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July 5th, 2005, 04:14 PM
Historical Core Army: Evolution, Attachments, Support Elements, AUX units

The player should start the game as a platoon leader during the first theatre of operations

Platoon is a term from military science. In an army, a platoon is a unit of thirty to forty soldiers typically commanded by a Lieutenant assisted by a non-commissioned officer.

A platoon is formed by at least two squads (usually 3 or 4) and is smaller than a company (typically there are 3 or 4 platoons per company). Most platoons are infantry platoons; some carry other designations such as mortar or heavy weapons platoons.

A squad is a small military unit subordinate to an infantry platoon. In most armies a squad consists of eight to twelve soldiers, sometimes as many as fourteen, and may be further subdivided into fire teams.

In countries following the British Army tradition, including the Australian Army and the Canadian Forces Land Force Command, the equivalent organization is a section.

At the second theatre of operations he will evolve to Company Commander

A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 100-200 soldiers. Most companies are formed of three or four platoons although the exact number may vary by country, unit type and structure.

In the United States military, infantry companies are usually made up of three rifle platoons and a heavy weapons platoon; tank companies are usually made up of three tank platoons and a command element. By tradition, an artillery "company" is always called a battery. An armored or cavalry "company" is often called a troop.

Line combat companies are identified by letter - for example, A Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Rifle Regiment. The letters are usually pronounced using the NATO phonetic alphabet or, before that, the Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet, resulting in names such as Charlie Company and Easy Company.

A company is typically commanded by a captain. The senior enlisted man is known as and typically also holds the rank of First Sergeant.

Several companies form a battalion. In the cavalry, the parallel is that 'troops' usually form a 'squadron'.

At the third theatre of operations he will command a Battalion

United States Army
A battalion in the U.S. Army or Marine Corps is the smallest self-sustaining unit that can be deployed.

An American battalion has between 300 to 1000 Soldiers or Marines, and consists of several companies. It is commanded by a lieutenant colonel, with majors serving as the executive officer and the Operations Officer (S-3). The Adjustant (S-1), Intelligence (S-2), and Supply (S-4) officers are captains.

Three to four battalions form a brigade.

In the 1960s to the present day, a typical infantry battalion has five companies: Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), which includes the battalion staff; A, B, and C Companies, and a Combat Support Company, which includes scouts, anti-tank, and mortar sections or platoons.

American Army mechanized infantry battalions and tank battalions, for tactical purposes, will cross-post companies to each other, forming a battalion-sized task force (TF).

At the final phase of the game the player will play the fourth theatre of operations. He will continue to command a reinforced battalion but at this final stage of the game he will be granted some 100s of replacement/build point in order to allow him customize his army group. Then he will start the Alternate part of the campaign where he will have the chance to re-write history by fighting/defeating the NVA army and he may even fight against Chinese or Russian units. http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/wink.gif