I am writing a story through 3rd person limited perspective. It is a war story, so most scenes require the reader to have a good idea of the space that characters occupy. During some scenes I will start in 3rd person unlimited, describing the overall position of people and objects around the character, and maybe a little description of tone. I will then shift over to the character's point of view, and the rest of the scene will continue in 3rd person limited. An example would be something like this. The column advanced down the four lane highway two vehicles abreast, 3rd squad in V formation up front. The rest of the platoon was spread out behind the lead element. Although no one could see it, everyone knew a drone loitered high above them. They were all on edge. Private Bob fiddled with his radio, watching the lead vehicle. I use this method a few times for scenes where I want to jump right to a characters interactions without having to waste character's dialog on describing the scene around them, which is needed for later firefights or other danger. I was wondering what people's thoughts on this were. Should the characters be the only lens for my narrative, or can I draw back sometimes to set the stage?