Saturday, August 24, 2013

Still thinking about that Soviet Mechanised Corp list

I am still pondering that Soviet Mechanised Corps list for mid war 1943 Spearhead games. The earlier list is tank heavy, and that's certainly a valid option. But I am wondering about the balance. So here's another iteration, removing one of the Tank Brigades, and replacing it with a slightly slimmed down mechanised brigade. This brings a little more balance with enough infantry to suppport the armour, while retaining the Tank Regiment from the Mechanised Brigade assets. I am wondering if the earlier list is in fact legitimate, since that Tank Regiment with the Heavy tank Companies is in  fact an asset for the Mechanised Brigade, and the earlier list had none of the Mechanised Brigade's core fighting units.

Here is the amended list. Remember that this is the on-table elements only. This is 'stiffened' with off table artillery, and counter battery support (yes, I never go anywhere without it).


Russian Mechanised Corps 1943: Attack List          














Quantity Points Cost Total Morale Number of stands Modified Total

Core Troops









Corps HQ









T34/76C 1
20
1 18












1st Tank  Brigade consisting of: 







1st Tank Brigade HQ:


Regular 1



 HQ BA32  1 6 6





Total

6

5.4












Tank Battalion


Regular 8



T34/76C 4 20 80




Tank Battalion








T34/76 C 2 20 40





T70 2 9 18





Total

138

124.2












Motorized Rifle Battalion consisting of: 


Regular 13



Battalion HQ in Jeep 1 6 6





Rifle Stands in Trucks 6 5 30





SMG Co 3 6 18





81mm Mortar & truck 1 6 6





HMG Co in Truck 1 3 3





45/66 ATG & truck 0 5 0





Total 1 7 7








70

63


Brigade AA Battery








37/70 AA Gun 0 5 0





Quad MG truck 2 5 10








10

9












Rifle Regiment







Regiment HQ:


Regular 1



HQ Stand&Truck 1 5 5





Mortar Co 120mm Mortar&Truck 1 6 6















Total

11

9.9












Infantry Battalion consisting of: 


Regular 12



Battalion HQ 1 5 5





Rifle Stands 9 5 45





HMG 1 5 5





Mortar Co 81mm 1 3 3





Total

58

52.2












Infantry Battalion consisting of: 


Regular 12



Battalion HQ 1 5 5





Rifle Stands 9 5 45





HMG 1 5 5





Mortar Co 81mm 1 3 3





Total

58

52.2


Infantry Battalion consisting of: 


Regular 12



Battalion HQ 1 5 5





Rifle Stands 9 5 45





HMG 1 5 5





Mortar Co 81mm 1 3 3





Total

58

52.2






















Tank Regiment








HQ T3476C 1 20 20





Heavy Tank Co KV1C 2 23 46





Tank Coys T34/76C 3 20 60








126

113.4






















Light SP Gun Regt








SU76s 4 13 52

46.8

1 comment:

  1. Does look more balanced. Still a scary amount of stuff though!

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