NQM British Inf Div

British Infantry Division

The reduced corps scale is shown in Blue, where it differs from the expanded divisional scale

Infantry Divisional HeadquartersDivisional HQ

Commander* in Jeep with Comd RA & Comd RE (C3) [Tac HQ].

Defence platoon in carrier or truck (FS1-3) [Main HQ]. (Omit for corps scale)

Signal Company Morris c4 mk2 wireless truck (C3) [Main HQ].

British Infantry Division Cavalry RegimentDivisional Cavalry Regiment

1-3 India pattern and Universal Carriers with Vickers Mk VI Light Tank (@R1).

Brit Inf Highland BnThese splendid Peter Pig WWI Highlanders were painted before his WWII figures (below) were available.

Brit Inf Highland Bn WW2

Infantry Battalion

Comd + MMG + 3″Mortar + optional ATk (Boyes or PIAT) (CS3-4)

  3 Rifle bases (F3)

Infantry Rifle stand (F3)

RHA Atk RegtAnti Tank Regiment

1-4  2pdr Guns (S3) + Limber (L3) [later 6pdr]

1 2pdr [later 6pdr] Gun (S3) + Limber (L3)

15mm Peter Pig 6pdr, crew and Universal Carrier Limber

Peter Pig 6pdr, crew and Universal Carrier Limber

British divisional field artillery (25pdr)
Artillery Regiment

FOO (O1) (Omit in corps scale)

18pdr or 4.5″howitzer, or 25pdr Field gun (S3) + limber (L3)

Inf Bde HQ and RE Fd CoyEngineer Field Company

2-4 Engineer bases (@E1)

Truck (L3) + optional Bridge Trailer (L3)

Truck + 2 Engineer bases (E3)

 

Royal Army Service Corps Battalion

Bedford QL Ammo Truck (L3)

POL Truck (L3)

Supply Truck (L3)

1-3 RMP (@C1) (Omit for corps scale orbat)

Here is a summary of the Corps ScaleOrder of Battle:

Div HQ Comd in staff car with Comd RA & Comd RE (C3), Signals Vehicle (C3)
Div Cav Regt 1-3 Recce stands  (@R1)
Inf Bde HQ x 3 Comd/Mortar (C2) or Signals 15cwt Truck
Inf Bn x 6-9   6-9 Rifle bases (F3)
Arty Fd Regt x 3-4 18pdr or 4.5″howitzer, or 25pdr (S3) + limber (L3)
Anti-tank Regt  2pdr Gun (S3) + Limber (L3) (later 6pdr)
Engineer Fd Coy
2 Engineer bases (@E1), 1 Truck (L3)
RASC Bn 1 Ammo Truck (L3), 1 POL Truck (L3),1 Supply/Workshop Truck (L3)
RAMC Fd Ambulance  Ambulance (L3)
  • It would not be excessive to attempt to paint a handlebar moustache on at least one of the cavalry officers. A monocle  would probably be pushing it.
Advertisements