NQM Romanian Inf Div

Romanian Infantry Division with attached Armour and AA (2)

Romanian Infantry Division with attached Armour and AA

Romanian Division

Div HQ   Comd in staff car (C3),  Signals Veh (C3),  AA in truck, or towed (S2-3),  Soup Kitchen horse drawn (L3)

CSO Scale: Comd (C3), Log (L3)

Div Recce Coy 1 – 3 Recce stands on  horse, foot or bicycle (R1-3) Recce (R1)
Inf Regt HQ x 3 (2 after 1941)
Comd (C1) CSO Scale: Comd with Mor, MMG or Regt Gun (C3)
Inf Bn x up to 9 (6 after 1941)
Comd + MMG +  50mm Mortar and/or ATk Rifle (CS3-4), 3-4 Rifle  (F3-4)  CSO Scale:Rifle (F3)
Arty Regt Comd (C1), 1 FOO (O1), 10cm Howitzer (S3) + limber (L3),  7.5cm Howitzer (S3) + limber (L3), 10cm Howitzer + limber (S3)
Anti-Tank Coy  4.7cm Atk Gun (S3) +Limber (L3) 4.7cm Atk Gun +Limber (S3)
Pioneer Bn Pioneers  2(E1),  Wagons 1-2(L3) Wagon + 0-2 Pioneers (E1-3)

The typical Rumanian infantry division was trained and equipped along French lines, but had less up-to-date equipment, and less of that too. Germany could not count on cooperation between its Hungarian and Rumanian allies, but nevertheless, Romanian troops were regarded as more reliable allies than the Hungarians or Italians.

Romanian Divisional HQ with AA and Recce Companies

Romanian Divisional HQ with AA and Recce Companies

Our Divisional Commander has secured a grandstand view of the battle, and is well forward with his AA, which has the luxury of a tracked Senileta Malaxa Tipul UE limber, and his recce companies.

Such motor transport as there was tended to be concentrated in the headquarters and anti-tank units. In 1942 you should  reduce the infantry strength to two regiments of three battalions each. 

Romanian Infantry Regiment

Romanian Infantry Regiment of RHQ and 3 Battalions on FoW-sized 30 x 50mm bases, Two 30mm PBI bases will work just as well.

 

My Romanians are an eclectic mix of Italians and Japanese Peter Pig figures with Dutch figures thrown in for good measure.

For the Tank buff, the following information was extracted from the Between the Wars Yahoo Group, modified with information from http://worldwar2.ro/ [Accessed 2/3/2019] :

ROMANIAN AFVs in WWII

Number of AFVs (NQM Strengths)  (Year), Romanian designation (Original designation)

126 (4)  (1941), Senileta Malaxa Tipul UE (Renault UE)

Used as an artillery prime mover for Schneider 47mm Atk gun companies.

75 (2) (1941), FT-17 (Renault FT-17)

Used for security in major urban areas in Romania?

35 (1) (1941), R-1 (CKD AH-IV)

Built under licence in Romania, in 5th, 6th, & 8th Cavalry Brigades

75 (2)  (1941), R-35 (Renault R-35)

In 1st Armoured Division

126 (1941), 26 (1942), R-2 (Skoda S-II-a & PzKpfw 35 (t))

Built under licence in Romania, in 1st Armoured Division

12 (1942), T-3 (PzKpfw IIIN)

Used in 1st & 2nd Armoured Regiments

12 (0) (1942), 31 (1) (1943), 83 (2)  (1944), T-4 (PzKpfw IV)

Used in 1st Armoured Division to replace the R-2 from Oct 1942.

34 (1)  (1943), TACAM T-60 & T-60A (Converted T-60 & T-60A)

Soviet light tanks converted into tank destroyers mounting the 76.2mm L51 M1936 Field Gun reached the front by late 1943

34 (1943), Senileta Ford Rusesc de Captura (STZ Komsomolets)

Captured Soviet artillery tractors used to tow the German PAK 38 50mm AT guns.  12 each issued to the 5th & 14th Infantry Divisions, 6 to the 2nd  Armoured Regiment, and 4 to the 5th Cavalry Division reached the front by early summer 1944.

50 (1) (1943), T-38 (PzKpfw 38 (t))

Worn out PzKpfw 38 (t)s were given to the Romanian 2nd Armoured Regiment rather than ship the  obsolete tanks back to Germany for refit, reaching the front from May to June 1943, and causing a major diplomatic row owing to their poor condition.

1 (0) (1943), 20 (1)  (1944), TACAM R-2 (Converted R-2 or PzKpfw 35 (t))

Romanian R-2 tanks were converted into tank destroyers mounting the 76.2mm L46 M1941 Field Gun, reaching the front by July 1944 and being used to reconquer parts of Romania from Hungary.

4 (0) (1943), 104 (3) (1944), TAs, (Stug. III)

Used in Armoured units to replace tank losses in 1st Armoured Division, reaching the front between November 1943 and August 1944.

3 (1943), 3 (1944), Vanatorul de Care Maresal [Romanian for :  Marshal Tank Destroyer]

Prototypes only. The German Hetzer was influenced by the design of the Romanian Maresal. Put it on the shelf next to your model of the E100, Maus and Ratte!

30 (1) (1945), Vanatorul de Care R-35/45 (Converted Renault R-35)

The R-35 was up gunned with the Soviet 45mm L44 M1932 Atk Gun starting in summer 1943 and being returned to the 2nd Armoured  Regiment by June 1944.

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