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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:27 pm 
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Two questions: 1. how much support units would be present around the battlemechs?
2. how would the mechs be used in the time of the SLDF?

i imagine that the SL would first use mechs as small units that would be under the direct command of the supreme command, they would be attached to whatever

units would be in need of mech support.
At this early time the vast majority of mechs would be rather light and the main force would still be Tanks and infantry. Mechs would be used mainly to cross

terrain that cannot be crossed by Tanks, for flanking and flank protection.
At some point regular mech units would be created, but how would they be organised?
I think at this early time mechs would be far from being the Kings of the battlefield.
I see them being used as part of a combined Division. I used a german Panzerdivision(1943) as a template.
i added: 1. mechregiment, 1 grenadier regiment 1 air/space support regiment 1. MASH company.
i changed: regimental organisation from 4+4 companys to 3+3+3 companys to match Battletech better.

combined division, list of companys
early version: vees are all ICE,air support only conventional fighters, mainly light mechs.
1. mech battalion mixed medium mechs 2. mech battalion entirely wasps, 3. mech battalion entirely locusts

HQ
-staff
-mapping unit
-staff security company

1. mech regiment
- regimental staff
- workshop comp.
-fuel and ammo comp.
1a 1.mech battalion
- staff 1. mech battalion
-staff comp.
-1. mech comp.
-2. mech comp.
-3. mech comp.
-1.supply comp
1b 2.mech battalion
- staff 2. mech battalion
-staff comp
-4. mech comp.
-5. mech comp.
-6. mech comp.
-2. supply comp
1c 3. mech battalion
-staff 3. mech battalion
-staff company
-7. mech comp.
-8. mech comp.
-9. mech comp.
-3. supply comp.


2. tank regiment 1
- regimental staff
- workshop comp.
-fuel and ammo comp.
2a 1. tank battalion
- staff 1. tank battalion
-staff comp.
-1. tank comp
-2. tank comp
-3. tank comp
-1.supply comp
2b 2. tank battalion
- staff 2. tank battalion
-staff comp
-4. tank comp
-5. tank comp
-6. tank comp
-2. supply comp
2c 3. tank battalion
-staff 3. tank battalion
-staff company
-7. tank comp.
-8. tank comp.
-9. tank comp.
-3. supply comp.

3. tank regiment 2
-staff 2. tank regiment
-staff comp.
-workshop comp.
-fuel and ammo comp.
3a 4. tank battalion
- staff 4. tank battalion
-staff comp.
-10. tank comp
-11. tank comp
-12. tank comp
-1.supply comp
3b 5. tank battalion
- staff 2. tank battalion
-staff comp
-13. tank comp
-14. tank comp
-15. tank comp
-2. supply comp
3c 6. tank battalion
-staff 6. tank battalion
-staff company
-16. tank comp.
-17. tank comp.
-18. tank comp.
-3. supply comp.

4. armored Grenadier Regiment 1
-regimental staff
-staff comp.
4a 1. armored grenadier battalion
- staff 1. armored grenadier battalion
-1. arm. gren. comp.
-2. arm. gren. comp.
-3. arm. gren. comp.
-1.supply comp
-4b 2. armored grenadier battalion
- staff 2. armored grenadier battalion
-4. arm. gren. comp.
-5. arm. gren. comp.
-6. arm. gren. comp.
-2. supply comp
-4c 3.armored grenadier battalion
-staff 3. armored grenadier battalion
-7. arm. gren. comp.
-8. arm. gren. comp.
-9. arm. gren. comp.
-3. supply comp.
-10.(SIG) comp.heavy infantry guns(15cm)
-11.(SIG) comp.heavy infantry guns(15cm)
-AA-comp
-Pioneer. comp

5. armored Grenadier regiment 2
-regimental staff
-staff comp.
-5a 4. armored grenadier battalion
- staff 4. armored grenadier battalion
-10. arm. gren. comp.
-11. arm. gren. comp.
-12. arm. gren. comp.
-1.supply comp
-5b 5. armored grenadier battalion
- staff 5. armored grenadier battalion
-13. arm. gren. comp.
-14. arm. gren. comp.
-15. arm. gren. comp.
-2. supply comp
-5c 6.armored grenadier battalion
-staff 6. armored grenadier battalion
-16. arm. gren. comp.
-17. arm. gren. comp.
-18. arm. gren. comp..
-3. supply comp.
-10.(SIG) comp.heavy infantry guns(15cm)
-11.(SIG) comp.heavy infantry guns(15cm)
-AA-comp
-Pioneer. comp

6. armored Grenadier regiment 3
-regimental staff
-staff comp.
-6a 7. armored grenadier battalion
- staff 7. armored grenadier battalion
-19. arm. gren. comp.
-20. arm. gren. comp.
-21. arm. gren. comp.
-1.supply comp
-6b 8. armored grenadier battalion
- staff 8. armored grenadier battalion
-22. arm. gren. comp.
-23. arm. gren. comp.
-24. arm. gren. comp.
-2. supply comp
-6c 9. armored grenadier battalion
-staff 9. armored grenadier battalion
-25. arm. gren. comp.
-26. arm. gren. comp.
-27. arm. gren. comp.
-3. supply comp.
-10.(SIG) comp.heavy infantry guns(15cm)
-11.(SIG) comp.heavy infantry guns(15cm)
-AA-comp
-Pioneer. comp

7. Air/space support regiment
-regimental staff
-staff company
-workshop comp.
-fuel and ammo comp.
-AA company
-pioneer company (airfield prep. etc)
7a 1. airsupport battalion
-staff 1. battalion
-staff company
-1. airsupport company
-2. airsupport company
-3. airsupport company
-1.supply comp.
7b 2. airsupport battalion
-staff 2. airsupport battalion
-staff company
-4. airsupport company
-5. airsupport company
-6. airsupport company
-2. supply company
7c 3. airsupport battalion
-staff 3. airsupport battalion
-staff company
-7. airsupport company
-8. airsupport company
-9. airsupport company
-3. supply company

8. armored artillery regiment
-regimental staff
-staff battery
-AA. battery
8a 1. armored artillery battallion
-Staff 1. armored artillery battallion
-1. battery
-2. battery
-3. battery
-1. supply company
8b 2.armored artillery battallion
-staff 2. armored artillery battallion
-4. battery
-5. battery
-6.battery
-2. supply company
8c 3. armored artillery battallion
-staff 3. armored artillery battallion
-7. battery
-8. battery
-9. battery
-3. supply company
8d 4.armored artillery battallion
-staff 4. armored artillery battallion
-10.battery
-11. battery
-12.battery
-4. supply company
-Observation battery

9. armored recon regiment
-staff
-staff comp.
-staff 1. recon battalion
-1. recon comp.
-2. recon comp.
-3. recon comp.
-staff 2. recon battalion
-4. recon comp.
-5. recon comp.
-6. recon comp.
-7. armored recon comp.
- supply comp.

10. AA-Artillery battalion
-staff
-staff battery
-1. AA-battery
-2. AA-battery
-3. AA-battery
-supply battery

11. AT .battalion
-staff
-staff battery.
-1. AT battery
-2. AT battery
-3. AT battery
-4. battery(AA)
-supply comp

12. armored pioneer battallion
-staff
-1. arm. pio. comp.
-2. arm. pio. comp.
-3. arm. pio. comp.
-bridge company 1
-bridge company 2
-suply comp.

13. armored communication battalion
- staff
- 1. radio comp.
- 2. telefone comp.
-supply comp.

14.organisation-battalion
-organisation comp.
- baker comp.
- butcher comp.
- field post
15. supply-regiment
-staff
-truck spare parts plat.
-truck repair comp.
15a. truck battalion
-1. truck comp.
-2. truck comp.
-3. truck comp.
-4. truck comp.
-1. driver squad.
-2. driver squad.
15b workshop battalion
-1. workshop comp.
-2. workshop comp.
-3. workshop comp.
-4. workshop comp.(weapon)
15c resupply comp.

16. MP

17. medic battalion
-staff
-staff company
-MASHcomp
-1sancomp.
-2sancomp.
-1. ambulance plat.
-2. ambulance plat.
-3. ambulance plat.

17. reserve/Training battalion
-staff
-1. comp
-2. comp
-3. comp
-4.comp
-5. comp
- supply comp.

Dropships and jumpships are assigned by central command when needed

Source: http://lexikonderwehrmacht.de/(german),as the various divisions changed numerous times I had to decide subunit by subunit wich version to use.

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typos and spelling-mistakes are property of the finder. english is not my mother-tongue.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:03 am 
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Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:28 pm
Posts: 1828
You have to remember that when the TH started deploying mechs widely they were still using primitive vehicles. Even primitive mechs were a fairly major jump in abilities over primitive tanks.

In the early days I see a mech unit made up of a single mech, say all Mackies for example, with armor being support units. Heavy tanks and arty for fire support, and to form an anvil. Vtols and hovertanks for scouting and flanking. Wheeled armor would be more for urban defense/attack in my mind. All of the above would have infantry attached, if not organic to the unit.

This basically follows what is outlined in the various SDF division descriptions. I figured early units would be a little more mixed, along the SLDF dragoon regiment lines.


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