Surface orders of battle #2

Rework to separate the infantry from the vehicles. Tweak on some of the numbers, and adding Chariots now to fill out support organizations. I am now assuming that infantry are assigned to vehicles as needed, rather than integrated units, since the carriage of the vehicles will vary a lot depending on mission profile, especially for larger vehicles where they can embark a squad for a long patrol or a full platoon for assault. This means that vehicle establishment can drop, since no need to assume that the minimum unit size will always be used (i.e. 1 squad per Broadsword). Bikes/light vehicles are still not noted, but have negligible space requirements.

Assume company level mixing of vehicles and infantry. In theory, 4 Broadsword is either platoon for long buttoned-up operations, or almost the full company infantry organization in assault order as riflemen. Minimum independent combined arms unit is still battalion.

Building block formations:

Repulsorlift company:
Vehicle lance – 4x APC Broadsword
Vehicle lance – 4x APC Broadsword
Vehicle lance – 8x APC Chariot
Command lance – 2x APC Broadsword, 2x C3 Chariot
Infantry platoon x3
Support infantry platoon x1 (crew-weapons, scouts)
Total: 10x Broadsword, 10x Chariot

Light armor company:
Vehicle lance – 4x Sabre
Vehicle lance – 4x Sabre
Vehicle lance – 4x Sabre
command lance – 2x Sabre, 2x C3 Chariot, 2x APC Chariot
Total: 14 Sabre, 4x Chariot

Artillery company:
Vehicle lance – 4x railgun Broadsword (variant depends on tasking)
Vehicle lance – 4x railgun Broadsword
Vehicle lance – 4x missile Broadsword
Vehicle lance – 4x flak Broadsword
Command lance – 1x APC Broadsword, 4x C3 Chariot, 1x APC Chariot
Total: 17x Broadsword, 5x Chariot

Heavy armor company:
Vehicle lance – 3x Scythe
Vehicle lance – 3x Scythe
Vehicle lance – 3x Scythe
Command lance – 1x Scythe
Total: 10x Scythe

Command/Support company (battalion troops – this will be quite variable but this is a representative configuration for repulsorlift):
2x Vehicle lance – 4x Sabre (scouts)
Vehicle lance – 4x APC/support Broadsword
Vehicle lance – 8x APC Chariot
C3 lance – 2x APC Broadsword, 4x C3 Chariot
Total: 8x Sabre, 6x Broadsword, 12x Chariot

 

Combined arms level:

Repulsorlift battalion:
Repulsorlift company – 10x Broadsword, 10x Chariot
Repulsorlift company – 10x Broadsword, 10x Chariot
Repulsorlift company – 10x Broadsword, 10x Chariot
Artillery company – 17x Broadsword, 5x Chariot
Support company – 8x Sabre, 6x Broadsword, 12x Chariot
Commander vehicle – 1x Broadsword
Total: 54x Broadsword, 8x Sabre, 47x Chariot

Heavy armor battalion:
Heavy armor company – 10x Scythe
Heavy armor company – 10x Scythe
Repulsorlift company – 10x Broadsword, 10x Chariot
Artillery company – 17x Broadsword, 5x Chariot
Support company – 8x Sabre, 6x Broadsword, 12x Chariot
Commander vehicle – 1x Scythe
Total: 21x Scythe, 33x Broadsword, 8x Sabre, 27x Chariot

 

Repulsorlift company:

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I dig your cover picture for this post. Reminds me of USAEUR lined up on the western approach to the Fulda Gap!

You have some hidden mesh(s) on the tank in the upper left however.

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An alternate possibility I’ve considered in the past is to have a hybrid structure, with some units having the infantry integrated with the armored vehicles (in a more conventional armor/mechanized structure), while others are pure infantry or pure vehicle, with the vehicles assigned as transport to the infantry as needed. In the latter case, the transport vehicles would be primarily on the larger end (AT-ATs, Juggernauts, etc), with smaller vehicles providing escort and screening. This idea grew out of an attempt to reconcile the OoB structure with the vehicles listed in the Ground Assault Vehicles chapter of the ImpSB. There… Read more »

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Interesting.

Do you forsee a mobile shield vehicle attached to these units? Not sure if that would be attached to engineering or not..

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Are you picturing separate chains of command within the units here? As in, the Command Lance for the Repulsorlift Company includes 2 Chariots. Does one Chariot act as the Command vehicle for the vehicles while the other commands the infantry? Or is it a CO vehicle combining the two command teams into a single vehicle with an XO vehicle as backup?