Battalion

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Now, a Batallion has a structure that is a bit more complicated.
Its size varies greatly depending on what kinds of missions it gets depolyed to (peacekeeping obviously does not require a large amount of artillery or anti-armour and anti-air capapilites), and if it operates together with its Brigade or independantly (beeing the smalest element to be capable of independant operations).

There is:

A Batallion HQ element consisting of:
The HQ itself with the Comander (Major or Oberstleutnant/Lieutenant Colonel) and his staff
An administrative section
A Signals and Field Intelligence section
1-4 (depending on expected threat to the HQ and expected causalties in the companies), guard/reserve/urgent-replacement Squads, each consisting of 2 HMG Teams of 3 men each, and 6 Riflemen with SMGs who guard the base and from whom personal can be detached to either set up Heavy-machinegun positions or replace loses in the subordinate Units.

A Medical and Logistics Company with:
HQ (4men)
A Medical Platoon with a Battalions-Verbandsplatz/Dressing-Station and evacuation ponit (11) as well as 3 ambulance vehicles
And an amunition and weapons depot with its personal and some light trucks.

If acting independantly from a Brigade this Company gets reenforced:
1 Suply Platoons with trucks.
1 Maintanence Platoon
1 Field recovery Platoon

A Fire suport Company:
HQ, including operators for 1-2 reconaisance drones.
1 Recon or light Tank platoon with 4 to 6 vehicles
1 Sniper Platoon with 4 to 8 2 men teams, 2 of wich eqiped with Anti-Material Rifles.
1 AT Platoon with a platton leader and his DMR wielding buddy, 4 to 6 3 men teams with one ATGM launcher each, and optionally 0-2 105mm Guns with their crews.
1 Squad of Assult Pioneers in a specialist vehicle.
1 Platoon of light Artilery with 1 fire-control vehicle and 4 artillery pieces, usually 120mm Mortars or light Multiple Rocket Launchers
1 AA Squad with 6 soldiers with 3 MANPADS riding in an APC that has a Radar guided twin 23mm, 35mm or 40mm autocanon on top.

When operating independantly of its Brigade the fire suport Company can be significantly reenfoced.
The Assult Pioneer Squad becomes a Platoon
The Artilery Platoon can become a Battery
The AA Squad can become a Platoon
1 or even 2 aditional light tank platoons
1 Assult Gun Platoon with 4 to 8 vehicles, detached to the Company Level.
1 or 2 aditional ATGM or Tank Destoryer Platoons

3 Infantry Companies

Depicted here is a command cersion of the Crabat APC, feautering advanced comunications gear and workplaces for 4 to 5 Officers and NCOs.

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Title: The new Larned History for ready reference, reading and research; the actual words of the world’s best historians, biographers and specialists: a complete system of history for all uses, extending to all countries and subjects and representing the better and newer literature of history;
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Larned, J. N. (Josephus Nelson), 1836-1913 Smith, Donald Eugene, b. 1878 Seymour, Charles, 1885-1963 Shearer, Augustus Hunt, 1878-1941 Knowlton, Daniel Chauncey, 1876-
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