BOX 046 : Soviet 1st Army
This box now holds an NQM FSO (Front Scale Orbat) Army with supporting arms:
1 Army HQ: Comd (C3), 1-2 Arty Bdes (S3), AA Bde (S3), Engr Bde (E3), Field Hospital (L3), Logistics (L3)
1 Artillery Brigade: 152mm Howitzer ML-200 (S3)
1 Anti-aircraft Brigade: 85mm 52-K M1939 AA (S3)
2 Corps HQs: Comd (C3), 1-2 Arty Bdes (S3), Maxim 7.62mm M4M Quadruple AA Bde (S3), Engr Bde (E3), Logistics (L3)
6 Rifle divisions: Div HQ (C3), 2-3 Regts (F3), Arty Regt (S3)
3 Independent Tank Brigades: T-70 (F3)
Air Recognition sign for Spring 1943 – Orange roundel with a white border. Naturally, the troops nicknamed it a “goose egg (гусиное яйцо,gusinoye yaytso)” – being a synonym for a zero score in Russian.
The Orbat for an NQM RSO and CSO Soviet Rifle Division is here
1. From Mar 2019, I am tending to use 9 Bns for guards rifle divisions and 6 Bns for regular rifle divisions at Corps Scale (CSO) and 3 Regts for guards or 2 for rifle at Front Scale (FSO).
2. The HQs of all the artillery regiments can be shown in the Corps or Army HQ . From Mar 2019 I am tending to use the Front Scale Orbat (FSO), with 76mm artillery at divisional and corps level, 122/152mm at corps and army level, and 203mm at front level
3. If only one, then show a pioneer base.