| 
  • If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Finally, you can manage your Google Docs, uploads, and email attachments (plus Dropbox and Slack files) in one convenient place. Claim a free account, and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) can automatically organize your content for you.

View
 

WW1 Wargaming

Page history last edited by Dan Fraser 12 years, 10 months ago

WW1 Wargaming with BKC/CWC

 

Here is my ideas on wargaming WW1 with BKC. See the ORBATS after the army lists notes.

 

Army Lists

 

All Armies, World War One (1914-18)

 

Troops

Arm

Move

Attacks

Hits

Save

Cost

Limit

Notes

CO (Command Value 10)

Command

30

3

6

6

75

1

-

CO (Command Value 9)

Command

30

3

6

6

65

1

-

HQ (Command Value 8)

Command

30

2

4

6

40

-/3 [6]

-

HQ (Command Value 7)

Command

30

2

4

6

30

-/3 [6]

-

FAO (Command Value 6)

Command

30

-

4

6

15

-/- [1]

-

Infantry Unit (Continental)

Infantry

10

3/30*

6

-

20

3/-

[#1]

Infantry Unit (British)

Infantry

10

4/30*

6

-

30

3/-

[#2]

Infantry Unit (Storm Troops)

Infantry

10

4/25*

6

-

35

-/-

[1918+] [#3]

Cavalry Unit

Infantry

30

2/5*

5

-

30

-/3

[#4]

Support Unit (Anti Tank Rifle)

Infantry

10

2/20

5

-

25

-/2

[1918+]

Support Unit (LMG)

Infantry

10

3/40*

5

-

30

-/6

[1918+]

Support Unit (HMG)

Infantry

10

3/50*

4

-

40

-/3

-

Support Unit (IG, 37mm)

Infantry

10

1/20* (H)

4

-

35

-/1

[1914+]

Support Unit (IG, 57/76.5cm)

Infantry

5

2/40* (H)

4

-

40

-/1

[1914+]

Support Unit (Trench Mortar,7.6cm)

Infantry

5

3/65*

4

-

35

-/1

[1914+]

Support Unit (Trench Mortar, 3”)

Infantry

10

3/35*

4

-

40

-/1

[1915+]

Support Unit (Trench Mortar, 58mm)

Infantry

10

2/40*

4

-

40

-/1

[1915+]

Engineer Unit

Engineers

10

3/30*

6

-

60

-/- [3]

-

Engineer Unit (Pioneer)

Engineers

10

2/30*

6

-

50

-/- [3]

[#7]

Engineer Unit (Flamethrower)

Engineers

10

10/2

2

-

75

-/- [3]

[1915+] [#6]

Support Unit (ATG, 75mm)

Anti-Tank

-

3/40

5

-

30

-/1

[1917+]

Support Unit (ATG, 77mm)

Anti-Tank

-

3/35

5

-

30

-/1

[1917+]

Support Unit (ATG, 13 Pdr)

Anti-Tank

-

2/35

5

-

30

-/1

[1917+]

Support Unit (ATG, 18 Pdr)

Anti-Tank

-

3/35

5

-

30

-/1

[1917+]

Support Unit (ATG, 76.2mm)

Anti-Tank

-

3/35

5

-

50

-/1

[1917+]

Support Unit (AAG, Light)

Anti-Aircraft

-

2/35

5

-

30

-/1

[1915+]

Support Unit (AAG, Medium)

Anti-Aircraft

-

3/60

5

-

40

-/1

[1915+]

Support Unit (AAG, Heavy)

Anti-Aircraft

-

2/70

5

-

50

-/1

[1916+]

Tank Unit (Mark I Male)

Armour

10

2/30

1

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1916+] R

Tank Unit (Mark I Female)

Armour

10

2/30*

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R

Tank Unit (Mark II Male)

Armour

10

2/30

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R

Tank Unit (Mark II Female)

Armour

10

2/30*

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R

Tank Unit (Mark III Male)

Armour

10

2/30

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R

Tank Unit (Mark III Female)

Armour

10

2/30*

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R

Tank Unit (Mark IV Male)

Armour

10

2/30*

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R [#5]

Tank Unit (Mark IV Female)

Armour

10

2/30*

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R  [#5]

Tank Unit (Mark V Male)

Armour

10

2/30

2

-

90

-/1 [3]

[1918+] R

Tank Unit (Mark V Female)

Armour

10

2/30*

2

-

90

-/1 [3]

[1918+] R

Tank Unit (Mark V* Male)

Armour

10

3/30

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R

Tank Unit (Mark V* Female)

Armour

10

3/30*

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1916+] R

Tank Unit (Mark A "Whippet")

Armour

10

2/30*

2

-

90

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R

Tank Unit (Schneider CA1)

Armour

10

1/30

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1915+] R

Tank Unit (Schneider CA1)

Armour

10

1/30

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1916+] R

Tank Unit (St Chamond M16)

Armour

10

1/30

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R

Tank Unit (St Chamond M17)

Armour

10

1/30

3

6

100

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R

Troops

Arm

Move

Attacks

Hits

Save

Cost

Limit

Notes

Tank Unit (Renault FT Mitrailler (MG))

Armour

10

1/30*

2

-

90

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R

Tank Unit (Renault FT Canon (37mm))

Armour

10

1/20

2

-

90

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R

Tank Unit (Panzerwagen A7V)

Armour

10

1/30

3

6

150

-/1 [3]

[1917+] R

Armored Car Unit (All)

Armour

20

1/30*

2

-

100

-/1 [3]

[1915+] R [#8]

Artillery Unit (70-94mm)

Artillery

-

2

4

-

25

-/- [3]

-

Artillery Unit (100-122mm)

Artillery

-

3

4

-

30

-/- [3]

-

Artillery Unit (150-155mm)

Artillery

-

4

4

-

40

-/- [3]

-

Artillery Unit (200mm+)

Artillery

-

5

4

-

50

-/- [3]

-

Artillery Unit (400mm+)

Artillery

-

7

4

-

50

-/- [3]

-

Transport Unit (Bicycles)

Transport

15

-

3

-

5

-/-

-

Transport Unit (Horses)

Transport

10

-

3

-

5

-/-

-

Transport Unit (Trucks)

Transport

20

-

3

-

30

-/3

-

Fighter Unit (All)

Fighters

-

3*

4

-

75

-

-

 

Special Rules

  • Rigid Tactical Doctrine (except Storm Troops who have Flexible and 1917+ ANZAC/Canadians who have Normal).
  • No counter-battery capability.

Artillery Support

  • Artillery assets limited to 1 per artillery unit (10 points).
  • Artillery smoke assets limited to 1 per artillery unit (20 points).
  • Artillery Gas assets limited to 1 per artillery unit (50 points).

Air Support

  • Air assets limited to 1 per aircraft unit in 1918 only (10 points).

Battle group Selection

  • Max one tank unit per 1000 points.
  • Max three tank units per battle group.

Note 1. Infantry Unit (Continental)

  • Use for Austrian, German, Imperial Russian, French and their allies.

Note 2. Infantry Unit (British)

  • Use for all British Empire (better magazine rifle and marksmanship).

Note 3. Infantry Unit (Storm Troops)

  • 1/5 attacks against armour and constructions. Use for all German Storm Troops and any allied scenario designated storm troops. Substitute as infantry if using a storm troops battle group.

Note 4. Cavalry Unit

  • Represents a mounted unit in combat, use the nationalities’ infantry unit for dismounted cavalry.

Note 5. Tank Unit (Mark IV male)

  • The Germans captured 78 British tanks Mk IV (used about 30 of them); use 120 points if buying for the Germans.

Note 6. Engineer Unit (Flamethrower)

  • Germans only.

Note 7. Engineer Unit (Pioneer)

  • Use for nations with pioneer units.  Pioneers may dig trenches and clear wire but may not clear mines or make demolitions.

Note 8. Armored Car Unit (All)

  • Represents all machinegun armed armored cars, purpose built and converted.

 

Orders of Battle

 

 

This Orbat, prepared for Blitzkrieg Commander, departs from that rule set with the addition of:

 

-          light mortars where available in platoon strength;

 

-          The use of horses, bicycles, motorcycles as forms of transportation rather than bases of cavalry, bicycle infantry and motorcycle units.  Players should pair them up with the dismounted units in the company to arrive a BKC troop types; I just prefer a dismounted option;

 

-          I attempted to limit the number of FAOs and where you see HQ in artillery groups these should be ignored as HQ stands and not brought into play; and

 

-          COs are not indicated on the TO&Es and should be issued one per player in the game if not using BKC points.

 

 

Austria-Hungary

The army of the Dual monarchy was divided into 3 parts; the Common or Regular Army, The Landwehr (German Reserves) and the Hoved (Hungarian Reserves).  Generally speaking, this army was the most disorganized in Europe and thus the least prepared for war.  The last serious war against a great nation had been in 1866 and that was a disaster.  The army had a tradition of posting conscripts far from their home areas so that they could not ferment revolution but this lead to low morale, especially so when most officers were not of the same language as their men.  The leadership was very much in a “policing the empire” mindset and lacked much of the doctrine, machineguns and other equipment necessary for modern warfare.  The army was huge with the Common army at 16 Corps of 2 Infantry and 1 Cavalry Division; the reserves could form as much more.

 

Infantry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 1 Rifle, 1 Horse

2 Infantry Brigades each

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ, 1 MMG

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

Division Cavalry                                                           6 Rifle, 6 Horse

1 Artillery Brigade                                                       1 FAO, 5 76H, 5 Limbers, 1 104H, Limber

Cavalry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Regiments

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

6 Cavalry Squadrons                           3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Artillery Battalion                                                      1 FAO, 3 76H, 3 Limbers

MG Battalion                                                                2 MMG, 2 Wagons


Belgium

The nucleus of the modern Belgian army was laid in 1909 with the first standing professional army being stood up.  By 1914, the army was half way to its goal of a professional standing army that would be capable of maintaining Belgium’s jealously guarded neutrality.  At that point the Imperial German army was unleashed on its flank after it deployed to guard against attack from Holland.  The Belgian army gave a good account of themselves but committed piecemeal it was slowly pushed off Belgian soil.  In 1914 the army consisted of 6 infantry divisions.

 

Infantry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

1 Infantry Regiment

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

3 Infantry Battalions

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies               3 Rifle

1 Infantry Regiment

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 2 MMG

3 Infantry Battalions

Headquarters                                       1 HQ, 1 MMG

4 Infantry Companies               3 Rifle

1 Divisional Cavalry Regiment

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

4 Squadrons                                                    3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Artillery Regiment                                                     1 FAO, 6 105H, 6 Limber

Divisional Engineer Company                                     3 Engr

 

Cavalry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Regiment

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

4 Squadrons                                        3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Artillery Group                                                          1 FAO, 3 75H, 6 Limber

Bicycle Infantry Battalion

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies                                       3 Rifle, 3 Bicycle

Divisional Engineer Company                                     3 Engr, 3 Bicycle

 


Britain

The British army was a small volunteer force in 1914 in comparison to the continental powers.  The army itself acted as a police force within the British Empire and as shock troops to stiffen Imperial troops on campaign.  There was also an Imperial army made up of troops from the various colonies and stationed in those colonies.  The home army consisted of 3 Corps of 2 infantry plus 1 cavalry division as army troops.

 

Infantry Division (1914)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

4 Infantry Battalions

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 MMG

4 Infantry Companies                           3 Rifle

Divisional Cavalry                                                        3 Rifle, 3 Horse

Divisional Guides Company                                         3 Rifle, 3 Bicycle

2 Divisional Engineer Companies                                3 Engr

2 Artillery Brigade (total)                                             2 FAO, 3 18 Pdr, 3 4.5”, 1 60 Pdr, 7 Limber

 

Infantry Division (1915)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

4 Infantry Battalions

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 2 MMG

4 Infantry Companies                           3 Rifle

Divisional Cavalry                                                        3 Rifle, 3 Horse

Divisional Guides Company                                         3 Rifle, 3 Bicycle

3 Divisional Engineer Companies                                3 Engr

4 Artillery Brigade (total)                                             2 FAO, 3 18 Pdr, 3 4.5”, 6 Limber

 

Infantry Division (1916)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 8 MMG, 3 3’M

4 Infantry Battalions

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies                           3 Rifle

Divisional Cavalry                                                        3 Rifle, 3 Horse

Divisional Guides Company                                         3 Rifle, 3 Bicycle

3 Divisional Engineer Companies                                3 Engr

3 Divisional Pioneer Companies                                  3 Pioneer

4 Artillery Brigade (total)                                             2 FAO, 3 18 Pdr, 3 4.5”, 3 6”M, 9 Limber

 

Infantry Division (1917)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 8 MMG, 3 3’M

4 Infantry Battalions

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies                           3 Rifle

Divisional Cavalry                                                        3 Rifle, 3 Horse

Divisional Guides Company                                         3 Rifle, 3 Bicycle

3 Divisional Engineer Companies                                3 Engr

3 Divisional Pioneer Companies                                  3 Pioneer

1 MG Company                                                            3 MMG

2 Artillery Brigade (total)                                             2 FAO, 3 18 Pdr, 3 4.5”, 3 6”M, 9 Limber

 

British Infantry Division (Western Front 1918)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 8 MMG, 3 3’M

3 Infantry Battalions

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies                           3 Rifle

3 Divisional Engineer Companies                                3 Engr

3 Divisional Pioneer Companies                                  3 Pioneer

1 MG Company                                                            3 MMG

2 Artillery Brigade (total)                                             2 FAO, 3 18 Pdr, 6 4.5”, 3 6”M, 9 Limber

 

British Infantry Division (Other Fronts 1918)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 8 MMG, 3 3’M

3 Infantry Battalions

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies                           3 Rifle

Divisional Cavalry                                                        3 Rifle, 3 Horse

Divisional Guides Company                                         3 Rifle, 3 Bicycle

3 Divisional Engineer Companies                                3 Engr

3 Divisional Pioneer Companies                                  3 Pioneer

1 MG Company                                                            3 MMG

2 Artillery Brigade (total)                                             2 FAO, 3 18 Pdr, 6 4.5”, 3 6”M, 9 Limber

 

ANZAC/Canadian Infantry Division (1918)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 8 MMG, 3 3’M

4 Infantry Battalions

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies                           3 Rifle

3 Divisional Engineer Companies                                3 Engr

3 Divisional Pioneer Companies                                  3 Pioneer

1 MG Company                                                            3 MMG

2 Artillery Brigade (total)                                             2 FAO, 3 18 Pdr, 6 4.5”, 3 6”M, 9 Limber

 

Cavalry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Cavalry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Cavalry Regiments

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

3 Cavalry Squadrons                                       3 Rifle, 3 Horse

3 Artillery Brigades                                                      1 FAO, 4 13 Pdr, 4 Limbers

Mounted Engr Squadron                                              3 Engr, 3 Horse

 

Cavalry Division (1915)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Cavalry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Cavalry Regiments

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

3 Cavalry Squadrons                                       3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 MG Squadron                                                3 MMG, 3 Wagon

3 Artillery Brigades                                                      1 FAO, 4 13 Pdr, 4 Limbers

Mounted Engr Squadron                                              3 Engr, 3 Horse

 

Motor MG Battery (1916)                                                           2 Armored Cars

 

Heavy Motor MG Battery (1916)                                                6 Tanks

 

Motor MG Corps Battalion (1917, 14 were raised, 3, 6, 9 were Whippet tanks)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 MG Companies each                                                 5 Tanks


Bulgaria

Bulgaria entered WW1 on the side of the Central Powers in 1915 in order to extract revenge for her defeat by Serbia during the Balkan Wars.  A tough determined and experienced opponent, they gave a good account of themselves in this limited theatre.  Bulgaria had 15 infantry divisions and 1 cavalry division ready to go in 1915.

 

Infantry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 1 Rifle, 1 Horse

2 Infantry Brigades and 1 Reserve Brigade each

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 1 FAO

2 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 MMG

4 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

1 Howitzer battery                                                       1 105H, 1 Limber

2 Mountain Batteries each                                           1 75H, 1 Limber

2 Division Cavalry Squadrons each                             2 Rifle, 2 Horse

1 Pioneer Battalion

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Pioneer Companies each                             3 Engr

Cavalry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Regiments

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 MMG, 1 Wagon

6 Cavalry Squadrons                           3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Horse Artillery Battalion                                            1 FAO, 3 75H, 3 Limbers

 


France

The French Army entered the war with 20 Corps, 1 Colonial Corps and over 50 reserve Infantry divisions.  Each corps consisted of 2 infantry divisions, 1 Corps Engineer Company, 1 field artillery regiment, 1 cavalry regiment and a howitzer regiment.  The French army was trained very much in the Napoleonic tradition preferring to close with the bayonet over using firepower. 

 

Infantry Division (1914)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Brigades each

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 Rifle, 1 Horse

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ, 1 MMG

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

Division Cavalry Squadron                                          2 Rifle, 2 Horse

1 Artillery Regiment                                                     1 FAO, 9 75H, 9 Limbers

1 Engineer Company                                                   4 Engr

 

Reserve Infantry Division (1914)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Brigades each

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ, 1 MMG

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

Division Cavalry Regiment                                         

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 1 MMG, 1 Wagon

4 Squadrons each                                            3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Artillery Regiment                                                     1 FAO, 9 75H, 9 Limbers

1 Engineer Company                                                   4 Engr

Note                                                                                         Brought up to regular division standard 1915.

 

Infantry Division (1915)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Brigades each

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 37IG

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ, 2 MMG

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

Division Cavalry Squadron                                          2 Rifle, 2 Horse

1 Artillery Regiment                                                     1 FAO, 9 75H, 3 58M, 12 Limbers

2 Engineer Company                                                   4 Engr

 

Infantry Division (1917)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 37IG

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ, 4 MMG

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

Division Cavalry Squadron                                          2 Rifle, 2 Horse

1 Artillery Regiment                                                     1 FAO, 9 75H, 3 58M, 1 155H, 13 Limbers

2 Engineer Company                                                   4 Engr

 

Cavalry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Regiments

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 MMG, 1 Wagon

4 Cavalry Squadrons                           3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Horse Artillery Brigade                                             1 FAO, 2 75H, 2 Limbers

1 Cyclists Group                                                           5 Scout, 5 Bicycle

 

Corps Artillery Regiment                                                         1 FAO, 12 75H, 12 Limbers

 

Corps Howitzer Group                                                             1 FAO, 3 155H, 3 Limbers

 

Corps Cavalry Regiment

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 1 MMG, 1 Wagon

4 Squadrons each                                                        3 Rifle, 3 Horse

 

Armored Groupment (1916 one type of tank in each group)

            2 Groups                                                                      4 Tanks

 

Light Tank Regiment

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Battalions each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

3 Companies each                               4 FT17

 


Germany

In 1914, Germany’s army was the measuring stick which all other armies were judged by.  Consisting of 25 Army Corps which, in wartime, split into a Regular and Reserve Corps this army was huge at mobilization.  Each of these Corps would have 2 infantry divisions, 1 Jager battalion, 1 pioneer company, 1 Foot Artillery regiment (155mm).  Additionally, there were 11 cavalry divisions on the main axis of advance. 

 

Infantry Division (1914)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Brigades each

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 2 MMG

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

Divisional Cavalry (2 Squadrons)                                 6 Rifle, 6 Horse

1 Artillery Brigade (2 Regiments)                                 2 FAO, 9 77H, 3 105H, 12 Limbers

1 Pioneer Field Company                                            4 Engr

 

Reserve Infantry Division (1914)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Brigades each

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 2 MMG

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

Divisional Cavalry (4 Squadrons)                                 12 Rifle, 12 Horse

1 Artillery Regiment                                                     1 FAO, 6 77H, 6 Limbers

1 Pioneer Field Company                                            4 Engr

Note                                                                                         In 1915 these use the regular division ORBAT.

 

Infantry Division (1916)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Brigades each

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 3 Storm Troop

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ, 2 MMG, 1 7.6MW

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

Divisional Cavalry (2 Squadrons)                                 6 Rifle, 6 Horse

1 Artillery Brigade (2 Regiments)                                 2 FAO, 9 77H, 3 105H, 12 Limbers

1 Pioneer Field Company                                            4 Engr

 

Infantry Division (1917)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 3 Storm Troop

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ, 2 MMG, 1 7.6MW

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

Divisional Cavalry (2 Squadrons)                                 6 Rifle, 6 Horse

Divisional Artillery Regiment                                       1 FAO, 3 77H, 3 105H, 6 Limbers

1 Pioneer Field Company                                            4 Engr

 

Cavalry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Cavalry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Regiments

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

4 Cavalry Squadrons                           3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Artillery Battalion                                                      1 FAO, 3 77H, 3 Limbers

1-3 Jager Battalions

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies each                  3 Rifle

MG Company                                       2 MMG

Bicycle Company                                 3 Scout, 3 Bicycle

1 Cavalry MG Battery                                                   2 MMG, 2 Wagons

Note                                                                                         In 1916 regiments receive a MG squadron of 2 MMG, 2 Wagons.

 

Corps Jager Battalion

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies each                              3 Rifle

MG Company                                                   2 MMG

Bicycle Company                                             3 Scout, 3 Bicycle

 

Corps Artillery Regiment                                                         1 FAO, 4 155H, 4 Limbers

 

Corps Pioneer Field Company                                                 4 Engr

 

Storm Battalion (1916)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Assault Companies each                               3 Engr

Support Company                                            2 MMG, 2 Trench Mortar, 1 FT, 2 37IG

 

Storm Battalion (1917)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2-5 Assault Companies each                            3 Rifle

Support Company                                            2 MMG, 2 Trench Mortar, 1 FT, 2 76.2IG

 

Panzer Detachment (1917, 10 are raised)                                1 Tank

Note                                                                                         Detachments 1 to 4 use A7V, 11-16 use Mark IV

 

Mountain Jager Battalion

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies each                              3 Rifle

MG Company                                                   4 MMG

Bicycle Company                                             3 Scout, 3 Bicycle

 

 

Mountain Artillery Battalion (1916)                                           1 FAO, 3 75H, 3 Pack Horse

Note                                                                                         Formed to support German Mountain Jager battalions in Romania and Austria.

 


Italy

Italy entered the war in May 1915 hoping to capitalize on the Eastern focus of the Austro-Hungarians.  Unfortunately, for the Italians they found themselves fighting over the worst terrain in Europe and against elite German Mountain troops stiffing the Imperial and Royal Army.  Italy raised 12 Corps of 2 divisions, 1 Bersaglieri Regiment of 3 battalions, 1 cavalry regiment, 3 cavalry divisions, as well as independent Bersaglieri and Alpini units.

 

Infantry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 1 Rifle, 1 Horse

2 Infantry Brigades each

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 MMG

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

Division Cavalry                                                           6 Rifle, 6 Horse

1 Artillery Brigade                                                       1 FAO, 6 75H, 6 Limbers

1 Engineer Company                                                   3 Engr

 

Cavalry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Regiments

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 MMG, 1 Wagon

5 Cavalry Squadrons                           3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Horse Artillery Group                                                1 FAO, 2 75H, 2 Limbers

1 Bersaglieri Bicycle Infantry Battalion

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ                                         3 Bicycle Infantry Companies each                      3 Scout, 3 Bicycle

 

Montenegro

Little Montenegro entered in defense of its ally Serbia.  In 1915, Austria overran the nation and forced it out of the war.  The whole of the Montenegrin Army was 4 Infantry divisions supplemented by 11 hastily raised reserve battalions.

 

Infantry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 1 70H, 1 Limber, 2 MMG

4 Infantry Battalions

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies                           3 Rifle

Divisional Cavalry Squadron                                       3 Rifle, 3 Horse

Divisional Pioneer Company                                       3 Engr

2 Artillery Batteries (Total)                                           1 FAO, 1 75H, 1 120H, 7 Limber

 


Romania

Romania entered the war in August 1916, surrendered February 1918 and re-entered November 1918.  The Romania army was quickly trounced by the Central Powers once German troops became available.  The Romanian army consisted of 5 Corps of 2 Infantry Divisions plus 4 reserve brigades each of 2 infantry regiments and 1 artillery regiment.

 

Infantry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Brigades

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 2 MMG

4 Infantry Battalions

Headquarters                           1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies               3 Rifle

Divisional Chasseur Infantry Battalion

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies                           3 Rifle

Divisional Artillery Brigade (Total)                               1 FAO, 6 77H, 6 Limber

 

Corps Hussar Regiment (4 per Corps)

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

6 Cavalry Squadrons                                                   3 Rifle, 3 Horse

 

Corps Howitzer Regiment (1 per Corps)                                   1 FAO, 6 105H, 6 Limber

 


Russia

The Russian army was virtually wiped out in the Russo-Japanese war of 1905 and the revolutionary aftermath and had to be created anew.  In many ways this allowed for new weapons to be issued and new ideas to ferment.  Unfortunately, the sheer size of the army meant a mix-mash of weapon types and calibers that created a logistical nightmare.  Infighting amongst officers seeking Czar’s favor limited any impact of new ideas.  Nevertheless, the Russian rail system was able to mobilize 73 infantry divisions, 18 rifle brigades, and 36 cavalry divisions on the 35th day of the war.  Russian Corps consisted of 2 Infantry divisions supported by a howitzer group.

 

Infantry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 1 Rifle, 1 Horse

2 Infantry Brigades each

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 Scout

4 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ, 1 MMG

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

Divisional Cavalry (2 Squadrons, total)                        6 Rifle, 6 Horse

1 Artillery Brigade                                                       1 FAO, 6 3”H, 6 Limbers

1 Sapper Company                                                      3 Engr

 

Rifle Brigade

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 1 Rifle, 1 Horse

4 Rifle Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 Scout

2 Rifle Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ, 1 MMG

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

1 Artillery Brigade                                                       1 FAO, 3 3”H, 3 Limbers

1 Sapper Company                                                      3 Engr

 

Cavalry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

1st Cavalry Brigade

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

1 Uhlan Cavalry Regiment

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

6 Cavalry Squadrons                           3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Dragoon Cavalry Regiment

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

6 Cavalry Squadrons                           3 Rifle, 3 Horse

2nd Cavalry Brigade

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

1 Hussar Cavalry Regiment

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

6 Cavalry Squadrons                           3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Cossack Cavalry Regiment

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

6 Cavalry Squadrons                           3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Horse MG Squadron                                                  2 MMG, 2 Wagon

1 Horse Artillery Group                                                1 FAO, 3 3”H, 3 Limbers

1 Mounted Sapper Company                                       3 Engr, 3 Horse

 

Armored Car Squadron (1916+)                                               2 Armored Cars (Various Types)

Corps Howitzer Group (1 per Corps)                                        1 FAO, 6 4.8”H, 6 Limber

 

Heavy Artillery Group (7 in total)                                             1 FAO, 2 6”H, 1 4.2”H, 3 Limber

 


Serbia

The finest army in Europe in terms of individual soldiers, Serbia had been fighting its neighbors in a series of Balkan Wars since the turn of century.  The Serbian army consisted of 7 first line infantry divisions, 4 second line infantry divisions, 1 cavalry division, and 15 third line infantry regiments.  Serbian divisions raised by the Allies after Serbia was crushed were equipped and organized as a French Division.

 

First Line Infantry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

4 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

4 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ, 1 MMG

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

Division Cavalry Regiment                                         

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

4 Cavalry Squadrons each                               3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Artillery Brigade (3 Groups)                                      1 FAO, 6 75H, 3 120H, 12 Limbers

 

Second Line Infantry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

4 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ, 1 MMG

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

2 Divisional Cavalry Squadrons each                          3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Artillery Brigade (2 Groups)                                      1 FAO, 6 75H, 6 Limbers

 

Third Line Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

4 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 MMG

4 Infantry Companies each                  3 Rifle

 

Cavalry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Brigades

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Cavalry Regiments

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 MMG, 1 Wagon

4 Cavalry Squadrons                           3 Rifle, 3 Horse

1 Horse Artillery Group                                                1 FAO, 2 75H, 2 Limbers

 


Turkey

Turkey entered the war battered by its losses in the Balkan Wars.  Under strength and suffering from low morale, it never really was able to gain momentum even with successes at Gallipoli and Egypt.  The Turkish army consisted of 14 Corps and 5 independent divisions.  Each Corps consisted of 3 infantry divisions, a cavalry brigade, a rifle regiment, an engineer battalion, 2 mountain artillery battalions and 1 howitzer battalion.

 

Infantry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 2 MMG

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

1 Artillery Regiment                                                     1 FAO, 9 75H, 9 Limbers

1 Divisional Rifle Battalion

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

1 Engineer Company                                                   4 Engr

 

Rifle Regiment

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 2 MMG

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

 

Cavalry Brigade

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Cavalry Regiments

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

4 Cavalry Squadrons                           3 Rifle, 3 Horse

                        1 Horse Artillery Battalion                                1 FAO, 2 75H, 2 Limber

 

Mountain Artillery Battalion                                                     1 FAO, 3 75H, 3 Limber

 

Howitzer Artillery Battalion                                                     1 FAO, 3 120H, 3 Limber

 

Engineer Battalion

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

3 Engineer Companies each                            3 Engr

 


United States

Entering as late as they did the Americans borrowed ideas from everyone.  They were short equipment so the Allies had to make up the short fall but the manpower was badly needed by this late stage.  The US Corps consisted of 2 infantry divisions, 1pioneer regiment, 1 artillery brigade, 2 cavalry regiments, 1 motor machinegun company, and 1 motor MG AA battalion.

 

Infantry Division

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Infantry Brigades each

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 6 MMG

2 Infantry Regiments each

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ, 1 Pioneer, 1 3”M, 1 37IG, 6 MMG

3 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

1 Artillery Brigade (2 Regiments)                                 2 FAO, 6 75H, 6 155H, 3 6”M, 12 Limbers

1 Engineer Regiment

Headquarters                                                   1 HQ

2 Infantry Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Engineer Companies each    3 Engr

Motor Machinegun Battalion

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

2 Motor MG Companies each   3 MMG, 3 Trucks

 

Corps Pioneer Regiment

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Pioneer Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Pioneer Companies each     3 Pioneer

 

Corps Engineer Regiment

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

2 Engineer Battalions each

Headquarters                                       1 HQ

4 Engineer Companies each    3 Engr

 

Corps Artillery Brigade (2 Regiments)                                      3 FAO, 9 4.7”H, 6 155H, 3 240M, 12 Limbers

 

Corps Motor Machinegun Company                                         3 MMG, 3 Trucks

 

Corps Motor Machinegun AA Battalion

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ

4 Motor MG AA Coy each                                 4 AA MMG, 4 Trucks

 

Corps Cavalry Regiments

Headquarters                                                               1 HQ, 4 MMG

4 Cavalry Squadrons                                       3 Rifle, 3 Horse

 

 

 

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.