight near Bari and got the “on the footsteps of Caesar” letter about the city, which I’m confident I didn’t get before.

      • They should really just change it so that every skirmish grants a letter, or if they are against it for some reason they should make the system clearer: if I knew, for example, that I can only get 2 letters in my turn and 2 in the enemy’s turn I’d plan accordingly.

        • What was the difficulty level when you unlocked the achievement? Is the achievement tied to specific difficulty levels? How many turns did it take to unlock the achievement? Could you please specify the mission in which you obtained the achievement?

          • there is no specific mission for this. You just need to fight axis companies in the italy campaign and not use auto resolve combat.
            When loading the skirmish to fight the axis you sometimes see letters in the loading screen. You just have to fight a lot of battles to get all those letters and then you get the achievement

  3. I have done campaign three times with no autofight and Bombardment. But i can’t get ‘lest we forget’ achievement.

    In third campaign, I kept up one enemy port and killed enemy company in 130 turn. but i can’t get achievement…(I occupied other every zones)

    thanks for your guide but what am I missing?

    • Yeah me2. I finished 4 Campaigns, on my last one i was on Turn 124, fight EVERY battle manually but still… no Achievment. The letters are random. Sometimes i have them, sometimes 10 turns in a row 0 letters…

      I have no clue what im missing eh.

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