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RifleMech

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(Answered) Specialized Infantry Squad Sizes
« on: 17 August 2021, 18:01:59 »
Hi,

I hope this is the right place. I have some Infantry questions, mostly concerning Squad Sizes. While, this does mostly concern infantry in TacOps it does involve ATOW: Companion too. I hope that's okay.


Beast Mounted Infantry
The table on page 106 gives max platoon size but what is the  squad size? I'm guessing for Large Animal Platoons would be
3 Squads of 7 Troopers/7 Animals for IS Platoons and 3 squads of 5 troopers/5 Animals for Clan Platoons.
Monstrous Platoons would be 1 squad of 4 troopers/1 animal for both IS and Clan.
I'm also guessing the larger animals from ATOW Companion page 135 can't be split into squads because the entire platoon rides 1 animal.

Am I on the right track with these sizes of off the rails? Also I'm stuck with Very Large Animal Platoons. I want to guess squads of 4 troopers/2 animals but that comes out to 3.5 squads at Max Platoon size. Is 7 Animals right?

Also would 2 squads of 5 troopers/3 animals (1 trooper rides alone) for the Clans be right, and Legal?

Specialized Infantry
Would Clan Platoons continue to have 5 trooper squads? Clan Space Marines would seem to indicate so but I'd like to be sure. :)

Xenoplanetary Condition-Trained Troops pages 162-163.
Can beast mounted infantry be Xenoplanetary trained?

Thanks. :)


Edit
Would Comstar/WoB continue to use 6 trooper squads and would Periphery States with 10 trooper squads continue to have 10 trooper squads, where possible?

Example
Comstar Horse mounted Platoon be 3 squads of 6 troopers/6 horses for 18 troopers total?
Taurian Horse mounted Platoon be 2 squads of 10 troopers/10 horses for 20 troopers total?
Comstar Firefighter Engineer Platoon be 2 squads of 6 for 12 troopers total?

Thanks :)



« Last Edit: 09 December 2022, 13:37:25 by Xotl »

RifleMech

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Re: (Research) Specialized Infantry Squad Sizes
« Reply #1 on: 08 November 2022, 02:06:42 »
TW pg 213  Generic Infantry
TM pg 247   Conventional Infantry
TO:AE pg 122-123   Field Gun/Field Artillery Infantry
          pg 153   Mechanized VTOL Infantry
          pg 187   Specialized Infantry

Beast Mounted TO:AE pg 106
                      ATOW:C pg 135


Really long bump as I'm still interested in an answer. Also very related are the Squad Deployment Rules in TO:AR page 25. Those rules break squads down into 7 troopers. That's more troopers than some squads have. Some platoons are even divisible by 7.  Further complicating things is TW infantry numbers being different from the construction rules in TM.

When a platoon is broken up, should I use the already listed squad size? If a squad size isn't listed, should I divide the platoon into even sized squads not to exceed 7 troopers, except when needed to operate Field Guns/Field Artillery, and Monstrous and larger sized Beast Mounts?

Thanks :)





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Re: (Research) Specialized Infantry Squad Sizes
« Reply #2 on: 09 December 2022, 13:37:19 »
The practicalities of deploying infantry on animals (especially large ones with multiple troopers per animal) overrides normal organisational schemes -- use the squad and platoon size given in TacOps regardless of faction.
3028-3057 Random Assignment Tables -
Also contains faction deployment & rarity info.

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=1219.0

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Re: (Research) Specialized Infantry Squad Sizes
« Reply #3 on: 10 December 2022, 00:21:00 »
The practicalities of deploying infantry on animals (especially large ones with multiple troopers per animal) overrides normal organisational schemes -- use the squad and platoon size given in TacOps regardless of faction.

Thank you but squad size isn't listed for Beast Mounted Infantry.  :(

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Re: (Answered) Specialized Infantry Squad Sizes
« Reply #4 on: 10 December 2022, 15:56:10 »
Oh hell.  I'll get back to you.
3028-3057 Random Assignment Tables -
Also contains faction deployment & rarity info.

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=1219.0

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Re: (Answered) Specialized Infantry Squad Sizes
« Reply #5 on: 10 December 2022, 23:41:52 »
Thank you.  :thumbsup: