BOX 046: Soviet 1st Army

BOX 046 : Soviet 1st Army

 

March 2019

Box 046 Top Mar 2019 First Army

Box 046 Top Mar 2019 First 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.

Box 046 Base Mar 2019 First Army

Box 046 Base Mar 2019 First Army

Jan 2018

The Orbat for an NQM RSO and CSO  Soviet Rifle Division is here

Div HQ and Troops
Comd [Gaz Jeep/ foot/horse, can include arty comds] (C3,Lad)
0-1 Signals Staff Car (C3,Lad) [Can be shown at Corps level ]
NKVD (C1,Vet,Lad) [Marker for the Commissar house rule ]
0-1 AA [Truck/towed/horse-drawn] (S3,Lad)
Recce  foot/horse/Motorcycle (R1,Lad)
Infantry Regiment or Brigade HQ (2-3)
Comd + [82mm Mortar/{45mm/76mm Regt Gun}] (C3,Lad)
Infantry Battalion (6 to 9)¹
Infantry Rifle stand (F3,Lad)
Artillery Regiment (1-2Bns)
1-2 Comd/limber² + 76mm Div gun (S3,MaLd)
Artillery Regiment (0-1)
Comd/limber + 122mm Howitzer (S3,HaLd)
Artillery Regiment (0-1)
Comd/limber + 120mm Mortar (S3,MaLd)
0-1 Machine Gun Battalion
1 MMG and/or Anti-tank Rifle [ATR] (S3,Lad)
Anti- Tank Battalion
37mm/45mm Atk gun + Limber (S3,Lad)
Pioneer Battalion
0-1 Wagon or Truck (E1,Ld) + 1-2 Pioneers (E1,HaLd)³

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.

 

046 Top:

Jan 2018

Soviet Rifle Division yellow on peacock green

Soviet Rifle Division yellow on peacock green (RSO)

046 Base:

Jan 2018

Soviet Rifle Division red on white

Soviet Rifle Division red on white (RSO)

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