Panzer_Leader Posted January 6, 2012 Share Posted January 6, 2012 Hi GuysI’ve been focused on using the Leopard 1 A5-DK since the update due to the beautiful interior and exterior artwork and the fact that its light armour and relatively light main armament makes me concentrate on correct use of tactics to achieve mission objectives (rather than sitting there and taking a beating in an M1A1 (HA) for example). It’s amazing what the Leopard 1A5 is actually capable of when employed “properly”.Anyway, that’s made me play around with different organisations which utilised the Leopard 1A5. I’m now interested in German reconnaissance battalions of the late 1980s and found a description of their TO&E here: http://www.microarmormayhem.com/BW_OOB.pdf (see page 51 for Panzeraufklärungsbattalion 1). Based on the TO&E here I’m interested in understanding a few things:i. The organisation of the 7x Leopard 1s and 8x Luchs in the 4th company: I’m assuming the 7x Leopards are organised as 1x command tank and two platoons of 3x tanks. Are the 8x Luchs organised as two platoons of 4x armoured cars or four sections of 2x armoured cars, or perhaps interchangeably as the situation demands? ii. The organisation of the 5th company: I’m assuming the 10x Fuchs are organised as 1x command APC and three platoons of 3x Fuchs. As for the allocation of the 3x Milan I’m assuming one Milan squad per platoon or are three allocated to a single anti-tank platoon?Overall, the organisation of the German reconnaissance battalion seems quite tank heavy with 30x Leopard 1s allocated versus 10x Luchs armoured cars (which I can represent using the ASLAV-25). I’m assuming the reconnaissance battalion is organised to fight quite hard for information if required? Its combat power doesn’t appear significantly less than that of a line panzer battalion of the time equipped with 41x Leopard 2A4s and it has increased flexibility with the infantry of its 5th company.Anyway, I’m looking forward to replicating this organisation in Steel Beasts and taking a look at the new Fuchs in action at the same time.Cheers 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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