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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_units

 

This article gives an overview of some of the terms used to describe military units in armed forces across the world. Whilst it is recognised that there will be differences between armies of different nations, it seems that a large proportion are modelled on the British and/or American models.

 

 

> 10.000

Region or theatre

Size: many  (2+ army groups)

Led by: general or field marshal

 

Army group 

Size: many  (2+ armies)

Led by:  general or field marshal

 

Army or Red Army front 

Size: many  (2+ corps)

Led by:  general or field marshal

 

Corps or Red Army army 

Size: 30,000+  (2+ divisions) 

Led by:lieutenant general

 

Division 

Size: 10,000?20,000  (2-4 brigades)

Led by:  major general

 

1.000 - 10.000

Brigade 

Size: 2000?5000  (2+ regiments or 3?6 battalions)

Led by:  brigadier general, brigadier (UK) or colonel (US Army)

 

Regiment or Group 

Size: 2000?3000  (3?4 battalions) 

Led by:colonel

 

100 - 1.000

Battalion or Commonwealth regiment 

Size: 300?1000  (2?6 companies or 4?6 squadrons) 

Led by:lieutenant colonel

 

Company or Squadron 

Size: 100?300  (3?6 platoons or troops) 

Led by:captain or major

 

< 100

Platoon or Troop 

Size: 30?40  (2+ squads or sections) 

Led by:first or second lieutenant

 

Section or Patrol 

Size: 8?12  (2+ fireteams) 

Led by:NCO (corporal to staff sergeant)

 

Squad or Crew 

Size: 8?12  (2+ fireteams) 

Led by:NCO (corporal to staff sergeant)

 

Fireteam 

Size: 4?5 

Led by:NCO (lance corporal to sergeant)

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Since the confusion over battalion size on the 'Two Ships attacked' thread I have been thinking about making one of these for my army, this will be very useful...

 

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Ide Jiman Army Org. for defensive forces.

 

High Command

All Regional Commands

Lead By a 5 Star Marshall

 

Regional Command:

2 or 3 Armies.

Lead By: A Marshall

 

Army

3 or 4 Corps

Lead By: A General

 

Corps.

3 Divisions

Lead By: A General (Or in some cases a Marshall)

 

Division

5 Brigades

Lead By: A Major

 

Brigade

4 - 5 Regiments

Lead By: A Brigadier

 

Regiment

6 Batallions

Lead By: A Captain

 

Batallion

8 Companies

Lead By: A Lieutenant

 

etc...

 

 

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Perhaps, but like the article said, a large portion are similarily modelled.

 

Besides, mine follows a neat little pattern. It can also mean that I don't have as many armies.

 

Maybe we should just, in parenthesis while in the RPG, put approximate numbers next to the attacking unit, just as a reminder. Then everyone can keep their groupings.

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