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sábado, 20 de septiembre de 2008


Unit sizes.

Above the unit symbol, a symbol representing the size of the unit can be displayed. Here are the different possibilities:

Typical no. of personnel
No. of subordinate units
Typical rank of leader

XXXXXX region or theatre (rare in peacetime) 250,000 + Several army groups
US:General of the Army

XXXXX army group (rare in peacetime) 120,000 + Several armies US:General of the Army

XXXX army 100,000 Nominally several corps,but often instead divided into a larger number of divisions (e.g. five to ten) General (Gen)

XXX Corps 30,000-60,000 Several divisions Lieutenant general (Lt Gen)

XX division 10,000–20,000 Nominally several brigades or regiments,but typically about 10 battalions plus support units Major general (Maj Gen)

X brigade 2000–5000 Several regiments or battalions (Nb: Commonwealth infantry battalion is equivalent to regiment in other Commonwealth arms e.g. Engineers) Commonwealth: brigadier, US: brigadier general

III regiment or group [Depends on country and arm] A regiment in the field is equivalent to either brigade or battalion depending on the country and arm. (NB: In the Commonwealth regiments are also a ceremonial concept.) N/A

II battalion or equivalent, e.g U.S. Cavalry squadron or Commonwealth regiment of tanks or engineers 300–1000 2–6 companies, batteries, U.S. troops, or Commonwealth squadrons Lieutenant colonel (Lt Col)

I company or equivalent, e.g. artillery battery, U.S. Cavalry troop or Commonwealth armoured squadron 60–250 Several platoons or Commonwealth troops Captain (CPT) assisted by a First Lieutenant. Also assisted by a Company Sergeant Major (Commonwealth) or by a First Sergeant (US)

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